Mitsubishi Fuso goes with gasoline
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Allowing that diesel still owns something like 60% of the medium-duty market, Mitsubishi Fuso thinks that there's a sizeable group of users who simply want the simplicity of gas engines. Just 'turn it on and go' is what they want, having no wish to fool with DEF tanks and the like.
International goes to work with MV
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- International Truck has unveiled the MV Series vocational truck, with the promise of a model that will “work harder all day, every day." Features include new cab doors with lower bottom glass edges and removed vent windows for better visibility, reshaped doors and side glass, a new premium gauge cluster with digital driver display, and up to 15 customizable digital gauges.
Final mile introducing new maintenance demands
ATLANTA, Ga. – Evolving delivery models are leading to a new generation of vehicles as fleets look for new ways to serve the all-important final mile of e-commerce orders. Against the backdrop of dense urban centers that are demanding an end to emissions, the trucks and vans are also more likely than ever to be electric. “The economics of those are starting to become positive in some applications,” said Thomas Dollmeyer, Cummins’ director of electrification technology, during a panel at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council. Electric urban buses are already economically viable, while the same could be said about electric Class 4-7 distribution vehicles as early as 2020, he said. But changes like that will lead to new challenges on the shop floor.