Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Ballard Truck Center Becomes Mack's First Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in New England →

Mack Trucks dealer Ballard Truck Center in Tewksbury, Mass., is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer and is equipped to service and support the Mack LR Electric, Mack's first fully electric Class 8 refuse truck. Ballard Truck Center is Mack's first dealership to be EV-certified in New England. "Ballard Truck Center is another example of a dealership that is committed to support both diesel-powered and battery-electric vehicles," said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations.  Click for more...


Kenworth Chillicothe Hosts Inaugural Kenworth Truck Parade →

The Kenworth Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently hosted its inaugural Kenworth truck parade in downtown Chillicothe. The 2022 Kenworth Truck Parade featured more than 50 Class 8 new, classic and customized Kenworth trucks, including models built in 1967 as well as Kenworth's latest models, such as the T680 Next Gen. Truck drivers from 28 states and Canada traveled to Chillicothe to showcase their trucks in the parade.  Click for more...


Wolff Named Felling Trailers' Inside Sales National Accounts Coordinator →

Felling Trailers Inc. recently appointed Mike Wolff to inside sales — national accounts coordinator. Wolff will manage the day-to-day account activity for the company's top national rental partners and inside sales calls and will be responsible for sales development, activity and account support. Before accepting the inside sales — national accounts coordinator position, Wolff held the role of sales coordinator.  Click for more...


NTEA Announces Collaboration With Commercial Truck Trader, S&P Global Mobility for Special Report →

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry announced a collaboration with Commercial Truck Trader and S&P Global Mobility (formerly the automotive team at IHS Markit) to provide commercial vehicle life cycle trends and intelligence to the work truck industry. This cooperative initiative is expected to result in the North American Commercial Vehicle Market Report — Powered by Commercial Truck Trader, NTEA and S&P Global Mobility, a semi-annual industry report that delves into the details, data and trends around the life cycle of commercial vehicles — from chassis shipments to truck registration to later stages when used vehicles are resold.  Click for more...


Keep Your Tires Performing With Tire Inflation Systems →

Proper tire maintenance is critical in the performance of all on-road equipment. Installing a tire inflation system on your side dump trailer is one way to reduce costs and keep your trailer moving. Under-Inflation Can Mean Big Losses Under-inflated tires lead to premature tire wear, which means higher operating costs with repetitive replacements and increased fuel consumption. They also contribute to drivability and handling issues.  Click for more...


King County, Washington's Kenworth T680E Battery Electric Vehicle Rolls Out of Kenworth Renton Plant →

King County, Washington state's most populous county with more than 2.2 million residents, received a first look at its new Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle at the Kenworth Renton manufacturing plant. A special ceremony featured King County Executive Dow Constantine; Pat McLaughlin, King County Solid Waste Division director; Jim Walenczak, Kenworth assistant general manager of sales and marketing; Bryan Sitko, Kenworth assistant general manager of operations; and Kelly Hall, Washington state director of Climate Solutions.  Click for more...


Trail King Welcomes Eric Thomas as Director of Sales →

Trail King Industries Inc. , a North American trailer manufacturer of open deck and materials hauling trailers serving a wide variety of markets, announced the recent hire of Eric Thomas, who joins the Trail King sales and marketing department as the director of sales. Thomas will be responsible for leading the district sales managers and product support managers. Coming to Trail King with more than 30 years of sales experience, Thomas has spent much of his time focused on the machinery industry.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks North America Expands Capabilities of I-Shift Transmission With Dual Power Take-off →

Volvo Trucks North America has upgraded I-Shift, an automated manual transmission with digital intelligence. I-Shift now offers a dual power take-off (PTO) that expands the efficiency benefits, transmission functionality and overall cost savings. The new dual PTO allows I-Shift to incorporate two independently clutched DIN 5462 drives, or one SAE 1410 flange and one DIN 5462 drive, separated by the vehicle's centerline.  Click for more...


Seattle Department of Transportation Hosts Touch-A-Truck Event →

On May 1, 2022, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) participated in this year's "Touch-A-Truck" event, hosted by the Junior League of Seattle at Magnuson Park. This event was open to the community and provided a fun, hands-on opportunity for families and children of all ages to explore and interact with many types of vehicles. Team SDOT was on-hand to showcase a snow plow and a street painting truck, two of the many vehicles the team uses to keep Seattle's public transportation system moving forward.  Click for more...


Kenworth Reaches Milestone 10,000th T680 Next Generation, Delivered to System Transport at 50th Anniversary Celebration →

Kenworth recently delivered its 10,000th T680 Next Generation. The milestone truck was presented to System Transport at the company's 50th anniversary celebration in Spokane, Wash. The T680 Next Generation equipped with a 76-in. mid-roof sleeper was built by the employees at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. "This is a special moment for Kenworth and Kenworth Sales Company — Spokane as we deliver the 10,000th T680 Next Generation just 15 months after product launch to System Transport in celebration of its 50th anniversary.  Click for more...


Battle Motors Picks T-Mobile to Connect New Software →

T-Mobile announced on May 9 that Battle Motors has selected the Un-carrier as the preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for thousands of new Battle Motors battery electric trucks rolling off the Ohio-based production line. These trucks are getting smarter, due to Battle Motors' all new factory installed RevolutionOS EV software, according to the company. Like consumer automotive, the commercial truck industry is moving swiftly to embrace EV technology.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks Introduces Fossil-Free Steel in its Trucks →

Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it, the company said. The steel from SSAB is produced using a completely new technology, based on hydrogen. The result is a much lower climate impact than conventionally produced steel. Small scale introduction of the steel in Volvo's heavy electric trucks will begin in the third quarter of 2022.  Click for more...


Hydrema Welcomes Boyd Equipment to Dealer Network →

Hydrema, a leading articulated dump truck manufacturer, continues to expand its Canadian dealer network with the addition of Boyd Equipment Ltd. , headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. "We are proud to welcome Boyd Equipment Ltd. to the Hydrema North America dealer family," said Kris Binder, executive vice president of Hydrema North America. "Since 1959, Hydrema has played a significant role in earth moving projects largely in Scandinavia and European countries.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Signs Floyd's Truck Center as New Dealer →

Felling Trailers Inc. has signed Floyd's Truck Center as an authorized Felling Trailers dealer. All Floyd's Truck Centers sell and service Felling Trailers' complete product line, consisting of more than 240 models, ranging from 3,000-lb. light utility to 120,000-lb. hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers. Mike Pitts, Felling Trailers' Northwestern regional sales manager, worked with Michael Gillam, vice president of sales of Floyd's Truck Center, to familiarize their sales team and get them acquainted with the Felling products lines.  Click for more...


Yancey Truck Centers Feature Nikola Vehicles at Georgia Ride & Drive Event →

Yancey Truck Centers, a division of Yancey Bros. Co. , hosted a "ride and drive" event in Austell, Ga., April 27 featuring the Nikola TRE Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Xos Inc. Class 3-6 electric vehicles. Available to large and local logistics organizations from around Georgia, the event was intended to educate attendees on fleet integration, charging options and to allow attendees to test the trucks before deciding to incorporate carbon-free vehicles into their fleet.  Click for more...


Young Joins Felling Trailers as South-Central Regional Sales Manager →

Felling Trailers Inc. has named Mike Young as a regional sales manager to serve the south-central territory. He will be responsible for all sales development, activity and dealer support within Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. As the regional manager of the south-central territory, Young'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...


Special Driver Awarded Special Truck →

In acknowledgement of her many industry and community accomplishments, professional truck driver Carmen Anderson was presented with the keys to a new Volvo VNL760 70 in. sleeper specially wrapped to help raise awareness of Special Olympics. The handover event was held at the headquarters of America's Service Line (ASL) in Green Bay, Wis., a private truck fleet of 200 heavy-duty trucks and 350 refrigerated trailers for whom Anderson is currently a company driver.  Click for more...


MAC Trailer Expands With Purchase of Washington-Based Bullet Trailer →

MAC Trailer Enterprises Inc. has expanded its aluminum dump trailer product line with the purchase of Bullet Trailer. This facility is now formally MAC Bullet Manufacturing Inc., currently located at 410 Factory Road, Sunnyside, Wash. The $2 million expansion includes 3.92 acres, an almost 25,000 sq.-ft. leased facility and office space, all necessary equipment and the registered trademark for the Bullet and design.  Click for more...


Right Equipment Makes Impact On Family-Owned Business →

From Construction Equipment Guide... As small business owners step into the journey of growing their business, identifying the equipment that supports you in working the way you work can make an incredible impact on the trajectory of your business. It's important to understand what kind of tools and equipment can bolster your business, and what kind could hold you back. For a small business owner, each decision can make a big difference.  Click for more...


NTEA Introduces Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit →

NTEA will bring together the upfitter community with commercial vehicle chassis manufacturer technical and engineering experts at a familiar industry event with a new name. Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit, formerly Truck Product Conference, will be held Sept. 13 to 14, 2022, at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (Sandusky, Ohio). "The Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit name more strongly aligns with the program's intent and overall scope focusing on upfitter and equipment manufacturer technical needs," said Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director.  Click for more...



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