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Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers

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.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Detroit DD8 engine will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Unveils Detroit DD8 Medium-Duty Diesel Engine

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine, aimed at vocational truck markets, at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Mitsubishi Fuso Adds Telogis Telematics to Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. will offer a Telogis-powered telematics system as standard equipment on all FUSO medium-duty, diesel cabover trucks, the manufacturer announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of FTR cabovers courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

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.

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Cummins Improves MidRange Engine Lineup for 2017

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.

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

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.

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

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

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

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.

Photo of Duramax engine assembly courtesy of GM.

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

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.

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Reduces Weight on Updated Model 220

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.

Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 Allows Fleets to Improve Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission has announced FuelSense 2.0 transmission software, featuring DynActive Shifting, delivering up to 6% additional fuel savings beyond the original FuelSense software.

FLD Adds Truck Inspection Template to Inspection App

Delray Beach, Fla.-based FLD, Inc. has added an inspection template for industrial lift trucks to its OnceOVR Pro mobile app for completing vehicle condition reports, the remarketing services provider has announced.

Photo via NYS Thruway Authority Twitter

Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.

Reading Truck Group Closes Acquisition of Three PalFleet Sites

Reading Truck Group announced that it closed the acquisition of three upfitting facilities from PalFleet Truck Equipment Company, pursuant to a previously executed purchase agreement.

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

Diesel Prices Fall after a Month of Increases

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell last week, breaking a month-long string of increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

Photo courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu's Diesel Engine Durability Upped to 375,000 Miles

The B10 durability rating of the 4HK1-TC diesel engine that powers Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. cabovers has been increased to 375,000 miles, the company has announced at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tire Rack Street Survival to Host 1000th Safe Driving Class

In 2017, Tire Rack Street Survival will celebrate 15 years of teaching teens the behind-the-wheel skills that keep all Americans safer on the roads.

Truck and Van News: Online Customer Portals and Order Deadlines

Mack Trucks and Mercedes-Benz announced new customer portals and FCA announced 2017-MY and 2018-MY order dates.

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

Vehicles are lined up for the acceleration test, pitting calibrated vehicles with uncalibrated ones. Photo by Andy Lundin

Derive Efficiency Hosts Track Day

On March 3, Derive Efficiency hosted a track day for public and private fleets and the media, showing the differences in performance between a stock vehicle and one calibrated for optimum efficiency.

Photo courtesy of Intel.

Intel Acquires Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

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