Flatbed Trucks


Mack MD Series Trucks Begin to Roll Off Line at RVO in Preparation for Full Production →

Mack Trucks recently began initial production of its all-new Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks at its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) facility in the Roanoke Valley, Va. Full production of the Mack MD Series is scheduled to begin Sept. 1, 2020. Mack announced in January it had invested $13 million to establish RVO to produce the Mack MD7, a class 7 model with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 33,000 lbs., and the Mack MD6, a Class 6 model, with a GVWR of 25,995 lbs.  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...


Mack Trucks Launches Mack MD Series Medium-Duty Trucks, Invests $13M to Establish New Operation →

Mack Trucks launched the Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks, serial production will begin in July 2020. Mack also announced a $13 million investment to establish its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO), a new manufacturing facility in the Roanoke Valley, Va., for the production of the Mack MD Series. The project will result in the creation of 250 new jobs. "Mack Trucks is very proud to make this investment and to now offer a full lineup of Class 6 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, serving virtually every segment of the market," said Martin Weissburg, Mack Trucks president.  Click for more...


Buyers Introduces New SaltDogg PRO Series Spreaders →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Buyers Products' SaltDogg PRO Series electric spreaders are engineered to reliably and accurately spread bulk salt or a salt/sand mix, according to the manufacturer. The PRO Series comes with either a full-length auger, or 12-in. (30.5 cm) pintle chain. A high-flow chute and a 14-in. (35.5 cm) spinner give the spreaders the velocity to maintain consistent coverage at high speeds. The chute is designed to swing away for bulk unloading.  Click for more...


Ford to Build Small-Car Factory in Mexico →

From Construction Equipment Guide... DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S. at a time when moving jobs south of the border has become a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign. The company announced the plant in the San Luis Potosi state Tuesday without saying specifically what cars it will build there.  Click for more...


Excavator Falls Off Truck, Blocks Thruway Lanes Outside NYC →

From Construction Equipment Guide... CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Police say all northbound lanes of the Thruway in Rockland County are blocked by a construction vehicle that hit an overpass while being hauled on a flatbed tractor-trailer. Troopers on the Thruway detail say the excavator fell off the truck around 9 a.m. Wednesday after it hit the bridge carrying Hungry Hollow Road over Interstate 87 in the village of Chestnut Ridge, about 15 miles north of New York City.  Click for more...


CMA to Auction Assets of Major Commercial Crane & Trucking Company →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The assets of a long-time Southern California heavy construction equipment company will be hitting the auction block on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The high quality assets in this auction are from inventory no longer required in the continuing operation of Thomas Crane and Trucking Company. Thomas has been in business in Huntington Beach, California for over 50 years. News of this important liquidation was just announced by CMA, an industry leader in asset auctions, liquidations and appraisals in Burbank, California, who is conducting the onsite and webcast auction.  Click for more...


Transfer Flow's In-Bed 'Hauler' Tank →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Transfer Flow's 100-gal. (378.5 L) “Hauler” in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system offers maximum fuel capacity at an affordable price. The Hauler is based on customer requests for more gallons available in a commercial-grade tank. Available for 2000 to 2015 full-size Dodge Ram, Ford and GM diesel pickups with 8 ft. beds, this fuel tank is constructed of bright aluminum diamond plate and mill finish aluminum, and is fully baffled to minimize fuel sloshing and maximize tank strength.  Click for more...


Walsh Equipment Helps LB Water Improve Efficiency →

From Construction Equipment Guide... LB Water is a distributor of utility infrastructure products such as fire hydrants, water metering products, pipes, valves, fittings and connections for the municipal and construction industries. Founded in 1970, LB Water has been providing quality water and wastewater solutions for decades and has eight full-service offices located in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. In an industry as vital as this, LB Water has no time for down time.  Click for more...