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Ford shows off new 2018 F-150 pickup, announces return of Bronco and Ranger

2018 Ford F-150 Pickup

Ford has introduced the new 2018 Ford F-150. Three years after first introducing the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bodied Ford F-150, the new F-150 arrives with bold new front and rear styling, advanced technologies – including available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – and improved engines. The new engines include an all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel and enhanced V6 and V8 gas engines.

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Ram 1500 Rebel “Black” Shown for the First Time at 2017 North American International Auto Show

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ram Truck will introduce a special edition of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel — the Rebel Black. The Ram Rebel Black special edition traces its origin to one of the truck brand’s fastest-selling off-road powerhouses, adapting dark features as a design component. The package is offered with all available Rebel colors, adding black wheels, brush guard and theme-matched all-black interior.

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Backup alarm being replaced more frequently with 'white noise' by B.C. businesses

Busy work sites in B.C. may have less beeping from backup alarms as more companies move to using a 'white noise' style alert. – BC Ministry of Transportation on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

More employers across B.C. are replacing the conventional, beep-beep-beep sounding vehicle back-up alarm with a “broadband” or “white noise” back-up alarm, according to WorksafeBC. The broadband alarm, which meets WorkSafeBC’s occupational health and safety requirements, uses the same cadence but broadcasts a range of frequencies, rather than a single frequency, as is typically used in a conventional back-up alarm.

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XL Hybrids to Launch First Ever Fleet-Ready™ Plug-In Hybrid Pickup Truck Upfit in 2017

XL Hybrids, Inc.,a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced the launch of the company’s new product line, the XLP™ plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution. The XLP™ will be an industry-first Fleet-Ready™ solution offered as a ship-thru upfit on half-ton pickup trucks from leading OEMs, and will provide a 50 percent improvement in miles driven per gallon for major fleets across the United States, as well as significant reductions in CO2 emissions.

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Tier 4 mandates driving demand for used non-Tier 4 equipment market

According to a recent survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members, the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates are driving up the demand of non-Tier 4, used construction equipment and predicts this trend will continue for the next several years. For many equipment categories, used equipment availability is outpacing demand, but for other categories, including excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, dump trucks dozers and compact equipment, IEDA members are seeing resale pricing increase by as much as 20 percent. Also, more than 50 percent of survey respondents noted that quality used equipment is getting harder to find.

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See into the future of clean energy for commercial vehicles at Green Truck Summit 2017

What does “clean energy” mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit 2017, the leading alternative fuels and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®. Fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world learn the clean energy developments and decisions shaping the journey toward the goal of zero-emission transportation, and the future of the work truck industry, at this annual conference.

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Annual pickup truck report: technology and power are hallmarks of 2017 models

Construction sites are not easy on equipment. Mud, ruts, rough terrain and other factors can give most any type of vehicle a beating. Considering that contractors drive into these types of environments on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that when it comes to purchasing pickup trucks, they’re looking for something just as rugged as the locations where they work.

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Mack GuardDog connect now standard in Mack LR models

Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack made the announcement  at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo in Toronto.

Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack made the announcement at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo in Toronto.

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Terex mixer truck business moved to Terex Materials Processing segment

Terex has announced the completion of two strategic moves related to its front discharge mixer truck business. Within the Terex corporate structure, Terex Mixer Trucks have transitioned from the Terex Construction Americas specialty products portfolio to the Terex Materials Processing segment. The trucks join Fuchs material handlers, Terex Bid-Well automatic roller pavers, and Powerscreen, Terex Finlay and other Terex minerals processing and washing equipment in the Materials Processing portfolio.

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Komatsu HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks feature increased horsepower, reduced fuel consumption, improved access and all-new operator environment

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks. Equipped with EPA Tier 4 Final certified engines, these latest additions to the rigid frame truck family combine increased horsepower and the Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) to provide improved productivity. These models have payload capacities of 61 U.S. (short)/55 metric tons and 69.4 U.S. (short)/63 metric tons, respectively. They replace the HD465-7 and HD605-7 models.

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Terex Trucks launches Generation 10 series of articulated haulers at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Gen10 TA300 and TA400 with supercar in front of The Neon Garage at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In a country that loves horsepower and motor racing in equal measure, Terex Trucks served up a double treat to coincide with this year’s MINExpo. The company officially launched its new Generation 10 series of articulated haulers in North America at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Guests were welcomed to the world-famous venue with a spectacular view of the Gen10 TA300 and TA400, which were lined up on the racetrack alongside some amazing supercars.

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Worksite-ready Silverado HD Carhartt concept pickup blends capability and style

The 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle is a truck built to tackle the toughest jobs while integrating the rugged aesthetics of hard-working lifestyles, reflected in the resiliency and versatility of the iconic work jackets.

The 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle is a truck built to tackle the toughest jobs while integrating the rugged aesthetics of hard-working lifestyles, reflected in the resiliency and versatility of the iconic work jackets.

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Mercedes-Benz 2017 Concept X-Class pickup truck revealed

Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck

With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASSpowerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a classic pickup – tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer goes a step further and shows what will distinguish the pickup bearing the Mercedes star. The X-Class will be a true Mercedes from the hallmark brand design and comfort to the driving dynamics and safety. This will make Mercedes-Benz the first premium manufacturer to account for the changing customer requirements in the global segment of mid-size pickups, and it will make the tough one-ton pickup with seating for up to five persons – the first to be attractive as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.

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Mack Trucks displays Pink Mack Pinnacle model during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Mack Pinnacle axle back model.

Demonstrating its support for raising breast cancer awareness, Mack Trucks is showcasing a pink Mack Pinnacle axle-back model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters throughout the month of October. The truck is on display in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of one of the most common cancers among women in the U.S.

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