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
Cummins and Isuzu Motors Limited recently announced an agreement to create a prototype medium-duty, battery electric truck to demonstrate in North America. This truck represents the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. Through this arrangement, Cummins will integrate the Cummins PowerDrive6000 into Isuzu’s F-Series truck and
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, distributor of low cab forward trucks, has announced the winners of its 2022 National Sales Walkaround, National Service Walkaround, National Parts Salesperson Product Presentation and North America I-1 Grand Prix Technical competitions. The finals of all four contests took place at Isuzu’s Center of Excellence in Pittston, Penn., between August
The widespread and steady growth of last mile operations has brought with it new and unique maintenance challenges for fleets operating light- and medium-duty delivery vehicles. One of the main issues, according to Grant Hilliard, client development manager for Utilimaster (a Shyft Group brand), is the limited access to vehicles due to the long hours
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced start-of-production dates for the 2023 model-year editions of its N-Series gasoline- and diesel-powered N-Series trucks. Isuzu’s 2023 gasoline-powered N-Series Class 3 and 4 models receive many of the enhancements that were introduced on the 2022i N-Series diesel trucks: • Four-wheel disc brakes: Standard front disc brakes will be
Allison Transmission‘s 2500 Rugged Duty SeriesTM (RDS) six-speed fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Isuzu Commercial Truck of America’s first F-Series Class 7 truck model. In addition, Isuzu’s new F-Series Class 6 truck model will feature Allison’s 2550 RDS six-speed fully automatic transmission. Both vehicles are now in serial production. Allison’s 2500 and 2550
The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors have signed binding agreements to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2019. The agreements include Isuzu Motors’ acquisition of UD Trucks from the Volvo Group for an enterprise value of JPY 243 billion (approx. $2.31 billion). The transaction
Fleet Equipment visited the 20th anniversary of the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis to catch up on all the latest news and equipment from the medium-duty, vocational and construction segments. Check out photos and all the news from the show below. Cummins displayed its medium-duty B6.7 and L9 engines, both of which will
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has introduced two new gasoline engines for its N-Series trucks. The engines include a 6.6-liter V8 that will be available in the Class 3 NPR and Class 4 NPR-HD, and a 6.0-liter V8 that will be offered in both the Class 5 17,950-lb. GVWR NQR and the Class 5
Trucking companies are working to improve the total cost of ownership by focusing on making upfitting easier for truck equipment manufacturers.
In medium-duty commercial operations, safety systems are becoming more important and prevalent as fleets seek to reduce the risk of their trucks being involved in accidents, to improve the safety of drivers and to potentially lower insurance costs.
Dana Incorporated will partner with Nordresa to integrate its Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle on the Isuzu N-Series chassis for commercial fleet applications.