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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 takes speed limiting to passenger market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DEARBORN, Mich. — For everyone who wondered why speed limiters weren’t being talked about for passenger vehicles, Ford has provided an answer.

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MEDIUM DUTY: WHAT’S NEW FOR ’07

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The newest medium-duty offerings pack more power, greater variety.

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Westport Inks Deal with Clean Energy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — The world of trucks fuelled by natural gas has changed significantly with the announcement that Westport Innovations has acquired BAF Technologies (BAF) and its subsidiary, ServoTech Engineering (ServoTech), both of them in turn subsidiaries of Clean Energy Fuels.

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Judge tells Navistar to fire up engines for Ford

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DETROIT — Just a few days after halting engine shipments to Ford, a Michigan judge has ordered Navistar International to restart engine production for its biggest customer.