Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Mack Trucks Dealer Conway Beam Truck Group Invests $16.2M to Open Facility Near Buffalo, N.Y. →

Conway Beam Truck Group, a 70-year Mack Trucks dealer, recently invested $16.2 million to open a new dealership near Buffalo in West Seneca, N.Y. Built from the ground up, the new 75,000 sq.-ft. facility features 51 service bays, including three dedicated CNG bays, separate washing bay and an overhead crane. Resting on 25 acres off Interstate-90 and State Route 400, the site at 1500 North America Drive offers easy access and numerous customer amenities.  Click for more...


Stellar Industries Introduces Low Cab Forward Service Body →

Stellar Industries has introduced the TMAX 2-14 aluminum low cab forward service truck. The TMAX low cab forward (LCF) aluminum is the latest addition to the long-standing TMAX series. The TMAX 2-14 aluminum body coupled with a low cab chassis delivers provides users enhanced turn radius, making this an ideal choice for metropolitan and small working areas, according to the manufacturer. Additionally, through the use of a larger body, operators won't have to sacrifice storage space and lifting capacity.  Click for more...


Kenworth W990 Adds AG130 Front Air Suspension as Option →

The Kenworth W990 is now available with the optional Kenworth AG130 front air suspension rated at 13,200 lb. The Kenworth W990 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, regional haul and heavy haul operations. At 131.5 in. from bumper to back-of-cab, the long-hood W990 possesses a bold presence among conventional trucks. The proprietary Kenworth AG130 front air suspension utilizes an innovative design and high-performance components.  Click for more...


NTEA Forms Fleet Advisory Council →

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry announced the formation of the Fleet Advisory Council, composed of innovative and forward-thinking fleet leaders who will provide perspective and guidance on Association resources for the work truck community. "NTEA continues to increase its efforts to keep the fleet management community informed on the latest trends in products, alternative fuels, and regulations impacting the design and specification of commercial vehicles," said Fleet Advisory Council Chair Tony Orta.  Click for more...


Mack Over the Air Updates Now Standard With Driver Download Activation Feature →

Mack Trucks announced that its driver-activated Mack Over The Air (OTA) updates feature is now standard on the Mack Anthem, Pinnacle and Granite models, enabling customers to implement software updates themselves at a time when it's most convenient for them. The driver download activation feature is factory-equipped on models built beginning Nov. 30, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Operations, in Macungie, Pa., where all Mack Class 8 models for North America and export are assembled.  Click for more...


Kenworth T680 FCEV Climbs to Pikes Peak Summit →

A new Kenworth video features the zero emissions Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on the road to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Kenworth became the first company to reach the summit of "America's Mountain" with a Class 8 fuel cell electric vehicle. The milestone occurred during a Kenworth T680 FCEV zero emissions performance demonstration. Kenworth and Toyota Motor North America R&D worked closely together on the successful summit attempt.  Click for more...


Ritchie Bros. Experiences High Demand in 2020 →

In 2020, Ritchie Bros. experienced record-high demand, with all auctions 100 percent online since mid-March. With more people shopping online than ever before, transportation equipment was selling fast and furious last year, regardless of the selling channel.   Click for more...


Monroe Truck Equipment Acquires Southern Coach Commercial →

Monroe Truck Equipment announced the strategic acquisition of Southern Coach Commercial and Custom Vehicle Upfitting in Kernersville, N.C. The acquisition is founded on many congruences between the two companies. With similar business models, customer profiles and product families, Monroe Truck Equipment and Southern Coach are positioned to bring the exemplary level of service that the industry demands, the companies said.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Company Promotes Will Buddin to Director of Sales →

Curry Supply Company, a manufacturer of specialized industrial trucks, has announced a promotion of Will Buddin to director of sales, effective Jan. 1, 2021. He will primarily work with and oversee Curry Supply's regional sales managers across the country. Buddin joined Curry Supply last September as a regional sales manager, but due to his vast industry knowledge and experience, proved himself for promotion quickly.  Click for more...


NTEA Announces Climate Change Policy →

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry announced its board of directors adopted a climate change policy that continues the association's commitment to facilitating productive use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies for commercial vehicles. The policy explains the work truck industry represents a positive force in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Further, it provides NTEA the opportunity to educate the public, regulators and legislators about how the industry is already putting in place solutions to society's environmental concerns.  Click for more...


Dakota Bodies Unveils Second Generation Service Body →

Dakota Bodies announced the release of its new and improved weld together service body. The weld together design of the Gen II Service Body provides a long-term, solid connection between parts to achieve increased structural integrity, according to the manufacturer. The most notable update to this body is the included universal mounting kit designed to fit 2020 and newer Ford, Ram and GM chassis.  Click for more...


Magers Bids Adieu to the Equipment Industry After More Than 45 Years →

Roger Magers, Felling Trailers' southwestern regional sales manager, has been a part of the equipment industry for more than 45-years and retired at the end of 2020. Approximately 30 of those years have been spent selling trailers; 18-years with Towmaster, and the last 11 years with Felling Trailers. Magers joined the Felling Trailers' team in February 2009 as the western United States regional sales manager.  Click for more...


Arizona DOT Lends Helping Hand to Trucking Industry →

Faced with the delicate balance of keeping people safe and the economy going during the pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Transportation made moves to assist the trucking industry to keep the supply of essentials like groceries and medical supplies flowing to Arizona communities. In April, ADOT issued new rules that temporarily allowed commercial vehicles providing direct assistance to COVID-19 relief efforts to operate with a gross weight up to 90,000 lbs.  Click for more...


Command Alkon Acquires Ruckit Inc. Portfolio of Trucking Management Software →

Command Alkon, a provider of a supplier collaboration platform for construction's heavy work, has acquired Ruckit Inc. , a transportation logistics platform for the heavy materials and construction industries. This transaction combines Command Alkon's comprehensive construction materials toolset and CONNEX platform for heavy work with Ruckit's innovative solutions for digital ticketing, invoice reconciliation, and third-party hauler management for aggregate, asphalt, paving and trucking companies.  Click for more...


TruckIT Announces Integration With Autodesk BIM 360 →

TruckIT, a construction technology firm specializing in dispatching and electronic ticketing solutions, has announced its integration with Autodesk BIM 360, a construction management software which is part of Autodesk Construction Cloud. By integrating with Autodesk, TruckIT is bringing an innovative solution into the heavy construction industry. While BIM 360 connects data and workflows from design to project delivery, TruckIT's E-Ticketing solution eliminates the complications of paper ticket management so dispatchers, contractors and inspectors can more effectively understand and verify ticket information from trucks.  Click for more...


Volvo Group Begins Customer Deliveries of All-Electric Products →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Dec. 17 saw the first delivery of a Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machine and the first all-electric Volvo FE truck in France. The recipient of the new products – an electric Volvo FE truck, with electrically powered crane, and a Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator – was leading French contractor and long-term Volvo customer Eiffage. The machines support Eiffage's low carbon strategy and are to work on the ambitious Grand Paris Express transport project in the French capital.  Click for more...


Landoll Introduces New Option for 855, 860 Detachable Trailers →

Landoll Corporation has introduced a new option for Models 855 and 860 construction series detachable trailers. The drop side trailer option features a 5 in. lowered track area and a raised center. This specialty option benefits end users that are hauling tall excavators, cranes or vehicles that must obtain the very lowest deck height possible. The outer track area is only 14.37 in. from the ground with a 6 in.  Click for more...


Nesco Holdings to Acquire Custom Truck One Source →

Nesco Holdings Inc. announced on Dec. 3, 2020, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Custom Truck One Source (CTOS) for a purchase price of $1.475 billion. Nesco and CTOS are providers of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions including rental, sales and aftermarket parts and service. The acquisition will create a one-stop-shop provider of specialty rental equipment serving growing infrastructure end-markets, including transmission and distribution, the 5G revolution build-out and critical rail and other national infrastructure initiatives.  Click for more...


All-New Brute Light Equipment Trailers From Bravo →

Bravo Trailers LLC, located in Bristol, Ind., has added a new model to its full line of enclosed cargo and race car trailers. Brute is an extra-heavy-duty built trailer for hauling light equipment. The Brute model is a more rugged trailer and ideal for transporting up to 7,500 lb. equipment to job sites, securing them while there, and safely storing everything on location so equipment is warm, charged, clean and ready to work the next morning, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Hills Machinery Helps Bring New Levels of Success to Terex Trucks →

Every year, Terex Trucks ships a significant proportion of its articulated haulers — the TA300 and TA400 — from its Motherwell facility in Scotland to customers across North America. This year, Hills Machinery — the company's dealer in North and South Carolina — has taken a considerable amount of the trucks to meet customer demand, resulting in a market share improvement of around 80 percent in its territories.  Click for more...



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