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

Buyers Products has released the SnowDogg VXXII plow, a 10-1/2-ft. V-plow that mounts to Class 4-6 trucks. The plow, with wings that ascend from 35 in. in the middle to 45 in. on either end, features a stainless steel blade with flared wings and a frame built to absorb heavy impacts. The VXXII also includes

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Mack Trucks provides a medium-duty market overview, expands on MD Series launch

Last year’s Work Truck Show, one of the last to be held in-person in 2020, was the coming-out party for the Mack Trucks MD Series after the January 2020 announcement of Mack Trucks’s entry into the Class 6 and 7 markets. A year later, at a virtually held Work Truck Show 2021, Jonathan Randall, Mack

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Mack Trucks pairs mRIDE spring leaf suspension with Mack axles

The Mack Trucks mRIDE spring leaf over rubber block suspension, which Mack says is ideal for vocational customers needing improved stability and greater traction on jobsites, now offers additional weight savings for increased payload when paired with proprietary Mack axles, the company says. Available at 40,000-lbs. and 46,000-lbs. suspension ratings and with standard track axles,

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Mack Command Steer for Mack Granite models now in production

Mack Command Steer, Mack’s active steering system that reduces driver fatigue, is now in production in Mack Granite axle back models. Produced at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack Class 8 models for North America and export are assembled, the company says Mack Granite models with Command Steer help

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Peterbilt launches updated vocational Models 567 and 520

Peterbilt Motors Co. has made updates to its vocational Model 567 and 520 trucks. The key updates are found in the new VMUX electrical system, which the company says delivers enhanced functionality and seamless integration with many different types of bodies for vocational customer applications. Exterior updates to the Model 567 (pictured above) include a

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Wherefore art thou, vocational truck retreads?

Retread tires and vocational trucks: Is it just me or is there a bit of a “Romeo and Juliet” quality to this tale – sort of a “we want to be together, but what will our fleet families think” kind of vibe? And, when that truck happens to be one working in one of the

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Finding truck equipment that delivers durability and driver comfort

You get in the truck. You get out of the truck. You get in the truck. You get out of the truck. You drive on road. You drive off road. You drive on road. You drive off road. This is the rhythm of the hard-working vocational truck and its driver. It’s just as hard on

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Watch: The right axle choices for vocational trucks

Many applications – especially vocational trucks – have modified components based upon the specified intended service, and there’s no exception for axles. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Application is the alpha and the omega of equipment spec’ing. Consider the differences between a flatbed hauling materials to a construction

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Tough vocational suspensions that go easy on your drivers

Rolling over rugged off-road terrain, hauling heavy loads and tackling tasks that require your drivers to get in and out of the truck countless times throughout the day are all par for the course in vocational truck applications. It’s hard work tackled by tough equipment, but that doesn’t mean it has to be hard on

Push it real good: The role of pusher axles in trucking

As someone who hasn’t lived under a rock for the past 30 years, it’s fair to speculate you’re familiar with Salt-N-Pepa’s 1987 mega-hit “Push It.” And as a fleet manager, I’ll venture that whenever you hear it, there’s one component you can’t get off your mind for the rest of the day: pusher axles (if

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Nikola, Republic Services end collaboration on refuse truck

Nikola Corporation and Republic Services have discontinued their collaboration on refuse truck development. The goal of the collaboration was to design and build a fully integrated refuse truck based on a zero-emissions battery-electric drive platform and body while also integrating multiple new systems into a new state-of-the-art vehicle, Nikola says. However, after collaboration and review,

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Unpacking the Cummins EPA 2021 X15, X12 engine details

Gone are the days where updated HP and torque specs tell the full tale of a new engine launch. Cummins optimizing its 2021 engines on the foundation of its 2017 X15 and X12 platforms shows that there’s still plenty of operational efficiency to be reaped from diesel powerhouses. It’s impressive, but it’s also complicated. It’s

Unpacking the cummins 2021 heavy duty truck engines