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May 10, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Awards Total Trasportation Fleet

NGVAmerica presented the NGV Achievement Award to Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) for its natural gas fleet program.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Awards, Compressed Natural Gas, Total Transportation

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Begins Production of Class 6 FTR

Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications. (Photo courtesy of ICTA)

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low cab forward trucks, has announced that production of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment — the 2018 Isuzu FTR — began May 8, 2017.

Tags: Isuzu, Class 6, Isuzu FTR, Truck Production

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Axles, Vocational Trucks

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Drivetrains

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Sets 2018-MY Regional Fleet Previews

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler has scheduled 24 regional fleet previews from May 9 to June 29 to showcase its 2018 model year lineup to fleet professionals, the company announced.

Tags: 2018-MY, Fleet Previews, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jeep Compass

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Vehicle manufacturers sold 12.2% fewer cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to rental, commercial, and government fleet buyers in April compared to a year ago in what has become a softening market for new vehicle sales.

Tags: Fleet Sales, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Car Rental

May 4, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Honors 6 Companies with Aspire Program Award

2016 Aspire Program awardees left to right: Dave Merrow, president of Heavy Duty Lift & Equipment; Jean Dellamore, president of Stertil-Koni; Phillippe and Joe Palma, of Novaquip; Larry Morgan, with Hoffman Services; John Campbell of Power Washer Sales, Gary Vermeulen, president of Westvac International  and Mark Friess with Heavy Lift Systems (photo courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni announced that six distributors in its North American network have earned the company’s first-ever Aspire Program awards.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni, Awards, Shop Equipment

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

American Metals Supply Moves Steel with Wabash

Wabash National’s refrigerated truck bodies are constructed using state-of-the-art bonding assembly technology combined with a revolutionary patent-pending composite panel, providing up to 25% improvement in thermal efficiency when compared to conventional designs. (Screen capture from YouTube)

American Metals Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of sheet and coil steel, prefabricated duct and fittings, and HVACR products operates from seven locations and distributes products to nine Midwest states. To assist in their product transportation needs, they turned to Wabash Truck Bodies.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Wabash, Upfitters, American Metals Supply

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

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