Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

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August 1, 2014

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model
<p><strong>The 114SD, built on Freightliner&rsquo;s severe-duty platform, now offers 12-liter natural gas power.</strong> <em>Photo: Freightliner</em></p> The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America
<p><strong>The new Vito van is seen as a global model like the Sprinter.</strong></p> The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works.


Freightliner Expands Options List for Vocational Models
Freightliner has added several new options to its medium and severe duty product line to improve safety, protect the trucks from their harsh operating environment and to improve payload capacity.

Aluminum Parts Save 707 Pounds in F-150 Weigh-In
<p><strong>Ford executives showed two trucks on scales to demonstrate the light-weighting of the new truck when compared to the 2014 model-year version.</strong></p> A 2015 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine scaled at 4,942 pounds, while a comparable 2014 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 5.0L V-8 weighed 5,674 pounds.


Continental Expands VDO RoadLog HOS Compliance Software
Continental Commercial Vehicle & Aftermarket has added capabilities to its VDO RoadLog software to include hours-of-service compliance for Canada, Alaska and oilfield service.

Webb Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds
Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its ductile-iron TN-model trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The hub now weighs 35 pounds, which Webb claims is the lightest ductile iron hub available for 25,000-pound-rated TN trailer axles.


DuraClass Introduces HPT Tub Dump Truck Bodies
<p><em><strong><br /></strong></em></p> DuraClass brings out its fifth line of heavy-duty dump bodies, the HPT-B1 and B2.

Remy Has 215-Amp High-Efficiency Alternator
A new high-efficiency alternator from Remy is available for truck applications such as line-haul tractors with anti-idling equipment, emergency vehicles, refuse trucks and utility vehicles.

Telemedicine Service Aimed at Truck Drivers
Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.

Automated Document Classification from Pegasus TransTech
Pegasus TransTech has released Transflo Docu-Type, an automated document classification system that complements the Transflo suite of scanning applications.

Kenworth Offers Spicer AdvanTek 40 Tandems
Kenworth says it has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup & delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension.

ALK Products Featured in J.J. Keller’s Fleet Management Tool
ALK Technologies announced that its ALK Maps and PC*Miler web services products are now available with J.J. Keller’s Encompass with E-Logs premium edition online fleet management dashboard.

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