Ram 4500/5500 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

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March 5, 2015
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform

Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

<p><em>Senior Editor Chris Wolski Presents the Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award to&nbsp;Becky Blanchard, director of the Ram Truck brand.&nbsp;Photo by Chris Brown.<br /></em></p> Ram 4500/5500 Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

The Ram 4500/5500 chassis cab truck has been named Work Truck magazine’s eighth annual medium-duty truck of the year. The award was presented at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

<p><strong>The Hino Model 155 at the Work Truck Show.</strong> <em>Photo by Tom Berg</em></p> Hino Adds Class 4 Cabover to Lineup

Hino Trucks announced the Class 4 cabover Model 155 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, broadening its product lineup to Class 4 through Class 7.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p> Chevrolet Offers Box-Delete Option on Colorado

General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.

<p><strong>Isuzu NPR-XD.</strong> <em>Photo via Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.</em></p> Isuzu Adds Diesel Engine to N-Series Cabovers

Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> Ram Expands Bi-Fuel CNG 2500 Truck Models

Ram Truck has begun offering a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2500 pickup in a regular cab and rear-wheel drive configuration, Ram announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

<p><strong>New for North America is the Mercedes-Benz Metris, rolled out at NTEA.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo: Tom Berg</em></p> Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out Mid-Sized Metris Van

Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.

<p><strong>Ford's John Davis says upcoming F-650/750 will suit many applications, and powertrains were tested for heavy service.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo by Tom Berg</em></p> Ford Lowers Noise Levels in F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Sun Glare

The shift to Daylight Savings Time, along with the presence of highly reflective snow and ice, can make sun glare a major driving hazard this time of year. Here are some tips on how to mitigate the risks.

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