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September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ships All Transit Van Models

Photo by Tim Crowley.

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.

Tags: Order-to-Delivery Times, Ford, Ford Transit, Dealers

September 5, 2014 - Industry News

Cable Provider Orders 800 Ford Transit Vans

Low-roof, regular wheelbase 2015 Transit Photo: Ford.

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Charter Communications, Fleets, Private Fleets

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

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.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Aluminum Parts Save 707 Pounds in F-150 Weigh-In

Ford executives showed two trucks on scales to demonstrate the light-weighting of the new truck when compared to the 2014 model-year version.

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.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Diesel Pickups Show Power, Comfort at Ford Drive Event

GCW of this truck and trailer was 39,000 pounds, but the V-8 diesel pulled it well.

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.

Tags: Ford SuperDuty, Power Stroke diesel, Ford, Test Drive, Pickup Trucks

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Debuts Transit's Five-Row Side-Curtain Air Bag

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Air Bags, 2015-MY, Safety, TRW Automotive

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Oklahoma, Dallas Order 321 Bi-Fuel F-150s as Demand for Natural Gas Grows

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Oklahoma, Ford, CNG, Compressed Natural Gas

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California

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.

Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport Innovations, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG

May 1, 2014 - Industry News

Production of 2015 Ford Transit Van Begins

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.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Expansion, Cargo Vans

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Move Production of 2016 F-650/F-750 Medium-Duty Trucks to Ohio

Ford announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.

Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ohio, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 4, 2014 - Industry News

2016-Model F-650/750 to Get Fresh Styling, More Ford Components

Like trucks, a dedicated tractor model will have a mesh grille and sculpted fender lines as part of new styling. New USA-built models are due out in spring of 2015.

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Ford Commercial Truck is extensively redesigning its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to use more of its own components as it prepares to move production from Mexico to the state of Ohio in about a year.

Tags: Work Truck Show, NTEA, Cummins, Ford, Triton

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Hires 37-Year Veteran of Ford

Rob Stevens has accepted a position with Roush CleanTech. As the new vice president of strategy, Stevens will spearhead future product and customer strategy. He brings expertise in engineering, product and business development, alternative fuel vehicles, and fleet operations to the company.

Tags: Leadership, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, People

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Adds 350 Jobs At Kentucky Truck Plant

Ford Motor Co. will add 350 new jobs and invest $80 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to meet growing demand for Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Expansion

December 27, 2013 - Industry News

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2

As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ford's John Ruppert to Head Commercial Truck Division

John Ruppert (left) and Fritz Ahadi.

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.

Tags: Leadership, Ford

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

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

Tags: Navistar, Ford, Engines, Litigation

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

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%).

Tags: International, Navistar, Freightliner, Caterpillar, Ford

July 31, 2013 - Industry News

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

2014 F-150’s 3.7-liter V-6 ordered with a gaseous preparation package can burn compressed natural gas or propane after upfitting by a Ford-approved modifier.

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.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Ford

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Ford, Light & Medium, Engines

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Ford, Light & Medium

May 2, 2013 - Industry News

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

The upcoming full-size Transit van will be offered with two gasoline V-6 engines and an inline 5-cylinder diesel.

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.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Ford Transit

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Ford, GM to Jointly Develop Multi-Speed Transmissions

Ford and GM plan to jointly develop a new generation of advanced 9- and 10-speed automatics for cars, crossover and sport utility vehicles, and trucks.

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.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Transmissions, Light & Medium

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

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

Cab-chassis and cutaway versions of the upcoming Transit full-size van will replace the E-series cutaway. E-series vans will continue in production for much of this decade.

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Work Truck Show

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Ford, Newman's Own Partner with Feeding America

For the 12th consecutive year, Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own Inc. are partnering with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman's Own food products.

Tags: Events, Ford

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