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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.

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sets Dealer Growth Record, Completes Denton Plant Expansion

Completion of a plant expansion at the company's Denton, Texas manufacturing plant will improve manufacturing efficiency an help feed a record 93 new dealer locations, added since 2013.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Dealers

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

Image of Peterbilt Model 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Tags: Peterbilt, HVIP, Model 320, Cummins ISL, Model 520

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers

Photo: Chris Brown

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, FE Series, Vortec, Allison Transmission, Gasoline Engines, Engines, Cabovers, Work Truck Show

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

Photo of FTR cabovers courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America will begin production of its 2018 FTR Class 6 cabover in May and start taking orders for the medium-duty truck in April, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Class 6, Manufacturing, Cabovers, Order to Delivery, Isuzu FTR, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Improves MidRange Engine Lineup for 2017

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero engine

Cummins announced improvements to its MidRange engine lineup for 2017 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, including fuel economy improvements in the B6.7.

Tags: Cummins, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY, Work Truck Show, Mid-Cycle Refresh

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford F-650/F-750 Again Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Photo of (l. to r.) Ruppert, Fletcher, and Scholtes by Chris Brown.

Ford's F-650 and F-750 vocational trucks have been named the 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award for the second consecutive year, Work Truck magazine announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Awards, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year, Ford Super Duty

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet's New Medium-Duty Truck to Get Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission

Photo of Duramax engine assembly courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet's medium-duty truck will pair a Duramax diesel engine with an Allison transmission and will arrive in 2018, General Motors announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Navistar, Class 5, Allison Transmission, Class 4

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Reduces Weight on Updated Model 220

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has updated the Model 220 cabover with new design features and options that result in weight savings, better performance, and improved serviceability, according to the company.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Lightweighting, Cabovers, Model 220, Work Truck Show

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan to Show Truck, Van Lineup at Work Truck Show

Photo of 2017 Titan XD S Single Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is bringing its full lineup of trucks and vans to the Work Truck Show that runs from March 15 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Nissan, Nissan NV, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Offer Class 6 Cabover

Photo of 2018 6500XD Low Cab Forward truck courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet is expanding its lineup of cabover trucks for 2018, by adding the 6500XD Class 6 Low Cab Forward truck to a lineup that already includes Class 3, 4, and 5 cabovers, Chevrolet has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, Cabovers, 2018-MY, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Isuzu FTR

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Small Pickups Showing Strongest Retained Value

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Small pickups performed the best in February, according to Black Book, increasing their value by 0.2%. Vehicles in the small pickups segment include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and Honda Ridgeline.

Tags: Depreciation, Black Book, Used Vehicle Sales, Mid-Size Pickups

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