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September 12, 2017 - Press Release

Rotary Lift Outlines 10 Steps for Two-Post Lift Inspections

All installed vehicle lifts should be inspected at least annually by an ALI Certified Lift Inspector.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Inspections, Vehicle Lifts

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Photo of 2018 Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA.

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Tags: Towing, Ram 3500, Large Pickups, 2018-MY, Cummins, Ram Truck

August 10, 2017 - Global News

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

Chanje's first North American offering will be a Class 5, 16,500-lb GVW all-electric panel van with a 100-mile range. Photo: Chanje

Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Chanje, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5, Full-Size Vans

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Ford, Large Pickups, Automotive History, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series

June 28, 2017 - Press Release

IronPlanet Sets End-of-Quarter Auction

IronPlanet will run its end-of-quarter events from June 27 to 30, featuring an All-Humvee Auction and three equipment sales on the IronPlanet and GovPlanet websites.

Tags: Used Vehicles, Surplus Equipment, Online Auctions, IronPlanet, Humvee, GovPlanet

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Tags: Cummins, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Mass Transit, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Buses

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Tags: Sustainability, Michelin, Tires and Wheels, Movin' On Conference

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal, TBEI, Trailers, Truck Equipment, Upfitters

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Photo: Cummins

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Renewable Diesel

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver. Photo: Evan Lockridge

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Lawsuits, Google, Waymo, Otto, Litigation

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Axles, Vocational Trucks

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Drivetrains

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

Tags: TBEI, Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Polaris Recalls Ranger UTVs and Sportsman ATVs

Polaris Industries is voluntary recalling certain model-year 2015 Ranger 900 UTVs and certain model-year 2017 Sportsman ATVs.

Tags: Polaris, Recalls, Safety, Utility Vehicle, Off-Road Equipment

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Schwarze Street Sweepers Recalled for Air Brakes

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, expected to begin April 17, covers 129 vehicles at risk for unexpectedly stopping.

Tags: Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Air Brakes, Street Sweepers, Schwarze Industries, Safety

April 7, 2017 - Press Release

Kubota Opens Texas Headquarters

From left to right: David Sutton, KCC; City of Grapevine Mayor William Tate; Governor Greg Abbott; Masatoshi Kimata, president and representative director, Kubota Corporation Japan; Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO, KTC; Teruo Amano, consulate-general of Japan; and Joseph Szymaszek, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce chairman. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, completing its move from Torrance, Calif.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Headquarters, Kubota

April 6, 2017 - Press Release

Toro Awarded National IPA Contract

Photo courtesy of Toro

The Toro Company has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract from the City of Mesa, Ariz., for use by all municipal agencies and other authorized users.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Toro, National IPA, Cooperative Procurement

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Software, Ram Truck, Augmented Reality

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ship-Thru, CNG Conversions, Landi Renzo, Ford E-Series, Ford F-Series

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Photo by Chris Brown.

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.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Class 4, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 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

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

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

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

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.

Tags: Ford, QVM, Vehicle Modifiers, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Systems, Work Truck Show

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

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