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Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

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The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.

How Effective Are Your Trucks’ Backup Cameras?

Fleets are already installing backup cameras on work trucks to improve safety. But with no guidelines to follow, do they actually provide the optimal field of view? One Oregon utility set out to fix this problem.

Looking Toward the Future of Truck Bodies

Innovative, new technologies and advances in engineering are creating lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient truck bodies than ever before.

Spec'ing Work Trucks

Although work trucks are typically smaller and lighter than Class 8 freight haulers, often they are more complex and take more work to design and assemble. Work trucks are built to carry tools, parts, expendable supplies and other equipment that its driver or crew needs to accomplish a job.

2013 Work Truck Show

Photos from NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show. Photos by Lauren Fletcher and Joanne Tucker, except where noted as some photos are courtesy of NTEA.

Stat Sheet

Dig deeper into the numbers inside the issue.

Work Truck Show 2012: Recap

“Green” was a strong theme at the 2012 conference, with several manufacturers launching alternative-fuel vehicles.

2012 NTEA The Work Truck Show

The Work Truck Show 2012 by NTEA was held March 6-8 in Indianapolis. Hundreds of exhibitors launched new products, shared details on current product lines, and participated in educational sessions. Here are a few highlights from the show.

It's a Lightweight Material World

There is no one-size-fits-all lightweight materials solution for work trucks. Experts weigh in about the pros and cons of aluminum, fiberglass composites, advanced high-strength steel, plastic composites, and carbon fiber.