Vocational Trucks

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May 19, 2016

Photos: Kenworth Shows Off its Latest Trucks

Kenworth showed off eight trucks and tractors to reporters and customers this week at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. They included three models and two Paccar MX diesels. Here are some of them, as photographed (and driven) by senior editor Tom Berg.

May 18, 2016

Focus On... Western Star's MBT-40 [Video]

The Multi-Body Transformer package recently unveiled by Western Star could be a game changer for the heavy construction and mining industries. Equipment Editor Jim Park, finds out how it works in the latest "Focus On" video. 

May 16, 2016

4 Trends Driving Vocational Truck Design

An explosion of new technology has added an unprecedented range of choices that are changing the way vocational fleets spec and work their trucks.

May 12, 2016

Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.

April 22, 2016

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

April 14, 2016

Navistar Shows HX520, the Series' 4th Version

Navistar unveiled the fourth version of its severe-duty International HX series, the HX520, with a forward-set steer axle, a 120-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab measurement and Cummins' ISX15 diesel. The new model will serve the heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane markets, the manufacturer said.

March 15, 2016

Vocational Spotlight: Service, Delivery Fleets

With a wide variety of fleet sizes and make up, service and delivery vocational fleets must find ways to reduce expenses and handle challenges in unique ways.

March 3, 2016

Mack Offers Single-Package Aftertreatment System

The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.

March 2, 2016

Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.

February 26, 2016

Caterpillar to End Cat Truck Program

"Remaining a viable competitor in this market would require significant additional investment to develop and launch a complete portfolio of trucks, and upon an updated review, we determined there was not a sufficient market opportunity to justify the investment," an official said.

February 23, 2016

Test Drive: Making Low-Speed Maneuvers Easier With UltraShift Plus

For years Eaton has been improving its UltraShift Plus series to make the heavy-duty automated manual transmissions do more things and do them better. Blended Pedal, Urge to Move features make Eaton automated gearboxes more useful.

February 17, 2016

Hendrickson Aero Clad Bumper Available on HX Series

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim made its Aero Clad stainless steel clad aluminum bumper available for the new International HX Series of vocational trucks.

February 16, 2016

Trucking Company Adding International HX Model to Fleet

International Truck says orders are brisk so far for its new International HX Series vocational truck, announcing its largest one-time order to date.

February 2, 2016

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Caterpillar CT680L

The new axle-forward CT680L version of Caterpillar's Cat Truck is a work truck, make no mistake – but Cat's approach is obviously that drivers shouldn't suffer for their craft. In this Ultimate Test Drive video, Equipment Editor Jim Park shares his impressions.

February 2, 2016

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

February 1, 2016

Analysis: Digging Deeper into Navistar's New International HX

A mock police chase may have lent humor to Navistar’s unveiling Monday of its new International HX series of vocational trucks, but the HX represents serious business for the company.

February 1, 2016

International's HX Vocational Trucks Replacing PayStar Models

International's new Class 8 line is replacing the PayStar and includes four models, with long and medium hoods and two diesels.

January 27, 2016

Fontaine Opens F-650/F-750 Upfitting Center in Ohio

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford's 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets, the truck upfitter has announced.

January 19, 2016

Used Vocational Trucks More Plentiful, Less Costly

Daycab and construction trucks behave differently than highway tractors in the used commercial truck market, say analysts at NADA Used Car Guide, a division of J.D. Power and Associates.

December 18, 2015

Kenworth Features Heavy, Medium-Duty Truck Photos in 2016 Calendar

The 2016 Kenworth Calendar features images of Kenworth’s aerodynamic, vocational, traditional and medium-duty trucks in scenic and work settings.

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