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INDUSTRY NEWS: OCTOBER 2016

ISUZU ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF ALL-NEW F-SERIES TRUCK

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announces key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR.
The new FTR is a dock-height Class 6 truck boasting a 25,950-lb GVWR. The truck will be available in eight wheelbases, with lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches to accommodate bodies from 14 to 30 ft long. The FTR will utilize a turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine, generating 215 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission with PTO capability. Dana axles will have capacities of 12,000 lbs up front and a 19,000-lb rear suspension. The FTR is slated to go into production at a new facility in Charlotte, Michigan, in mid-2017.
When Isuzu announced the truck at NTEA’s 2016 Work Truck Show in March, Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, said, “This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry. The overall concept of the FTR is to bring to our customers the next generation medium-duty low cab forward truck, one that features a clean, durable, highly-efficient 4-cylinder engine and is the best Class 6 choice for urban pickup and delivery. The letters ‘FTR’ don’t stand for ‘future;’ however, this truck represents the future, and it will be here—soon.”

NAVISTAR AND MERITOR AGREE TO CO-BRAND FLEETRITE® BRAKE SHOE OFFERING

Navistar announces a new agreement with Meritor, Inc. to co-brand Premium Brake Shoe Kits offered through the Fleetrite® heavy-duty parts brand. The agreement covers approximately 50 part numbers that will be labeled Fleetrite Manufactured by Meritor.
“This agreement demonstrates our continued partnership with Meritor to offer quality products that also provide bottom line value to our customers,” says Joel Larsen, vice president of global parts product management, Navistar. “The rapid sales growth of our Fleetrite brand is due in large part to customer acceptance of our brake component offerings. They know they can rely on two of the most trusted names in the industry to offer premium parts, like ‘Fleetrite Manufactured by Meritor’ products, that keep their trucks and buses on the road.”
Fleetrite provides quality maintenance and repair parts for all major heavy- and medium-duty truck and bus applications and is distributed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia through International Truck Dealers and IC Bus Dealers. Fleetrite also has production level components on new International® brand trucks.
www.fleetrite.com

DECISIV SERVICE RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT GOES MOBILE

Decisiv, Inc., the leading provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets, announces its new SRM Fleet Mobile app.
SRM Fleet Mobile will initially be available through private branded relationships with key partners.
“SRM Fleet Mobile is the only complete end-to-end mobile application that addresses the needs of an increasingly mobile user base,” says Michael Riemer, vice president, Products and Channel Marketing, Decisiv. “Enabling the use of our cloud-based SRM platform on IOS and Android smartphones enables mobile users to request service, receive alerts on high severity fault codes, and share in-context information and collaborate during service events to reduce costs and downtime, and drive asset utilization.”
Capabilities of the new SRM Fleet Mobile app include:

  • Service Event Management: Request, track, and manage any service event, receive alerts and monitor repair status, receive electronic estimates to approve repairs, issue purchase orders, and communicate directly with service providers.
  • Asset Management: Consolidate service history for each truck, plus track warranty status, active recalls, and campaigns.
  • Real-Time Diagnostics: Monitor a truck’s engine and other parameters with real-time alerts of critical remote diagnostic events (fault codes), including analysis of severity and required actions.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Trigger and schedule maintenance based on mileage and other parameters, as well as real-time telematics data.

PACCAR INTRODUCES ENHANCEMENTS TO MX-13 AND MX-11 ENGINES PACCAR

launches new power, torque, and fuel efficiency enhancements to its MX-13 and MX-11 engines for North America. The new engines will be available in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in January 2017. “The PACCAR MX-13 and MX-11 engines are designed to deliver optimum performance, durability, fuel economy, and the lowest total cost of ownership for our customers,” says Landon Sproull, vice president, PACCAR.
PACCAR increased the MX-13 engine’s output to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque and increased the MX-11 engine’s output to 430 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque. The enhanced PACCAR MX-11 engine also adds a new 335 hp and 1,150 lb-ft torque rating in the lower end of the power range. PACCAR’s MX engines deliver peak torque at 900 rpm for the majority of engine ratings, supporting increased performance and driving flexibility.
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MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: OCTOBER 2016 ISSUE

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