Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Kenworth Auction Raises $187,500 for Charities →

Kenworth Truck Company, Con-Tech Manufacturing Inc. , and Kenworth of Central Florida teamed up to provide a Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer for a special auction held in conjunction with the recent ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas. The Kenworth T880S charity truck was purchased for $187,500 by Hatch Concrete, a ready-mix concrete company based in Taylor, Ariz. All proceeds of the sale go to support Ronald McDonald House (Rochester, Minn.), Make-a-Wish (Minnesota), St.  Click for more...


BMC Relies on Kenworth Trucks to Supply America's Builders →

Since BMC's humble beginning in 1987, supplying general contractors and "do-it-yourselfers" in Idaho to operating locations in 18 states, BMC – now headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. – has grown to become one of the largest building suppliers in the United States. Chances are, you've set foot in a building that was built with products sold through a BMC location. As BMC continues to grow, so does its fleet of medium and heavy-duty trucks – many of which are Kenworth T880 and T270s – used to deliver lumber material and other building products to customer jobsites.  Click for more...


NTEA Holds 20th Annual Work Truck Show in Indianapolis →

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) marked the 20th anniversary of its annual Work Truck Show. Held March 3 to 6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., it is North America's largest work truck event. The show encompassed more than 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit hall space and featured more than 500 companies presenting the latest trucks, from Classes 1 to 8, and including chassis and bodies, as well as vans, components, accessories and services geared toward all aspects with the work truck industry.  Click for more...


Murphy Administration Announces $30.1M in FY2020 Local Freight Impact Fund Grants →

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced $30.1 million in grants as part of the Local Freight Impact Fund program that help counties and municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. "These Local Freight Impact Fund grants allow counties and municipalities to make critical improvements to truck routes that are essential to keeping our regional economy thriving," NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Celebrates 120 Years of Drive Axle Expertise with Introduction of the S852 85,000-lb. Tandem Axles →

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack S852, an 85,000-lb. GAW (gross axle weight) rating of its proprietary tandem drive axles. The new rating comes as Mack celebrates 120 years of drive axle design, engineering and manufacturing this year and highlights its iconic Mack S-series axles and C-series axle carriers. The Mack S852 is available for order now. "Mack has a long and rich history of engineering and manufacturing its own powertrain components, including drive axles, as it fits with our philosophy that components designed to work together, simply work better," said Roy Horton, Mack Trucks director of product strategy.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Recognized for Customer Experience, Digital Marketing by Constellation Research →

Mack Trucks announced that John Walsh, Mack Trucks vice president of marketing, was named to Constellation Research's 2020 AX50, an elite list of leaders from companies focused on innovation and transforming customer experiences. Mack and Walsh were recognized for the truck manufacturer's work in customer experience and digital marketing. "My name might be on the award, but more than anything, this recognition speaks to the commitment to continuous innovation reflected in the work being done throughout our organization, including by the Mack marketing team," Walsh said.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers' IT-I Tilt to Feature Removable Attachment Rack →

Felling Trailers Inc. introduced its newly designed removable attachment rack for its IT-I (industrial tilt) model line. The removable attachment rack is a bolt on feature, mounted on the IT-I's 5 ft. (1.5 m) stationary platform and sits inside the stake pockets on the exterior of the trailer then bolted in place. The rack is an ideal pairing with the IT-I tilt trailer, providing ample room to transport a skid steer on the 18 ft.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Tames Driver Strain on the Job Site with Command Steer for Mack Granite →

Mack Trucks is helping reduce the effects of the rigorous demands of the job site by bringing its Mack Command Steer active steering system to Mack Granite axle back models. Mack Command Steer reduces driver fatigue and can help cut muscle strain up to 30 percent by combining an electric motor with the existing hydraulic steering, according to the manufacturer. Mack Command Steer for Mack Granite axle back models will be available for order in the third quarter.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Equipment Launches the All New MTO →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Thunder Creek Equipment has launched the all new MTO service, fuel and lube trailer, which features flexibility for handling up to five different fluid types, including fresh oil, grease, reclaim, diesel exhaust fluid and diesel fuel. The MTO was designed from the ground-up to be Thunder Creek's most flexible, most practical and most economical solution for the construction industry, coming in at a fraction of the cost of a lube truck, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


American Eagle adds Aluminum Lube Systems to LubeMate Product Line →

American Eagle has expanded its LubeMate Lube Systems line with six new aluminum lube skids. The new aluminum lube skids include the V90, V120 and V160 mobile and permanent models, which are more than 30 percent lighter than their steel counterparts. The weight savings offers operators the ability to add a lube system to their service truck without giving up valuable payload availability, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


American Eagle Brings Electric Compressor to Market →

American Eagle has released its 30P-E compressor, an electrically driven air compressor. The new compressor launched at the NTEA Work Truck Show 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind. It also will be highlighted on a hybrid Stellar TMAX 1-11 mechanics truck in the Stellar Industries Booth (Central Hall, Booth C20627) at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020, March 10 to 14 in Las Vegas. The 30P-E reciprocating compressor is driven by a 48V electric motor and controller in lieu of a traditional hydraulicsystem.  Click for more...


Peter Miller to Serve as 56th NTEA Board Chair →

Peter Miller, executive vice president of business development and sales at Pro-Tech Industries (LaVergne, Tenn.), was installed as 56th board chair of NTEA — The Association for the Work Truck Industry. He accepted the position from immediate past board chair Wm. Craig Bonham, vice president, commercial vehicle at Safe Fleet (Belton, Mo.), at NTEA's annual meeting, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2020.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Debuts MD Series at Work Truck Show →

Mack Trucks unveiled its Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks during the Work Truck Show March 3 to 6 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. The Mack MD Series includes a Class 6 and Class 7 model, both of which are exempt from the 12 percent Federal Excise Tax (FET). The Mack MD6, a Class 6 model, has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 25,995 lbs., and the MD7, a Class 7 model, has a GVWR of 33,000 lbs.  Click for more...


Hundreds of Celadon-Owned Trucks, Trailers Lining Up to Be Sold at Upcoming Ritchie Bros. Auctions →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Ritchie Bros. was chosen to sell select trucks and trailers owned by Celadon Group, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2019. More than 1,700 of these Celadon trucks and trailers will sell at upcoming Ritchie Bros. live auctions in March, April and May. Every item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. "Celadon was well-known for the quality and maintenance of its fleet and we are excited to bring these assets to market through our upcoming sales," said Zac Dalton, director of finance, insurance and insolvency, Ritchie Bros.  Click for more...


Ford Marks 35 Years of Commercial Vehicle Leadership With Upgrades →

Ford marks 35 years by adding even more customer-driven options to its F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks and E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis. "We are just as passionate about the success of our customers' businesses as they are," said Mark Buzzell, Ford director of fleet, lease and remarketing operations. "So, we have devoted decades to developing deep insights into their wants and needs. This focus has led us to create a winning portfolio of commercial vehicles that our customers love and rely on every day.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Showcases New Air Bi-Fold Ramps at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Felling Trailers Inc. is introducing its new Air Bi-fold Ramps at this year's ConExpo-Con/AGG. The Air Bi-Fold Ramp system is featured on Felling's 25-ton FT-50-3 LP, a tri-axle low profile flatbed tag trailer. Few manufacturers in the marketplace offer an Air Bi-Fold Ramp system, let alone with the functionality that Felling's offers, according to the manufacturer. A key feature of Felling's design is in the operation of the flip ramp.  Click for more...


Women in Transportation History: Luella Bates, Truckdriver →

Luella Bates of Wisconsin played an influential role in the history of trucks during a time when those vehicles — still in an early stage of development and use in the United States — were widely seen as contraptions that should be operated only by men. "Be careful what you say about truck-drivers in general, hereafter," asserted a May 1920 Popular Science Monthly article that was entitled "She's a Truck-Driver" and focused on Bates.  Click for more...


Despite Long Name, This Week-Long Event Was Successful →

May 22, 1920 was the final day of the National Ship by Truck-Good Roads Week in the United States took place. The week had been coordinated by the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company as part of its ongoing and ambitious efforts to promote the short-haul shipping benefits of trucks and — in a priority shared by such other organizations at the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) — emphasize the need for improved highways nationwide.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks Launches New Generation of Heavy-Duty Trucks With the Driver in Focus →

Volvo Trucks is introducing four new trucks, with a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity. "We are really proud of this big forward-looking investment. Our aim is to be our customers' best business partner by making them even more competitive and help them attract the best drivers in an increasingly tough market," said Roger Alm, president Volvo Trucks. The four heavy-duty trucks; Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX, represent about two-thirds of Volvo Trucks' deliveries.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Eases Driver Strain with Command Steer for Mack Anthem →

Mack Trucks is making the job of the highway truck driver easier with the introduction of Mack Command Steer in the Mack Anthem. Mack Command Steer, the latest in driver-assist technology, will be available for order on Mack Anthem models beginning in the second quarter of 2020. Mack made the announcement at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting Feb. 24-27 in Atlanta. A highly advanced active steering system, Mack Command Steer adds an electric motor to the existing hydraulic steering to help reduce driver effort up to 85 percent and improve driver productivity and comfort, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...



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