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March 01, 2019   |   Trucks.com


2019 Work Truck Show: New Electric, Diesel Trucks Center Stage

Diesel fuel still dominates commercial trucking because it is readily available and allows long- distance driving on a fill-up. Onboard emissions equipment that captures particulate emissions has made diesel trucking much cleaner in the last decade.

Most of the trucks at the Work Truck Show are diesel-powered, such as the International CV Series of medium-duty pickup trucks from Navistar International Corp.

Navistar builds the Chevrolet and GMC 4500/5500 series medium-duty trucks that debuted at the Work Truck Show last year. General Motors dropped out of the segment during the Great Recession.

The exteriors of Navistar’s versions of the trucks have International’s familial look while carrying over the interior of the Chevrolet Silverado medium-duty.

GM, which made a splash with the medium-duty trucks last year, was mum about having a new product to show this year.

Nissan will unveil the latest in a series of work trucks created as part of the purpose-driven Calling All Titans volunteerism campaign. The automaker has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the National Park Foundation since kicking off the program with a $1 million donation in September.

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