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Fontaine Modification hits 100,000 truck milestone

Alongside the 27,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Laredo, TX facility, Fontaine expects to hire another 125 employees to meet projected growth.

Blue Bird takes aim at the last-mile delivery segment with Class 5 to 6 Electric Chassis

The commercial vehicle market is constantly growing and changing, with electrification being at the forefront of the future. Basic industry standards are having to adapt to electrification and one of those things is chassis.  Like many things in the industry, an electric chassis has to make alterations to cater to batteries rather than engines. As

Continental highlights heavy-duty wiper blades

Make sure your fleet’s windshield wipers stand up to any type of weather conditions your drivers encounter. Continental ClearContact Commercial Duty Wiper Blades are engineered to provide all-weather durability and reliability. Designed for fast and easy installation, they are available in four blade designs and lengths from 10 to 40 inches. ClearContact wiper blades feature

Pegasus Specialty Vehicle inks deal to sell vehicles on Zeus Electric Chassis

Pegasus Specialty Vehicles, a Dunkirk, Ohio-based company in the school and transit bus industries, announced details of a newly penned agreement with the nation’s largest bus dealership, Creative Bus Sales, during a media event held at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo on May 11, in Long Beach, Calif. Pegasus will be building Type A school buses

Blue Bird unveils Class 5-6 electric vehicle chassis

Blue Bird Corporation unveiled a Class 5-6 electric vehicle platform at ACT Expo in Long Beach, California. The company is expanding its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market. Blue Bird’s Class 5-6 chassis will enable a broad range of fully-electric vehicles, including last-mile delivery step vans, motorhomes, and other specialty vehicles. Due to

Stoughton achieves ISO certification for its Wisconsin facility

Stoughton Trailers has announced it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certification for the production of painted intermodal chassis in the Evansville, Wis. facility. ISO 9001:2015 is a Quality Management Standard (QMS) developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The standard is based on several quality management principles, including having a

Lightning eMotors reveals chassis for electric commercial vehicles

Lightning eMotors, provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis, an all-new rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV applications. The Lightning eChassis, developed with Metalsa, will be available for Class 4 and class 5 commercial electric chassis cab, stripped chassis, and cutaway chassis configurations. The innovative

Reyco Granning offers TransportMaster leaf spring upgrade

Reyco Granning is offering TransportMaster, a turn-key bolt-on upgrade to replace factory leaf spring on Class 3-5 Ford, Ram, GM, and EV chassis. The TransportMaster was designed to improve ride quality, manage body height and permit kneeling, the company says. Reyco Granning has developed a list of exclusive dealer/installer locations specifically trained to sell and

Five truck trend takeaways from October

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Electric trucks could change service shop operations Electric trucks are coming and reduced maintenance is potentially coming along with

The tale of the trashy truck chassis

Once upon a midnight dreary, I sat behind the wheel, weak and weary. And while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as if someone gently rapping, rapping beneath my truck floor. Such an event thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors I’d never felt before. When I brought my truck to

The big secret for spec’ing a vocational truck chassis

Don’t think just because you’ve spec’d a chassis for an application in the past that the same configuration will continue to work tried and true. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Acting as the foundation of the truck, one the first components

Chassis OEMs to present new model year updates at NTEA’s Truck Product Conference

Nine chassis manufacturers will share the latest commercial vehicle updates from a technical and engineering perspective at NTEA’s 2021 Truck Product Conference, the organization announced. This in-person event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21 to Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio. Attendees can gain insights on upcoming changes to new