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Cargo Vans Update

Cargo Vans Update

Depending on how the segment is counted, the market for full-size cargo vans is up about 12% over last year, which in turn was up 14% over 2009, builder sources say

October 12, 2011

Hyundai Innovations

Hyundai Innovations

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Hyundai Translead showed a bladder-like gasket that inflates firmly against overhead doors to keep them from shaking and rattling

October 20, 2011

Mac-Vac, Steps That Retract

Mac-Vac, Steps That Retract

Mac Trailer in Alliance, Ohio, has entered the vacuum-tanker field with a Mac-Vac product for the energy industry

October 20, 2011

EPA-Certified Trailer Skirts, Wheel Cover Offered by Solus
Quickspin: Driving the new Cat Truck

Quickspin: Driving the new Cat Truck

We came, we saw, we drove -- but not far. Caterpillar people are very proud of their CT660 vocational truck. They introduced it earlier this yea

November 4, 2011

Ford Shows E-Series Replacement, the Transit Van; Talks Up Gasoline Power for F-650

Ford Shows E-Series Replacement, the Transit Van; Talks Up Gasoline Power for F-650

Ford Commercial Truck offered glimpses of its upcoming Transit van that will eventually replace the high-selling E-Series, showed its gasoline-powered F-650 medium-duty truck, and said its One Ford vehicle strategy for coming years includes cutting weight and engine sizes to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions

December 7, 2011

Test Drive: Ram Tradesman is Quiet, Comfortable, Fast -- But Built for Work
Are Underride Guards Good Enough?

Are Underride Guards Good Enough?

Last March, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced results of crash-testing of several van trailers whose underride guards did not perform well, except in a couple of cases

January 17, 2012

Test Drive: Fuso FG 4x4 Goes Almost Anywhere

Upcoming Transit Van to Get EcoBoost V-6, Ford Says

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ford's full-size Transit commercial van will come with the company's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine when it debuts in 2013, executives announced Monday on the eve of the opening of the Work Truck Show.

March 5, 2012

Ram Adds 2 Tradesman Pickups, Cab Back-Panel Removal, MaxTow Package
Remote Temp Monitoring

Remote Temp Monitoring

When you're delivering temperature-sensitive cargoes, things can get nasty if the produce, meat, ice cream or whatever's in the trailer shows up too cold or too warm

March 22, 2012

Detroit's Automated Gearbox Set for Sale Next Year, DTNA Says

Detroit's Automated Gearbox Set for Sale Next Year, DTNA Says

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Daimler Trucks North America said its Detroit Transmission, a previously disclosed 12-speed automated mechanical unit based on a Mercedes-Benz design, initially will be available next year in Freightliner Cascadia tractors with Detroit diesels

March 22, 2012

Great Dane Re-Engineers Its Everest Reefers; Improves Vans, Flats
How Automated Pre-Tripping of Trailers Could Help Fleets with CSA