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Rockview Farms Deploys Volvo LIGHTS Final VNR Trucks →

Volvo Trucks North America customer Rockview Farms, a family owned and operated dairy business in Southern California, deployed two Volvo VNR Electric trucks to support farm-to-customer deliveries of local California milk. The zero-tailpipe emissions battery-electric trucks will help reduce noise and emissions in the neighborhoods surrounding Rockview Farms' facility in Downey, California, which is the central hub for deliveries throughout the greater Los Angeles area.  Click for more...


XL Specialized Trailers Launches Guardian HDG Trailer →

XL Specialized Trailers, a manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers, introduced the XL Guardian 110 HDG trailer, a standardized construction trailer that is readily available at dealer locations. Each aspect of this low-profile, hydraulic detachable gooseneck lowboy was designed with the user in mind, and it's made to simplify the process of hauling construction equipment. "While we specialize in the customization of our trailers, the Guardian is an exciting new trailer for us, as it is a stock trailer that is ready to hit the road," said Tom Hiatt, director of sales at XL.  Click for more...


Trail King Awarded Sourcewell Contract →

Trail King Industries, a leading North American trailer manufacturer, announced it has once again been awarded a national cooperative contract through Sourcewell in the trailers with related equipment, accessories and services category. Trail King Industries Inc. was awarded a Sourcewell contract following a rigorous request for proposal process resulting in contracts that meet, or exceed, local procurement requirements.  Click for more...


NTEA Names Latest Companies Earning MVP Status →

Because standards don't raise themselves, NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) acknowledges the companies leading the industry to excellence. Fleet managers, truck dealers and OEMs know truck equipment manufacturers and distributors with MVP status have implemented specific business and quality standards and comply with federal regulations. New MVP members (since Oct. 1, 2022) Aspen Equipment Co.  Click for more...


Kenworth, Platform Science Announce Partnership to Integrate Innovative Virtual Vehicle Solution in Kenworth Trucks →

Kenworth and Platform Science announced a partnership that will integrate Platform Science's Virtual Vehicle platform into Kenworth trucks using factory installed telematics hardware. "TruckTech+ has built a great foundation for the Kenworth connected vehicle since 2017. Through this partnership Kenworth will expand its telematics system to provide customers with third party applications through the Virtual Vehicle platform," said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.  Click for more...


Volvo Group Venture Capital AB Invests in Waabi, Developing Next Generation of Autonomous Trucking Technology →

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in the Canadian founded company Waabi Innovation Inc. developing the next generation of autonomous trucking technology. The investment highlights the companies' shared commitment to redefine the way we move goods and to accelerate the deployment of future transport solutions. "The company Waabi is using advanced artificial intelligence technology to test, assess skills and ultimately teach a virtual driver to maneuver safely and efficiently in a commercial-ready autonomous trucking solution.  Click for more...


Mack Granite Refresh Offers Clearer View of What's Ahead →

Mack Trucks debuted an updated Mack Granite model at World of Concrete 2023, Jan. 17 to 19, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The refreshed vocational truck features a new, more modern fascia with an updated chrome grille and self-heating LED headlamps that offer brighter illumination, improving forward visibility by up to 29 percent and peripheral visibility by up to 50 percent. "The Mack brand is focused on building reliable, safe and comfortable products that help businesses maximize productivity," said Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America.  Click for more...


New Trucks, EVs, Equipment, More Launching at Work Truck Week 2023 →

New electric and internal combustion commercial vehicles are among the dozens of products slated to debut during Work Truck Week 2023. As North America's largest work truck event, Work Truck Week has long been the launching pad for new commercial vehicles, bodies, equipment and technology — and 2023 is shaping up to be no different. New products on tap for the event include EV and internal combustion chassis, truck bodies, accessories, auxiliary power solutions, electric PTOs, software, and snow and ice control equipment.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Adds Low Pro Heavy Duty Models to Deck-Over Tag Line →

Felling Trailers Inc. added the Low Pro Heavy Duty (LP HD) models to its deck-over tag line. Wideset heavy construction equipment like mid-size crawler excavators and dozers can be challenging for any seasoned equipment hauler. The equipment is typically oversized, particularly heavy and unique in shape (length, height and width). The LP HD has been designed and engineered for transporting heavy (near 50 to 60K load capacities) wideset loads, like excavators, dozers, and other construction equipment.  Click for more...


SmithCo to Display SX7 Side Dump Trailer at ConExpo →

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers, an industry leader in side dump trailer design and manufacturing, will display its newest model, the SX7, at ConExpo-Con/AGG in Las Vegas, March 14-18. SmithCo's SX7 is the industry's first 7-axle side dump trailer. With a 40-ft. tub and 53-ft. trailer, the SX7's advanced design allows operators with a standard commercial license to haul up to 40-tons in a single trailer with easier maneuverability and less upfront cost than doubles or train set, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


McCann Adds Thunder Creek to Equipment Line Up →

Equipment dealer McCann Industries Inc. has added Thunder Creek Equipment fuel and service trailers to its product offerings. McCann is a family-owned business and market leader in equipment supply sales, with nine locations throughout the Chicago metro, northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Thunder Creek Equipment designs and manufactures innovative, premium diesel fuel and service trailers and maintenance products that are used in a variety of industries including construction, roadbuilding, oil and gas and utility construction.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Marks 90 Years in Business With New Facility →

Celebrating a milestone of 90 years in business, Curry Supply Company continues to set the pace in commercial truck manufacturing, showing no signs of slowing down. Known for its extensive range of service vehicles and related equipment, the company also is gaining attention for its considerable increase in production capacity. Already one of the largest manufacturers of commercial service trucks and rail equipment across the United States, its recent move to Hollidaysburg, Pa., and opening of a second facility in Houston, Texas, has increased its manufacturing and service operations exponentially.  Click for more...


Volvo Names Jared Ruiz Regional VP — West for North America →

Jared Ruiz has been appointed regional vice president —West for Volvo Trucks North America. He will begin his new position on Jan. 3, 2023. In this new role, Ruiz will direct Volvo Trucks' western regional sales team in developing and implementing plans and strategies to achieve the company's commercial and customer satisfaction goals. Ruiz joined Volvo Trucks in 2019 as district sales manager of the west region.  Click for more...


Texas Native Wins National Trucking Excellence Award →

A distinguished veteran with nearly 16 years in the U.S. Army received the annual "Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence" award during a special ceremony held recently at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. For the seventh consecutive year, Kenworth teamed with FASTPORT and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes to find America's top rookie military veteran who made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet.  Click for more...


Young Trucks Becomes First Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealership in Ohio →

Volvo Trucks North America has expanded its network of Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealers into Ohio, announcing that Young Trucks, a fourth generation, family-owned dealership, has recently completed the required training and certification program. The designation signifies that the dealership is ready to support customers around its Canton, Ohio, location who are interested in adding Volvo VNR Electric trucks to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes.  Click for more...


Stellar Introduces Next Generation of Utility, Telecom Trailers →

Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, roll-off cable hoists, trailers and service truck and van accessories, introduced its next generation of single-reel utility and telecom trailers. As Stellar's exclusive offering of single-reel trailers, the new trailers feature a refined look, heavy-duty rear tail light boxes and chock blocks standard with every trailer.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Service, Lube Trailers Save Time, Money →

Like many successful businesses, Performance Grading in Fresno, Calif., was feeling growing pains. Ken Sherwood, who oversees vehicle maintenance, said, "Performance Grading started out with two scrapers and a couple water trucks. Now we're up to nine scrapers, two graders, three dozers and three water trucks. He's up to about 25 pieces now from what he had four to five years ago." Although Sherwood chuckles when he adds "I feel good about job security." Since the company was making such large leaps in its equipment fleet, there needed to be new efficiency in its field service and fleet management activities.  Click for more...


EV Manufacturers to Provide Exclusive Updates at Work Truck Week 2023 →

NTEA has added exclusive update sessions from five electric vehicle manufacturers to the Work Truck Week 2023 educational conference. These EV sessions join the dozen OEM updates previously announced. During the sessions, manufacturer representatives will cover important technical information about their vehicle chassis, design and powertrains. The Association also has released more information about the Special Session: Leadership Journeys — Highlighting Diverse Experiences.  Click for more...


Trail King Welcomes New District Sales Managers →

Trail King Industries Inc. , a North American trailer manufacturer of open deck and materials hauling trailers serving a wide variety of markets, announced the recent hire of Steve Werkmeister and Adam Risher, who join the Trail King sales department as district sales managers. Both new hires will support sales and dealer relationships in their respective territories. Werkmeister comes to Trail King with more than 27 years of sales experience with 22 years focused on heavy duty trailer sales.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Appoints Klimek as Quality Assurance Manager →

Felling Trailers Inc. recently appointed Dan Klimek to the role of quality assurance manager over the production facilities in Sauk Centre and Litchfield, Minn. Along with quality management, he will oversee weld production for the Litchfield manufacturing facility as the production manager. As the quality assurance manager, Klimek will continue developing, directing, controlling and managing the installation and maintenance of the company's quality assurance programs.  Click for more...



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