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October 3, 2013

Cummins Announces ISV5.0 V-8 Diesel for Light and Midrange Trucks

Cummins is going after more of the light- and medium-duty market with its new ISV5.0, a 5-liter (302-cubic-inch) V-8 diesel that promises high performance and low total cost of ownership.

September 4, 2013

Navistar to Add Cummins ISB to International Trucks; MaxxForce Diesels Continue

Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.

September 3, 2013

Navistar to Add Cummins ISB to International Trucks; MaxxForce Diesels Continue

Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.

August 27, 2013

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Now Offers Morgan Maximizer Body on Canter LCOE Work Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has partnered with Morgan Corp. to make Morgan’s Maximizer step-in body available on its full line of Canter FE Series cabover work trucks.

August 20, 2013

New Cummins Diesel Engine Going in Redesigned Nissan Titan

Nissan will offer a newly developed Cummins V-8 Turbo Diesel in its next generation full-size pickup. Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the five-liter engine has been engineered for the redesigned Titan.

August 8, 2013

Kenworth Says it's Making Inroads With Medium-Duty Cabovers

BELLEVUE, WASH -- Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabover medium-duty trucks, introduced about 18 months ago, are making far more inroads into the market than the company's previous forays into this segment, say company officials.

June 19, 2013

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.

June 7, 2013

DOE Grant Will Help Deploy 120 Plug-in Hybrid Work Trucks

Odyne Systems, which makes hybrid systems for large trucks, will be able to deploy more than 120 plug-in hybrid work trucks for municipalities and utilities, thanks to a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy award.

June 6, 2013

Alcoa Announces M-Series Wheels for Medium-Duty

Alcoa announced it has bolstered applications for medium-duty truck segments, Classes 3-6, with the introduction of its M-Series line of wheels.

June 5, 2013

NTSB Says Straight-Truck Safety Needs More Attention

The National Transportation Safety Board says the government should consider making medium-duty straight truck drivers get a commercial driver's license, following a five-year study that found these trucks were involved in a disproportionate number of fatalities.

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 29, 2013

ATRI Research: Medium-Duty Crash Numbers Could be Dragging Down Heavy-Duty Stats

The American Transportation Research Institute has just released research findings that looked into variations in safety trends across different classes of large trucks. The study separated and evaluated a decade of medium- and heavy-duty truck crash records and identified trends, with medium-duty trucks generally performing worse than heavy-duty.

May 20, 2013

Polk Forecasts New Commercial Van Models Will Drive Market Segment Growth

New analysis from R.L. Polk says the commercial van segment in the U.S. is growing as it splits into two categories, full-size and compact, where once only the full-size category existed. The company said this is due to the arrival of a number of new models in the marketplace.

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 7, 2013

Mercedes Says 2014 Sprinter Van to Come Standard With Four-Cylinder Diesel Engine

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new 2014-MY Sprinter Van, which the automaker said has a new design, is more economical, and more environmentally friendly. The company said this redesign comes after seven years of the current-generation Sprinter.

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 20, 2013

Wabco Moves On Truck Stability Control, Anticipating Federal Mandate

Wabco on Wednesday showcased hydraulic anti-lock braking system with integrated ESCsmart electronic stability control at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 20, 2013

Johnson to Display a New, Standard Body Mix at Louisville Show

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies says it will introduce a new standard product mix this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

March 11, 2013

Hino Expands Cabover Product Offering

During the NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks displayed their new Class 5 COE model 195 Double Cab. Less than a year after introducing the cabover model 195 into the market, the new double-cab option for the 2014 model year will arrive at Hino dealers in June 2013 and is offered in both a diesel model 195DC and diesel-electric hybrid model 195h-DC.

March 7, 2013

Congress Holds Hearing on Impact of E15 Gas

A U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the scientific, technical and consumer impact of gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15). The hearing focused on the potential negative impact of E15 on engines, components and fuel-delivery systems.

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