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August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Tags: Ryder System, Chanje Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5

August 10, 2017 - Global News

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

Chanje's first North American offering will be a Class 5, 16,500-lb GVW all-electric panel van with a 100-mile range. Photo: Chanje

Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Chanje, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5, Full-Size Vans

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet's New Medium-Duty Truck to Get Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission

Photo of Duramax engine assembly courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet's medium-duty truck will pair a Duramax diesel engine with an Allison transmission and will arrive in 2018, General Motors announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Work Truck Show, Diesel Engines, Navistar, Class 5, Allison Transmission, Class 4

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Low Cab Forward Trucks Headed to Dealers

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet’s new Low Cab Forward trucks are now shipping to Chevrolet dealers across the country, marking Chevrolet’s return to the medium-duty market.

Tags: Chevrolet, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, Cabovers

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Tags: BYD, Class 8, California, Class 5, Electric Trucks

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

DuraClass Introduces Tub Body Line

Photo: DuraClass

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Bodies

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Photo courtesy of Greenkraft Inc.

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Class 4, Class 5

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

Photo courtesy of North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

Photo cabover family courtesy of GM.

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

Tags: Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, Cabovers, Isuzu N-Series, General Motors

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Truck Sales, Truck Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Demand in U.S., Canada Continues to Strengthen

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Demand for commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada continues to strengthen, though used commercial vehicle registrations still outnumber new registrations.

Tags: Leasing, Class 6, Class 7, Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, Class 5, IHS Automotive, Class 4

September 8, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ram Chassis Cab Adds Max Speed Limiter

Photo of Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of Chrysler.

The Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks add several fleet-friendly options for the 2015 model-year, including a maximum speed limiter to help fleet managers reduce excessive speeding, according to Ram Truck.

Tags: Ram Truck, Speed Limiter, Ram Chassis Cab, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 4, Class 5, Ambulances

August 1, 2014 - Industry News

Utilities Urged to Double EV Investment

Photos courtesy of PG&E.A Peterbilt/Allison Transmissions Class 8 electric hybrid material handler truck.

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and a few private utilities are urging other electric utilities to more than double their current investments in electric fleet vehicles. Both groups have taken steps to support utilities working to achieve this goal.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Class 5, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 4, 2014 - Industry News

May Orders Cool for Classes 5-7, Class 8 Still Strong

May's preliminary net order figures for Class 8 are the strongest since February, while Class 5-7 net orders slumped 27% compared to a very strong month in April.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, ACT Research, Class 5

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Registrations Increase Nearly 3%, Best Since 2007

New Commercial Registrations (GVW 3-8) Quarterly Volume by Calendar Year

New commercial vehicle registrations in classes 3-8 for the first nine months of the 2013 were 426,718 units, up 2.8% from the same period in the 2012, according to a new report from IHS Automotive/Polk.

Tags: R. L. Polk & Co., Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Class 4, Class 5

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