ePower, ePTO electrical system added to battery electric International eMV
The ePower electrical system is the foundation for electric transport refrigeration unit applications., while the ePTO converts power for other systems on the truck, such as a boom or concrete mixer.
May 2, 2023
Zeus rolling out all-electric bucket truck at ACT Expo
Zeus Electric Chassis partnered with Terex and Reading to bring an all-electric medium-duty utility truck concept to ACT Expo next week in Anaheim, California.
April 28, 2023
Ford rolling out fuel cell F-550 utility truck
Where all-electric may fall short in demanding applications like utility work, Ford is looking to fuel cell technology to help get the job done.
August 24, 2022
Nation's first all-electric bucket truck rolling out later this month
Xcel Energy announced this week that the nation's first all-electric utility truck will be going to work later this month at their headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn.
June 8, 2022
Video: Tropical Storm Fred brings trucks to the rescue
Local utility trucks go to the rescue in the author's neighborhood following Tropical Storm Fred.
August 25, 2021
Battery-powered utility truck set to be nation's first
Con Edison teamed up with Lion Electric and utility truck upfitter Posi-Plus to build an all-electric Class 8 utility truck for use in New York. It's part of Con Edison's goal to add all-electric and hybrid vehicles to their fleet.
March 31, 2021
Ford adds standard PTO on new F-600
New for the 2021 model year Ford is adding power takeoff (PTO) provisions for its F-600 truck on both gasoline and diesel powertrains. The F-600 features a Ford TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission, which comes with a 10-bolt design live PTO provision standard on both the 7.3-liter V8 class-exclusive gasoline and 6.7-liter V8 diesel powertrains. The PTO […]
December 18, 2020
Reading webinar explores latest service body
Reading Truck Group announced that it will feature the latest upgrades to its flagship aluminum service body, the Aluminum Classic II, in its next installment of the new Driving What’s Next webinar series on Oct. 22. Reading’s experts will discuss the company’s redesigned 108DW and 132DW models which deliver increased payloads of up to 19,500 […]
October 14, 2020
Commercial electric trucks, vans undercutting conventional vehicle costs
Economies of scale have led to a drop in prices for alt fuel commercial vehicle manufacturer Lightning Systems. Lightning announced that growing production has fueled a 10 to 50% drop for its 2021 Class 3 – 8 battery and fuel cell electric vehicles. “As we are witnessing in the passenger EV market, higher sales volumes […]
September 2, 2020
Randall-Reilly launches used equipment website with ‘pay-for-performance’ pricing
Hard Working Truck’s parent company Randall-Reilly announced this week the launch of equipmentexperts.com, a pay-for-performance online marketplace for used trucking, construction and agriculture equipment. “Equipment Experts delivers a great user experience and builds trust. Buyers gain access to the most robust equipment data on the web to make informed buying decisions and sellers get the […]
August 19, 2020
Going virtual: Reading’s latest crane body will be featured on its new live webinar series
Reading Truck Group announced its new Master Mechanic 20-Series crane body which will be featured on the company’s new webinar series. Designed to equip class 3–5 chassis with up to 4,000 pounds of lifting power, the MM 20-Series rounds out Reading’s lineup of crane bodies with a mid-duty option designed for a wider range of jobs. […]
July 21, 2020
Reduce truck idling with battery-powered auxiliary system
As 23 states across the U.S. continue to strengthen enforcement of anti-idling regulations to improve urban air quality, Volta Power Systems has partnered with Stellar Industries to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. The auxiliary systems are designed to provide all-day power to operate hydraulics, power tools, and […]
May 13, 2020
Bollinger talks about the world’s first all-electric chassis cab
Bollinger Motors recently announced plans to produce and sell the all-electric B2 Chassis Cab. The Bollinger B2CC is the world’s first and only Class 3 all-electric chassis-cab truck platform, and it offers unlimited work truck variants. “The Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab’s unique features – including the 5,000-lb. payload and large energy source to power tools […]
May 6, 2020
Chlorine dioxide fumigation used to sanitize trucks
The Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) S.4 Cab & Controls Study Group is charged with helping “improve the design and maintenance of cab components and systems to enhance the driver’s ability to properly, comfortably and economically operate highway vehicles,” but they just might play a front-line role in keeping the trucking industry safe from the […]
April 1, 2020
Ford recalls E-350, E-450 over wire harness issue
Ford is recalling certain 2021 E-350 and E-450 vehicles. A wire harness in the rear of the vehicle may contact the vehicle frame, resulting in damage to the circuits that support the fuel pump and the anti-lock braking system (ABS). Damage to the fuel pump circuit in the wiring harness could result in an unexpected […]
April 1, 2020
Q&A: Bollinger founder and CEO Robert Bollinger talks about commercial applications for his EV platform
Bollinger recently announced that its electric chassis platform used in its truck and SUV prototypes is also ideal for commercial vehicle use. Bollinger founder and CEO Robert Bollinger explained more during a Q&A with Hard Working Trucks. HWT: Has Bollinger subjected its platform to any commercial vehicle testing? If so, please describe. Bollinger: The platform itself is […]
March 25, 2020
Reading redesigns aluminum service body and launches new crane body
Reading Truck Body recently unveiled its newly redesigned Aluminum Classic II service body and a brand new Master Mechanic crane body. “We understand our customers’ work extends far beyond paved roads and tidy job sites. Their work is gritty and rugged, therefore our truck bodies need to be able to stand up in the harshest […]
March 25, 2020
Ritchie Bros. biggest equipment auction underway in Orlando
Ritchie Bros. kicked off its biggest equipment auction of the year this week in Orlando, Fla. Over 200 acres are filled with 13,000-plus items which will be sold on behalf of over 1,000 sellers. Bid in-person, online or over the phone. A Ritchie Bros. app is also available to help streamline the process. Check out […]
February 18, 2020
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What’s New in 2024 for Chevy's Silverado 1500 Pickup?
The nine-trim lineup boasts max towing of 13,300 pounds, payload of 2,260 pounds and torque of 495 pound-feet.
NTSB eyes speed limiters on passenger vehciles
Freightliner kicks off production of electric medium duty model
Toyota Gives Glimpse of Concept EPU Electric Pickup Truck
Ford recalling almost 1,000 Lightning pickups