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Medium-duty truck dealer networks become increasingly capable

With ongoing growth in many vocational market segments, including operations that use medium-duty trucks, truck manufacturers like Ford, GM and Ram are actively working with their dealer networks to expand service offerings. Just as importantly, they are providing extensive training and support to the highly specialized commercial dealers.

Chevrolet introduces 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6600HD

Chevrolet has introduced 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6600HD trucks, the first Silverado Class 4, 5 and 6 chassis cab trucks Chevrolet has offered. The Silverado will be available in 2WD and 4WD and will be powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque and Allison transmissions with

Air Lift offers LoadLifter 7500 XL for 2000-2010 GM 2500HD and 3500 pickups

Air Lift Co. announced that its LoadLifter 7500 XL kit is now available for the 2000-2010 GM 2500HD and 3500 pickups. Features of the LoadLifter 7500 XL kit, as highlighted by the company, include the following: Features a pair of 7-in., double-convoluted air springs that eliminate problems like squat, trailer sway, body roll, and bottoming out; Provides

Covering all bases: GM adds a Class 6 medium-duty model

With seven straight months of year-over-year market share gains through March of this year, GM’s commercial truck business has been growing steadily. Recently, Chevrolet announced it is expanding its range of trucks with a new dock-height Class 6 model. The 2018 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD, expected to be available by the end of the

Chevrolet’s Low Cab Forward trucks are heading to dealers

Chevrolet’s new Low Cab Forward trucks are now shipping to Chevrolet dealers across the country, marking Chevrolet’s return to the medium-duty truck market. The trucks are offered in regular cab and crew cab body styles, with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine or a 5.2L turbo-diesel engine. All engines are mated to

XL Hybrids offers GM van hybrid conversions

XL Hybrids Inc. has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the first California Heavy Duty Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) vehicle eligibility, allowing discounts for aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered General Motors (GM) 2500 and 3500 passenger and cargo vans into hybrid electric vehicles. Businesses and organizations with fleets in California can receive $2,500

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Navistar, GM partner to manufacture cutaway van

Navistar, Inc. and General Motors (GM) have reached an agreement to manufacture the cutaway model of GM’s G Van at Navistar’s Springfield, Ohio plant starting this year. With this multi-year contract, Navistar will add at least 300 jobs and recommission its second line at the plant. “We’re very pleased to partner with GM on this

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XL Hybrids introduces hybrid electric low-floor shuttle bus

XL Hybrids Inc. has introduced a hybrid electric low-floor shuttle bus with ARBOC Specialty Vehicles. The GM cutaway buses upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System are uniquely designed to meet ARBOC’s stringent specifications to optimize accessibility for paratransit and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, the XL3 technology supports fleets’ sustainability efforts by

Onboard telematics bring new capabilities to light-duty fleets

Telematics solutions are rapidly becoming a growing trend with light-duty fleets, as they begin to require more detailed views of their vehicles to more efficiently manage operations. For an example, just look at this recent announcement by General Motors: GM has launched a new platform specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information

GM Fleet to offer 2.8L Duramax engine in Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana vans

General Motors Fleet has announced that the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine will be offered in 2017 model year Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger vans. Start of production will begin in the first quarter of 2017 (calendar year). This option will give business owners and fleet managers the ability to benefit from increased fuel

GM to offer ‘box delete’ option on all truck classifications

Purchasers of Chevrolet and GMC trucks can now modify all sizes of trucks with a “box delete” option. General Motors is making the option available to fleet and retail customers on its 1500 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive regular cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, completing the pick-up portfolio of box delete offerings. “We are in the business

GM, Navistar reach commercial vehicle agreement

General Motors Co. and Navistar have reached a long-term agreement to develop and assemble future medium duty, conventional cab Class 4/5 commercial vehicles, allowing Navistar to strengthen its product lineup and GM to expand its Chevrolet commercial truck portfolio. “Bringing medium-duty conventional cab trucks back into the portfolio strengthens Chevrolet’s commitment to providing commercial customers

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