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December 10, 2013

Ford's John Ruppert to Head Commercial Truck Division

Ford Motor Co.has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.

October 29, 2013

Ford Reaches Settlement over Navistar Engines

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

October 18, 2013

New Choices, New Excitement For Cargo Vans

‘May you live in interesting times” is usually taken as a wry Chinese curse. But for cargo vans and the people who run them, an interesting era is here and it should be a blessing. New European-based products are being sent to the marketplace, and they’ll offer new efficiencies and choices in a segment that has languished design-wise since the first of that breed.

September 10, 2013

Ford Tops U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2

Experian Automotive announced that Ford Motor Co. ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21% in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5%) and Freightliner (15.6%).

August 6, 2013

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up market share in Classes 3, 4 and 5 and in Class 6-7. Others have lost some or a lot, but sales continue to climb for most midrange truck makers.

July 31, 2013

Ford to Offer CNG/LPG Capability on 2014 F-150 Pickups

Ford Motor Co. says it will offer its 2014-model F-150 half-ton pickup with the ability to run on low-cost compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. The option will be available on the 3.7-liter V-6 engine with a factory-installed gaseous-fuel preparation package.

May 29, 2013

Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day weekend, stem from moisture accumulation in the trucks’ charge-air cooler, Ford Motor Co. says. Dealers have been informed of a fix and will do the work under warranty.

May 7, 2013

Ford to Give Away Super Duty Pickup to Business Owner

Ford Commercial Truck is replacing its annual Tough Truck Sweepstakes with a contest – the Tough Truck Challenge – which gives business owners the chance to win a brand new work truck.

May 2, 2013

Ford Adding 2,000-Plus Jobs at Kansas City to Support F-150 Demand, Transit Launch

Ford Motor Co. says it will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging demand for F-150 pickups and scheduled production of the Euro-style Ford Transit van.

April 15, 2013

Ford, GM to Jointly Develop Multi-Speed Transmissions

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.

March 8, 2013

Roush and Green Alternative Systems Unveil Propane-Fueled Ford F-550

Roush CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered bypropane autogas at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

March 6, 2013

Westport WiNGed F-250/350s Available for Knapheide Service Body Upfits

Knapheide has agreed to build and install custom bodies for Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty cab-chassis trucks equipped with Westport Innovations’ WiNG bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system.

March 5, 2013

Ford Expects Transit Vans to Help Keep Lead as Sales Continue Climbing

Ford Commercial Truck believes its upcoming Transit full-size vans will help it keep its high market shares as sales continue their upward motion with the recovering economy.

February 28, 2013

Westport to Launch Ford F-450 and F-550 with Bi-Fuel Westport WiNG Power System at NTEA

Westport Innovations Inc. announced that its proven Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas bi-fuel system, will be available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks starting April 1.

February 21, 2013

Roush Reveals New Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane

Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.

February 21, 2013

Roush Reveals New Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane

Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.

December 17, 2012

Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines

In all the years I've been doing update articles for HDT, particularly on Class 1, 2 and 3 cargo vans, I've repeatedly asked execs at the truck builders about trends in engines

December 16, 2012

Ford Plans 2 Gasoline V-6s Plus I-5 Diesel for Transit, Pair of I-4s for Transit Connect

The upcoming full-size Transit van will have two gasoline V-6 engines and an inline 5-cylinder diesel, while the new compact Transit Connect will get a pair of inline 4-cylinder gasoline engines, said officials with Ford Commercial Truck in a series of briefings in Detroit on Friday

December 10, 2012

3.2-Liter Turbo Diesel Slated for Ford's Upcoming Transit Van

The upcoming Transit full-size van will be offered with a new 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel, Ford Commercial Truck says. The inline five-cylinder diesel joins a 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline V-6 already announced for the vehicle, which will go on sale in 2014. All engines will be mated to a Ford 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission

December 3, 2012

Ford Super Duty to Get Natural Gas Engines

Westport Innovations Inc. announced that it will expand its product offerings with the introduction of natural gas powered versions of the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013

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