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January 9, 2018 - Industry News

AEV Technologies Unveils Electric Truck

Image of 411 electric utility vehicle courtesy of AEV Technologies.

AEV Technologies, Inc., designer and manufacturer of compact, emissions-free vehicles for urban commercial markets, unveiled its new assembled in the U.S.A., all-electric vehicle lineup at CES Las Vegas.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, Utility Fleets, Mobility

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis.

Tags: Chevrolet, Work Truck Show, Chassis Cab Trucks, Chevrolet Silverado 4500, Chevrolet Silverado 5500

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids

January 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2018-MY, Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy

January 5, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

European-model Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van. The Vito is sold on this side of the Atlantic as the Metris. Photo: Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Last Chance to Vote for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ballots will close soon for the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Now in its 11th year, the award is presented by Work Truck magazine. Vote today!

Tags: Recognition, Medium-Duty Trucks, Awards, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices 2018 Titan, Titan XD Pickups

Photo of the 2018 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has set pricing for its 2018 pickup truck lineup that now includes five 1/2-ton Titan models, five Titan XD gasoline models, and five Titan XD diesel models.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Large Pickups

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

2019 Silverado Airlifted Into Texas Speedway

Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet revealed its 2019 Silverado by airlifting the large pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway on Dec. 14 for a select group of automotive publications that included Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2019-MY, Large Pickups, Chevrolet

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Donates Trucks to Museum

Volvo Trucks has donated two cab cutaways and an operating highway tractor to the museum. (Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks)

The Virginia Museum of Transportation formally took possession of donated items for its collection from Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley Plant, based in Dublin, Va., as part of the budding relationship between the two organizations.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Donations, Museums

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Pam Transport Sends Custom Trucks to Deliver Wreaths

Photo via Pam Transport

Pam Transport has sent four military-themed custom wrapped Peterbilt trucks to deliver wreaths to the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Tags: Veterans, Wreaths Across America, PAM Transport, Christmas

December 13, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

Tags: Peterbilt, Brakes, Model 579, Air Brakes, Class 7, Vocational Trucks

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

GM Moving Toward Carbon Fiber Pickup Beds

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors is considering carbon fiber for the beds of its next-generation Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks to better compete with Ford's F-Series pickups and meet future fuel-economy standards.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Carbon Fiber, General Motors, Lightweighting, Large Pickups

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

GM Enables Fuel Purchases From the Dashboard

Photo courtesy of GM.

Drivers of General Motors vehicles will be able to purchase Shell fuel and other products or services from their dashboard using a new digital platform known as GM Marketplace, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Shell, Fuel Management, General Motors, Connected Vehicles, Mobility, ExxonMobil

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Rainier Truck Targets 2018 Launch

Image courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC

Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC announced that it is set to reboot sales and products with a target production launch of summer 2018 for its Class 4-5 and Class 6-7 truck models.

Tags: Cabovers, Rainier Truck

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Upgrades Super Duty for 2018

The 2018 Super Duty F-450 4x2 dual-rear-wheel pickup will be available this winter in XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum series offerings. (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

Ford has made upgrades across the board for its 2018 Super Duty, and now claims best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing, and payload.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, Ford Super Duty

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 6.3% in November

Photo of 2017-MY half-ton pickups courtey of manufacturers.

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 3.5% to 51,569 in November as total car sales made a strong monthly return at 27%, but is still more than 35% lower than what was reported last year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Procurement, Trends

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

GMC Blacks Out Yukon Denali for 2018

Photo: Kim Pham

The package includes all of the options available on the Yukon Denali, along with black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, polished exhaust tip, chrome mirror caps, premium carpeted floor mats, and an exclusive Onyx Black exterior paint.

Tags: GMC Yukon, General Motors, GMC, Large SUVs, 2018-MY

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star 5700XE Delivers Tree to Mich. State Capital

Image of 5700XE being loaded up with the Michigan state capital Christmas tree courtesy of Western Star.

The 2018 Western Star 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Mich., so a 61-foot white spruce Christmas Tree could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer and delivered to the Michigan state capital.

Tags: Michigan, Western Star, Christmas

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

One of the electric trucks that are adding to the growth in future estimates is the Mitsubishi eCanter. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso)

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

Tags: Truck Sales, Navigant Research, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Electric Trucks

November 23, 2017 - Press Release

Houston Truck Driver Wins International ProStar

Houston area driver Jim McCauley receives the keys to an International ProStar from Danny Thomas of Navistar as the winner of the OnCommand Connection Sweepstakes. (Photo courtesy of Navistar)

The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Tags: Navistar, Truck Drivers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Sweepstakes, Navistar OnCommand

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Most Popular Truck Colors of 2017 Named

Graphic courtesy of Spork Marketing.

Common fleet colors of white and silver dominate the list of popular exterior paint colors for pickup trucks in 2017, according to a new survey.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Vehicle Color, 2017-MY

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

GMC Debuts Sierra All Mountain Concept

Image of 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain Concept courtesy of GMC

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept is a one-of-a-kind snow-climbing machine and adds enhanced capability and features through concept Mattracks technology and GMC Accessories.

Tags: Winter Driving, GMC, Concept Vehicles, GMC Sierra 2500

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