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F-600 Super Duty chassis cab rounds out Ford lineup

March 8, 2019 by John Smith

Ford has unveiled a new Class 5 F-600 Super Duty chassis cab with a gross vehicle weight rating of 22,000 lb., rounding out a completely revamped commercial vehicle lineup.

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Charging standards are on the way

October 17, 2018 by John Smith

Electric, electric, electric. The hoopla about electric trucks has been literally inescapable. You’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re about to take over the trucking world, but it may be quite a few years before everything is in place to […]

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Freightliner topped Class 8 sales in February

May 10, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The surging demand for highway tractors continues to push up projections for North American truck sales this year. According to Canadian retail figures from WardsAuto, Freightliner led the way in February’s Class 8 sales, with 521 units, […]

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Canadian truck sales were strong in ’17

March 9, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — North America’s Class 8 truck sales closed out 2017 on a three-year high, thanks largely to tighter capacity in the freight market south of the border. Here in Canada, Freightliner dominated Class 8 sales for the year, […]

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Launches planned for Work Truck Show

January 15, 2018 by John Smith

Four manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at this year’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles will round out its commercial truck portfolio with Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD chassis cabs, Ford Commercial Vehicles will have a launch of its own, and International will debut what it’s touting as “the driver’s ultimate work truck.” Hino, meanwhile, will introduce a line of Class 7 and 8 trucks, to be powered by

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Headlights Again: Now digital

August 9, 2017 by John Smith

A few months ago I wrote a couple of times about headlights, complaining that the standard lamps offered in most vehicles — from cars to heavy trucks — are insufficient. Meaning, it’s too easy to over-drive your lights at what are pretty ordinary speeds nowadays. The light just isn’t thrown far enough down the road, reducing the ability of a driver to see far enough ahead to avoid an obstruction and maybe a catastrophic accident.

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Ford expands modifier program for electrics, hybrids

March 15, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ford is expanding its Qualified Vehicle Modifier program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains. XL Hybrids, Lightning Hybrids, and Motiv Power Systems have already been named as the first three developers.

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F-650/F-750 Get New Diesel

March 16, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Ford will offer a new 6.7L Powerstroke V-8 diesel with its 2017 F-650 and F-750 trucks that can travel 500,000 miles without a major service visit

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2017 Ford Super Duty

October 15, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

The 2017 F-Series Super Duty sports many enhancements and borrows a lighter aluminum-alloy body like the current F-150

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2015 Medium Duty Roundup

January 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The next generation of running-around-town trucks will deliver a load of innovations, including fuel-saving transmissions; aerodynamic design and in at least one case, “customerization.”

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EPA certifies Westport’s Ford Transit modification

January 15, 2015 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Westport also expects California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification soon in 2015.

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Ford Redesigns Class 6/7 Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Ford has introduced the Canadian market to its totally redesigned Class 6 and 7 trucks. F-650 and F-750 trucks will be introduced in mid-2015 for the 2016 model year

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Navistar, Ford agree to new negotiations in engine dispute

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHICAGO — Feuding business partners Navistar International and Ford Corp. have entered into a consent injunction in which Navistar will continue shipping 6.4L Power Stroke diesel engines to Ford, and the carmaker will pay, without deductions, for each engine.

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2015 Ford Transit

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

All new Transit to come in three body lengths, two wheelbases, three roof heights, and in van, wagon, chassis-cab, and cutaway variations. It’s a ‘world’ van

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Navistar files counter-suit against Ford

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHICAGO — Navistar International said this week that it has filed a counter-complaint against Ford Motor Co. for breach of contract and is seeking damages.