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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.

March 6, 2013

Roof Fairings Newly Available for KW’s T270/370 Conventionals

Kenworth aims to make roof fairings a more common sight in the medium-duty segment, announcing its T270 and T370 medium-duty vehicles are now available with roof fairings.

March 6, 2013

ProMaster Prices Start at $26,030, Ram Says

Pricing on the upcoming ProMaster vans from Chrysler's Ram Truck division will start at $26,030, the company announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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.

February 13, 2013

Nissan Shows 2013 NV200 Cargo Van in Chicago, Reveals Fuel Economy and MSRP

Nissan says its all-new 2013 NV200 Cargo Van is designed for business owners and fleet operators that want a smaller work van. It goes on sale in April.

February 13, 2013

Ram ProMaster 2014 Shows in Chicago

The new 2014 Ram ProMaster is Ram Commercial's latest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup. ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer.

February 10, 2013

ATD Announces Commercial Trucks of the Year

The Kenworth T680 76-inch sleeper with Paccar MX and the Hino 195h took home the American Truck Dealers 2013 Commercial Truck of the Year awards.

October 29, 2012

Cargo Vans Update: Business thriving, though some casualties

Like most commercial truck sectors, sales of full-size cargo vans and walk-in vans are thriving and even booming - but there are casualties. The electric truck business, while still viable, is taking a hit, with two suppliers in financial straits

October 18, 2012

Medium-Duty Engine and Fuel Problems Decrease, Unscheduled Downtime Increases

As medium-duty truck engine technology advances, more complicated repairs lead to more unscheduled downtime, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

September 10, 2012

Medium-Duty Update: Strong Sales, Many Models

If the health of the economy is tied directly to commercial medium-duty truck sales, as is the historical case, then the sky has clouded a little. It isn't falling, though, because sales are still trending up. All builders we talked with reported decent and sometimes robust percentage increases over last year, which in turn was up over 2010

February 13, 2012

Test Drive: Fuso FG 4x4 Goes Almost Anywhere

Driving this Canter FG was like seeing an old friend who's aged gracefully

January 17, 2012

Test Drive: Ram Tradesman is Quiet, Comfortable, Fast -- But Built for Work

I recently sold my '87 Dodge W150 pickup, and I don't miss it at all. Oh, I liked it when I bought it a year earlier, because it was a funky Power Ram 4x4

November 4, 2011

Medium-Duty Update: Sales Up as Buyers Replace Old Trucks Amid Improving Economy, New Products Enter the Market

It's a story we've heard before, but a pretty good one: Sales are up, products are improving, and buyers have many choices of trucks to do their hauling job

October 12, 2011

Cargo Vans Update

Depending on how the segment is counted, the market for full-size cargo vans is up about 12% over last year, which in turn was up 14% over 2009, builder sources say

October 11, 2011

Pickups Update

Almost left idle by the high cost of fuel in 2008 and the recession, sales of pickup trucks are now recovering

August 25, 2011

Truck Body Wiring: Thou Shalt Not Cut

If there were an 11th Commandment, it would read: "Thou shalt not cut into thine wiring." Cutting and splicing and probing with pointed circuit testers can and do cause electrical grief

August 15, 2011

Utility Bodies: Any Way You Like It

There's no such thing as a cookie-cutter utility body anymore.

April 8, 2011

Midrange Engine Trends

More power from smaller packages. That sums up what's been happening in medium-duty engines in the previous decade, where diesels of modest displacement are making more horsepower and torque than was possible before the advent of electronic controls and advanced combustion methods

March 21, 2011

Why Low Cabovers in a Conventional-Cab Market?

Why do the Japan-based importers continue trying to sell low cab-over-engine trucks when North America is conventional-cab territory? The short answer is that LCOEs are what they have to sell

January 5, 2011

Q&A With a Medium-Duty Giant: Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises is probably best known as North America's largest Peterbilt dealer. But realizing they could only go so far with their franchises from the Paccar manufacturer, leaders saw midrange trucks as a way to grow and to diversify in products and operations


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