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Photos: 2013 Work Truck Show

March 21, 2013

Photo courtesy of NTEA.
Click on the link below to view a full photo gallery.
Photo courtesy of NTEA.Click on the link below to view a full photo gallery.

The National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) held its big event for 2013, The Work Truck Show, where vehicle manufacturers and a range of companies showcased new products for the work truck marketplace.

The following story recaps a selection of announcements from the event and provides links to other related stories below.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the event.

Some of the major announcements are on the light-duty side, with Chrysler detailing retail pricing for its all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster van, a new vehicle in the newly created Ram Commercial division and Ford unveiling the chassis cab and cutaway versions of its all-new 2014 Transit van. On the medium-duty side of things, Navistar unveiled the 4x4 version of its International TerraStar.

For awards, Isuzu’s N-Series was named Work Truck Magazine’s Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.

For programs, Venchurs CNG and Westport have each partnered with Knapheide to offer service bodies and other upfitting products (through Knapheide) to their customers for F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.

Freightliner announced a new program called Frameworks for truck equipment manufacturers, where Freightliner will provide them with a range of services. Hino launched a new mobile app designed to help its fleet customers find Hino dealers, parts, and connect with Hino via social media.

Ranger Design came to the show prepared to discuss its new QuickShip 24-shipping program at the event as well.

For products, Allison launched its new fully automatic parallel hybrid system for commercial vehicles, RSC Bio Solutions introduced a new lineup of environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids, and DiamondBack Truck Covers showed a new tonneau cover that is compatible with pickup trucks that have compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks in their beds.

Quantum Fuel Systems launched a new bolt-on CNG tank for medium-duty trucks. Leggett & Platt's Masterack division launched its new modular SmartSpace cargo management, which is designed with upcoming commercial vans (the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster, for example) in mind.

In fleet-related news, DISH Network Corp. announced it is deploying 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane-autogas-powered Ford E-250 cargo vans.

You can view more about these announcements and other select headlines from the Work Truck Show by viewing the following stories:

Chrysler Details Pricing for All-new 2014 Ram ProMaster Van Lineup

DiamondBack Truck Covers CNG-System-Compatible Tonneau Cover

eNow Puts Solar Energy on the Road

Ford Reveals Transit Van Chassis Cab and Cutaway Models

Hino Trucks Puts New Class 5 COE on Display at NTEA Work Truck Show

Isuzu N-Series Named Work Truck’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Masterack SmartSpace Cargo Management System

Navistar Shows New International TerraStar 4x4 at 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show

Ranger Design Announces QuickShip Program for Storage Systems

Roush and Green Alternative Systems Unveil Propane-Fueled Ford F-550

Venchurs CNG Partners With Knapheide to Offer CNG Compatible Service Bodies and Upfitting Solutions

Westport to Offer Bi-Fuel System Compatible Knapheide Service Bodies for F-250 and F-350 Trucks

XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid-Electric Powertrain for Ford E-Series Vans


You can also get more medium-duty truck news from our sister publication at www.worktruckonline.com. For heavy-duty truck news, go to www.truckinginfo.com.

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