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January 12, 2017 - Industry News

New York City's Sanitation Department Begins DME Test

DME-fueled Pinnacle tractor waited at Mack's Allentown customer center last fall for test to begin. Photos: Tom Berg

DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.

Tags: New York City, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Image: Ford.

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Ford Bronco, 2020-MY

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Non-Tier 4 Equipment Resale Values Rise

Photo via Flickr/Ralf Peter Relmann

Demand for non-Tier 4, used construction equipment is on the rise, according to a survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members.

Tags: Resale Value, Final Tier 4, Used Equipment, Emissions, Off-Road Equipment

December 2, 2016 - Press Release

Kawasaki Launches Government, Fleet Sales Section Online

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To help facilitate government and fleet sales and to add awareness to its internal sales programs, a government and fleet sales section has gone live on Kawasaki.com.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Utility Vehicle, Kawasaki Motors

November 28, 2016 - Press Release

Kubota Expands Ga. Distribution Center

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced that it has begun construction on a 617,865 sq. ft. expansion of its National Distribution Center (NDC) on the company’s existing property in Jefferson, Ga.

Tags: Off-Road Equipment, Kubota, Parts and Service, Heavy Equipment

November 17, 2016 - Product News

IronPlanet Offers Fixed and Negotiated Pricing Format

Screenshot via IronPlanet.com

The online used equipment marketplace IronPlanet has launched a new allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format with a "Make Offer" feature.

Tags: Online Auctions, Auctions, IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, GovPlanet

November 10, 2016 - Press Release

Hyundai Construction Equipment Offers 'Trimble-Ready' Option

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will soon offer a “Trimble-ready” option, enabling customers to order Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators with factory-installed Trimble machine control and positioning systems.

Tags: Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Wheel Loader, Excavators

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

Photo: Jim Park

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

October 21, 2016 - Press Release

Jacobsen to Combine with Textron Specialized Vehicles

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. and Jacobsen, both Textron Inc. companies, will combine their operations by the close of 2017. Jacobsen manufactures turf care equipment, while Textron Specialized Vehicles manufactures vehicle and equipment lines for commercial use.

Tags: Jacobsen, Textron Specialized Vehicles, Cushman, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 19, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin Passes 1M Vehicle and Asset Milestone

Photo courtesy of Chevin.

More than 1 million vehicles and assets are now being managed using Chevin Fleet Solutions' FleetWave software, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Asset Tracking, Chevin

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Details All-New Class 6 FTR

Isuzu's new Class 6 entry to the medium-duty truck market, the FTR. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America).

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR

Tags: ICTA, Isuzu FTR, Class 6, New Trucks, Isuzu

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

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Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events

August 30, 2016 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Photo: Cummins Westport

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Acquires IronPlanet

Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has acquired online auctioneer IronPlanet of Pleasanton, Calif., for $758.5 million, the company announced.

Tags: Ritchie Bros. Auctions, Mergers & Acquisitions, IronPlanet, Auctions, Heavy Equipment

August 22, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles

August 3, 2016 - Press Release

Takeuchi Launches Telematics System

Takeuchi-US has launched a new telematics system, Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM). TFM hardware comes standard on select excavators and track loaders in the Takeuchi lineup.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software

August 3, 2016 - Press Release

Rotary Lifts Available Through New York State Contract

Photo courtesy of Rotary Lift

This contract, award #PGB-22947, is part of the “Group 35000 Garage Equipment/Vehicle Lifts/Hoists” category. It piggybacks on the existing National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) purchasing cooperative contract #061015-RRL.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Vehicle Lifts, State of New York, Shop Equipment

August 1, 2016 - Press Release

EquipmentWatch.com Relaunched

Penton’s EquipmentWatch, a provider of data, insights, and workflow tools for the heavy equipment industry, relaunched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform at EquipmentWatch.com.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, SaaS, Construction Fleets, Agricultural Fleets, EquipmentWatch

July 26, 2016 - Product News

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

Like all new SuperDuty pickups, this F-450 SuperCrew has an aluminum cab, front fenders, hood and cargo bed. Photos by Tom Berg.

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, Aluminum, 2017-MY

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Unexpected Movement

Photo of TCX aerial courtesy of Terex.

The recall covers 440 2016 model-year HR, HRX, LT, LTM, TL, TC, and TCX aerial devices.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Aerial Devices, Equipment

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-250, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, 2017-MY, Towing, Aluminum, Lightweighting

June 9, 2016 - Press Release

Rotary Lift Updates Mobile Column Lift Battery Charger

Photo courtesy of Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift has updated the battery charger used on its MACH Series mobile column lifts and has relocated it to a more protected area within the lift column for improved durability.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Vehicle Lifts, Mobile Column Lift

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar to Build GM's Cutaway Vans

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.

Tags: Navistar, Partnership, General Motors, Cutaway Vans, Vehicle Production, Full-Size Vans

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

LR chassis has a retrofitted Wrightspeed Route turbine-electric system instead of a conventional diesel or natural gas engine and transmission. Photo: Mack Trucks Inc.

Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Wrightspeed, Refuse Trucks

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Diesel Silverado HD Improves Air Intake

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of GM.

The diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado HD will add an improved air intake system for the 2017 model year that pushes cool, dry air through a hood scoop.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, 2017-MY

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