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The vocational truck rollouts roundup

When more than 10,000 truck fleet managers, manufacturers and equipment distributors descended on the Indiana Convention Center for The Work Truck Show 2015 they were able to witness the debut of a number of new vocational truck products. Among them were three vehicle announcements. Extending its lineup from Class 4 through Class 7, Hino Trucks

Gruau, Knapheide sign exclusive distribution agreement

European light commercial vehicle upfitter Gruau signed a partnership agreement with Knapheide, a commercial vehicle upfitter in North America. The exclusive distribution agreement covers both Gruau’s commercial van IsoVan product line comprised of IsoTemp and IsoChem, as well as its retractable second row crew seating systems (Confo-Cab+ and Repli-Cab). Each upfit solution “transforms commercial van

DuraClass introduces new dump body line

DuraClass introduced its redesigned HPT “Tub” body line. The line has been redesigned to meet all heavy-duty dump body needs, according to the company. The HPT-B1 features a closed fender design, and comes in 14- to 18-ft. lengths in either carbon or stainless steel. The HPT-B1 features capacity ranges from 10- to 20-yards. The HPT-B2

Johnson showcases latest refrigerated truck bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies showcased its Guardian Series and its new Alpine refrigerated truck body line. The Guardian addresses fleet sustainability initiatives with a truck body that will carry a typical day’s product load without adding any unnecessary weight, said Johnson. Built with home delivery and food service fleets in mind, the Guardian offers “unparalleled

Freightliner highlights new options for 122SD truck

Freightliner Trucks showcased several new options for its 122SD truck. The flagship of the Freightliner severe-duty line of vocational trucks, the 122SD is ideal for heavy, oversized loads, and can be configured for a variety of severe-duty options, including oil/gas field services, concrete mixing, specialty/heavy-haul, crane, dump and towing/recovery, said the company. The new options

Webasto introduces next generation of air heaters

Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America introduced its new Air Top Evo models. The new Air Top Evo 40 and 55 offer greater comfort, safety and heating capacity for various applications on medium-duty and commercial vehicles, according to Webasto. The Air Top Evo 40 and 55 incorporate an automatic cold-start system, providing up to 10%

Johnson Truck Bodies showcases latest equipment advances

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies (JRTB) showcased its line of refrigerated truck bodies at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show in the Indiana Convention Center, including a lightweight, three-temperature-zone Guardian composite truck body built to serve the growing market for home and B2B deliveries. The specially designed truck body is mounted on a Ford F-550 chassis

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies
Mitsubishi Fuso focuses on total cost of ownership, driver operability

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America showed its Canter FE130, FE160, FE180 and FE160 Crew Cab models at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. At the show and conference, Fuso highlighted the Canter’s payload capacities, fuel economy, longer service intervals and its five-year powertrain limited warranty, which the company said “combine to provide Canter users with

Hino Trucks adds Class 4 model to medium-duty lineup

Hino Trucks announced the addition of a Class 4 155 Model to its product offering during the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. With the addition of the 155 Model, Hino now offers product ranging from Class 4 through Class 7. The 155 Model has a GVWR of 14,500 lbs. and is powered by Hino’s

Hino Trucks Class 4 launch
Managing cost starts with the trucks you buy

Are you looking for ways to control operating costs? Well, you’re not alone. According to Robert “Bob” Johnson, a former fleet manager, and current director of fleet relations for NTEA, “The impact of a new vehicle acquisition program can be seen in multiple areas: Initial acquisition costs; vehicle productivity; vehicle fuel efficiency; and long-term maintenance

Mercedes-Benz will debut Metris at 2015 Work Truck Show

The Mercedes-Benz Metris midsize van will make its world premiere at The Work Truck Show 2015. Mercedes-Benz’s Metric is one of more than 100 new commercial vehicles and related products set to debut at the North American work truck event. Additional chassis OEMs with press conferences scheduled at the event include Ford Commercial Vehicles, Ram

Work Truck Show details educational session offerings

The Work Truck Show 2015, held March 4–6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, has announced the details of its exclusive educational sessions. According to the show’s organizers, attendees can learn the latest strategies for maximizing ROI, evaluating new technology, controlling costs and better serving customers by attending these sessions. The Work Truck Show 2015’s educational