HD Pickup & Van http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33031/more en DHL, Ford show off 'early build' larger electric van based on Transit http://fleetowner.com/emissions/dhl-ford-show-early-build-larger-electric-van-based-transit <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>After announcing a collaboration with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> some months ago to develop a heavier-duty electric delivery vehicle, Deutsche Post DHL Group and the automaker this week took the wraps off the Streetscooter Work XL in Cologne, Germany.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/emissions/dhl-ford-show-early-build-larger-electric-van-based-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/emissions/dhl-ford-show-early-build-larger-electric-van-based-transit#comments Trucks Emissions HD Pickup & Van News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +0000 224801 at http://fleetowner.com Ryder partners with EV newcomer Chanje on service, sales http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/ryder-partners-ev-newcomer-chanje-service-sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ryder System, Inc. announced that it will become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) company based in California.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/ryder-partners-ev-newcomer-chanje-service-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/ryder-partners-ev-newcomer-chanje-service-sales#comments HD Pickup & Van Maintenance News Running Green Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:40:00 +0000 224441 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Ryder said it will be the sales and service provider for Chanje electric medium-duty vans and will offer rentals of some vehicles as well.</p> Ram Truck beefs up 2018 model 3500 HD pickup http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ram-truck-beefs-2018-model-3500-hd-pickup <div class="field-deck"> OEM boosts diesel engine torque and adds new in-house designed fifth wheel hitch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With the start of 2018 model year production, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Truck is boosting the capability of its 3500 HD pickup model; increasing available torque for its optional diesel engine package and adding an optional fifth wheel designed by Ram Engineering that can tow up to 30,000 lbs.</p> <p>Working closely Cummins, Ram said the 3500 model for 2018 will feature higher boost limits through a variable geometry turbo and flow rate increases through the fuel delivery system for its optional Cummins 6.7-liter I-6 diesel engine.</p> <p></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ram-truck-beefs-2018-model-3500-hd-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ram-truck-beefs-2018-model-3500-hd-pickup#comments Trucks HD Pickup & Van News Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:55:00 +0000 224141 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The new 2018 Ram pickups will be arriving in dealerships sometime this August. (<em>Photo: Ram Truck</em>)</p> Electric delivery van startup aims straight for last-mile 'revolution' http://fleetowner.com/running-green/electric-delivery-van-startup-aims-straight-last-mile-revolution <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>There's a new medium-duty delivery van maker in town, and its name is change. Err, make that Chanje — same pronunciation — and the California company said it can produce its unibody construction, all-electric panel van "at mass scale" and already has volume orders to fill.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/electric-delivery-van-startup-aims-straight-last-mile-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/electric-delivery-van-startup-aims-straight-last-mile-revolution#comments Trucks HD Pickup & Van News Running Green Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:06:00 +0000 224131 at http://fleetowner.com ASA develops replacement rearview mirror monitor http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/asa-develops-replacement-rearview-mirror-monitor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.asaelectronics.com/" target="_blank">ASA Electronics</a> introduced its latest Voyager Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor designed to help drivers change lanes, merge into traffic, and backup.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/asa-develops-replacement-rearview-mirror-monitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/asa-develops-replacement-rearview-mirror-monitor#comments New Products HD Pickup & Van News Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:53:00 +0000 223771 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ASA Electronics introduced its latest Voyager Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor, the Voyager VOM74MM.&nbsp;</p> Riding & Driving in a Ram ProMaster Van http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/riding-driving-ram-promaster-van <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>With a rental agreement signed, sealed and in hand, Fleet Owner took a <a href="https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-promaster.html">2017 Ram ProMaster 2500 HD</a> high-roof full-size cargo van on a 540-mile two-day journey from North Virginia down through the Shenandoah Valley and back, fully-loaded and empty. The surprising thing about it: &nbsp;how comfortable, capable and easy to handle a stripped-down model turned out to be. (<em>All photos: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/riding-driving-ram-promaster-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/riding-driving-ram-promaster-van#comments Trucks HD Pickup & Van News Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:54:00 +0000 223761 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</p> Data will help Ford's Chariot shuttle service expand in NYC http://fleetowner.com/telematics/data-will-help-fords-chariot-shuttle-service-expand-nyc <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>If you're a New York City commuter using public transit and looking for another option than the usual, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. is hoping its Chariot crowd-sourced shuttle van service will appeal to you. The company said it wants to have 60 Transit passenger vans running Chariot routes there by this fall.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/data-will-help-fords-chariot-shuttle-service-expand-nyc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/data-will-help-fords-chariot-shuttle-service-expand-nyc#comments Telematics HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:51:00 +0000 223551 at http://fleetowner.com Tricking out a tricked-out pickup http://fleetowner.com/trucks/tricking-out-tricked-out-pickup <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Alright, so this one isn't likely to see any fleet or business use — but it could. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. made up a specialty F-150 Raptor pickup meant to echo design cues of a Lockheed Martin F-22 fighter jet that was auctioned at the Experimental Aircraft Assn.'s (EAA) annual AirVenture Oshkosh conference in Oshkosh, WI.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/tricking-out-tricked-out-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/tricking-out-tricked-out-pickup#comments Trucks HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:35:00 +0000 223521 at http://fleetowner.com A century of Ford pickup trucks http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/century-ford-pickup-trucks <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. today marks the introduction of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Ford Model TT, celebrating a hundred years of pickups that would change "the very nature of work itself." Here's an album the OEM provided running through the decades and the evolution of those trucks.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/century-ford-pickup-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/century-ford-pickup-trucks#comments Trucks HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:34:00 +0000 223151 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A 1917 Ford Model TT pickup. (Ford Motor Co. photo)</p> Somewhere between traditional and Uber, new takes on urban transport http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/somewhere-between-traditional-and-uber-new-takes-urban-transport <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Uber-style ride-sharing has improved on the old taxi experience even as cities across the country are feverishly brainstorming ideas for public transit and alternative transportation. Some are betting it's still not enough, and there could be a sweet spot for other improvements similar to what happened with ride-sharing.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/somewhere-between-traditional-and-uber-new-takes-urban-transport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/somewhere-between-traditional-and-uber-new-takes-urban-transport#comments HD Pickup & Van News Technology Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:37:00 +0000 222981 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Ford&#39;s Chariot shuttle van service, which recently launched in Seattle as a supplemental transit option targeting enterprise customers, is an example of Uber and Lyft-type conveniences and tech-friendliness being applied to familiar transit modes. (Ford Motor Co. photo)</p>