Ford is now shipping all trims of its 2023 F-Series Super Duty pickup line to customers.
The start of production follows a recent $700 million investment that added 500 jobs for Louisville-assembled products.
Approximately 11,000 UAW hourly workers — more than 9,000 at Kentucky Truck Plant and approximately 1,800 at Ohio Assembly Plant — assemble the Ford F-Series Super Duty.
Delivering the Super Duty With New Tech
The all-new Super Duty is loaded with technology aimed at helping workers do their jobs.
With embedded 5G capability, it features a host of driver-assist technologies. It introduces the new Ford Pro Upfit Integration System, designed for customers who rely on upfits and body equipment such as utility cranes and plows to accomplish a job.
Super Duty’s 5G modem from Qualcomm Technologies can also provide a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices to help keep workers and families connected on the go, and support Ford Power-Up software updates while driving to keep making the truck better over time.
Putting Production-Ready Models to the Test
Production-ready models underwent real-world road testing with an emphasis on high mileage tests to meet the demands of Ford Pro commercial customers.
Tripling the number of trucks used in trailer tow testing and nearly quadrupling the count for Built Ford Tough durability testing provided additional quality data points compared to previous launches.
At Kentucky Truck and Ohio Assembly plants, Ford adopted a Zero-Defect Launch Process, increasing the number of quality checks during the assembly process.
Once trucks roll off the line, every vehicle is driven 25 miles by a Ford employee as an additional quality check to help identify issues before delivery.