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Mitsubishi Fuso to develop gasoline powertrain for FE Series

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced the development of a new gasoline powertrain for its FE Series medium-duty cabover trucks. The powertrain was developed in partnership with PSI, General Motors Powertrain and Allison Transmission. All three Fuso models, the FE130, FE160 and FE180, will be powered by a PSI-GMPT Vortec Series 6.0L V8, coupled

Isuzu announces production start for 2018 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced that production of its 2018 FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck will begin in May. The company will begin accepting orders in April. “This truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design and Class 6 GVWR gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than

Chevrolet introduces new Class 6 truck

Chevrolet has announced the introduction of a new Class 6 low cab forward truck, the 6500XD. The 2018 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD is expected to be available by the end of the year. “Our goal is to offer the best work solutions and customer care in the business,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for

Mitsubishi Fuso introduces fully electric Class 4 truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced that it will bring a limited-production line of fully electric trucks, known as the eCanter, to market in the U.S., Japan and Europe before the end of 2017. It will be the first 100% plug-in electric work truck designed and produced by a major truck manufacturer, the company noted.

Kenworth T880 now available in all-wheel drive

Kenworth’s T880 construction truck is now available in an all-wheel drive configuration, the company announced. The front drive axle is installed at the Kenworth factory. “For severe duty applications where the ultimate in traction is required, our new configuration is a welcomed spec,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director. “We see our all-wheel drive T880

Setting the pace: Volvo Trucks drives equipment advancements forward

Volvo Trucks is setting a blistering pace as the OEM continues to unveil equipment advancements, updated integrated technology and business partnerships that aim to grow its offerings. Last fall, Volvo pulled the sheet off its futuristic SuperTruck, which boosted fuel efficiency by 70%—exceeding 12 MPG, with some test runs showing more than 13 MPG—in road

Volvo Trucks introduces Remote Programming

  Volvo Trucks North America has introduced Remote Programming, an over-the-air update system that works through powertrain software and parameter updates to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs and improve vehicle efficiency, the OEM explained. Remote Programming, which leverages Volvo’s factory-installed telematics hardware, allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the

Kenworth T680, T880 now available with Dana steer axles

Kenworth’s T680 and T880 models are now available with Dana Spicer D-Series lightweight steer axles for use with air disc brakes. The Spicer D-Series steer axles features an integrated air disc brake knuckle that allows fleets to specify air disc brakes without a net increase in weight over most S-cam drum brake axle systems, according

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Mack introduces Over the Air software updates

Mack Trucks has launched Mack Over The Air (OTA), enabling customers to update software remotely without disrupting their schedules. “Mack Over The Air represents the next step in Mack’s industry-leading approach to uptime,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Our customers can now make these updates whenever and

Mack, Telogis offer free trial of Fleet Management Services

Mack Trucks and Telogis are offering a free 30-day trial of Mack Fleet Management Services with Telogis Fleet. Telogis Fleet for Mack is a comprehensive fleet management and telematics software solution that can be activated over the air and scaled to different fleet sizes. Utilizing proprietary data captured through Mack’s factory-installed GuardDog Connect telematics hardware,