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February 1, 2016 - Product News

Analysis: Digging Deeper into Navistar's New International HX

International HXs are based on the outgoing PayStar, but bold front-end styling alone is almost enough to merit “new” billing. Other features clinch it. Photo: Tom Berg

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.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, PayStar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

International's HX Vocational Trucks Replacing PayStar Models

Photo: International Trucks

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

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Cummins ISX, Vocational Trucks, World of Concrete, Severe Duty, Class 8

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

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

Photo of 2016 F-750 truck courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Ford, Fontaine Modification, Ford F-650, Food and Beverage Fleets, Ship-Thru, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Modifiers, Truck Equipment

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales, Used Vehicle Values, Vocational Trucks, J.D. Power, Class 7

November 8, 2015 - Industry News

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

CT680, introduced earlier this year, is the third version in the Cat Truck series. Photo by Tom Berg

Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Cat Truck, International PayStar, Vocational Trucks, Dump Trucks

October 7, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Adds New Options to Vocational Trucks

Kenworth T880 with new box bumper option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced three new options, all aimed at the company’s lineup of vocational trucks-- a new transmission, a bumper and a fixed grille.

Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Options, Transmissions, Bumper, Vocational Trucks

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt's New Vocational Model 567 Enters Production

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Company has started production of its new vocational Model 567 with a set-forward front axle configuration.

Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, Model 567, Vocational Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

Navistar-made CT13 diesel will remain the standard engine in Cat Trucks, as will the cab and chassis adapted from the International PayStar. Photo: Tom Berg

UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

WorkStar with 6.7L Cummins Enters Production

Photo: Chris Wolski

International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Tags: Cummins, WorkStar, Cummins ISB, Vocational Trucks

May 14, 2015 - Product News

Caterpillar Shows Long-Hood CT680; 15-Liter Diesel on the Way

With a BBC of 124 inches, CT680 is the longest of the three Cat Truck models. It’s available as a truck or tractor. Photo: Caterpillar

Caterpillar this week unveiled its CT680 on/off-road truck and tractor, the third model in a line of Cat Trucks first introduced about four years ago.

Tags: Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Photos courtesy of Momentum Fuel Technologies

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Rush Enterprises, Vocational Trucks

March 19, 2015 - Product News

Volvo Offers Reinforced I-Shift Transmission for Severe Duty

The Volvo VHD 200. Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America released a rugged version of the I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift will be available for order in May on Volvo VHD vocational models.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Severe Duty, I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions, Vocational Trucks

March 9, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Model 567 Available with All-Wheel Drive

The Peterbilt Model 567. Photo courtesy of Peterbilt

The Peterbilt Model 567 is available with an all-wheel drive option designed for off-road use in tough to severe conditions, the company recently announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Severe Duty, Vocational Trucks, All-Wheel Drive, Model 567

March 4, 2015 - Product News

Freightliner Increases Severe-Duty Options on 122SD Truck

Different configurations of the Freightliner 122SD. Photo courtesy of Freightliner Trucks

Freightliner is showcasing several new options for the 122SD truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The options are aimed at severe terrain and off-road applications.

Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty, Vocational Trucks, Off-Road Vehicles, NTEA, Work Truck Show

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Heavier Front Axle for T370 Truck

The Kenworth T370 with 20K steer axle. Photo: Tom Berg

Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Kenworth, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Pumper Truck Market Revival Evident at World of Concrete

Schwing is displaying numerous wheel- and truck-mounted pumps. Equipment is painted white, but filters on overhead lights produced a green cast. Photo by Tom Berg

The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Construction Industry, Autocar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.

Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks

February 3, 2015 - Product News

WorkStar Available With Cummins Diesel

International Workstar 4x4 with Cummins ISB6.7. Photo: Tom Berg

LAS VEGAS -- The International WorkStar vocational truck is now available with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine, officials announced at the World of Concrete.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, World of Concrete, International WorkStar, Vocational Trucks

January 9, 2015 - Product News

Webb Wheel Launches Specialty, Vocational Business Unit

Webb Wheel OEM launched its new Specialty Truck Business Unit focused on dedicated sales and service support for specialty and vocational equipment operators and OEMs.

Tags: OEM, Webb Wheel, Specialty, Vocational Trucks, Wheel Ends

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Photo: Fontaine

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.

Tags: Mexico, Suspensions, Fontaine Modification Vocational Services, Simard, Vocational Trucks

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production

Cat's CT681, right, features more “industrial” styling than the current CT660. Photo by Tom Berg

Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.

Tags: Class 8, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

Cat Execs Proud of New CT Vocational Trucks; Short Drives Verify Premium Look and Feel

The vocational truck segment has another premium vehicle for buyers to consider, something declared by Caterpillar executives in their briefings and preliminarily verified by short stints behind the wheels of several CT660 demonstrators shown to the trade press this week

Tags: Vocational Trucks, Caterpillar

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