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May 2, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford F-650, F-750 Receive Performance and Service Updates

Photo of 2018 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has updated its Class 6 to 7 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks with performance and service improvements for the 2018 model-year.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2018-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-Series

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Facebook's Zuckerberg Checks Out Dearborn Truck Plant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg works on the F-150 assembly line during a visit to Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visited Ford Motor Company, even playing a small part in the assembly of some new Ford F-150 trucks.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Facebook, Assembly Plants, C-Suite, Social Media

April 27, 2017 - Product News

Meritor Offers 13X Axle on International Trucks

Photo: Meritor

Meritor has announced that its 13X single-drive axle will become standard equipment on the International DuraStar in July. The axle will also be available as an option on other International medium-duty trucks.

Tags: DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor, International Trucks, Axles

April 27, 2017 - Press Release

Altorfer Cat to Sell Thunder Creek Construction Products

Altorfer Inc. and Thunder Creek Equipment have reached an agreement that will make the heavy equipment dealer an official provider of Thunder Creek’s products for the construction industry in central Illinois, eastern Iowa, and northeast Missouri.

Tags: Construction Fleets, Thunder Creek, Altorfer Inc.

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo Adds Warranty for 2018-MY CNG Systems

Photo of 2018-MY Ford F-150 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo USA is introducing a new warranty program on all of its CNG-fueled systems beginning with MY-2018 Ford vehicles with three-years/50,000 miles

Tags: Warranty, Ford, CNG, 2018-MY, Landi Renzo

April 24, 2017 - Product News

International RH Truck Offers SAF-Holland Fifth Wheel

The Holland FW17 Series Fifth Wheel will be standard equipment on Navistar’s new International RH Series regional-haul tractor.

Tags: International Trucks, Fifth Wheels, SAF-Holland

April 21, 2017 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Shipping Colorados with Ute Beds

Ute Ltd. and Auto Truck Group have come to an agreement to partner on the Ute Bed ship-thru program for Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Dealers should contact Ute Ltd. for details and purchase order.

Tags: Chevrolet, Upfitting, Auto Truck Group, GMC, Ship-Thru, Ute, Truck Equipment

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

International Reveals RH Regional Tractor; Designed with Driver Input

International RH Series regional-haul tractor. Photos: International Trucks

International Truck has launched the RH Series, a new Class 8 regional- haul tractor that the OEM said was designed with driver input to help improve uptime, visibility, and fuel economy over similarly equipped models.

Tags: International Trucks, New Vehicles, Regional Haul, Navistar

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Unveils VNR Regional Tractor

Volvo's VNR 300 regional truck launched in Montreal on April 19, 2017. Photo by Jim Park

Volvo Trucks North America Wednesday launched a new regional truck, the VNR, to address what it believes is tremendous growth potential in regional and short-haul markets. Volvo says this truck will meet the needs of beverage haulers, grocery distributors, fuel haulers and many others engaged in local, regional and short-haul service.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Regional Haul

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Food and Beverage Fleets Choose Propane Autogas

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand, selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

Food and beverage fleets are moving toward the use of propane autogas as a fuel source with increasing numbers. From such fleets as Bimbo Bakeries to Alpha Baking company, more and more fleets in the food and beverage vocation are seeing the benefits from this domestic alternative-fuel.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Bimbo Bakeries, ROUSH CleanTech, Alpha Baking Company, Food and Beverage Fleets

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH Building the World’s Fastest Production Truck

A 600-hp ROUSH-charged power plant allows for 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH)

The 2017 ROUSH Ford F-150 Nightmare is now being built at the ROUSH headquarters in Plymouth, Mich. A 600-hp ROUSH-charged powerplant allows for 0-60 times of 4.2 seconds.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, ROUSH, Vehicle Performance

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Building $22M Logistics Facility

Daimler says a new logistics center in Gaffney, S.C., will boost a number of key business operations for FCCC. (Photo: DTNA)

A new logistics facility is the centerpiece of a $22.7 million investment expected to affect a number of key business operations for FCCC.

Tags: Freightliner, Vehicle Manufacturing, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Groundbreaking

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that his company would unveil a new, electric, autonomous truck this September. Photo: Jack Roberts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Bollinger Shows All-Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

The chassis by itself weighs just 295 pounds while not sacrificing structural or torsional rigidity. The base ride height provides for 15.5 inches of ground clearance but will be adjustable using a self-leveling, four-wheel independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension within the 10 inches of wheel travel. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Motors revealed the first images of the actual chassis structure which will underpin its upcoming all-electric on and off-road sport/utility truck.

Tags: Bollinger Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Aluminum

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Workhorse W-15

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Launch Regional VNR Model

Volvo says its new VNR model, to be launched later this month, is indicative of the company&#39;s design philsophy today.<br />Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Saying it will "change antiquated perceptions of what trucks should look like," Volvo Trucks North America will launch its new VNR Regional Haul truck at the ExpoCam show in Montreal later this month, with new streamlined experior styling and features such as a steering wheel that tilts like a car’s.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, YouTube, Social Media, Vocational Trucks, ExpoCam, Regional Haul

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Trucks Partners with Goodwill

BYD joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks. Photo courtesy of SF Goodwill

BYD has joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks to operate throughout the Bay Area communities.

Tags: BYD, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Adds Color Options

The 2017 Ram 1500 Sublime models feature a Sport performance hood with Black wheels, Black Ram&amp;rsquo;s head grille badge, Black tailgate badge and Black body-side badges. (Photo: Ram Trucks)

Ram Truck announced two new option packages that add to the brand’s factory-custom trend and color palette, the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak.

Tags: Ram 1500, Vehicle Options, Large Pickups, Ram Truck, Vehicle Color

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

The new automated manual transmission joint venture between Cummins and Eaton will include both existing and new products for global distribution. Photo: Eaton

A new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Manual Transmission Technologies, includes current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for introduction later this year, plus future AMT products designed for commercial vehicle markets worldwide.

Tags: Cummins, Automated Manual Transmissions, Powertrain Integration, Global Marketing, Global, Eaton, Transmissions

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

Tags: Technology, Penske Truck Leasing, ELDs, Consultants

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Passenger Cars, Police Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, Full-Size Vans, Ford, General Motors, FCA, Car Rental

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Rail Management Services Goes Electric

Orange EV&#39;s terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV).

Rail Management Services placed a follow-on order for nine additional Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks. The trucks are being worked into onsite fleets to supplement and replace RMS's diesel trucks.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Rail Yards, Yard Trucks, Terminal Tractors

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Engines, Assembly Plants, Ford Bronco

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

GM Has Built 2M Duramax Diesel Engines

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM&amp;rsquo;s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd., and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, Duramax, GMC Sierra

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

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