Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co. Ford medium-duty trucks for 2016 will come exclusively with a Ford powertrain. Related Links: Ford Offers Gas When Diesel Is Too Much Ford Offers Natural Gas Power in a Half-Ton Pickup Ford Motor Co., which leads the market for medium-duty vocational construction trucks, is bringing production of the F-650/750 back to the U.S. for 2016 and vertically integrating the powertrain and chassis for improved performance, ride and comfort."What we are going to do with this truck is really going to shake up the segment," says Todd Kaufman, F-Series chassis-cab marketing manager.Buyers of medium-duty trucks
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.