Daimler Unveils Detroit DD8 Medium-Duty Diesel Engine Click to view online.

Work Truck Magazine HDT
March 22, 2017
<p><em>Screenshot via Ford.</em></p> Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

<p><strong>Detroit DD8 engine will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications.</strong><em> Photo: Daimler Trucks North America</em></p> Daimler Unveils Detroit DD8 Medium-Duty Diesel Engine

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine, aimed at vocational truck markets, at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

<p><em>Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</em></p> ATA Pushes for Hair-Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

<p><em>Photo: UPS</em></p> UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

UPS said it will invest more than $90 million in natural gas facilities and vehicles, including fueling stations, compressed natural gas trucks and liquefied natural gas vehicles.

<p><em>Photo: Chris Brown</em></p> Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.</em></p> Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

<p><em>Photo: Mack Trucks</em></p> Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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