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March 16, 2017
<p><em>Photo of FTR cabovers courtesy of ICTA.</em></p> Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America will begin production of its 2018 FTR Class 6 cabover in May and start taking orders for the medium-duty truck in April, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.





<p><em>Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.





<p><em>Photo of 2018 6500XD Low Cab Forward truck courtesy of Chevrolet.</em></p> Chevrolet to Offer Class 6 Cabover

Chevrolet is expanding its lineup of cabover trucks for 2018, by adding the 6500XD Class 6 Low Cab Forward truck to a lineup that already includes Class 3, 4, and 5 cabovers, Chevrolet has announced.


<p><em>Photo of (l. to r.) Ruppert, Fletcher, and Scholtes by Chris Brown.</em></p> Ford F-650/F-750 Again Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Ford's F-650 and F-750 vocational trucks have been named the 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award for the second consecutive year, Work Truck magazine announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.


<p><em>Photo of Duramax engine assembly courtesy of GM.</em></p> Chevrolet's New Medium-Duty Truck to Get Duramax Diesel, Allison Transmission

Chevrolet's medium-duty truck will pair a Duramax diesel engine with an Allison transmission and will arrive in 2018, General Motors announced at the Work Truck Show.


<p><em>Photo: Chris Brown</em></p> Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.</em></p> Driver Texting Still Widespread

New survey results from the AAA Foundation indicate that 31.4% of drivers admit to typing or sending texts or emails behind the wheel in the past month.


Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.




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