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Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration

October 18, 2016
The Class 3-7 medium-duty truck market has been stable and healthy so far in 2016 and it is expected that all segments will show consistent growth going...

Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar

May 20, 2016
If you found Ford’s previous F-650 and F-750 useful, comfortable and easy to drive, you’ll feel the same way about the new generation.

Cargo Vans: Prosperity as a Problem
Cargo Vans: Prosperity as a Problem

October 16, 2015
‘We’re selling everything we can build,’ manufacturers say as they boost production, and they see no letup.

Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck
Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck

April 17, 2015
Ford’s big V-10 is strong and fairly quiet as it revs to make horses that feed on natural gas.

Spec'ing Work Trucks
Spec'ing Work Trucks

February 10, 2014
Although work trucks are typically smaller and lighter than Class 8 freight haulers, often they are more complex and take more work to design and assemble....

New Choices, New Excitement For Cargo Vans
New Choices, New Excitement For Cargo Vans

October 18, 2013
‘May you live in interesting times” is usually taken as a wry Chinese curse. But for cargo vans and the people who run them, an interesting era is here and...

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth
Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

August 6, 2013
Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up...

Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines
Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines

December 17, 2012
In all the years I've been doing update articles for HDT, particularly on Class 1, 2 and 3 cargo vans, I've repeatedly asked execs at the truck builders...

Ford Plans 2 Gasoline V-6s Plus I-5 Diesel for Transit, Pair of I-4s for Transit Connect
Ford Plans 2 Gasoline V-6s Plus I-5 Diesel for Transit, Pair of I-4s for Transit Connect

December 16, 2012
The upcoming full-size Transit van will have two gasoline V-6 engines and an inline 5-cylinder diesel, while the new compact Transit Connect will get a pair...

Class 6 & 7 Roundup
Class 6 & 7 Roundup

November 1, 2008
Midrange in transition

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