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XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

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J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

Photo of 2017 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

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Auto Truck Group Begins Transit Connect Ship-Thru

The Auto Truck Group will begin using its New Jersey facility to offer ship-through services for the Transit Connect compact van under a new agreement with Ford, the upfitter has announced.

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Auto Truck Group Hires Vocational Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Moza Fay as a vocational fleet sales manager, the upfitter has announced.

The vans are available in lengths of 12 feet or 14 feet, the Reach provides 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage and up to 27 inches more headroom than a conventional cargo van. (Photo courtesy of Utilimaster)

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Parcel Delivery Fleets Up Orders from Utilimaster

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach walk-in vans. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the same vehicle this past week.

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Merchants Hires Senior Truck and Upfit Engineer

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Joe Birren as senior truck and upfit engineer, the fleet management company has announced.

Photo of the Opel Grandland X courtesy of Opel.

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Opel Expands SUV Lineup with Grandland X

Opel has revealed the Opel Grandland X crossover SUV, the third member of the automakers Opel X family line of SUVs which look to capitalize on the increasing popularity of SUVs.

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

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XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

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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.

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