July 26, 2016 - Product News
The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, Aluminum, 2017-MY
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.
Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-250, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, 2017-MY, Towing, Aluminum, Lightweighting
May 25, 2016 - Industry News
Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.
Tags: Aluminum, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Tier 1 Suppliers, Lightweighting
April 15, 2016 - Industry News
Ford has beefed up the axles, brakes, hitch, and suspension of its 2017 Super Duty pickups, after removing 350 pounds in weight-saving aluminum body panels, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty
January 27, 2016 - Product News
Accuride president and CEO Rick Dauch spoke about the company’s recently acquired metal matrix composite technology during a briefing at HDAW, explaining the role MMC would play in Accuride’s lightweight components.
Tags: Accuride, Lightweight Materials, Lightweighting, Brake Drums
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
A metals industry group is exploring lightweight ferrous products as an alternative to more expensive materials in the quest for cutting weight from trucks and other transport vehicles, says Grede Holdings, an iron castings supplier that’s involved in the project.
April 9, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt has introduced a 58-inch sleeper for its Model 579 in both low- and mid-roof configurations for weight conscious short- and regional-haul operations.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Lightweighting
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting
April 5, 2015 - Industry News
At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.
Tags: Alcoa, MATS, Lightweighting, Aluminum
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.
Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks
September 23, 2014 - Product News
Navistar announced it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar model with the company’s 13-liter engine, for weight-sensitive applications such as bulk hauling.
Tags: Navistar, Class 8, International Trucks, Transmissions, ProStar, Lightweighting, Bulk Hauling
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
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
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.
Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting
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