Ram updates fuel economy, tech and safety on 2022 Promaster
Ram Commercial introduced Wednesday its 2022 ProMaster commercial van and aimed it squarely at one of the largest commercial customer categories: vocational.
August 26, 2021
Ford reports on E-Transit interest
Since going live in early May, over 20,000 Ford E-Transits, the nation's first OEM produced all-electric van, have been earmarked by customers on the van's registration site.
June 23, 2021
U.S. mail to be powered by Ford
Ford will be providing engines, all-electric powertrains and suspension components for next-gen delivery vehicles for the United States Postal Service.
June 23, 2021
Ford Transit Connect recalled
Ford is recalling certain 2013-21 Ford Transit Connect vehicles over concerns of a possible gear position mix-up.
June 2, 2021
EZ STAK’s EZ Folding Shelf target delivery van market
Each shelving unit comes with two foldable shelves, available in four widths: 48 inches, 60 inches, 72 inches, and 84 inches.
May 5, 2021
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Ford's electric commercial van will cost less than originally expected
Along with the registration site, E-Transit has updated pricing.
May 5, 2021
eSprinter production slated for U.S., Germany
Mercedes-Benz is banking on an all-electric future as it announces eSprinter production plans in the U.S. and Germany.
March 31, 2021
Oshkosh gets initial USPS $485M van contract
The six-year wait has finally ended with the United States Postal Service choosing Oshkosh Defense to manufacture its next generation delivery vehicle.
March 3, 2021
Light-duty diesel sales surge 28 percent
Sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with diesel engines grew 28 percent during 2020, even as overall auto sales declined by over 14 percent for the year according to a report this week from the Diesel Technology Forum. Among alternative fueled vehicle offerings, vehicles with diesel engines held 5 of the top 10 […]
January 27, 2021
Amazon orders hundreds of CNG trucks
Online ecommerce giant Amazon has ordered hundreds of compressed natural gas trucks to help further improve its emissions profile. So far, according to Reuters, Amazon has ordered more than 700 CNG class 6 and class 8 trucks with engines supplied by Cummins-Westport. A total of 1,000 CNG engines have been ordered. CNG trucks emit 27% […]
February 10, 2021
Work Truck Show announces schedule info and more for this year’s show
The Association for the Work Truck Industry announced more information this week about Work Truck Week 2021 (WTW21), a new online event for the commercial vehicle industry March 8–12, 2021. WTW21 will include exclusive product updates from work truck OEMs, industry-specific educational sessions, opportunities to connect with leading manufacturers and suppliers, and a media day. Participating companies will share the latest information on work trucks, equipment […]
January 20, 2021
GM rolls out first-to-last-mile battery-electric business
General Motors on Tuesday threw its hat further into the electrified trucking ring with the debut of a full ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software and services. Dubbed BrightDrop, the new business is structured as a one-stop-shop solution that lowers costs, maximizes productivity, improves employee safety and freight security, and supports overall sustainability efforts, while […]
January 13, 2021
Western Star, Ford Transit Connect and Mercedes Sprinter among recent NHTSA recalls
The following safety recalls were issued recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Western Star 4700 and 4900 and Freightliner Coronado, 108SD and 114SD vehicles. The vehicle certification label contains incorrect information, stating a Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the tire capacity rating. […]
December 16, 2020
Walmart adding more autonomous vehicles with longer routes
Walmart is stepping up its commitment to autonomous deliveries by taking on temperature-controlled AVs. Walmart announced this week that following a successful pilot with AV middle-mile specialists Gatik, they’re taking their next step forward with Gatik’s self-driving box trucks which are built on Ford Transit chassis cabs. “When we begin incorporating driverless Box Trucks into […]
December 16, 2020
Recall round-up: Western Star 4700, Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit Connect, others
The following safety recalls were recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Western Star 4700 and 4900 and Freightliner Coronado, 108SD and 114SD vehicles. The vehicle certification label contains incorrect information, stating a Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the tire capacity rating. […]
November 18, 2020
Ford reveals 2022 E-Transit with 40% TCO savings
Ford revealed its 2022 E-Transit today and doubled-down on its approach to a carbon-neutral future while embracing California’s zero emissions policies along with the Paris Agreement, the international climate protection pact that the U.S. withdrew from in 2017 under President Donald Trump. “This is the path we’re on,” said Ford CEO and President Jim Farley. […]
November 12, 2020
Nissan announces prices on final NV vans
Nissan announced prices on its 2021 Nissan NV Cargo Van and 2021 Nissan NV Passenger Van, the final model year for a series that has endured for 10 years in an increasingly competitive space. The NV Cargo features a starting MSRP of $30,540 (a $400 uptick from model year 2020), and the 4-row/12-passenger NV 3500 […]
October 31, 2020
New Ford E-Transit coming on the heels of strong EV partnerships
What are some questions that come to mind for electric trucks and vans? How about vehicle cost, charger cost, infrastructure requirements, max payload, max towing, range, charge times, maintenance, total cost of ownership…these are some of the questions we had in mind when Ford announced its all-electric 2022 E-Transit cargo van at the Work Truck […]
October 29, 2020
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Test drive: Mack MD Series
The MD is Mack’s first all-new truck model since the 2017 debut of Anthem and is one of very few bulldogs to offer a non-Mack powertrain.
Autonomous Walmart trucks running without safety drivers
Fuel conscious Ford Maverick hybrid pickup delivers 42 mpg city
Isuzu kicks off production of F-Series, including its first foray into Class 7
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 catches air and our attention