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The biggest medium-duty truck headlines of 2022

Medium-duty truck trends can be hard to pin down. After all, these trucks tackle a vast array of applications–from local pick-up and delivery vans running around every neighborhood across the country to municipal fleet trucks servicing utility lines. Think about it: Manufacturers build naked chassis just so that bodybuilders can dress it up with the

Transfer Flow introduces gasoline replacement fuel tank system for Ford Super Duty

Transfer Flow recently introduced its gasoline high-capacity replacement fuel tank for 2020-22 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty short bed, crew cab pickups with 6.2L and 7.3L engines. The 58-gallon fuel tank system passed extensive emissions testing and has been granted an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board. The larger fuel tank increases

Sonepar taps Penske Truck Leasing to provide electric light-duty fleet of Ford E-Transits

Sonepar has selected Penske Truck Leasing to provide its new light-duty electric fleet. Penske Truck Leasing is in the process of delivering nine Ford E-Transit all-electric cargo vans to support the initiative. These vehicles will be used for regional product deliveries in California, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state. Penske provides Sonepar with the vehicles, lease financing, comprehensive preventive

FordDirect, Work Truck Solutions partner on commercial dealership offerings

Work Truck Solutions recently announced a strategic partnership with FordDirect to assist Ford and Lincoln dealers. This partnership provides Ford dealers with the choice of two unique Work Truck Solutions offerings created specifically to serve the commercial department needs of a single manufacturer’s entire dealer body. As part of this partnership, FordDirect will connect Ford and Lincoln

Five truck trend takeaways from June

Let’s play a quick guessing game – I’ll give you a few facts and you try to guess what holiday I’m talking about. Okay, go! An estimated 150 million hot dogs are consumed on this day Over 40% of people celebrate with the use of fireworks The first celebration of this holiday was in 1776

Ford F-150 Lightning driving experience: It’s time For(d) hands-on impressions

The new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning bares a striking resemblance to their tried and true F-150 model. This deliberate design, according to Linda Zang, chief engineer, Ford Pro, was included as a way to ease the risk mentality that, oftentimes, sways people from trying something new. The all-electric F-Series vehicle features impressive performance, mileage and

Photo gallery: CARB, CALSTART showcase zero-emission trucks

CARB and CALSTART hosted their first Zero Emission Truck Showcase and Ride and Drive at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., earlier this month, showcasing 25 OEMs and fleet operators including Xos, GreenPower Motor Co., Ford, GM, Kenworth, Navistar, Nikola, Hyundai, Workhorse, BYD, Phoenix Motorcars, Orange EV, Lion Electric, AME, Lightning eMotors, Hyzon, Motiv

Ford F-150 Lightning Experience: Photo Gallery

Sonoma County is known for its abundance of vineyards. Rows of grape vines traverse the California hills in the world’s most sustainable wine region. Recently, Ford decided to add the F-150 Lightning to the terroir of winemaking country. The all electric pick-up truck will soon help several of the county’s winegrowers and harvesters maintain their

Frito-Lay debuts pilot for upcoming electric fleet in Texas

Frito-Lay recently announced a new electric fleet that will serve the Dallas Fort Worth area, specifically Carrollton. The first pilot Ford eTransit truck has arrived just in time for Earth Day, with 40 arriving later this summer. The trucks will deliver locally and reduce Frito-Lay’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of its broad

Ford F-150 Lightning trucks charge into electrify vocational applications in California

At a recent event held in Sonoma, Calif., Ford showed off the workhorse capabilities of the Ford F-150 lightning. Wilbur-Ellis, a global distribution leader in sustainable agriculture products and consulting, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), an electricity provider serving northern and central California, are announcing plans to add Wilbur-Ellis plans to add F-150 Lightning Pro

Penske orders 750 Ford E-Transit electric cargo vans for its rental, leasing fleet

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans. The company is taking delivery of its first several vehicles in the next several weeks. The move follows successfully piloting the vehicles late last year. Penske’s first Ford E-Transit vehicles will be made available in Southern California with other locations around the U.S. phased

Ford F-150 lightning software estimates range for towing applications

The Ford F-150 Lightning boasts towing capabilities up to an available 10,000 pounds with its 775 lb.-ft. of electric torque. Ford-exclusive technologies–Intelligent Range and FordPass Power My Trip plus the available class-exclusive Onboard Scales work–give F-150 Lightning customers more accurate vehicle range estimates based on actual towing experiences and real-time energy use, while Trailer Profile