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NTEA: Nissan enters compact van market in a big way

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis It's hard to believe that just five years ago, Nissan, a global player in commercial vehicle markets had a net presence of zero in North America. It's a different scenario today. WIth ...

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NTEA: Ford shows its new take on commercial van design at Work Truck Show

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS–Ford  Motor Co.'s introduced on March 7 its all-new Transit chassis cab and cutaway models, which the company says is engineered to tackle an almost unlimited variety of specialized jobs and ...

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NTEA: What’s up with Sprinter?

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

A lot, as it happens. Following the disillusion of the Daimler-Chrysler merger in 2008, Sprinter has flown under the radar a bit here in the States. But the distinctively-styled Mercedes vans remain available at select Freightliner dealerships. Moreover, according to Claus ...

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NTEA: Mack unveils medium-duty Granite at Work Truck Show

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

NTEA: Mack unveils medium-duty Granite at Work Truck Show

Live coverage from the NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS–How about a "little" news from the Work Truck Show? Or, rather, as "little" as things can get when you're talking about Mack Trucks. The venerable manufacturer chose the Work Truck ...

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NTEA: Freightliner Frameworks program finalizes upfitter relationship

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

Freightliner unveiled its new Frameworks Truck Equipment Manufacturers Program on March 7 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Dave Hames, general manager for Freightliner, says the new program is designed to formalize the relationship between the OEM and truck ...

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NTEA: XL Hybrids expands Ford upfit offerings

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show INDIANAPOLIS–XL Hybrids will offer a hybrid-drive powertrain for Ford E-Series vans beginning in the third quarter of this year. This addition to the company's lineup of retrofit/upfittable hybrid drive system marks the 7th ...

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NTEA: Henderson details brine solution technology

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA The Work Truck Show 2013 INDIANAPOLIS–Henderson on March 7 held a press conference at the NTEA Work Truck Show detailing the brine solution mixing technology it gained last Oct. when the company acquired BrineXtreme, a North American ...

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2013 GM 2500HDs bi-fuel

Bruce Smith - Mar 07, 2012

2013 GM 2500HDs bi-fuel

Chevrolet and GMC today announced details of General Motors’ bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. The vehicles include a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable Vortec ...

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Ram intros 2500 CNG pickup truck

Amy Materson - Mar 07, 2012

Ram intros 2500 CNG pickup truck

Ram brand president Fred Diaz says there was "a lot of head-scratching" when his company announced it was separating the Ram truck line from the iconic Dodge car line. But two years later, he says that decision has been vindicated. At ...

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Westport LD showcases bi-fuel Ford Super Duty pickup trucks

Amy Materson - Mar 07, 2012

Westport Light Duty will begin producing bi-fuel Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks in May, the company said today at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. The trucks are produced in a facility adjacent to ...

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Espar debuts Maximum Control pre-heater family

Jack Roberts - Mar 07, 2012

Espar introduced a new family of truck coolant pre-heater control systems at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN, today. The Maximum Control family of pre-heat controllers is designed to give drivers simplified control of heater functions, more guidance for ...

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Navistar sues EPA again over ‘irrelevant’ SCR rule

Better Roads Staff - Jul 18, 2011

By Jack Roberts, Executive Trucks Editor Navistar has filed another suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signaling the latest round in the ongoing battle between the exhaust gas recirculation-only engine manufacturer and its competitors, all of which are using selective ...

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