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Western Star X-Series vocational truck offering grows with the launch of the 47X

Western Star aims to open up the vocational market with the expansion of its X-Series of trucks. What started with the 49X last year that was aimed at heavy haul applications like logging has grown with the introduction of the Western Star 47X that is aimed squarely at the larger construction market–offering fits and features

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The defense difference: How the Mack Defense Heavy Dump Trucks differ from the Granite

Mack Defense delivered to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve the first production M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) to roll off Mack Defense’s new production line at the Mack Experience Center (MEC) in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. 23. The M917A3 HDT key and truck handover occurred during a ceremony at the MEC, following

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Kenworth introduces its 2021 medium-duty body builder manual

Kenworth has published a 132-page online body builder manual focused on Kenworth’s new medium-duty conventional lineup ranging from Class 5 to light Class 8 models. The 2021 Kenworth Medium Duty Body Builder Manual offers sections on safety and compliance, dimensions, body mounting, frame modifications, CAN Communications, electrical, power take-off (PTO), exhaust and aftertreatment, and routing,

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Jacobs begins Fulcrum Bridge engine braking technology production

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has begun production of Fulcrum Bridge, a technology that the company says makes it possible to combine conventional engine braking with automatic hydraulic lash adjustment. Jacobs’ first Fulcrum Bridge product includes a compression release engine brake and is part of an overall valvetrain system that will be supplied to an original equipment manufacturer

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Hercules Tires launches two new Strong Guard tires for mixed-service trucks

Hercules Tires, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD), has expanded its Strong Guard medium-duty truck tire line with its new Strong Guard H-MD and H-MX tires for the mixed-service market. Both tires are built for on and off-road applications, including construction, logging and mining. The company says the Strong Guard H-MX is built for

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NTEA cancels 2021 Truck Product Conference

In a recent press statement, the NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry and its board of directors announced it cancelling its 2021 Truck Product Conference given the significant constraints the commercial vehicle technical community is currently facing. “Truck Product Conference is purposefully designed to connect chassis OEMs with equipment manufacturers and distributors for important

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Kenworth adds Hendrickson Haulmaax EX suspension for Class 8 models

Kenworth announced that it now offers the Hendrickson Haulmaax EX as an option for the Kenworth T880, W990, T680 and T480 models. According to Hendrickson, this next generation heavy-duty, lightweight rubber suspension is designed for vocational applications such as dump, concrete mixer, refuse, logging, crane/boom, platform, and fire/rescue.. The new suspension replaces the Hendrickson Haulmaax

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Redefining Daimler Trucks: Three takeaways from our talk with DTNA CEO John O’Leary

Whenever a new CEO takes over any company, there’s plenty of hyperbole about approaching evolving markets, understanding the shifting needs of customers and redefining the company’s role in the industry. But this time it’s different. This time it’s not hyperbole. It’s reality. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)’s President and CEO John O’Leary takes the reins

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Mack mDrive HD transmission now available in Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers

Mack Trucks customers can now order a Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro cabover concrete pumpers powered by the 13-liter Mack MP8 engine. Fully integrated with the MP8 engine and Mack axles, the 13- and 14-speed mDRIVE features split-shaft PTO functionality, receiving output directly from the transmission, creating higher torque for

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Ask Detroit: A live conversation about vocational powertrain technology

From automated transmissions to advanced safety systems, intelligent powertrain technology has rolled onto vocational jobsites, but how does technology tackle hyper-specific vocational tasks? What’s the best use of powertrain data in applications like construction, utility, logging and more? The Detroit powertrain team takes the hot seats to answer these questions and more during Fleet Equipment’s

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Five truck trend takeaways from May

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from May focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Lubricant companies are preparing for the future of trucking Today, we’re on the brink of an alternative fuels revolution,

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SAF-Holland talks vocational markets, evolving product lines and managing supply

If conventional wisdom prevails: Vocational trucking segments are poised for a breakout year. With huge truck order demand and an infrastructure bill in the works, the trucking industry expects strong vocational application business going into Q3 and Q4. But, you don’t just have to take my word for it. “We’re very bullish on the market,

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