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Telogis Debuts Global Navigation Mobile App

Telogis has introduced its Telogis Navigation Global Edition mobile app for the iPhone and iPad, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Photo of 2016 CX-9 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda CX-9's Fuel Economy Tops Mid-Size SUVs

Mazda's 2016 CX-9 three-row mid-size SUV has risen to the top of its category for fuel economy, according to ratings released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA Certifies IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2016 Ford F-150 propane autogas bi-fuel pickup truck with the 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

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Kenworth Expands T680 and T880 Options

Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.

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Ram Truck Models Receive More PTO Options

Ram Commercial has announced a new power take-off option for the Ram Chassis Cab — a left side PTO rated at 60 horsepower of output available in gas and diesel 4x4 models.

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Isuzu Adds Class 6 Truck with 4-Cylinder Diesel

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment featuring a 4-cylinder diesel engine.

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Collision Mitigation Added to International DuraStar

International announced that the collision mitigation technology, Bendix Wingman Fusion would now be offered on its medium-duty DuraStar models. It has also added the Cummins ISL9 engine as an option for the WorkStar and DuraStar.

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Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

GM to Offer Diesel-Powered Express Van

General Motors will offer a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine with its 2017 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, the company announced at the Work Truck Show.

Photo of F-550 chassis cab with aerial courtesy of Ford.

Ford Boosts Diesel Super Duty Chassis Cabs

Ford has increased towing and payload capability for its 2017 Super Duty F-350, F-450, and F-550 chassis cabs with new frames and a next-generation 6.7L V-8 PowerStroke diesel with more horsepower and torque, Ford has announced at the Work Truck Show.

Ford's John Ruppert (left) accepts the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award from Work Truck Editor Mike Antich. Photo by Chris Brown.

Ford F-650/750 Named 2016 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The Ford F-650/750 has been named Work Truck magazine’s annual Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. The award was presented at a ceremony during the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Cummins Powers Up Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins has updated its B and L series medium-duty engines for 2017, increasing power output options and fuel efficiency.

Photo of 2016 F-650 dump truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford Extends F-650/F-750 V-8 Diesel's Range

Ford will offer a new 6.7L Powerstroke V-8 diesel with its the 2017 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that can travel 500,000 miles without a major service visit, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show.

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure

Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.

Photo courtesy of Motive Power Systems.

Morgan Olson to Offer Electric Walk-In Van

Morgan Olson will begin offering its Route Star walk-in van as a battery-electric vehicle propelled by a Motiv Power System powertrain, Motiv has announced.

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Photo of U.S. DOE Deputy Asst. Secretary Reuben Sarkar by Mike Antich .

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

Fuel Prices Increase for Second Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel at the pump increased for the second straight week, jumping a few tenths of a cent nationally.

GM Fleet associates pack donations for charitable causes. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Fleet, Fleet Clients Donate on Leap Day

General Motors' fleet sales unit mobilized seven of its fleet clients on leap day as part of a "pay it forward" campaign to raise funds for local charities. Funds donated to the charities were given on behalf of the customers.

Momentum Fuel Technologies Reveals Back-of-Cab CNG System

Momentum Fuel Technologies has revealed a 150 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab system to its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.


Water Cooler Delivery Company Names Regional Fleet Manager

Mark Hudgins was named regional fleet manager at DS Services, a water cooler delivery company, in greater Denver.

International Adds Over-the-Air Reprogramming for Trucks

Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.

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