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March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Offers Wi-Fi, Connected Services on Older Vehicles

Photo of dealer technician installing FordPass SmartLink OBD-II device courtesy of Ford.

Ford is enabling owners of 2010 to 2017 model-year vehicles to add a Wi-Fi hotspot and telematics features through FordPass SmartLink, an OBD-II dongle available from dealers.

Tags: Wi-Fi, Ford, 2017-MY, 4G LTE, OBD-II

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Fusion: First Ford to Standardize Driver-Assist Tech

Photo of 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan courtesy of Ford.

Ford will debut its standard driver-assist technology package, Co-Pilot360, on the 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan, which has been named Fleet Car of the Year six times since 2011.

Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford, 2019-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, Ford Fusion Energi, Lane Keeping System, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Headlights, Automatic Braking

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Nissan Expands Full-Size Van Production

Photo of the 2018 NV Cargo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan North America has expanded production of its NV cargo and passenger vans by adding a second shift to its Canton, Ohio, assembly plant, where Nissan recently celebrated production of 4 million vehicles.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, Vehicle Production, Nissan NV, Passenger Vans, Milestones

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

GM to Sell Its Autonomous Car in 2019

Photo of Cruise AV's autonomous roof hardware courtesy of GM.

General Motors will begin building production-ready models of its Cruise AV autonomous vehicle at its Orion Township assembly plant with an intent to begin selling it in 2019. The vehicle can operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Assembly Plants, Fully Autonomous, General Motors, Mobility

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Gives Glimpse Into 2020 Lineup

Ford plans to offer hybrid versions of its F-150 and Explorer by 2020. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is refreshing its vehicle lineup for 2020 with bigger bets on electrification, utility vehicles, and advanced driver-assisting technology, the company's top executives told journalists at a briefing today in Dearborn, Mich.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Lincoln, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, New York Auto Show, Ford Ranger, Ford Bronco

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

Photo of Donald Trump via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

Tags: Aluminum, Steel, Tariffs, Donald Trump, International Trade

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ram to Offer 1500 Tradesman for 2019

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler will offer a 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model with its redesign of its top-selling pickup that's aimed at commercial fleets, small businesses, and contractors, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Large Pickups, 2019-MY

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

General Motors to Boost Chevy Bolt EV Production

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

General Motors will increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt EV this year at its Orion Assembly Plant in Oakland County, Mich., as part of the company's "path to an all-electric future," chief executive Mary Barra told attendees at an energy conference.

Tags: Chevrolet, Vehicle Production, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Tags: Class 5, Isuzu N-Series, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks today announced several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective choices for customers that need a durable and light work truck.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Class 7, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

The International MV Series is a new Class 6/7 truck designed to be easily upfitted. Photo: David Cullen

International Truck has launched a new medium-duty Class 6/7 vehicle called the MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It has been designed from the ground up for adaptability and comes with many driver-centric features.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks, International MV Series

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Ram Truck, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

The Class 6 Chevy Silverado 6500HD chassis cab is powered by a standard Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine (the only engine available on the Silverado) mated to a choice of Allison transmissions. The trucks will put out 350 hp at 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo: David Cullen

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — that expand its commercial lineup and give Chevrolet a greater weight range of vehicles for fleet purchasers. Chevrolet first showed the vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado 6500, 2019-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Truck Show, Chevrolet SIlverado HD, Chevrolet

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Photo of 2019 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, 2019-MY, Ford, Diesel Engines

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Cabovers, Work Truck Show, Mitsubishi Fuso Canter, 2019-MY, Class 4, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Ram 1500 Starts at $33,340

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler's 2019 Ram 1500 large pickup will retail for at least $33,340 when it arrives at dealer lots in the coming weeks, FCA has announced. The price includes a retail price of $31,695 and a delivery fee of $1,645.

Tags: Ram 1500, Large Pickups, 2019-MY, FCA, Ram Truck, Pricing

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Scrapping Diesel by 2022

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will phase out diesel vehicles from its passenger models by 2022, but will retain the option in its commercial vehicles, including its Ram pickups, according to a report.

Tags: Diesel Engines, FCA, Ram Truck

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Launches Third-Gen 2019 Transit Connect Wagon

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford debuted the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon with new gasoline and diesel powertrains, a new eight-speed transmission, and a suite of safety technology as standard equipment at the Chicago Auto Show.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, 2019-MY, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Chicago Auto Show

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Telematics, Global

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

International Truck Unveils HV Series Mid-Range Diesel Trucks

The HV Series is available in a variety of specifications: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Photo: International Trucks

International Truck rolled out its new International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel HV507 and HV607 truck models at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

Tags: International Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, HV Series, Dump Trucks, Vocational Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

Tags: Investment, Ford, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, NJPA, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks, Government Contracts

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Ford, Windows, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, Safety



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