Vocational Trucks

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July 24, 2017

Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second half of the year, the OEM sees the underlying economic fundamentals as equally promising.

July 5, 2017

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

June 1, 2017

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts files this report from North Carolina with his first driving impressions of the new regional truck.

May 9, 2017

Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

April 12, 2017

Volvo Trucks to Launch Regional VNR Model

Saying it will "change antiquated perceptions of what trucks should look like," Volvo Trucks North America will launch its new VNR Regional Haul truck at the ExpoCam show in Montreal later this month, with new streamlined experior styling and features such as a steering wheel that tilts like a car’s.

April 7, 2017

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.

April 4, 2017

Pirelli’s G:85 Tires Designed for On/Off Road Settings

Pirelli is launching two G:85 series tires designed specifically for steer and drive on/off road applications, the TG:85 and FG:85.

March 15, 2017

Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis, Clean Energy Fuels, and Green Alternative Systems have partnered to provide a compressed natural gas fuel system on FCCC’s CNG MT-45/55 chassis.

March 7, 2017

Kenworth Offers All-Wheel Drive T880

Kenworth’s flagship construction truck, the T880, is now available in an all-wheel drive configuration installed at the factory to speed delivery time and reduce costs.

February 2, 2017

Greenkraft Prepping New Medium-Duty Trucks

Greenkraft, Inc. plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and introduce a new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in weights of 26,000 pounds and 33,000 pounds respectively, the company announced.

January 24, 2017

Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

December 5, 2016

Nikola Vehicles to Replace Cat Trucks for Thompson Machinery

Investment to support Cat's discontinued on/off-road trucks can be shifted to Nikola's hydrogen-electric vehicles when they become available.

November 3, 2016

Noregon TripVision Added to Geotab Marketplace

Noregon’s recently released TripVision vehicle health monitoring solution for heavy-duty trucks has been made available on the Geotab Marketplace.

September 19, 2016

Mack to Develop Fleet Management Offerings for Concrete Mixer Fleets

Mack Trucks has reached an agreement with WheresMyConcrete to develop future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services.

September 2, 2016

Meritor Adds Deep Drop-Axle Option to MFS Front Axle Series

The new option, which includes deep axle drops of 4.76 and 5 inches, is ideal for auto hauling and refuse applications where lower vehicle ride heights are needed.

August 24, 2016

Test Drive: Is International's HX620 the Driver's Vocational Truck?

Navistar has declared that it wants to build trucks that drivers want to drive. That includes the new HX vocational series, unveiled early this year at an extravaganza in Las Vegas.

August 10, 2016

TRP Expands Air Spring Offering for Vocational Market

TRP Parts has released two new air spring designs to expand its offering in the off-road, vocational market.

August 4, 2016

Workhorse Tires are Designed for Mixed-Service Fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has expanded its offering of mixed-service tires with the addition of the Workhorse lineup of tires.

August 2, 2016

Test Drive: Western Star’s 6900XD Heavy, Heavy Hauler

Western Star’s 6900XD pulls 70 metric tons through a dirt road course and comes through with flying colors.

July 22, 2016

Proper Spec'ing Helps Septic Service Improve Productivity

McNel Septic Services in Ravensdale, Wash., has doubled productivity on a route by properly spec'ing a Kenworth T880 to maximize payload while still being nimble enough to maneuver in residential neighborhoods, according to Kenworth.

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