Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Kenworth T280 Concrete Pump Truck Produces $212,500 Donation to Support CIM Education Program →

A Kenworth T280 concrete pump truck, donated for sale at the recent Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual auction at World of Concrete, produced a major financial contribution to the CIM education program, due to Kenworth, Alliance Concrete Pumps, Papé Kenworth and other Kenworth supplier partners. The Kenworth T280 concrete pump truck was purchased for $212,500 by Lloyd Concrete Services, a concrete forming, placing, finishing and pumping company headquartered in Rustburg, Va.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks North America Honors 2024-2025 America's Road Team Captains →

Volvo Trucks recently honored the newly appointed captains of the 2024-2025 America's Road Team — a national public outreach effort led by expert professional truck drivers — organized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Exclusively sponsored by Volvo Trucks for more than 20 years, America's Road Team shares the company's overarching mission of enhancing road safety and striving for zero accidents.  Click for more...


Automotive Training Academy by Assurant Launches Commercial Truck F&I Professionals Class →

Assurant Inc. , a global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases like automobiles, as well as commercial equipment, announced a comprehensive new finance and insurance (F&I) sales training, the Commercial Truck F&I Professionals Class, from the Automotive Training Academy by Assurant. Building on more than 35 years of automotive F&I sales training from Assurant, this new course addresses the specific skills needed to optimize every type of transaction in commercial truck sales.  Click for more...


VIDEO: New Era Excavation Centralizes Fleet Management, Saves Time, Money On Fueling, With Innovative Diesel Fuel Trailer →

For Tom Gardocki, known as Dirt Ninja on his popular social media channels, excavation and running heavy equipment is his passion. Growing up in a family-owned landscaping business was the start of it all. Now, as co-owner of New Era Excavation in Londonderry, N.H., he and his business partner, Craig Hammel, have carved a niche in completing site work for high-end residential new home construction.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks North America Unveils All-New Volvo VNL Designed to Change Everything →

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a completely reimagined Volvo VNL to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucking. The all-new Volvo VNL features the next generation of enhancements to improve total customer value, driver productivity, safety and sustainability. The new Volvo VNL features striking aerodynamics and is engineered to achieve a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 10 percent.  Click for more...


Vanguard Truck Centers Acquires Nacarato Truck Centers, Becoming One of Volvo Trucks' Largest Dealer Groups →

Volvo Trucks North America announced that its independent authorized dealer Vanguard Truck Centers, a full-service commercial truck dealer group and leasing operation, acquired Nacarato Truck Centers to become one of Volvo Trucks' largest dealer groups in North America. The acquisition expands Vanguard's presence to 28 Volvo full-service and parts-and-service-only locations across 11 states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  Click for more...


Grade Tech Simplifies Service With Thunder Creek MTOs →

"We do power." That simple statement is the foundation for Grade Tech Power Services, a civil contractor and family-owned business that grades and excavates sites exclusively for power generation companies. Its work includes right-of-way paths for installing power lines, as well as sitework for building, expanding and demolishing substations across the western United States. Supplying these services, plus reclamation and restoration, is where the Midvale, Utah-based company excels — from both a safety and quality standpoint.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Delivers Big Changes for Moffitt Services →

Moffitt Services — a Texas-based fuel and lubricants distributor committed to providing quality fuels, lubricants and service to customers that operate heavy equipment, generators, automotive and truck fleets — finds itself in the crosshairs of unique situations and opportunities. The greater Houston area remains the second-fastest growing metro market in the United States, which has entirely changed how construction takes place in the region.  Click for more...


FuelPro Trailers 990 for Fast, Efficient On-Site Refueling, Service →

FuelPro Trailers, a leading manufacturer of diesel fuel and service trailers, introduced its FuelPro 990 for fast and efficient refueling and service. With a 990-gal. capacity, as well as additional compartments for tools, DEF, grease and more, these stout, DOT-compliant fuel trailers allow contractors, farmers and others to refuel and service equipment on-site quickly and efficiently. The rugged chassis is constructed from 6-in.  Click for more...


Stellar Sets New Record With $40,599 Donation to United Way →

Stellar Industries, a 100 percent employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories, joined forces with its employees to give back to the local Iowa community. Together, Stellar employees raised more than $20,000 for United Way of North Central Iowa. Notably, Stellar matched the collective employee contributions, resulting in a grand total of $40,599 donated to United Way in 2023, its largest donation to the organization to date.  Click for more...


Stellar Introduces NXT40 Hooklift →

Stellar Industries, a 100 percent employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories is introducing a new NXT40 hooklift. This strong but lightweight unit is capable of loading, unloading and dumping various truck bodies. The NXT40 is the latest telescopic hooklift in the NXT Series and features a Z-channel base design and an industry-leading universal body latching system.  Click for more...


Premier Truck Rental Welcomes Kelly Genzlinger as Chief Information Officer →

Premier Truck Rental (PTR), a nationwide custom truck and trailer company, announced that Kelly Genzlinger has joined the leadership team as chief information officer (CIO). Genzlinger's career in information technology spans several industries, and her knowledge of the automotive industry, data-driven mindset, and leadership experience are crucial components that will advance PTR's innovation-focused and technology-enabled strategy, the company said.  Click for more...


Fontaine Specialized Upgrades Magnitude EQ Spreaders →

Fontaine Specialized, a recognized technology leader and innovator in the lowbed trailer industry, has unveiled enhancements across its complete line of hydraulic equalizing spreaders for Magnitude Series lowbeds. The redesigned models now feature improved geometry, enabling them to effortlessly raise the rear axles off the ground for more convenient maneuvering while boasting up to 25,000 lbs. capacity per axle, the manufacturer said.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Equipment Names Brandon Varness as New Territory Sales Manager of Upper Midwest →

Thunder Creek Equipment has named Brandon Varness the new territory sales manager of the upper Midwest, serving Thunder Creek dealers and customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and eastern Montana. Varness will focus on providing fueling and daily fluids solutions for businesses ranging from earthmoving and agriculture to fuel and oil delivery services. Thunder Creek manufactures and sells a full range of mobile fueling and service solutions.  Click for more...


Volvo Trucks Expands Certified EV Dealer Network into Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina →

Volvo Trucks North America announced that Vanguard Truck Centers has completed its Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer program at five locations — Phoenix, Ariz; Atlanta, Ga. (Forest Park); Charlotte, N.C.; and Austin and Houston, Texas — to provide comprehensive sales and service support for customers' electromobility journeys. With the addition of Vanguard's five locations, Volvo Trucks has now expanded its Certified EV Dealer network into three additional states — Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina — bringing its total to 50 certified dealership locations in 24 U.S.  Click for more...


Werner Enterprises Drivers Haul Capitol Christmas Tree in Kenworth T680 Signature Edition →

For Werner Enterprises professional drivers Tim Dean and Jesus Davila, the opportunity to transport this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia to the nation's capital in Washington, D.C., lived up to the hype, and then some. "It was an absolute privilege to be one of the drivers for this year's tour and travel throughout West Virginia to share the holiday spirit," said Dean.  Click for more...


PTR Celebrates Fort Worth Facility With Two-Day Event →

Premier Truck Rental (PTR) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new facility in Fort Worth. The grand opening ceremony was a two-day event that took place on Nov. 8-9 that featured local Fort Worth officials, facility tours, a vendor expo with equipment demos and an invite-only concert. With a focus on customer appreciation and "Uniting the Forts," this event provided a platform for national commercial construction and utility organizations to connect and learn more about PTR's custom fleet rental offerings.  Click for more...


Volvo FH Electric Wins 'Truck of the Year 2024' Award →

Volvo's heavy electric truck, the Volvo FH Electric, has been selected as International Truck of the Year 2024. In explaining its decision, the jury praised the electric truck's performance, seamless acceleration, quietness and vibration-free behavior. "With the introduction of the FH Electric, Volvo Trucks has delivered a state-of-the-art battery electric vehicle range, suitable for a wide array of transport operations.  Click for more...


Stellar Promotes Chad Rea to Director of Sales Demountables →

Stellar Industries has announced the promotion of Chad Rea to director of sales demountables, which include hooklifts and container carriers. In his new position, Rea will play a pivotal role in leading the hooklift and container carrier sales team, overseeing its function and providing strategic direction to drive continued success. Rea, who previously served as Stellar's regional sales manager of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to his new position.  Click for more...


Amur Offers New Lease-to-Own Financing Program for Qualified SmithCo Side Dump Customers →

SmithCo Mfg. Inc. , an industry leader in side dump trailer design and manufacturing, has arranged for Amur Equipment Finance to provide a custom Lease-to-Own (LTO) financing program for qualified SmithCo side dump trailer customers. Amur's commercial vehicle LTO option offers no money down with competitive monthly payments and a defined buyout at the end of a 12-month lease. At that time, the customer can choose from one of three options: purchase the trailer, finance the trailer for 72 months or return the trailer to the SmithCo dealer.  Click for more...



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