Equipment

News

FTR: 'Capacity Crisis' Boosting Truck and Trailer Order Forecasts

FTR has increased its Class 8 and trailer order forecasts as a result of increased demand for equipment caused by what the research firm calls a "capacity crisis."

News

Dana Merges with UK Automotive Supplier

Dana Inc. has signed an agreement to merge with the Driveline division of UK-based automotive system supplier GKN plc to create Dana plc, a global provider of driveline systems, in a move that will position it for the vehicle electrification market.

From left to right: Chris Langley, VP of Fleet Relations, Hyliion; Jim Park, award committee chair; and Thomas Healy, founder and CEO, Hyliion. Photo courtesy: Jim Winsor Award committee

News

Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Technical Achievement Award

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion has won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.

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News

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 truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.

Videos

Ford Talks Updated 2019 Transit Connect [Video]

For 2019, Ford has added a diesel engine option to the Transit Connect van and released a fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel. Executive Editor David Cullen caught up with Tim Stoehr, Ford's general fleet marketing manager, at the 2018 Work Truck Show to explain the latest changes.

Videos

Focus On... Chanje's All-Electric Class 5 Van [Video]

The V8070 from Chanje is a fully-electric Class 5 van with an advertised 100-mile range well-suited for last mile delivery applications. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the van for a drive around the streets of Brooklyn  in this Focus On video.

Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta's heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo

News

Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

Videos

The Story Behind Hino's XL Series Class 7/8 Truck [Video]

Hino Trucks has entered the heavy duty market with the launch of its new XL Series truck. Executive Editor David Cullen spoke with Hino Vice President of Owner Experience Glenn Ellis at the 2018 Work Truck Show to get the details on the latest Hino models. 

Hino debuted the XL Series Class7/8 trucks, which puts it into the heavy-duty segment in the U.S. for the first time. Photo: David Cullen

News

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.

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

News

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 manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

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