Equipment en Russian efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Russian efficiency. No, I&rsquo;m not talking about the ability to read emails, although it looks like they may be quite good at that. I&rsquo;m talking something more fundamental to society &ndash; quality roads.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Trucking Straight Talk Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:25:00 +0000 197261 at First impressions: Detroit DD5 test drive <div class="field-deck"> Four cylinders in a Class 6 truck? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can a 4-cylinder engine effectively and efficiently do the job in medium-duty conventional truck applications? Daimler Trucks North America is convinced a 5-liter diesel makes sense, and—following the Daimler platform’s success in Europe—the market-leading truck maker is confident enough to kick off its entry into medium-duty engines on this side of the Atlantic with the Detroit DD5.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:11:00 +0000 197251 at Nissan adds single cab Titan pickup model <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Nissan this week announced a new <a href="">single cab version</a> of its Titan full-size pickup. The single cab model &ndash; the first time this variation has been offered in the Titan lineup &ndash; is designed for the commercial fleet and work truck market, Nissan said.</p> <p>The Titan is currently available in crew cab configuration. A king cab will also be offered in the future.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:06:00 +0000 197231 at Omni Holdings acquires flatbed operations of Tennant Truck Lines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Omni Holdings, parent company of <a href="" target="_blank">Omni Specialized</a>, has acquired the flatbed assets of Tennant Truck Lines. The newly formed company is now providing general commodity flatbed and over-dimensional, open deck specialized service to customers nationwide.</p> <p>The former Tennant Truck Lines based in Colona, IL, was in business for over 70 years.&nbsp;The Tennant Truck Lines name and authority will continue to operate, as a van carrier, under the ownership of Josh Kaburick the principal of E. L. Henderson.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:40:00 +0000 197191 at Video: DTNA's Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div><p>Kary Schaefer, from Daimler Trucks North America, talks about the new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine that will be available in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> M2.</p> </div> Maintenance Equipment News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:40:00 +0000 197201 at New Mercedes Benz Van Options <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Mercedes Benz Vans LLC is planning to roll out new commercial options and packages for its full-size Sprinter and mid-size Metris vans by the end of the year; options that are being lumped together in the main under a new moniker, the &ldquo;Master Solutions&rdquo; program. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> Equipment News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:13:00 +0000 197171 at New upfit options for Sprinter, Metris by year’s end <div class="field-deck"> Mercedes Benz Vans to give its new full- and mid-size commercial packages the name “Master Solutions.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. By the end of 2016, <a href="">Mercedes Benz Vans LLC</a> plans to introduce a new line of commercial upfit packages crafted in partnership with various suppliers for its <a href="">full-size Sprinter</a> and <a href="">mid-size Metris</a> vans, grouped under the name &ldquo;Master Solutions.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:22:00 +0000 197161 at <p>&ldquo;Now people in the U.S. are more used to alternatives to pickups; now they have many more options to choose from.&quot; -Mathias Geisen, general manager for product management and marketing for Mercedes Benz Vans</p> DTNA introduces its first medium-duty diesel <div class="field-deck"> The first Freightliner M2s with the new DD5 will be on the market by the end of the year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>YOUNTVILLE, CA.&nbsp; Daimler Trucks North American has officially entered the medium-duty truck engine business with the launch of the Detroit DD5, a 4-cylinder diesel based on a new engine platform first introduced in Europe in 2013.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:35:00 +0000 197131 at Towing, hauling, off-roading in the 2017 Ford Super Duty <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>DENVER, CO. This week members of the press had the chance to haul 30,000-lb. loads (CDL holders only), test out driver safety features and 360-degree cameras, and do a little off-roading in <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span>&rsquo;s All-New 2017 Super Duty. The new truck is the first new Super Duty since the 1999 model and features a new, light-weight aluminum alloy cab and box that saves up to 350 lbs., translating into payload savings for fleets. (All photos by Cristina Commendatore/Fleet Owner)</p> <p>Read more from the event:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:23:00 +0000 197121 at First low-cab-forward Chevy rolls off assembly line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The first vehicles in the new line of Chevrolet low cab forward gasoline-powered trucks rolled off the assembly line at the <a href=";d=DQMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=V60wPma2vRI194Mo_ZOpiWXbUmXQNYbWt4dgzQKlIdY&amp;m=NH18vW0-mBsiXdsghX8uBAl4zXqAwUxUZljWqxlH4Hk&amp;s=P--50qucuLMooHleo2PvH-fC5hhiXtmgLkXqImd9mYQ&amp;e=">Spartan Motors</a> manufacturing facility in Charlotte, MI.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:19:00 +0000 197091 at