October 3, 2014
This is a driver's view of the 2015 aluminum F-150 with the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 blasting away from the start line, then rapidly snaking through the slalom course. The inset shows the driver -- HDT Senior Editor, Tom Berg -- at the wheel, havin' fun.
September 29, 2014
Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.
September 25, 2014
Ford has added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van, Ford has announced.
September 11, 2014
Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.
September 10, 2014
Closing the Green Fleet Conference this year is John Viera, the Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford. This year he'll be making a case that not only is going green achievable for fleets, it's good business.
September 5, 2014
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.
August 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
July 31, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg branches out a bit in his Trailer Talk blog this week to talk about how much trailer load heavy pickups can haul. In a demonstration a couple of weeks ago, Ford pitted a pair of Power Stroke-powered F-450 pickups against a Ram 3500 dually pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel to demonstrate towing capacity.
July 29, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
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.
June 25, 2014
The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will offer the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag – the largest in any Ford vehicle.
June 10, 2014
After spending some time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit, media representatives were given a tour of the revamped assembly line at the Ford plant in Kansas City. Read the full story here.
Ford hosted a one-day event a stone's throw from its Kansas City facility to give media representatives a little time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit. Read the full story here.
May 29, 2014
The new Ford Transit made its North American debut with more durable paint, due to what the company said is an industry-first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant.
The new Ford Transit made its North American debut with what the company said is an industry-first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant. There are a number of innovations, including one that saves about 4 pounds of weight per vehicle.
May 21, 2014
Ford's all-new F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel will feature three engine power ratings, with no vocational limits on top ratings.
May 7, 2014
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.
May 6, 2014
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.
May 1, 2014
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.
April 7, 2014
Landi Renzo USA says it has secured EPA certification for its bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system as applied to certain 2015 Ford F-250 and 350 SuperDuty pickups.
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