Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

The CPI Index Continues To Rise: How Does This Impact Your Truck Financing? →

Recent increases to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are having a noticeable effect on costs of certain truck financing structures — but not all. Understanding these specific nuances can mean the difference of millions of dollars lost or preserved toward the bottom line of a fleet with hundreds of trucks. The CPI measures the price of many goods and services, including groceries, clothes, restaurant meals, recreation and vehicles — light vehicles as well as commercial.  Click for more...


Five Ways to Guarantee Hauler Performance in Winter →

The Rokbak RA30 and RA40 articulated haulers are robust machines that can be relied upon to operate effectively and efficiently in cold weather. However, their performance is not down to quality design and build alone, so the manufacturer has provided five maintenance tips to help maximize their uptime, productivity and safety during the winter. 1. Use Factory-Approved Parts When the weather is cold, it's more important than ever to equip haulers with the right parts.  Click for more...


New Electric Vehicles Launching at Work Truck Week 2022 →

Electric trucks, chassis, bodies and related equipment are among the new products launching at Work Truck Week 2022, North America's largest work truck event. Work Truck Week is scheduled March 8 to 11, 2022, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Green Truck Summit is March 8. Education sessions run March 8 to 10, and the Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 9 to 11. New electric vehicles are the focus of many of the 27 press conferences scheduled for Work Truck Week.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks Announces Next Generation VNR Electric →

Volvo Trucks North America continues to lead in the deployment of sustainable Class 8 zero-tailpipe emission vehicles for the North American trucking industry with ongoing deliveries of its Volvo VNR Electric model to fleets across the country. The journey continues as the company announces that production of the enhanced Volvo VNR Electric model will begin in Q2 2022 and features an up to 85 percent increased range, faster charging and even more configurations for heavy-duty transport.  Click for more...


NTEA Offers Second Course in Truck Equipment Electrical Basics Online Educational Series →

NTEA, in collaboration with e-learning platform Electude, announced a new DC and AC Voltage online course as part of its Truck Equipment (TE) Electrical Basics series. "Helping companies develop and educate their workforce is a large part of why the Association exists," said David Ehrlich, NTEA director of education. "The DC and AC Voltage course, which focuses on the characteristics and sources of alternating and direct current, further expands our education and training lineup, and addresses some of the more common needs due to the increased use of electrified systems in vehicles." Designed to provide the work truck industry with a fundamental understanding of electrical theory and concepts in automotive applications, the TE Electrical Basics online program arms upfitters, engineers, fleet managers and technicians with functional knowledge of truck electrical systems and components — but not to the depth required to design systems and components.  Click for more...


Pan-United to Power Concrete Mixer Trucks With Electricity, Hydrogen Fuel Cells →

Concrete and cement provider Pan-United Corporation is studying the feasibility of using electric and hydrogen fuel cells to power a fleet of more than 1,000 trucks. The company announced on Jan. 5 a partnership between its subsidiary Pan-United Concrete and consultancy Surbana Jurong to study the possibilities of decarbonizing Pan-United's diesel-powered trucking fleet. Pan-United said its delivery fleet makes up to 7,000 trips a day across Singapore.  Click for more...


Knudsen to Ride into Retirement After 42 Years in Transport Industry →

Gary Knudsen, Felling Trailers' regional sales manager, has been a part of the heavy equipment and transport industry for a little over 42-years and has chosen to retire at the end of 2021. Approximately 17 of those years have been spent selling trailers; 4-years with Towmaster and the last 13-years with Felling Trailers. Knudsen joined the Felling Trailers' team in June of 2008 as the North American outside sales rep.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Volvo's Electric Trucks Tested in Extreme Winter Weather →

Many of us have experienced it — the battery in the phone loses power when the blistering cold sets in. To avoid the same fate, Volvo Trucks has tested its electric trucks in extremely cold weather close to the Arctic Circle. The result? A feature to maintain battery performance, even when the temperature is far below zero. "We have customers all over the world and our trucks need to perform everywhere, so harsh climate testing is essential, of course including our electric range," said Jessica Sandström, SVP product management at Volvo Trucks.  Click for more...


Mack LR Electric Model Now in Serial Production at Lehigh Valley Operations →

The highly anticipated Mack LR Electric model, Mack Trucks' first fully electric Class 8 vehicle, is now in serial production at Mack's Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pa. LVO is where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled. "Mack has long been a leader in the refuse segment, and we couldn't be more pleased to now be producing Mack LR Electric vehicles to help our customers meet their sustainability goals," said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations.  Click for more...


Trail King Adds Zinc Rich Primer as Standard →

Trail King Industries Inc. , a leading North American trailer manufacturer of open deck and materials hauling trailers serving a wide variety of markets, announced the addition of zinc rich primer as the standard on each and every piece of equipment. This change will provide maximum corrosion protection to deliver corrosion resistance for steel surfaces, according to the manufacturer. Trail King has invested many hours of research and testing to determine the best finishes.  Click for more...


Kenworth of Jacksonville Relocates To Newly Constructed Facility →

Kenworth of Jacksonville has relocated its full-service dealership to a larger, newly constructed facility to meet increasing Kenworth customer demands due to residential and commercial growth in the greater Jacksonville, Fla., area. The 55,000 sq.-ft. facility features 28 service bays and a 2,000 sq.-ft. visual parts display supported by a large, well-stocked parts floor. Kenworth of Jacksonville is a Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified location and offers extended business hours, two-hour truck diagnosis through Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLane, 24-hour towing and mobile service availability, a comfortable drivers lounge and other premium services.  Click for more...


California Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph to Present Keynote Address at Green Truck Summit 2022 →

Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will deliver the keynote address at Green Truck Summit, a full-day program focused on clean energy trends for commercial vehicles held as part of Work Truck Week 2022. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as emcee. New this year is a full slate of short breakout sessions in the afternoon. Work Truck Week, North America's largest work truck event, runs March 8 to 11, 2022, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.  Click for more...


XL Side Dump Truck Trailer is Ready to Work →

The new XL side dump truck trailer offers a reliable dump solution on the job. The side dump is available in 2- (SD2-37) and 3-axle (SD3-37) designs. There are great financing offers with this trailer, including: 2-year structural warranty Option to lease and lease to own In stock units with lease options starting at $1,200/month With safety at the forefront, the side dump features easy-to-use tub hooks on each side of the trailer.  Click for more...


System Transport Drivers Enjoy Experience of a Lifetime Hauling U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Kenworth T680 Next Gen →

For six System Transport drivers, the opportunity to transport the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Mad River Ranger District of the Six Rivers National Forest in California to Washington, D.C., was an experience of a lifetime. "Christmas has always been such a special holiday to me and my family, so to spread the holiday cheer throughout the country was truly an honor," said Jeremy Bellinger, who has driven 3 million miles over the course of his 21-year career with System Transport.  Click for more...


Keep These Beneficial Trailer Maintenance Tips in Mind →

Trailers play a key role in the construction industry — whether they're moving equipment or materials, no work gets accomplished on the job site until trailers are called into service. As with all construction equipment, a trailer must properly perform to help keep work on schedule … and maintenance is the key to accomplish this. However, there are two factors that can contribute to trailer maintenance being overlooked or neglected.  Click for more...


Lindmeyer Joins Felling Trailers as Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Felling Trailers Inc. , a national industrial and commercial trailer manufacturer, has appointed Joel Lindmeyer as its Great Lakes regional sales manager. In this role, he will be responsible for all sales development, activity and dealer support within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. As the regional manager for the Great Lakes, Lindmeyer's primary responsibilities will be to achieve region market share objectives with the existing dealer base and develop new dealers in the assigned territory, providing training and product support.  Click for more...


Trail King Industries Adding Two New Dealers to Network →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Trail King Industries, a North American trailer manufacturer, continues to expand its dealer network. Recently, the company announced the addition of two new dealers to its network: Frost Machines — Cody, Wyo. US Equipment Sales & Rentals — Plainfield, Ill. "Both of these new dealers will position Trail King trailers in a new regional market," said Rick Farris, vice president of sales and marketing.  Click for more...


Niece Equipment Hosts Groundbreaking for New Facility →

Despite continuing supply side challenges, Niece Equipment plans to double the size of its fleet of water trucks over the next three years, while adding a major rental and sales facility in the DFW market. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 29 at the site of Niece's planned new branch office on busy Loop 820 on the north side of Fort Worth. "The whole state of Texas is hot," Company President Al Niece said, "but I've always wanted to be in DFW just because of the volume of business there." The manufacturer, known best for its water and fuel trucks, has corporate offices and a manufacturing plant in Buda, outside of Austin, and a second plant in Fort Scott, Kan.  Click for more...


Tri-Eagle Sales to be Launch Customer for Ring Power, Nikola →

Tri-Eagle Sales has reached an agreement to lease 10 Nikola Tre BEV trucks from Ring Power Corporation, a member of the Nikola Corporation sales and service dealer network. Nikola is a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions. Through this fleet-as-a-service leasing model, Ring Power will provide the sales, repairs, maintenance and energy infrastructure required to operate the Nikola Tre BEV trucks throughout the lease term.  Click for more...


Fontaine Heavy-Haul Magnitude 60HD Handles 60 Tons With Four Deck Options →

Fontaine Heavy-Haul, a leader and innovator in the lowbed trailer industry, announced the Magnitude 60HD modular lowbed trailer. "The 60HD is a heavy-duty 60 ton trailer that hits a 'sweet spot' for operators who need more capacity than standard 55 ton models but want to avoid the financial jump to a 65 or 70 ton trailer," explained Todd Anderson, VP sales and marketing. "As equipment weight trends heavier, this trailer is a welcome addition to our product line for many of our customers." The Magnitude 60 HD hauls 60 tons in 16-ft.  Click for more...



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