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September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Aluminum, Ford Super Duty

September 23, 2014 - Product News

Westport Develops New Natural Gas System for Medium-Duty Truck Engines

Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Westport Innovations

September 8, 2014 - Industry News

Pa. Awards 33 Air Quality Grants to Fleets

Bimbo Bakeries, UPS, FedEx and Skytop received grants to convert their fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as CNG or propane autogas.

Tags: Bimbo Bakeries, FedEx, UPS, Delivery Fleets, State Grants, Emissions Reduction, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 8, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ram Chassis Cab Adds Max Speed Limiter

Photo of Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of Chrysler.

The Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks add several fleet-friendly options for the 2015 model-year, including a maximum speed limiter to help fleet managers reduce excessive speeding, according to Ram Truck.

Tags: Ram Truck, Speed Limiter, Ram Chassis Cab, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 4, Class 5, Ambulances

September 5, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

The Procision transmission was unveiled at Eaton's Marshall, Mich., proving grounds on Sept. 4. Photo: Jim Park

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes of a manual transmission, plus fuel and maintenance savings. Equipment Editor Jim Park has the story.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fuel Efficiency

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Second Quarter Truck Registrations Highest In 7 Years

New registrations in the U.S. for Class 3 through Class 8 vehicles for the first half of 2014 totaled 310,718, an increase of 12.3% over the first half of 2013, according to a new report from Polk / IHS.

Tags: Canada, Commercial Vehicle Registrations, IHS Automotive, Polk, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Gets 14 MPG Hybrid Hino Truck

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet.

To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.

Tags: Hino 195h, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Cab-Over Truck, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 26, 2014 - Industry News

Truland Liquidation Brings Trucks, Vans to Online Auction

The liquidation of assets owned by bankrupt electrical contractor Truland Systems is under way, with vehicles in the first sale including vans, trucks, and bucket trucks.

Tags: Vans, Medium-Duty Trucks, Online Auctions, Bucket Trucks, Trailers. Auction

August 26, 2014 - Industry News

Class 5-7 Order Volumes Climb Again

MEIL

For the month of July, Class 5-7 net orders posted a gain, coming in at 15,834 units, about 10.5-percent higher than same time last year.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Allison Transmission FuelSense Package

International DuraStar reefer truck. (PHOTO: International)

Navistar, Inc. announced it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck models.

Tags: Navistar, DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, WorkStar, TerraStar, Allison, PayStar, Allison Transmission FuelSense

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Class 5-8 Orders Up Month-Over-Month

VIETH

July’s preliminary 15,500 Class 5-7 net orders are up 3 percent month-over-month, but down 4 percent compared to year ago levels, making a third consecutive below year-ago reading.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Truck Orders

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New HQ

Daimler Trucks North America Chief Financial Officer John O'Leary, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America Senior Vice President of Engineering Wilfried Achenbach, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum, City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the new construction project team celebrate ground breaking of new headquarters campus.

The new building will aid in merging DTNA employees located in separate offices in the Portland region. To this end, Daimler is investing $150 million to completion in the year 2016.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, headquarters, Daimler Trucks North America

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Allison Develops Stop-Start for Medium-Duty Transmission

Cummins’ new Ethos 2.8L E85-powered I-4. Photo courtesy of Cummins.

Allison Transmission has developed stop-start technology with a transmission that could be paired with Cummins' 2.8L ETHOS E-85 medium-duty truck engine, the company announced.

Tags: Cummins, Allison Transmission, Stop-Start, Ethanol, E-85, Medium-Duty Trucks

July 17, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt's New Medium-Duty Truck in Full Production

Peterbilt Model 220, the company's new Class 6-7 medium-duty truck. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Peterbilt Model 220

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Research: By 2035 Alt-Fuels Will Power 14 Percent of Trucks

Medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Truck to Adopt SAE Towing Standard

The SAE J2807 towing capacity for a 2015 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins diesel is 30,000 pounds - 2013-MY vehicle pictured. (PHOTO: Chrysler)

Beginning with the 2015 model-year, Ram will adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three full-size pickup truck segments, including the ½-ton Ram 1500, ¾-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, and 1-ton “King of the Hill” Ram 3500 Heavy Duty,

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Towing, SAE, 2015-MY

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar First Vocational Trucks Ship with 9.0L, 10.L SCR Engines

2014 International WorkStar with dump body. (PHOTO: Navistar)

Navistar, Inc. started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9.0L and 10.0L engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Tags: International, Navistar, International DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, SCR, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks, Truck Engines

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins to Develop 2.8L Medium-Duty Truck Engine

Cummins Ethos 2.8L Engine (PHOTO: Cummins)

Cummins Inc. announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

Tags: Cummins, Ethanol, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Engines, E-85

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Expands Leadership Team

CROMPTON

Cummins Inc. has announced a number of leadership changes to build upon the Company’s strong performance and better position Cummins for future profitable and sustainable growth.

Tags: Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Orders for Class 5-7 Commercial Vehicles Slow

VIETH

After “best since early 2006” orders in April, Classes 5-7 have cooled over the past two months. In June, net orders fell 9 percent from May and 1 percent from year-ago levels to 14,700 units.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Commercial Vehicle Orders

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline, Diesel Price Gap Narrows

In June 2014, the price gap between the cost of gasoline and diesel narrowed to 21 cents per gallon. (SOURCE: WEX)

Just reported fuel prices show that, for the first time since April 2012, the price gap between gasoline and diesel prices has narrowed to only 21 cents per gallon in June 2014.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Diesel Prices

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Westport's WiNG F-250, F-350

Westport WiNG Bi-Fuel Ford F-250 pickup trucks (PHOTO: Westport)

The Ford F-250 and F-350, 6.2L Super Duty trucks are also certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), run on CNG, and are available with a 17, 23, or 27 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank.

Tags: CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, CNG Conversions

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth's Refreshed Cabovers Now Available

Photo of K370 courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth has refreshed its K270 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover trucks with an updated exterior, dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Class 6, Class 7

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

TBC Adds Three Medium Truck Tire Lines

TBC Wholesale Group has expanded its portfolio of medium radial truck tire products. Sumitomo, Sailun, and Dynacargo branded truck tires are available to dealers now.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Tires, TBC Wholesale Group, Sumitomo, Sailun, Dynacargo

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