Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Mack Trucks Honors Military, Front-Line Heroes with Custom Truck Wraps for NASCAR Salutes →

Mack Trucks, the "Official Hauler of NASCAR," unveiled two customized truck wrap designs for its Mack Anthem haulers as part of the NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola campaign. Fans cast their votes for four wraps, choosing designs that will decorate two trucks from NASCAR's fleet of Mack Anthem haulers. NASCAR Salutes is an annual demonstration of gratitude and respect for the men and women who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces.  Click for more...


Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina Opens New Full-Service Dealership in Spartanburg →

Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina recently opened a newly constructed 67,000 sq. ft. full-service dealership in Spartanburg to accommodate the market for Kenworth trucks and services in Upstate South Carolina. Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina – Spartanburg features 27 services bays and a large, well-stocked 20,000 sq. ft. parts department that includes a 3,000 sq. ft. visual parts display.  Click for more...


Felling Acquires 2-Cell Gantry Robot, Increasing Production Efficiencies →

Felling Trailers has always strived to be at the forefront of innovation — from the trailers it manufactures to the equipment its team uses to build them. In the fall of 2019, Felling acquired a 2-Cell Gantry Robot with Fanuc R-100iC Robotic Arms. The Gantry Robot addition helps to reduce lead times by increasing production capabilities and efficiencies, according to the company. "Our [Felling Trailers'] goal with adding the 2-Cell Gantry Robot is to provide a consistently high-quality product while reducing production lead times," said Paul Radjenovich VP of operations of Felling Trailers.  Click for more...


Mack Defense Headquarters Relocates to the Mack Customer Center →

To better serve customers, as well as enhance its capability to support military and government contracts, Mack Defense has relocated its headquarters to the Mack Customer Center (MCC) located in Allentown, Pa. The move, which was recently completed, also provides Mack Defense additional working space and access to other MCC amenities. "The Mack Customer Center is an outstanding facility and presents our company and the Mack brand in a way we could not replicate at our previous location," said David Hartzell, president, Mack Defense.  Click for more...


Runnion Equipment Expands Knapheide Product Line →

Runnion Equipment Company is growing its product line by expanding its Knapheide body offerings. Runnion Equipment has been utilizing Knapheide bodies for its National Crane boom trucks and Palfinger knucklebooms for many years. Now, with its recent expansion, it has the room and capability to expand into the sales and upfitting of service/utility bodies and dump bodies – as supplied by Knapheide.  Click for more...


Kenworth T880, W990 Add WABCO OnGuardACTIVE as Option →

Kenworth now offers WABCO OnGuardACTIVE as an option for the Kenworth T880 and W990. According to WABCO, OnGuardACTIVE is an advanced driver assistance system that helps drivers mitigate or avoid rear-end collisions and provides adaptive cruise control (ACC). The 77Ghz radar-only, advanced emergency braking and ACC system detects moving, stopped and stationary objects and provides visual, audible and haptic warnings.  Click for more...


New York City Department of Sanitation Braves Unknowns to Keep City Safe, Clean During the Coronavirus Pandemic →

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), like the city it serves, truly is a department that never sleeps, as evidenced by the extreme circumstances it has had to manage during the coronavirus pandemic. Refuse and recycling collection has continued, though possibly at different times on different days, and despite a number of DSNY employees getting sick through the spring. Couple that with the challenges of sanitizing 6,500 trucks before and after each shift and the temporary closure of DSNY garages for sanitization, and the efforts are even more extraordinary.  Click for more...


New Geotab Connected by Mack Offers Integrated and Comprehensive Telematics Package →

Mack Trucks announced the availability of Geotab Connected by Mack, a new integrated, expandable open telematics platform for fleet managers and drivers which includes access to fleet management, Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and driver compliance solutions. Geotab Connected by Mack is a cloud-based platform and requires no additional installation or hardware on 2015 and newer Mack truck models.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks, NASCAR Thank Truckers, Frontline Hospital Workers with Mack Anthem Hauler Parade →

Mack Trucks, the "Official Hauler of NASCAR," recently hosted several of NASCAR's Mack Anthem haulers at its world headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., as part of its #thankatrucker campaign to recognize truckers for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic. "We were grateful to have our NASCAR partners on campus today to help say ‘thank you' to the men and women of the trucking industry,' said John Walsh, Mack Trucks vice president of marketing.  Click for more...


Stellar Industries Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation →

Stellar Industries Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 9. While the world continues to change daily, the Iowa-based manufacturer took a moment to recognize three decades of work truck innovation designed to power customer productivity. Stellar was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, by three ambitious entrepreneurs: Francis Zrostlik, Jim Vlaanderen and Gary Bomstad. Stellar began as the first United States corporation to design and manufacture a domestic hydraulic hooklift hoist.  Click for more...


Hutchinson Provides Survivability Solutions to Newly Launched Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks →

Mack Defense has selected Hutchinson Industries Inc. as the provider of complete wheel assemblies, beadlocks and thermal hub covers for the Mack Defense M917A3 heavy dump truck (HDT). "Wheeled military vehicles like the M917A3 require specialized protection to help maintain mobility in harsh operating environments," said David Hartzell, president, Mack Defense. "Mack Defense chose Hutchinson to help make sure the M917A3 is equipped with the right components to get the job done." Founded in 1853, Hutchinson Industries Inc.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks, ATA Team Up with American Logistics Aid Network to Deliver Vital Goods During Coronavirus Pandemic →

To assist those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Mack Trucks and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) are partnering with the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) to deliver vital supplies, such as food and personal-care items, to nonprofit organizations who distribute these goods locally. "In good times and bad, the trucking industry moves nearly three-quarters of our nation's freight, helping ensure crucial supplies are delivered where they are needed," said Martin Weissburg, president, Mack Trucks.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Produces PPE, Donates Hundreds to Local Organizations →

In response to sustained demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) as a result of COVID-19, Mack Trucks donated approximately 500 pieces of PPE that it manufactured at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) plant in Macungie, Pa. "The Mack team is committed to doing what we can to help the communities in which we live and work, and I'm very proud of our LVO employees for stepping up to produce PPE during the coronavirus pandemic," said Rickard Lundberg, vice president and general manager at LVO.  Click for more...


Carolina Cat Teams with Charlotte Brewery to Distribute Hand Sanitizer →

Due to the viral nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hand sanitizer, masks, safety glasses/goggles and gloves, have seen a dramatic increase in need and often are all but impossible to find. When the spread of the virus came to Charlotte, N.C., and created a shortage of hand sanitizer, two well-respected businesses in town teamed up to provide a solution.  Click for more...


Bell Trucks Names Quality Fleet Service New Dealer →

Quality Fleet Service, Inc. , based in South Hadley, Mass., has joined the Bell Trucks America team. The company was in search of an articulated truck line to round out its heavy construction equipment offerings and Bell was a perfect match, according to Nicholas Moynihan, president of Quality Fleet Service. "From the service side of what we do, we are very familiar with Bell's Mercedes engines and Allison transmissions, and we could not be more excited about offering this product to our customers," he said.  Click for more...


Mack Anthem Delivers Reliability, Safety for Reliant Holdings in RoadLife 2.0 Episode →

The seventh episode of Mack Trucks' RoadLife 2.0 series, available on roadlife.tv, features Reliant Holdings Ltd. Reliant Holdings supplies liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and dry ice to a variety of industries using the Mack Anthem model to safely and efficiently deliver its products. "My father bought some ranching property in New Mexico, and underneath that property was one of the largest naturally occurring sources of CO2 in the country," said Vance Vanderburg, chief operating officer, Reliant Holdings Ltd.  Click for more...


Witzco Trailers Hosts Local Blood Drive →

Witzco Trailers is always eager to do its part to serve the needs of its community, and what better way to do so than hosting blood drives for more than a decade? The Suncoast Blood Bank has been serving the South Florida communities of Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice for more than 70 years by providing much needed blood products and services to local health facilities. Since 2008, Witzco Trailers has partnered with the Suncoast Blood Bank by hosting blood drives on its lot, the latest of which occurred on March 20.  Click for more...


Fleet Advantage Unveils Sale-Leaseback Program Designed to Infuse Cash & Flexibility for Transportation Fleets →

Fleet Advantage announced a new Sale-Leaseback program designed to infuse cash and flexibility into transportation fleets. Fleet Advantage developed this program to help fleet organizations substitute for lost revenues during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In Fleet Advantage's Sale-Leaseback program, a company can select the assets from their fleet that are older models, which are inefficient and more unreliable, and Fleet Advantage will purchase those assets and lease them back to the fleet for an interim period until they can then transition to new equipment when ready.  Click for more...


Bronco Wine Company Turns to Lightweight Mack Anthem Models in Latest RoadLife Episode →

Mack Trucks recently released the sixth episode of its RoadLife 2.0 series highlighting Bronco Wine Company, a family-owned, Ceres, Calif.-based winery with brands sold in more than 90 countries. Whether moving grapes from the vineyard, transporting bulk wine to bottling facilities or delivering cases to distribution centers and customers, Bronco Wine Company depends on its lightweight Mack Anthem models to maximize payloads and keep its wine flowing.  Click for more...


Buyers Products Extends Line of American-Made Landscape Trailer Accessories →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Buyers Products, a manufacturer of work truck equipment, now offers an expanded line of racks and accessories for landscape trailers. Buyers manufactures the new racks for trimmers, hedgers, blowers and other landscape equipment in its production facility in northeast Ohio. "We built these for the professional landscaper," said Cynthia Eubank, landscape accessory product manager at Buyers Products.  Click for more...



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