Spicer® Driveline Featured on 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year
Class 6 Isuzu FTR Cabover Chosen by Fleet Managers for Durability, Quality
May 2, 2018
MAUMEE, Ohio, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today announced that the 2018 Isuzu FTR from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America exclusively features Spicer® driveline technologies, including Spicer E-SeriesTM steer axles, Spicer Life Series® driveshafts, and Spicer single-reduction single drive axles. The truck was recently named the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year by Work Truck magazine.
"At Dana, we work closely with our customers to develop solutions that meet the unique design needs of their trucks, while ensuring we always provide exceptional quality, service, and value," said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies. "The fact that Dana is the driveline supplier to the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year demonstrates how our technologies support customers as they differentiate in the competitive commercial-vehicle industry."
Engineered for medium-duty trucks, Spicer single-reduction single drive axles support vehicles with a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of 19,000 pounds. These drive axles have been specifically designed to improve shock absorption and maximize robustness for city delivery applications.
Spicer E-Series steer axles feature a steel-forged beam design that reduces axle weight by up to 69 pounds compared with competitive offerings. These steer axles offer the strength and torsional stiffness required for superior vehicle braking response.
Spicer Life Series medium-duty driveshafts are the premier drivetrain offering for the medium-duty market. These driveshafts are precision balanced for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness performance, and permanently lubricated with a sealed spline for reduced maintenance and extended product life.
The 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year winner was announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March. Professional fleet managers were asked to select their top pick among nine vehicles, keeping in mind which truck best fit their needs for application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.
About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery. Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications. Founded in 1904, Dana employs approximately 30,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. The company reported sales of more than $7.2 billion in 2017. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company's operations in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan were selected as a Top Workplace for the last two years by The (Toledo) Blade and its research partner, Energage. Dana is ranked among the Drucker Institute's listing of the 250 most effectively managed companies. For more information, please visit www.dana.com.
SOURCE Dana Incorporated
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