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Truck manufacturers announce new models and features

Truck manufacturers announce new models and features

Here's what's new for the 2017 truck model year

New trucks are on their way, some with features that will make installing truck bodies and equipment just a little easier.

One of those, which will be seen in multiple truck brands powered by Cummins diesel engines, will be a new emissions system that takes up less space and weighs less than previous systems.

Manufacturers across the board are making truck data more available on the web and through their engineering departments. Several have new technical bulletins that offer detailed information about key issues affecting trucks and truck upfitters.

Here is what truck manufacturers have to say about their 2017 models—and beyond:


Ram updates three models
Ram unveiled new-for-2017 updates to three of its most popular models, with Lone Star, Laramie Longhorn and Limited models offering truck buyers an even wider selection…


Ford Super Duty offers boosted towing capability
Ford’s 2017 Super Duty, the first new Super Duty since the 1999 model, features a lightweight aluminum alloy cab and box. The new F-Series models offer more…


New upfitter options from Freightliner
Freightliner announced a series of options that offer truck upfitters with added convenience and improved efficiency and consistency…


Western Star: partnering with body OEMs
Western Star is introducing several off-road chassis options for on- and off-road use as well as full-time off-road operations…


Telematics standard on all Hino trucks
The biggest change for Hino Trucks’ 2017 products involves telematics and connected vehicle systems that now come standard on all trucks...


Isuzu enters Class 6 market
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc is entering the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment with the 2018 Isuzu FTR, slated for production in mid-2017. Highlights...


MFTA says all-electric Canter ‘is the future’
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is developing an all-electric model of its Canter truck, initially based on the Canter FE130...


Navistar’s new product parade has begun
Expect to see a new truck coming from Navistar about every six months for the next two years. The array of new truck introductions started this summer…


GM: teaming up to build trucks
General Motors’ new low-cab forward trucks are now in production, partnering with Isuzu and Navistar, rather than a joint venture...


Enhanced PACCAR MX engines from Peterbilt
Peterbilt trucks powered by a 2017 PACCAR MX engine will provide customers new horsepower and torque ratings, higher performance, and lower cost of ownership...

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