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Do electric yard trucks deliver fleets lower total cost of ownership?

The electrification of the trucking industry is ramping up, and while the prospect of electric over-the-road fleets crisscrossing the nation’s highways is exciting, it’s definitely a work in progress. Many questions remain to be answered including range, charging options, performance in extreme temperatures, battery pack weight, and time required to achieve payback. Electric yard trucks

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Testing the new PACCAR TX-18 Automated Transmission in a Peterbilt truck carrying 140,000 lbs.

Hi! David here, and this week we’re on the road again, as Peterbilt invited us out to experience the all-new PACCAR TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions at the Eaton Proving Grounds up in Marshall, Michigan. And they did this by letting me get behind the wheel of one of their heavy-duty trucks carrying a

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Electric yard trucks are an EV ‘beachhead’

Nevermind “beachhead.” I’ve even heard people say that the electric vehicle (EV) war is over in the yard tractor space, and it makes sense. Yard tractors are a perfect application for EVs. But it’s important not to get ahead of ourselves. Commercial EVs are still new and there’s a lot to be learned. Consider how

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Mack mDRIVE AMT available with dual Power Takeoff option

Mack Trucks announced that the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission (AMT) now features a left and right dual Power Takeoff (PTO) option for highway and vocational customers, offering increased versatility for customers and bodybuilders, the OEM noted in a press release. Available for customers with Mack Granite, Mack Anthem and Mack Pinnacle models with 12-speed,

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NTEA offers second course in Truck Equipment Electrical Basics online educational series

NTEA, in collaboration with e-learning platform Electude, announced a new DC and AC Voltage online course as part of its Truck Equipment (TE) Electrical Basics series. “Helping companies develop and educate their workforce is a large part of why the Association exists,” said David Ehrlich, NTEA director of education. “The DC and AC Voltage course,

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Buyers Products announces new V-plow for Class 4-6 trucks

Buyers Products has released a 10-and-a-half-foot V-plow designed for very heavy-duty use. The new SnowDogg VXXII plow mounts to Class 4-6 trucks with wings that ascend from 35 in. in the middle to 45 in. on either end. The plow is the result of increasing market demand for such a large V-plow, Buyers Products noted

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Daimler Truck CEO talks zero-emission ambitions, supply chain strains and the value of vocational trucks

Daimler Truck North America President and Chief Executive Officer John O’Leary is a busy man, especially so on Daimler Truck’s Capital Market Day Nov. 11. Even after spending untold hours speaking from Stuttgart, Germany, to investors about the future of the company, O’Leary was still happy to sit down with the media to help us

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Hendrickson announces Haulmaax EX suspension Autocar availability

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that it has partnered with Autocar to offer the next generation Haulmaax EX as a part of the chassis enhancements for the ACX and DC-64TM models. According to Hendrickson, Haulmaax EX is built for both on-and off-highway, has an equalizing beam that distributes the load equally between both axles

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Behind the suspension scenes of the Western Star 49X, 47X

When a new truck is launched, we just see the end product. What took years to develop is introduced in an instant, but there’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes. Truck OEMs and suppliers collaborate on equipment specs and options, tinkering with different types of designs and components. In the case of Western Star’s

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How Hendrickson works with OEMs to deliver hard-working, driver-friendly suspensions

The best truck equipment solutions aren’t created in a vacuum. Relationships are everything in the trucking business, and that’s true when talking about OEMs and suppliers. Take the newly unveiled Western Star X-Series trucks, for example. The 49X and the 47X–purpose-built from the ground up to tackle the toughest vocational tasks. The field work for

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Mack Defense reveals M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks for U.S. Army use

This week we’re on the road again, as Mack Defense recently invited us out to experience the delivery of the first production M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks, or HDTs, to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve. They were the first to roll off the company’s new production line at the Mack Experience Center in

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International Truck revamps MV Series design

International Truck pulled the sheet off of its new International MV Series. The OEM noted that the new MV Series was designed for increased maneuverability, visibility and safety. An aerodynamic hood and breakaway mirrors provide increased visibility for drivers and the restyled bumper and black, molded-in-color grille with optional chrome surround deliver attention grabbing looks.

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