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April 16, 2018 - Industry News

VW Truck Signals Interest in Acquiring All of Navistar

Navistar CEO Troy Clarke, VW Truck & Bus CEO Andreas Renschler, and Navistar CFO Walter Borst field queries from the press during the IAA Show in Germany in 2016. Photo: David Cullen

News reports out of Germany indicate that Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is open to taking over Navistar International Corp.. VW already holds a 16.9% share in the U.S. company via a “wide-ranging strategic alliance," which was announced back in 2016.

Tags: Global, Navistar International, Vocational Trucks, Volkswagen

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

The International MV Series is a new Class 6/7 truck designed to be easily upfitted. Photo: David Cullen

International Truck has launched a new medium-duty Class 6/7 vehicle called the MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It has been designed from the ground up for adaptability and comes with many driver-centric features.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

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

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

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

Tags: Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Vocational Trucks, DD8, Test Drive, Engines

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

VHD retains its original "broad-shouldered" styling, and now gets LED headlamps to improve forward visibility. Photo: Tom Berg

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.

Tags: Driver Comfort, LED Lighting, Safety, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

International Increases Warranty Protection for Vocational Trucks

Image of HX Series construction truck courtesy of International 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.

Tags: International Trucks, Warranty, International HX, Vocational Trucks

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Shows Detroit DD8 Engine in a Heavy Vocational Truck

The midrange-size engine is an alternative to the Cummins L9 and will be offered in the 108SD, such as the one at the show, as well as the 106SD and 114SD. Photo: Freightliner

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

Tags: Cummins, Freightliner, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks, Truck Engines, DD8

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

International Truck Unveils HV Series Mid-Range Diesel Trucks

The HV Series is available in a variety of specifications: Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab. Photo: International 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.

Tags: International Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Dump Trucks, Vocational Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 11, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Hits Million-Truck Milestone

Photo of the Model 567 lineup courtesy of Peterbilt Motor Company.

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vocational Trucks, Model 567, Milestones

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 13, 2017 - Product News

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Brakes, Model 579, Air Brakes, Class 7, Vocational Trucks

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Executives Look to the Future

Navistar included all its latest models for test drives at an event at its proving grounds outside of New Carlisle, IN, earlier this week.<br />Photo: Jack Roberts

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.

Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Photo: Jack Roberts

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.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

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.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler, Vocational Trucks, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, LED Lighting, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 25, 2017 - Product News

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: International Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

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

Photo:Jim Park.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Truck Orders, Vocational Trucks

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Photo: Cummins Westport

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.

Tags: Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG, Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Vocational Trucks, Alternative Fuels

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

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

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Axles, Vocational Trucks

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Launch Regional VNR Model

Volvo says its new VNR model, to be launched later this month, is indicative of the company&#39;s design philsophy today.<br />Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, YouTube, Social Media, Vocational Trucks, Regional Haul

March 15, 2017 - Product News

Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Photo: Freightliner Custom 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.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Delivery Fleets, Work Truck Show, Vocational Trucks, Stripped Chassis, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner Custom Chassis

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers All-Wheel Drive T880

Photo: Kenworth

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Class 8, All-Wheel Drive, Kenworth T880, Vocational Trucks

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Vehicle Modifiers, Alternative Fuels, Vocational Trucks, Class 7

December 5, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola Vehicles to Replace Cat Trucks for Thompson Machinery

During the Nikola One unveiling last week, Trevor Milton, Nikola Motor&#39;s founder and CEO, announced that Thompson Machinery would be a distributor for the hydrogen-electric tractor. Photo: Tom Berg

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

Tags: Caterpillar, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vocational Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

November 3, 2016 - Product News

Noregon TripVision Added to Geotab Marketplace

Image via Noregon

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

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Noregon Systems, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Monitoring

September 19, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Develop Fleet Management Offerings for Concrete Mixer Fleets

Photo: Tom Berg

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

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Vocational Trucks

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Proper Spec'ing Helps Septic Service Improve Productivity

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Spec'ing

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