Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed manual gearbox (shown) will enter production in September. An automated version is slated for next year’s first quarter.


Advantage 10-speed Transmissions to Use Less Lube Oil, Save 75 pounds, Eaton Says

A new series of Fuller Advantage manual and automated transmissions will cut weight and save fuel, Eaton’s Vehicle Group announced Thursday. The savings will offer a quick payback of the products’ “very small premium” in price over existing models.


Rand McNally Integrates with Bolt Dispatch Software

Rand McNally announced that Bolt Dispatch Software is the latest technology to be integrated with its TND 760 and TPC 7600 mobile fleet management solutions. Bolt provides an Internet-based dispatch and fleet management solution.

Daimler Trucks North America wants to expand its export business, such as this Australian Argosy.


Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

3M has completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas tank.


3M Announces Certification for CNG Tank

3M announced it has successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas tank. The 21.5-inch by 60-inch inch tank is designed for light- and medium-duty pick-up trucks and corporate fleet vehicles.

A Kenworth T680 similar to this one took home the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year award in the heavy-duty category.


ATD Announces Commercial Trucks of the Year

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.

The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van comes in two models, S and SV, in five exterior colors, and offers a range of option packages.


Nissan Shows 2013 NV200 Cargo Van in Chicago, Reveals Fuel Economy and MSRP

Nissan says its all-new 2013 NV200 Cargo Van is designed for business owners and fleet operators that want a smaller work van. It goes on sale in April.

GM expects the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will get 42 mpg highway.


Chevrolet Debuts 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel at Chicago Auto Show

GM told Automotive Fleet that it would be an ideal choice for fleet customers whose drivers spend a lot of time on the road commuting, traveling to visit customers, or driving between offices.


Nissan to Build All-New Version of Titan Full-Size Pickup Truck

Nissan is planning to build an all-new version of its Titan full-size pickup truck, though the automaker hasn't yet announced a timeline for this new vehicle. The automaker said it wants this new vehicle to appeal to fleet and skilled-trade customers in addition to retail buyers.


Ram ProMaster 2014 Shows in Chicago

The new 2014 Ram ProMaster is Ram Commercial's latest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup. ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer.

The 2014 Tundra is offered in three cab styles, two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax, all available in 4x2 and 4x4.


Toyota Unveils 2014 Redesigned Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. unveiled the redesigned 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 Tundra will be redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model year.


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