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January 16, 2018 - Industry News

All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

Photo courtesy of FCA.

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Tags: Ram 1500, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, FCA

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Pickup Trucks

January 14, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Pickup Trucks

January 9, 2018 - Press Release

Caterpillar Extends Full-Machine Warranty to 24 Months For Compact Equipment

Caterpillar has extended its machine standard warranty to 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and mini excavators.

Tags: Warranty, Off-Road Equipment, Caterpillar

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis.

Tags: Chevrolet, Work Truck Show, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Va. City to Keep EVs Following V2X Pilot

Photo courtesy of Fermata

The City of Danville, Va., is permanently adding four electric vehicles to its fleet thanks to a donation from bi-directional EV charging startup Fermata Energy.

Tags: Research, Procurement, Battery Charger, Donations, Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2018-MY, Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

L.A. County Fire Adds Two Black Hawk Helicopters to Fleet

Photo via Alan Wilson/Wikimedia

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s new Black Hawks will be upfitted with a 1,000-gallon water tank, extended landing gear, a medically equipped interior, and a single pilot cockpit.

Tags: Upfitting, Fire Equipment, First Responders, Los Angeles County, Helicopter, Firefighting

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

December 1, 2017 - Press Release

CASE Extends Full-Machine Warranty on Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders

The new full-machine warranty applies to all models in both product lines.

Tags: Warranty, Case Construction Equipment

December 1, 2017 - Press Release

John Deere Launches New Website

The global launch included 33 John Deere sites in 16 languages and approximately 2,300 product pages.

Tags: John Deere, Website Design

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. County's New Vehicles Will Reduce Maintenance Costs

Photo via 888bailbond/Flickr

The closure of a nearby state hospital has Thomas County, Ga., officers driving longer distances to drop off individuals requiring mental health services, resulting in increased maintenance costs.

Tags: Upfitting, Police Vehicles, Procurement

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

E-One Unveils New Aerial Ladder

Photo courtesy of Rev Group

The HR 100 aluminum aerial ladder features a 500-lb. tip load rating when wet or dry, a 100-ft. vertical reach and 92-ft. horizontal reach, and 75-lb. equipment allowance at the tip.

Tags: Fire Trucks, E-One

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Latest Mack Updates Target Refuse Industry

Mack Trucks LR and TerraPro models are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks announced updates to its LR and TerraPro models for the waste and recycling industries, offering a natural gas engine option and more ergonomic seating, and signing a deal with Lytx to explore the DriveCam in-cab camera system.

Tags: DriveCam, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Cummins Westport, Lytx, Refuse Fleets, Seats

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Tags: Conversion, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Lightning Systems, Vehicle Modifiers

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

Tags: Utilimaster, USPS, Spartan Motors, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 5, 2017 - Press Release

Toro Awarded NJPA Contract for Turf Equipment

The Toro Company has been awarded a national cooperative contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) for commercial turf maintenance equipment, commercial and residential irrigation solutions, residential and landscape contractor products, and BOSS snow and ice management products.

Tags: Toro, NJPA, Cooperative Procurement, Mowers

October 4, 2017 - Press Release

Goodyear Releases Airless Mower Tire

Photo courtesy of Goodyear

The tire is available as an upgrade option on Bad Boy Mowers' Outlaw XP, with expected availability in early 2018.

Tags: Tires and Wheels, Mowers

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Shell Lubricants, Petitions

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Photo by Paul Clinton

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks, Texas Auto Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler, Vocational Trucks, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, LED Lighting, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

Tags: Ford, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-250, Vehicle Modifiers

September 25, 2017 - Product News

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Tags: International Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

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