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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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The return of the medium-duty market: Where will vocational trends go when the market booms?

It’s often hard to tell, in the moment, the difference between a passing fad and a trend that’s here to stay. Those Beanie Babies people hoarded in the late ’90s didn’t end up paying for anybody’s college education, and despite all the hype, Bitcoin has not exactly deposed the U.S. dollar as our go-to trusted

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Three things you didn’t know about the Peterbilt Model 567 truck (in about three minutes)

Peterbilt Motors Co. may have unveiled a new lineup of Class 5-8 medium-duty trucks, but the tried-and-true Peterbilt Model 567 offers new updates as well. First offered in 2013 in a set-back front axle configuration, which then expanded to a set-forward axle configuration availability in 2015. It’s the most-built vocational model in Peterbilt Motors Co.

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Hands on: The Peterbilt medium-duty truck lineup

I’ve never seen anyone beat up a truck as much as Phil Hall. The Peterbilt medium-duty segment manager pounds on the grill, punches the kick plate, stands on the cupholder and slams the door—all to prove a point. The newly unveiled Peterbilt medium-duty lineup is tough, and the new Class 7/8 Model 537 and Model

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Daimler Trucks NA names chief engineer of chassis, vocational engineering

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Tracy Mack-Askew to the position of chief engineer, chassis and vocational engineering, effective immediately. In her new role, Mack-Askew will lead the development of solutions for DTNA customers in diesel powertrain technologies, and support the transition to electrical propulsion solutions in chassis and vocational products. Mack-Askew has over

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SAF-Holland unveils CBXA AeroBeam fixed frame air suspension series

During a virtual press conference, SAF-Holland announced the introduction of its CBXA AeroBeam Series of fixed frame suspensions, a lineup of four lighter-weight, top-mount trailer air suspensions. The CBXA AeroBeam Series is a lightweight line of fixed frame air suspensions, and includes 23K, 25K, and 30K pound capacity models. The AeroBeam design features the optimal

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