June 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year Transit van, as well as several options including the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.
Tags: Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.
Tags: Obituary, Ford, People, Marketing
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.
Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.
Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750
March 5, 2015 - Industry News
Ford showed a Tonka-branded F-750 dump truck that's nearly 10-feet tall at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford F-750, Dump Trucks
March 3, 2015 - Product News
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Telematics, Information Technology
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Ergonomics, Work Truck Show
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plant
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, 2015-MY, Fuel Economy, TCO, Lifecycle Costs
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's Transit Connect paced a 28 percent increase in sales of compact vans in 2014 in a segment that saw the introduction of one new model with a second model debuting in early 2015.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Trends, Ford, Nissan NV200
December 31, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign for its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup during the first-ever college football playoff on New Year's Day with TV commercials, Web episodes, radio ads, event marketing, and a mobile device campaign.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Advertising, 2015-MY
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 Transit full-size cargo van with a Class 3 chassis expands the payload and towing capability of the van without the need for a cutaway or chassis cab model.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Class 3, Cargo Vans, Diesel Engines
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase 2015 Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Charter Communications, Private Fleets
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
A 2015 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine scaled at 4,942 pounds, while a comparable 2014 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 5.0L V-8 weighed 5,674 pounds.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Ford feels it has bragging rights and showed why at a ride-and-drive event for trade-press reporters this week in West Virginia. A first-person report from Senior Editor Tom Berg.
Tags: Ford Super Duty, Power Stroke diesel, Ford, Test Drive, Pickup Trucks
May 7, 2014 - Industry News
The State of Oklahoma, its agencies and the City of Dallas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas or gasoline, according to Ford, which also said that demand for gas is growing strongly.
Tags: Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Oklahoma, Ford, CNG, Compressed Natural Gas
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport Innovations, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
On sale this summer, Ford’s next-generation full-size van family will provide tradespeople and businesses with increased capability and new configurations in the growing commercial vehicle market.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Expansion, Cargo Vans
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
Ford announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.
Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ohio, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Ford Commercial Truck is extensively redesigning its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to use more of its own components as it prepares to move production from Mexico to the state of Ohio in about a year.
Tags: Work Truck Show, NTEA, Cummins, Ford
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. will add 350 new jobs and invest $80 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to meet growing demand for Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.
Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ford Super Duty
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans, according to Automotive News
Tags: Navistar, Ford, Engines, Litigation
April 15, 2013 - Industry News
Multi-speed transmissions were once reserved for heavy trucks, but 8-speed automatics are now available in automobiles and pickups, and soon there’ll be even more ratios.
Tags: Ford, General Motors, Transmissions, Light & Medium
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