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Volvo Unveils Their Second Electric Truck in Three Weeks, the Volvo FE Electric
Volvo is leading the way in electrified transport solutions with the unveiling of their second all-electric truck, the Volvo FE Electric. Their first truck, the Volvo FL Electric, was introduced just three weeks prior to this announcement. This new truck is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes, and can be expected to go on sale in Europe in 2019.
June 3, 2018
Volvo Trucks and Cars Can Now Alert Each Other to Potential Hazards
Volvo Trucks is following in the footsteps of Volvo cars by introducing their cloud-based service, Connected Safety. This technology allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to communicate with each other by sharing real-time traffic hazard information in order to cut down on accidents due to risks that lie on the road ahead. This collaboration between two independent vehicle manufacturers is a move to spearhead the future of vehicle safety with the hopes that more will follow suit.
May 29, 2018
Volvo to Sell and Produce First All Electric Trucks in Europe Next Year
Volvo Trucks has announced that they will officially be selling and producing their first all-electric trucks for commercial use in Europe next year. The Volvo FL Electric ror urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications, is an exciting and logical next step in the company’s move towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly operations. This launch will certainly cement Volvo as a leader in solutions for electrified goods transport in cities.
April 26, 2018
XL Helps Puget Sound Energy to Make the Change to Electrification
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and XL, a leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets that has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to make the change to electrification, recently announced that PSE has finished outfitting forty new vehicles with hybrid conversion technology. This change will serve to reduce each van’s carbon footprint, support the change from petroleum to XL hybrid gas/electric systems, and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.3 million pounds annually. PSE also showcased one of these new hybrid vans at the Green Transportation Summit and Expo on April 17-19th in order to showcase how easy it is for companies to convert fleet vehicles to cleaner systems, in turn, saving costs.
April 23, 2018
Heavy-Haul Trucking Made Easier with Volvo’s New VNX Series
Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul series has all the brawn you need for heavy-haul applications like logging, heavy equipment transport, and long combination vehicles. These durable, yet polished, additions to the lineup have up to 605 horsepower and 2,050 pounds per foot of torque. In the midst of the company’s revitalization of their product range, this series was the next logical step in complementing both their VNR series for regional hauls and their VNL series for long hauls.
March 21, 2018
Freightliner Trucks Showcases Solutions for a Range of Customer Applications at 2018 Work Truck Show
Visitors at the recently held 2018 Work Truck Show had the privilege of visiting the Freightliner Trucks booth in order to explore their wide range of truck models. Guests could also explore the powertrain and connectivity solutions that Freightliner Trucks has established in order to meet the needs of vocational and medium-duty applications. The booth also showcased several alternative-fuel solutions, which contributed to making the experience both relative and informative.
March 14, 2018
Knapheide Unveils New Aluminum Service and Aluminum Platform Bodies at 2018 Work Truck Show
At the recent 2018 Work Truck Show, Knapheide Manufacturing Company unveiled their all new aluminum service and aluminum platform bodies. These additions are, in part, thanks to the company’s new approach to design, manufacturing, and testing, as well as a long-standing dedication to high-quality work-ready solutions. The incorporation of these new body types reinforces Knapheide’s commitment to providing an optimum portfolio of aluminum truck bodies to their customers.
March 13, 2018
Mack Granite MHD Model Boasts Increased Versatility Thanks to Recent Enhancements
Mack Trucks recently announced enhancements made to their Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model. Meant to increase functionality and application flexibility, the model is now a great lightweight option that doesn’t sacrifice durability. The announcements was made at the 2018 Work Truck Show, March 6-9, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 11, 2018
International MV Series Unveiled by International Truck at the 2018 World Truck Show
International Truck has now added the last piece of the puzzle to their lineup by introducing the new medium-duty trucks. The launch of their 6/7 International MV series completes the company’s Project Horizon product refresh. The debut came at the recent 2018 Work Truck Show, where the project’s initiatives were demonstrated via the truck’s improved cab design and driver-centric enhancements already typical of their Class 8 vehicles.
March 10, 2018
Muncie’s FR6Q Quiet Power Take-Off is Here
Muncie Power Products’ investment in the latest noise reduction technology has now brought you the all new quiet power take-off, the FR6Q. A patent-pending spring-loaded rocker mechanism means that gear rattle noise is essentially a thing of the past when it comes to a quiet power take-off. The part is designed to fit Ford 6R140 transmissions in several Ford truck models and is suited for several heavy-duty jobs.
March 7, 2018
XL Hybrids Debuts the First Hybrid-Electric Ford F-250
XL Hybrids has announced that the first-ever hybrid-electric Ford F-250 will be unveiled at the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show March 6-9 in Indianapolis, IN. For trucks using rugged towing, hauling, or utility applications, these new hybrid-electrics enjoy up to 25% increased miles per gallon and reduced CO2 emissions. At booth #3075, you’ll be able to see three electrified Ford pickup trucks, including the XLH hybrid-electric F-250 and the XLP plug-in hybrid-electric F-150, and you’ll also have the opportunity to hear from a panel on vehicle electrification. You’ll even be able to walk underneath the lifted trucks in order to easily see you yourself how easily XL systems integrate with Ford trucks.
March 2, 2018
Daimler Trucks’ Expands Portfolio with New Detroit DD8 Engine
Starting on February 5th of this year, vehicle production with the use of their new Detroit DD8 engines would be underway at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The latest addition to their already extensive powertrain portfolio, the overall success of the engine thus far is a testament to the company’s dedication to high quality and variety. Since the announcement, overall market leadership for the engine has increased, as well as Detroit’s leadership for medium-duty and vocational markets.
February 27, 2018
Western Global Introduces the Portable Fuel Island
Western Global is living up to its reputation as an industry-wide leader in innovative fuel storage solutions with the rollout of their new Fuel Island. The lineup of these self-contained fuel stations, complete with remote monitoring technology, as well as integrated, cloud-based remote monitoring equipment for fuel consumption tracking, allows for a self-contained fuel station that can be deployed immediately and with less resources. The powerful combination of these features with Western Global’s trusted TransTank fuel tanks makes this station ideal for commercial fleet refueling.
February 7, 2018
Terex Unleashes Advance Charger Mixer Truck Series
The new Advance Charger front discharge mixer truck series by Terex is designed and built specifically for delivering concrete in urban areas. The models were unveiled at the 2018 World of Concrete event being held in Las Vegas. The new Charger truck is lighter, shorter, and offers the same tight turning radius characteristics of traditional Terex Advance front discharge mixers to meet the expectations of concrete producers delivering concrete in densely populated cities.
January 25, 2018
Western Star Trucks Roll into 2018 World of Concrete
Western Star Trucks will showcase several of its custom-built vocational trucks and product options in the Bronze Lot of the 2018 World of Concrete event being held between Jan. 23 and Jan. 26 in Las Vegas.
January 24, 2018
Freightliner Trucks Unveils DD8 Engine at World of Concrete
Freightliner Trucks will showcase its new Detroit DD8 engine at the 2018 World of Concrete event between Jan. 23 and Jan. 26 in Las Vegas. The engine will be featured alongside other products designed for the vocational market in booth #C5427.
January 23, 2018
2019 Ford Ranger to Hit North America
The new 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck will hit the road with new exterior design, a high-strength steel frame, and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine mated to the only 10-speed automatic transmission in the segment.
January 16, 2018
Western Star Extends Wings of Awesomeness Paint Job Package
Custom truck manufacturer Western Star is revamping its 50th anniversary “Wings of Awesomeness” limited edition design package into 2018 with new colors. Customers can now brand any Western Star truck model with their choice of paint job or design their own.
January 15, 2018
Ford F-150 Diesel is Everything Fans Have Been Waiting For
You read that right. Ford is delivering its first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating. This truck is perfect for full-size truck customers who desire robust towing and payload power in conjunction with strong, efficient fuel economy. The new F-150 offers 11,400 pounds of towing capacity, 2,020 pounds of payload capacity, best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower, and 440 lb.-ft of torque.
January 15, 2018
Mack Demos Catenary Vehicle Prototype in Southern California
The prototype, Mack Pinnacle, recently participated in a one-mile, zero-emission, eHighway demo in Carson, California in partnership with Siemens. The South Coast Air Quality Management District sponsored this demonstration of the Pinnacle’s fully integrated, plug-in, hybrid electric driveline. This served as a stepping stone towards the District’s ultimate goal of reducing air pollution in high-freight locations, like the nearby southern ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which are two of the largest ports in the United States.
December 7, 2017
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