Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

First Mack LR Electric Model Begins Service with New York City Department of Sanitation →

Mack Trucks has turned over the keys to its highly anticipated LR Electric demonstration model to New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) officials, who will put it through rigorous, real-world trials. "Mack Trucks is proud to deliver to DSNY their first fully electric refuse vehicle, the Mack LR Electric, so it can begin its in-service trial in their demanding application," said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations.  Click for more...


Felling Adds Low Pro Limited Tags To Deck-Over Tag Model Line →

Felling Trailers Inc. has added the Low Pro Limited to its deck-over tag model line. "Our engineers improved on our already award winning design to create a heavy-duty, extremely user-focused construction tag trailer while incorporating all of the standard features an operator wants and needs," said Felling's Sales Manager Nathan Uphus. The Low Pro Limited series currently consists of two models; the FT-45-2 LP Limited, a tandem axle 22-1/2 ton, and the FT-50-3 LP Limited, a triple axle 25 ton.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks' Roanoke Valley Operations Begins Full Production of Mack MD Series →

Mack Trucks' all-new Mack MD Series of medium-duty vehicles is now in full production at Mack's new Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) facility in the Roanoke Valley, Va. "Mack Trucks is very proud of the dedication of the RVO team, who worked tirelessly to begin full production amidst the challenges of COVID-19," said Martin Weissburg, president of Mack Trucks. "Mack is 120 years old this year, and as we have done all along, we continue to solidify our leadership in the industry by offering customers the right products with the right features." The Mack MD6, a Class 6 model, and the MD7, a Class 7 model, began rolling off the line Sept.  Click for more...


Landoll Introduces 860-CE Detachable Trailer →

Landoll Corporation has introduced an all-new non-ground bearing detachable trailer designed for heavy hauls. The 860-CE construction detachable trailers' standard features include 120,000 lb. capacity within 14 ft., 102 in. wide, hydraulic quick couplers, Grote wiring harness and LED lighting. The trailer has full air with spring brakes on three axles and ABS 4S/2M sensors. The gooseneck features a design with seven ride heights to choose from.  Click for more...


Premier Manufacturing Hires New Chief Operating Officer →

Premier Manufacturing's reputation as the gold standard for trailer coupling components has helped the Oregon-based company land its new chief operating officer. Matt Weinmann joins Premier with more than 30 years of experience across numerous manufacturing environments. "I found the opportunity to join a truly customer-focused company known for their best-in-class products very appealing," Weinmann said.  Click for more...


Mack LR Electric to Begin Production in 2021 →

Mack Trucks announced plans to commercialize the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Mack drivetrain. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in Q4 2020, with deliveries beginning in 2021. "Mack's leadership in the refuse segment goes back more than a century, and we're pleased to build on that heritage today by announcing the commercialization of the LR Electric model," said Martin Weissburg, president, Mack Trucks.  Click for more...


Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds United Truck Sales to Growing North American Distribution Network →

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of United Truck Sales. United Truck Sales is a tractor, trailer and heavy truck dealership located in Clinton Township, Mich., and will be focusing specifically on Hyundai compact excavator equipment in HCEA's North Central territory. "I'm very excited to add United Truck Sales as a Hyundai compact excavator dealer for the Detroit Tri-County area.  Click for more...


Mack NASCAR Virtual Experience Offers Customers Opportunity to Interact with Michael Waltrip, Rocko Williams →

With the NASCAR Cup Playoff Series under way, Mack Trucks, the "Official Hauler of NASCAR," is offering its customers and dealers exclusive live online sessions through the Mack NASCAR Virtual Experience for an up-close understanding of life in the playoffs. Participants in the Mack NASCAR Virtual Experience will interact with Michael Waltrip, two-time Daytona 500 champion and current analyst for FOX Sports NASCAR coverage, and Dion "Rocko" Williams, former NASCAR pit crew athlete and co-host of Motor Racing Network's Crew Call.  Click for more...


XL Specialized Trailers Promotes Matt Brunscheon to Regional Sales Manager →

XL Specialized Trailers has promoted Matt Brunscheon to regional sales manager and brought on two new members to the same position, Isaiah Adams and Ryan Piana, effective immediately. As regional sales managers at XL, Brunscheon, Adams and Piana's main responsibilities are supporting their territory dealers and servicing the needs of customers in their respective regions. Overseeing the Great Lakes region, Brunscheon has been part of the XL team for nearly 20 years.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Teams with Versatran to Present the Retriever →

Curry Supply, a commercial vehicle manufacturer, is working with Versatran to present the Retriever line of industrial carriers. Versatran was acquired by Metalcraft of Mayville in 2019, which broadened the product families already offered by the company and enabled Versatran to establish itself as a world-class industrial transporter manufacturer. First developed in 2002, the Retriever line provides an innovative method for loading and transporting various types of equipment.  Click for more...


Mack Names Gunnar Brunius Vice President, General Manager of Lehigh Valley, Pa., Operations →

Mack Trucks announced that effective Oct. 1, 2020, Gunnar Brunius has been appointed vice president and general manager of Mack's Lehigh Valley Operations. The facility, which is located in Lower Macungie Township, Pa., produces all heavy-duty Mack truck models built for North American and export markets. Brunius currently serves as vice president of the Volvo Trucks vehicle assembly plant in Tuve, Sweden, a position he has held since 2015.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Adds North Carolina-Based Regional Sales Manager →

Curry Supply Co. announced the addition of Will Buddin to the team as a regional sales manager. Buddin will oversee customers positioned in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. With more than 19 years in the pump, OEM and heavy equipment rental industries, Buddin brings with him a diversified knowledge base of direct OEM sales and channel distribution within the rental space.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers' Custom FT-40-2 Triple Reel, Right on Spec →

A customer needed to replace an older antiquated fleet asset. The replacement trailer would be used to transport, payout and install underground conductor without damaging the material. When installing an underground conductor, precautions must be taken to ensure the integrity of the material being paid out. The application the trailer would be used for would require the ability to transport three reels, each equipped with a tensioning brake system that could be operated by one person from a centralized location.  Click for more...


Mack Highlights Features, Benefits of Mack MD Series for Customers During Virtual Event →

Mack Trucks recently hosted a virtual deep-dive session about the all new Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks for more than 300 people, who represented more than 200 different municipalities and companies, as well as their Mack dealers. The event highlighted key features of the MD Series exterior, such as sharp wheel cut for maneuverability and industry-best bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) measurement, as well as interior features, including a standard air-ride driver's seat and an ergonomically designed dash.  Click for more...


Kenworth Sales Company and Truck Enterprises Inc. Join Forces →

Kenworth Sales Company announced that Truck Enterprises Inc. has now joined the family. This expansion adds eight Kenworth truck dealerships located in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia to the existing 23 locations in seven states currently operated by the company. This expansion positions the commercial truck dealership chain to support customers in the Intermountain West and Mid Atlantic. Both companies are family owned businesses which gained customer loyalty and respect as they grew across their respective regions.  Click for more...


Ritchie Bros. Truck Tractor Sales Hit Record High in June 2020 →

In just one month, Ritchie Bros. sold more than 4,500 truck tractors in the United States — up 23 percent from the same time period last year. More than 5,500 trucks were sold globally during the same time period, which also is a new company record — up approximately 10 percent from the previous record set in December 2019. "On top of spillover from 2019, which was one of the largest repossession years we've ever seen," said Rob Slavin, senior valuation analyst, Ritchie Bros., "we are seeing trucks come to us due to fleet resizing, dealer trade-in packages and trucks coming in from the energy sector, which has struggled in 2020." Ritchie Bros.  Click for more...


NTEA Releases 21st Edition of Annual Manufacturers' Shipments Survey Report →

NTEA's newly released Annual Manufacturers' Shipments Survey (AMSS) Report (21st edition) reports truck equipment industry shipments increased 6.7 percent in 2019 — a deceleration from the 15.9 percent increase in 2018. This publication, featuring 2019 data, enables the industry to estimate market size by dollars and units for 77 product lines. NTEA collects and evaluates aggregate results based on data submitted from 87 participating companies.  Click for more...


Keeping Up-to-Date on Heavy-Duty Clean Air Regs →

Got heavy-duty trucks? Federal and state environmental agencies have your assets on their radars. Critical policy programs such as the Cleaner Trucks Initiative, and California's Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus rule and the Advanced Clean Trucks Initiative are affecting the trucking side of the heavy construction industry despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Making Trucks Cleaner This spring, the EPA set September 2020 as the date it would issue the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI), created to control air pollution from heavy-duty engines.  Click for more...


XL Specialized Trailers XL 120 HDG 3+2 Trailer is Adaptable for Tall and Heavy Loads →

XL Specialized Trailers has introduced the XL 120 hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG) 3+2 trailer. Boasting a 120,000 lbs. in 10 ft. concentrated capacity rating and a low 18-in. deck height, this new trailer is versatile and adaptable, allowing drivers to haul a wide range of construction equipment across the country. The XL 120 HDG trailer features several different configuration options to haul equipment.  Click for more...


Kenworth Introduces New Options for T270 and T370 Medium Duty Conventional Trucks →

Kenworth offers new options for T270 and T370 medium duty conventional trucks. The roll-back flatbed application is now an approved body type for use with the Kenworth AG210L single-axle rear suspension on the T270 and T370. The Kenworth AG210L is a 21,000-lb. rated highway, two-bag, rear air suspension that features a proven trailing arm design and provides a smooth ride, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...



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