Dodge web site has info on the new trucks at http://www.dodge.com/
Scroll down to commercial/fleet located on the left side of the screen and follow the links.
Local Dodge fleet manager advises they have 6 on order for late Aug or early Sept delivery. He also states sold unit orders will receive priority over dealer stock units.
Weight rating is in line for our use, GVW16500/GCVW26000 and they have huge disk brakes. 5500 only has stiffer springs for increased GVW but would still be limited to 26000 max GCVW.
They are cab/chassis only, no factory box available as yet so aftermarket may be the only option. Fleet manager is looking into the dimension differences to find out if a 07 or 08 pickup box would bolt on or what mods would be required. (Indications are the Cabs are the same)
The TCD is de-rated on hp (305) and torque (610) to provide a designed life of 350,000 miles.
Looking like Dodge is going to get a real tow truck!