Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Stellar Expands Operations With Purchase of Warehouse Facility in Mason City, Iowa →

Stellar, a 100 percent employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories, has announced the purchase of a warehouse facility located at 2400 19th St. SW in Mason City, Iowa. This strategic expansion marks a significant milestone in the company's 33-year history of growth and commitment to the north Iowa community.  Click for more...


Volvo VNR Electric Trucks Purchased to Launch Program Supporting Small Drayage Fleet Operators in SoCal →

Two Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric trucks will be utilized to launch the pilot ONE Electric Truck Program, which offers small drayage fleets in Southern California a free three-month lease on the zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks. The ONE Electric Truck Program was developed by Ocean Network Express (North America) Inc. (ONE), a global container shipping company that services the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, to facilitate the transition to zero-emission vehicles for small drayage fleets which are essential to the operation of the ports.  Click for more...


SmithCo Side Dump Trailers Adds New Dealers in Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin →

SmithCo Mfg. Inc. , an industry leader in side dump trailer design and manufacturing, has reached agreements with Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona and Bluff Country Ag & Equipment to sell SmithCo's premium line of side dump trailers. Utility Arizona has two locations: Tolleson and Tucson. "As interest in SmithCo side sumps continues to grow in Arizona, we are excited to add Utility Trailer Sales of Arizona to our SmithCo Dealer network," said Todd Karolczak, SmithCo's director of sales & marketing.  Click for more...


Connectivity Innovations Highlight Improvements in All-New Volvo VNL →

With the launch of the all-new Volvo VNL, the truck designed to change everything, Volvo Trucks North America has revolutionized the world of connectivity. The all-new Volvo VNL has set a new industry standard for connectivity features designed to increase customer satisfaction and profitability, the manufacturer said. These features are only the beginning as Volvo Trucks will continue to introduce new features to its expanding connectivity portfolio.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Appoints Shawna Hayes as National Accounts Manager →

Thunder Creek Equipment has named Shawna Hayes as its new national accounts manager. Hayes will focus on serving strategic and national accounts in her new role, as well as support the organization's sales team in serving dealers and clients nationwide. Hayes joins Thunder Creek after a successful tenure as the senior technical account representative and OEM business development manager for a major American producer of lubricants, additives and related components.  Click for more...


Volvo CE, Mack Trucks Partner With Coastal Waste & Recycling to Bring Electrification to South Florida →

Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered on- and off-road electric equipment to Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling to help the company achieve its sustainability goals. Coastal Waste & Recycling celebrated the event with representatives of the two OEMs and local officials at its facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. Coastal Waste & Recycling, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is piloting a 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator from Volvo CE and took delivery of a Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse vehicle that will operate in residential and certain specialized commercial applications in southern Florida.  Click for more...


HD Trucking Sector Working to Meet Fed's Zero-Emission Ambitions →

Heavy truck manufacturers are all-in on the Biden administration's zero-emissions goals. To prove it, a manufacturers coalition has launched a campaign to push zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure. Biden's transportation department, doling out grants to build up the electric truck charging grid, are also helping move the industry toward greener pastures. Launched in January, Powering America's Commercial Transportation (PACT) was formed by Daimler Truck North America, Navistar Inc.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks North America Improves Powertrain Offering With All-New Volvo VNL →

With the announcement of the all-new Volvo VNL, Volvo Trucks North America further extended fuel efficiency by enhancing the dependable Volvo D13 engine and I-Shift transmission. Design enhancements to the D13 engine include a new wave piston with a shorter piston height, as well as a longer connecting rod; smaller injector needle control valves; a variable vane oil pump; and improvements to the turbo compounding (TC) unit and turbocharger.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks Celebrates 2023 U.S., Canada Dealer Groups of the Year →

Volvo Trucks North America recognizes the outstanding achievements of TEC Equipment and Calmont Truck Centre as the recipients of the prestigious 2023 U.S. and Canadian Dealer Groups of the Year awards, respectively. This recognition underscores their exceptional contributions in critical areas, including sales volume, market share, training investments, and commitment to sustainability initiatives.  Click for more...


Five Star Revolutionizes Fueling, Daily Fluids, Fleet Maintenance With Addition of Thunder Creek Product Line →

Five Star Equipment — a premier partner for construction equipment sales and support serving the construction, commercial worksite and forestry industries in northern Pennsylvania and New York State — has added the Thunder Creek Equipment lineup of fuel, daily fluids and fleet maintenance solutions to its new product lineup. Thunder Creek Equipment designs and manufactures innovative, premium fueling and preventative maintenance solutions that are used in a variety of industries including construction, roadbuilding, oil and gas, and utility construction.  Click for more...


Kenworth T280 Concrete Pump Truck Produces $212,500 Donation to Support CIM Education Program →

A Kenworth T280 concrete pump truck, donated for sale at the recent Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual auction at World of Concrete, produced a major financial contribution to the CIM education program, due to Kenworth, Alliance Concrete Pumps, Papé Kenworth and other Kenworth supplier partners. The Kenworth T280 concrete pump truck was purchased for $212,500 by Lloyd Concrete Services, a concrete forming, placing, finishing and pumping company headquartered in Rustburg, Va.  Click for more...


Automotive Training Academy by Assurant Launches Commercial Truck F&I Professionals Class →

Assurant Inc. , a global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases like automobiles, as well as commercial equipment, announced a comprehensive new finance and insurance (F&I) sales training, the Commercial Truck F&I Professionals Class, from the Automotive Training Academy by Assurant. Building on more than 35 years of automotive F&I sales training from Assurant, this new course addresses the specific skills needed to optimize every type of transaction in commercial truck sales.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks North America Honors 2024-2025 America's Road Team Captains →

Volvo Trucks recently honored the newly appointed captains of the 2024-2025 America's Road Team — a national public outreach effort led by expert professional truck drivers — organized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Exclusively sponsored by Volvo Trucks for more than 20 years, America's Road Team shares the company's overarching mission of enhancing road safety and striving for zero accidents.  Click for more...


VIDEO: New Era Excavation Centralizes Fleet Management, Saves Time, Money On Fueling, With Innovative Diesel Fuel Trailer →

For Tom Gardocki, known as Dirt Ninja on his popular social media channels, excavation and running heavy equipment is his passion. Growing up in a family-owned landscaping business was the start of it all. Now, as co-owner of New Era Excavation in Londonderry, N.H., he and his business partner, Craig Hammel, have carved a niche in completing site work for high-end residential new home construction.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks North America Unveils All-New Volvo VNL Designed to Change Everything →

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a completely reimagined Volvo VNL to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucking. The all-new Volvo VNL features the next generation of enhancements to improve total customer value, driver productivity, safety and sustainability. The new Volvo VNL features striking aerodynamics and is engineered to achieve a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 10 percent.  Click for more...


Vanguard Truck Centers Acquires Nacarato Truck Centers, Becoming One of Volvo Trucks' Largest Dealer Groups →

Volvo Trucks North America announced that its independent authorized dealer Vanguard Truck Centers, a full-service commercial truck dealer group and leasing operation, acquired Nacarato Truck Centers to become one of Volvo Trucks' largest dealer groups in North America. The acquisition expands Vanguard's presence to 28 Volvo full-service and parts-and-service-only locations across 11 states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  Click for more...


Grade Tech Simplifies Service With Thunder Creek MTOs →

"We do power." That simple statement is the foundation for Grade Tech Power Services, a civil contractor and family-owned business that grades and excavates sites exclusively for power generation companies. Its work includes right-of-way paths for installing power lines, as well as sitework for building, expanding and demolishing substations across the western United States. Supplying these services, plus reclamation and restoration, is where the Midvale, Utah-based company excels — from both a safety and quality standpoint.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Delivers Big Changes for Moffitt Services →

Moffitt Services — a Texas-based fuel and lubricants distributor committed to providing quality fuels, lubricants and service to customers that operate heavy equipment, generators, automotive and truck fleets — finds itself in the crosshairs of unique situations and opportunities. The greater Houston area remains the second-fastest growing metro market in the United States, which has entirely changed how construction takes place in the region.  Click for more...


FuelPro Trailers 990 for Fast, Efficient On-Site Refueling, Service →

FuelPro Trailers, a leading manufacturer of diesel fuel and service trailers, introduced its FuelPro 990 for fast and efficient refueling and service. With a 990-gal. capacity, as well as additional compartments for tools, DEF, grease and more, these stout, DOT-compliant fuel trailers allow contractors, farmers and others to refuel and service equipment on-site quickly and efficiently. The rugged chassis is constructed from 6-in.  Click for more...


Stellar Sets New Record With $40,599 Donation to United Way →

Stellar Industries, a 100 percent employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories, joined forces with its employees to give back to the local Iowa community. Together, Stellar employees raised more than $20,000 for United Way of North Central Iowa. Notably, Stellar matched the collective employee contributions, resulting in a grand total of $40,599 donated to United Way in 2023, its largest donation to the organization to date.  Click for more...



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