HD Pickup & Van http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33031/more en Tweaking the van into a better work tool http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/tweaking-van-better-work-tool <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Whether you are talking about compact city vans equipped to serve tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians, and the like, or larger &quot;bread van&quot; units aimed at the food truck and parcel delivery markets, those platforms are undergoing a series of &quot;tweaks&quot; for lack of a better term to improve their functionality. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/tweaking-van-better-work-tool#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 214691 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> Focusing on functionality for work trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/focusing-functionality-work-trucks <div class="field-deck"> The demand for better fuel economy is still there, but GM says the desire for more “functionality” is what’s driving work truck design efforts now. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>John Schwegman will tell that while demand for greater fuel economy &ldquo;has always been important and will stay that way&rdquo; for light- and medium-duty units &ldquo;work truck&rdquo; roles, the desire now is for more options and more overall &ldquo;functionality&rdquo; when it comes to vocational-focused platforms.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/focusing-functionality-work-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/focusing-functionality-work-trucks#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:46:00 +0000 214651 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Functionality is now a key desire among work truck fleets, though increased fuel efficiency remains a constant, too. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> The work van side of Mercedes Benz http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/work-van-side-mercedes-benz <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.mbvans.com">Mercedes Benz Vans USA</a> (MBUSA Vans) recently showed off several iterations of its Sprinter full-size and Metris mid-size work van platforms: including a unique concept vehicle dubbed the &ldquo;Mercedes-Benz Metris Master Solutions Toolbox Van,&rdquo; which is designed to literally be a tool box on wheels. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/work-van-side-mercedes-benz#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:47:00 +0000 214521 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> Chevrolet flexes its work truck muscle http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/chevrolet-flexes-its-work-truck-muscle <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Chevrolet division of General Motors is flexing a lot of &ldquo;work truck&rdquo; muscle these days. At the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show, the company announced its soon-to-be-unveiled <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-navistar-plan-new-joint-medium-duty-model">Class 4-5 medium-duty conventional truck</a>, being jointly built with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>, will be powered by its Duramax diesel engine mated to an <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/allison-unveils-fuelsense-20-software-upgrade">Allison Transmission</a> automatic gearbox.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/chevrolet-flexes-its-work-truck-muscle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/chevrolet-flexes-its-work-truck-muscle#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:18:00 +0000 214421 at http://fleetowner.com Nissan shows off its work side http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/nissan-shows-its-work-side <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>At the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/2017-ntea-work-truck-show-day-2#slide-0-field_images-214071">2017 NTEA Work Truck Show</a>, Nissan showed off a bevy of its pickups and vans in &ldquo;work truck mode.&rdquo; The OEM also brought one of its unique concept vehicles to the show as well: the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/dose-cummins-titan-juices-nissans-nv-work-van#slide-0-field_images-211391">NV Cargo X</a>, a Cummins-powered off-road van. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/nissan-shows-its-work-side#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:51:00 +0000 214401 at http://fleetowner.com Ram at the Work Truck Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-work-truck-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ramtrucks.com/">Ram Trucks</a> division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) showed off a wide range of truck and van models, along with highlight some <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-truck-highlights-configurator-q-pro-program">new programs</a>, at the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trucks-work-more-ntea-2017#slide-0-field_images-214221">2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show</a>, including an eye-popping red Power Wagon pickup spec&rsquo;d with a premium time level.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-work-truck-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-work-truck-show#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:52:00 +0000 214271 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> BrandFX launches new truck body products at NTEA http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/brandfx-launches-new-truck-body-products-ntea <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. <a href="http://brandfxbody.com/" target="_blank">BrandFX</a> introduced its new products UltimateFX and UtilityFX here at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> <p>According to the company, UltimateFX is the first and only all-composite body and understructure for service trucks. Chris FitzGerald, CEO, explained the truck body is up to 60% lighter than steel, which helps reduce fuel consumption, increase load capacity, allow for downsizing of vehicle, and reduce wear on tires, brakes, and suspension components.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/brandfx-launches-new-truck-body-products-ntea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/brandfx-launches-new-truck-body-products-ntea#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:00:00 +0000 214061 at http://fleetowner.com XL Hybrids displays XLP upfit on F-150 at NTEA http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-displays-xlp-upfit-f-150-ntea <div class="field-deck"> Company also announced its new Electrification Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) status in the new Ford certification program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. XL Hybrids displayed its <a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle</a> (PHEV) upfit solution for the first time during the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> <p>According to Clay Siegert, XL Hybrids&rsquo; co-founder and chief operating officer, the XLP upfit on F-150 half-ton trucks will begin delivery in fourth quarter 2017 and will provide 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon, as well as reductions in C02 emissions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-displays-xlp-upfit-f-150-ntea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-displays-xlp-upfit-f-150-ntea#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Running Green Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:24:00 +0000 214051 at http://fleetowner.com <p>XL Hybrids XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle upfit on Ford F-150 displayed at the NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> Photo by Cristina Commendatore Ford updates CV lineup, expands 2018 Transit http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-updates-cv-lineup-expands-2018-transit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> announced updates to its <a href="http://www.corporate.ford.com">broad commercial vehicle lineup</a> and introduced programs dedicated to its fleet and commercial customers here at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-updates-cv-lineup-expands-2018-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-updates-cv-lineup-expands-2018-transit#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:29:00 +0000 213961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Ford&#39;s 2017 F-650 Super Duty on display at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show. (<em>Photo by Cristina Commendatore</em>)</p> Chevrolet releases new Class 6 model at NTEA http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/chevrolet-releases-new-class-6-model-ntea <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. <a href="http://www.chevrolet.com" target="_blank">Chevrolet</a> announced it is expanding its range of <a href="GMFleet.com" target="_blank">Low Cab Forward trucks</a> with a new dock-height Class 6 model &ndash; the 6500XD. The vehicles are expected to be available by the end of the year.</p> <p>According to the company, the 6500XD adds extra capability, including:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/chevrolet-releases-new-class-6-model-ntea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/chevrolet-releases-new-class-6-model-ntea#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:17:00 +0000 213901 at http://fleetowner.com 2018 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD