Research and reports

Research and reports

Optimizing Truck and Van Specs

Vehicle specifications should be defined by the fleet application and mission requirements. It is important to design a truck or van that will accommodate your operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to the vehicle. Without...

Isuzu N-Series vs. Chevrolet Cab Over

Although very similar in build and design, there are a few very distinct differences with the ownership experiences between the Chevy Cabover models and Isuzu’s N-Series commercial trucks that give Isuzu a huge advantage and Isuzu customers, thousands in...

Telogis telematics to become standard on future Fuso trucks

INDIANAPOLIS. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) and Telogis are forming an exclusive partnership to install Telogis’s telematics systems as standard equipment on all of Fuso’s future Class 3-5 medium-duty diesel-powered cabover trucks. Jecka Glasman, Fuso’s president and CEO,...

Isuzu Sets Production, Ordering for Class 6 Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) 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. Spartan Motors is assembling...

Chevy announces Class 6 Cabover Truck

Chevrolet has added a new dock-height Class 6 model to its lineup of LCF trucks. Chevy launched Class 3, 4 and 5 trucks modeled after Isuzu’s N-Series platform late last year. Chevrolet will source the truck through an existing partnership with Isuzu Commercial...

Hino INSIGHT Fully Connects Vehicles

Hino Telematics, Remote Diagnostics and Case Management is all standard for Model Year 2017 and newer vehicles. The only standard connected vehicle platform in the industry! Find out more about Telematics Hino Insight Hino Insight Telematics, powered by Telogis, leverages vehicle...

Vehicle Depreciation to Reach 17.8% in 2017

The vehicle depreciation rate will reach 17.8% in 2017 on 17 million new-vehicle sales, slightly higher than the 17.3% mark recorded in 2016, according to latest forecast from Black Book and Fitch Ratings. Prior to the Great recession, annual...

Mack Trucks Going Automatic

Mack® mDRIVE™ HD 13-Speed Now Standard on Mack Granite® Models Mack has announced that in 2017, the 13 speed automated manual transmission (AMT) will be standard offering on the Granite model trucks. “Making the mDRIVE HD 13-speed standard on the Granite...

Chevrolet LCF Starting at $40K

Chevrolet announced pricing for the low-cab forward medium-duty trucks – the brand’s newest entry into a growing segment of the commercial vehicle market. Pricing for the trucks with gasoline engines will start at $40,900. Pricing for trucks with diesel engines...