Vocational Trucks

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February 6, 2018

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

January 30, 2018

Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

Volvo's vocational VHD model truck gets a new interior and LED headlamps to make it a more desirable choice for operators of dump, mixer, refuse and other rough-service vehicles.

January 29, 2018

International Increases Warranty Protection for Vocational Trucks

International Truck announced three plans to deliver on its uptime pledge to vocational truck customers: the extension of the International A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for vocational models, a new, Vocational Confidence Warranty Package, and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan.

January 29, 2018

Behind-Cab Storage, Sleeper, Crew Boxes

“Back packs” newly available from Western Star Trucks are offered as an economical way to add behind-the-seats interior space to work vehicles without engineering integral extensions.

January 25, 2018

2018 World of Concrete Show [Photos]

World of Concrete is held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and it’s the year's first trade show where truck builders announce new or improved vocational models. HDT's Tom Berg was there.

January 23, 2018

Freightliner Shows Detroit DD8 Engine in a Heavy Vocational Truck

Freightliner Trucks is displaying the new Detroit DD8 diesel in a vocational model at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas this week.

January 23, 2018

International Truck Unveils HV Series Mid-Range Diesel Trucks

International Truck rolled out its new International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel HV507 and HV607 truck models at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

January 11, 2018

Peterbilt Hits Million-Truck Milestone

Peterbilt announced the production of its 1 millionth vehicle. The Model 567 Heritage rolled off the assembly line at the company’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.

December 20, 2017

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

December 13, 2017

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

October 18, 2017

What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out HDT's annual round-up of what's new in medium-duty.

October 12, 2017

Navistar Executives Look to the Future

After a tough run earlier this decade, Navistar told trucking reporters it is "back in business," touting its new and improved product line, a booming vocational market and a strong economy.

September 26, 2017

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Fresh off the launch of its new Anthem highway tractor, Mack Trucks held an upbeat press conference kicking off day two of NACV in Atlanta with an overview of the year to date and hints as to the company’s future objectives.

September 26, 2017

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

September 25, 2017

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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.

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