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October 19, 2015

KW Has 40-inch Sleeper for T880

Kenworth introduced a 40-inch sleeper for its T880 vocational truck used in applications like petroleum hauling and towing, and for tractors pulling flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight are considerations.

October 8, 2015

Test Driving the Paccar MX-11 Engine

We got a sneak preview of the MX-11 in a Kenworth T880 dump truck while at the Eaton Proving Grounds in Marshall Michigan - the one with the dirt track with grades of 20% and worse.

April 30, 2015

Mack mDrive HD Made to Handle Most Vocational Duties

Mack’s mDrive HD automated manual transmission will handle most vocational duties with three programmable operating modes – Easy Shift, Enhanced Construction and Heavy Haul -- when it goes into full production in mid-May.

January 22, 2015

ATD Commercial Truck of the Year: Behind the Scenes

American Truck Dealers will announce its annual Commercial Truck of the Year Saturday. Senior Editor Tom Berg offers a behind-the-scenes look at this week's judging process.

December 15, 2014

UltraShift Plus Transmissions Now Allow for 2-Speed Axle Compatibility

Eaton recently increased the functionality of its UltraShift Plus automated transmissions to allow for compatibility with two-speed axles.

October 8, 2014

Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.

September 22, 2014

Test Drive: Oshkosh S-Series Mixer

Precise concrete placement is a traditional feature for this front-discharge mixer, but relatively new is natural gas power.

September 15, 2014

Vocational Sales Climb as Construction, Energy Grow

Demand for vocational trucks and trailers continues to be pushed by oil and gas producers, road building and municipal business, according to truck manufacturers and researchers. Revivals in housing and commercial construction are also factors as vocational Class 8 retail truck sales are up 9.2% through July compared to last year, and should be up by 16.4% for all of 2014.

September 8, 2014

Goodyear Picks New Truck Mooring System for its Blimp

What does a Mack Truck have to do with the Goodyear Blimp? Deborah Lockridge explores the topic in her "All That's Truckikng" blog.

August 20, 2014

Western Star Offering ADZ Series Suspensions

Western Star is now offering SAF-Holland Neway ADZ series heavy-duty drive axle air-suspensions as an option for its 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models.

August 20, 2014

Kenworth T880 Adds Option for Natural Gas

Kenworth announced a natural gas option for its T880 vocational truck, a Cummins Westport ISX12 G that can run either CNG or LNG fuel systems.

July 30, 2014

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

July 30, 2014

Daimler Eyes 40% Vocational Market Share by 2015

Daimler Trucks North America mapped out its goals in the Class 6,7, and 8 markets, as well as its goal to increase the company's market share in the vocational market at its annual press event in Northern California.

July 15, 2014

International DuraStar, WorkStar Get 9.3-Liter SCR Diesels

Navistar has started customer shipments of its International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with the company's 9.3-liter diesels fitted with selective catalytic reduction emissions-aftertreatment equipment.

April 30, 2014

Mack Trucks Previews New LR Refuse Series

Mack Trucks previewed the new Mack LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks designed with the driver, customer and demands of the rigorous job in mind. Initially available in three-axle 6x4 configurations and powered either by diesel or natural gas, the Mack LR series will be available in 2015.

March 5, 2014

New Goodyear Tires Target Mixed-Service Applications

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- The new Goodyear G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires will be available this summer. Fleets will be able to buy several sizes of these tires with Goodyear’s exclusive DuraSeal Technology.

March 4, 2014

Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share

Stephen Roy, who has been Mack Trucks president, sales and marketing for North America since Jan. 1, spent the last five years in aftermarket parts and service, which he says is key to the company’s continued success. We sat down with Roy for more insight.

February 22, 2014

Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.

January 8, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Mack mRide Suspension

When people say something is "built like a Mack truck," they aren't just whistling Dixie. Equipment Editor Jim Park says the latest proof that Mack is still on top of its suspension game is the new mRide vocational suspension. In this Ultimate Test Drive Video, he evaluates the new suspension on a Granite dump truck.

November 6, 2013

Western Star 4800SB 8x8 All-Wheel Drive Model Now Available

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. announced the availability of its 4800SB all-wheel drive model in an 8x8 axle configuration.



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