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Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford's F-550 Wins Commercial Truck of the Year

The Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis cab was named Work Truck’s Commercial Truck of the Year at The Work Truck Show.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/326060/ford-named-2019-commercial-truck-of-the-year
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Adds F-600 to Super Duty Chassis Cab Lineup

Ford's new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab fills the slot between the F-550 and F-650 work trucks.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/326066/ford-launches-all-new-f-600-super-duty
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Offers All-Wheel-Drive Transit Van

Ford's Transit full-size van will enter the 2020 model-year with a heavy refresh that adds an available all-wheel-drive system, two new engine choices, and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/326128/ford-adds-all-wheel-drive-to-transit-van-1
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Udelv Unveils Newest Autonomous Delivery Van at CES

Udelv, manufacturers of the Newton van, also announced a series of strategic partnerships with retailers worldwide at the show.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/322656/second-generation-newton-autonomous-van-premiers-at-ces
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford Discusses Vehicle Lineup Shift

Earlier this year, the automaker announced a major change to its vehicle portfolio, shifting to around 90% trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles by 2020.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/316221/ford-discusses-vehicle-lineup-shift
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ram 1500 Classic Loads Up Fleet Options

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer two trim models of its 2019 Ram 1500 Classic exclusively to fleet buyers, including a truck that's configured for law...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/314643/2019-ram-1500-classic-loads-up-fleet-options
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
GM Offers 2019 Silverado/Sierra Fleet Options

Fleet customers can add several exclusive features to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and more upscale GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks that are entering new...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/314406/g-m-offers-2019-silverado-sierra-fleet-options
Categories: Equipment, Natural Gas, Operations, Propane Autogas, Vehicle Research
Ford Offers Fleet-Only Options for 2019 Transit Connect

Fleet managers who purchase the 2019 Ford Transit Connect compact van will have a choice of several options not available to retail buyers, including an...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/313590/ford-offers-fleet-only-options-for-2019-transit-connect
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Diesel Vans Beat Gasoline Models in Total Ownership Cost

Diesel-powered cargo vans are providing fleet buyers with a lower total cost of ownership than gasoline models, while many diesel-powered trucks aren't...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/310494/diesel-vans-beat-gasoline-models-in-ownership-cost
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Connected Fleets, Equipment, Products, Telematics & Technology, Vehicle Research
What’s the Next Evolution of the Work Van?

Inside the Mercedes-Benz Vans Future Transportation North America workshop, Nick Tempelhoff has some thoughts.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/307295/whats-the-next-evolution-of-the-work-van-1
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cabs Start at $48,465

The manufacturer suggested retail prices for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado chassis cab trucks will start at $48,465 for the 4500HD, and will be available in...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/306566/chevrolet-announces-chassis-cab-pricing
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Trump Auto Tariffs 'Premature,' Commerce Secretary Says

President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on foreign vehicles may not come to pass, after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it's "premature" to...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/305774/trumps-auto-tariffs-premature-commerce-secretary
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Vehicle Research
Navistar Inks Agreement to Develop Composite Materials for Class 8 Trucks

Navistar has signed an agreement with TPI Composites to design and develop Class 8 trucks with lighter-weight frame rails and body panels crafted from...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279487/navistar-inks-agreement-to-develop-composite-materials-for-class-8-trucks
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Vehicle Research
Cummins Introduced as Cummins Integrated Power

Cummins is repositioning itself as Cummins Integrated Power. The new name denotes both the company’s expertise in technology integration and its reach into...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279224/cummins-introduced-as-cummins-integrated-power
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Kenworth Offers New Standard Track Front Axle Options

Kenworth is offering new standard track options for its Paccar proprietary front axle lineup available for Class 8 vocational models.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279184/kenworth-offers-new-standard-track-front-axle-options
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Kenworth T680 Available with MX-11 and Paccar Automated Transmission

Kenworth has made the T680 available for order with a combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar Automated Transmission, designed for...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279155/kenworth-t680-available-with-mx-11-and-paccar-automated-transmission
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Volvo Trucks Unveils VNX Series for Heavy-Haul Trucking Applications

Volvo has debuted its new VNX series, built specifically for the needs of heavy-haul trucking operations such as logging, heavy equipment transport, and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279146/volvo-trucks-unveils-vnx-series-for-heavy-haul-trucking-applications
Categories: Equipment, Global Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279104/how-the-trump-tariffs-will-affect-fleets
Categories: Equipment, Leasing, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Hino Enters Heavy-Duty Market with XL Series Truck

Hino Trucks announced a new lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279064/hino-enters-heavy-duty-market-with-xl-series-truck
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279061/isuzu-testing-battery-electric-cabover
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279055/mack-adds-more-configurations-to-the-granite-mhd-truck-lineup
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Isuzu FTR Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Work Truck magazine named Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's (ICTA) Class 6 FTR cabover its 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year and presented the award...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278912/isuzu-ftr-named-medium-duty-truck-of-the-year
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279048/international-launches-mv-series-class-6-7-truck
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278911/chevrolet-debuts-three-medium-duty-trucks
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

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

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279011/mitsubishi-fusos-class-4-gasoline-cabovers-arrive
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Work Truck Show to Bring Slew of Vehicles, Products

Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278894/work-truck-show-to-bring-slew-of-vehicles-products
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
First Kenworth Dealership Opens in Hawaii

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers on the Hawaiian Islands to purchase Kenworth trucks without...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278883/first-kenworth-dealership-opens-in-hawaii
Categories: Equipment, Global Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278882/chinese-automaker-geely-buys-substantial-stake-in-daimler
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
6 Questions for Mercedes-Benz Vans USA

Robert Veit, vice president and managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, is leading a growth initiative in North America that includes the launch of the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279678/6-questions-for-mercedes-benz-vans-usa
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278798/peterbilt-sales-soar-truck-maker-eyes-growth-and-autonomous-tech
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Hydrogen, Operations, Vehicle Research
Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278654/kenworth-offers-sneak-peek-at-zero-emissions-transport-truck
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278642/detroits-new-dd8-diesel-engine-completes-medium-duty-power-offerings
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Global Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278614/mercedes-benz-unveils-next-gen-sprinter-van
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278623/heavy-duty-truck-orders-hit-highest-level-in-14-years
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Kenworth Names 2018 Service Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2018 Kenworth Service Council, which includes leading Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278586/kenworth-names-2018-service-council
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
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.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157940/the-role-of-gvwr-and-gcwr-in-specing-work-trucks
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278416/fuso-begins-truck-platooning-tests-in-japan
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Freightliner Shows Detroit DD8 Engine in a Heavy Vocational Truck

Freightliner Trucks is displaying the new Detroit DD8 diesel in a vocational model at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas this week.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278399/freightliner-shows-detroit-dd8-engine-in-a-heavy-vocational-truck
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Vehicle Research
Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143849/the-god-of-thunder-comes-to-trucking
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157936/test-drive-chanje-electric-cargo-van
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143836/ram-1500-improves-payload-and-towing-for-2019-my
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143833/2019-chevrolet-silverado-is-450-pounds-lighter-with-wider-bed
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143815/2019-ford-ranger-production-to-begin-in-late-2018
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Work Truck Show Announces Multiple Vehicle Reveals

Four of North America’s leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018: Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143795/work-truck-show-announces-multiple-vehicle-reveals
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143760/truck-technology-takes-the-stage-at-the-consumer-electronics-show
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet to Unveil Class 4/5 Silverado

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

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143727/chevrolet-to-unveil-class-4-5-silverados
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Vehicle Research
Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143711/ford-s-diesel-f-150-reaches-30-mpg-on-the-highway
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143718/mercedes-benz-report-record-van-sales-teases-rollout-of-next-sprinter
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143703/truck-orders-hit-3-month-high-in-december
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157750/whats-hot-in-medium-duty-for-2018


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