October 3, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cummins, Nissan, Equipment, Engines, Light & Medium
September 3, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cummins, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, SCR, Light & Medium, Engines
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Class 6, Class 7, COE, Light & Medium, Cabovers
June 19, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Safety, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fleet Safety Conference, Illinois, Events, Light & Medium
June 7, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Odyne, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Light & Medium, Batteries
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, NTSB, Crash-Related Injuries, Truck Safety, Light & Medium, CDL, Regulations
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
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
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.
Tags: Truck Safety, ATRI, Safety, Light & Medium
May 20, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Vans, R. L. Polk & Co., new vehicle sales, Compact Vans, Light & Medium
May 7, 2013 - Industry News
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
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.
Tags: Vans, Mercedes-Benz, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Light & Medium
April 15, 2013 - Industry News
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 7, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Gasoline, Ethanol, Fuel and Oil, Light & Medium
February 10, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Hino, Kenworth, ATD, Commercial Truck of the Year, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Light & Medium
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