Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

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...


Hjort Excavating Improves Driver Retention With Fleet of Kenworths →

In 1955, Russell Hjort pursued his dream of becoming his own boss and established Hjort Excavating, a company that specialized in providing small residential excavating services in central Minnesota. Once a one-man operation with Hjort doing most of the labor, the company has grown to become a leading provider of residential and commercial excavating and trucking services in Minnesota with the help of Hjort's three sons — Lawrence, Carl and Dennis.  Click for more...


Kenworth Chillicothe Plant Initiates $45M Expansion →

Kenworth recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the start of construction on a $45 million, 105,000 sq.ft. test building addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. The expansion represents a nearly 17 percent increase to the 622,000 sq.ft. Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which is located on a 120-acre site 50 mi. south of Columbus, Ohio. Kenworth will construct the new test building on the north side of the plant.  Click for more...


Kenworth Medium Duty Trucks Add Cummins B6.7N Natural Gas Engine for U.S. Operation →

Kenworth now offers the Cummins B6.7N natural gas engine for new Kenworth T180, T280 and T380 trucks designated for operation in the United States. The Cummins B6.7N is a 100 percent natural gas engine featuring spark-ignited combustion with cooled EGR and a maintenance-free three-way catalyst. It features a closed crankcase ventilation system and on-board diagnostics for optimal emissions performance.  Click for more...


Taylor Construction Equipment Appointed New Territory for Bell Trucks America →

Taylor Construction Equipment, a sister company to Taylor Machine Works Inc. , the manufacturer of heavy industrial lift trucks, is partnering with Bell Trucks of America Inc. to become the Bell articulated dump trucks (ADT) and Bell tracked carriers (TC) dealer in the state of Kentucky, southern Indiana and western Ohio. This appointment is in addition to the areas awarded to Taylor last year for Mississippi and Tennessee.  Click for more...


Rush Truck Centres Adds Battle Motors to Product Offerings →

Rush Truck Centres of Canada announced the addition of Battle Motors cab-over trucks to its lineup of product offerings available at all locations in Ontario. Battle Motors trucks have undergone 75 years of continuous mechanical and aesthetic improvements and are built to tackle even the toughest routes. Battle Motors trucks are workhorses with sophisticated engineering, best-in-class features and quality that is built to last, according to the company.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Inc. Announces Beneficiary of 2022 Trailer for a Cause →

Felling Trailers will be hosting its 10th annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 Utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers' goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100 percent of the winning bid from the auction to a different nonprofit each year. The previous Trailer for a Cause auctions have raised more than $30,000 for nonprofit organizations such as SOMN — Special Olympics Minnesota; Children's Cancer Research Fund; Lymphoma Research Foundation; and Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation, to name a few.  Click for more...


Allison Transmission Partners With Mack Trucks to Expand Medium-Duty Product Portfolio →

Allison Transmission, a global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, announced that Mack Trucks has expanded its product portfolio to offer Allison's 3000 rugged duty series (RDS) transmission for the Mack Class 6 and Class 7 MD truck series. The Allison 3000 RDS is now available to order on the Mack MD series. In addition to the Allison 2500 highway series transmission, which is the standard transmission on Mack's MD series, and the 2500 rugged duty series, which is optional, Mack is now offering a third transmission option on the MD series.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Stellar CDTpro Control System With Range Finder Technology →

Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, roll-off cable hoists, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, features a new and improved CDTpro control system with Range Finder technology. This control system is the most ergonomically correct and balanced radio remote control with an over-molded rubber bumper system to maximize durability while keeping it lightweight, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Commercial Truck Industry Reunites at Work Truck Week →

Among the many electric vehicles introduced at the show was this Chevrolet Silverado EV, scheduled for the 2024 model year and available in the fall of 2023. There were smiles and handshakes all around when Work Truck Week 2022 returned to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., March 8 to 11. North America's largest work truck event often felt more like a long-awaited reunion than a tradeshow, as a verified 12,696 industry professionals gathered in person for the first time in two years.  Click for more...


High Bar Brands Hires Tim Burdett as New Northern Territory Manager →

High Bar Brands (HBB) announced it has hired Tim Burdett as manager of High Bar Brands' northern territory. Burdett, a native of Montana, is familiar with a region that also includes Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. This was one of the things that drew him to his new position of northern territory manager. "I am truly excited to be back on a team traveling familiar territory and revisiting some old relationships," Burdett said.  Click for more...


Hino Trucks Begins Real World Testing, Validation of Allison's Next Generation Fully Electric Axle →

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions, reported that Hino Trucks has completed the vehicle integration and commenced testing and validation of Allison's next generation eGen PowerTM 100D fully electric axle in its XL series heavy duty battery electric vehicles (BEVs), as Hino progresses towards start of production. "When evaluating the electric axles available in today's competitive market, Hino selected the Allison eGen Power 100D due to its outstanding benefits including electromechanical sophistication, a next generation controls system and industry-leading packaging," said Glenn Ellis, senior vice president of customer experience, Hino Trucks.  Click for more...


Allison Transmission Announces Collaboration with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation on Walk-In Van Program →

Allison Transmission announced that uprate variants of the Allison 1000 Series and 2000 Series transmissions will be integrated into Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's (FCCC) new powertrain combination for its MT walk-in van chassis. The transmissions will be equipped with Allison's next-generation electronic controls platform. Built on decades of evolution and experience and combined with modern microprocessor and software operating system technology, the platform is capable of delivering advanced communications, functional safety, cybersecurity and over-the-air programming, according to the company.  Click for more...


Stellar Introduces TMAX 16K Aluminum Service Body →

Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, roll-off cable hoists, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, has introduced the TMAX 16K aluminum service body. It is the newest addition to the TMAX Aluminum Series for 9- and 11-ft. bodies. The aluminum extrusion top allows for crane mounting without a tube crane reinforcement kit.  Click for more...


Stellar Introduces TMAX 1-11 Welder Body →

Stellar has launched the TMAX 1-11 welder body to the market. The TMAX welder body is ideal for utility, mine and construction job sites. The TMAX 1-11 welder body provides numerous features to increase productivity. With features like the 30-in. workbench-bumper, enhanced with a slide out tray, this on-demand workstation is ready for torch cutting and welding, according to the manufacturer. The tray's removable support slates allow for blow-through to the ground, keeping the workspace clean, and the 2-in.  Click for more...


Boom Truck Simulator from CM Labs Replicates Machine Instability to Maximize Trainee Readiness for Work Site →

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, has released its boom truck simulator training pack. The boom truck typically presents an increased likelihood of training incidents, as it is often the first equipment that inexperienced operators are exposed to. CM Labs' training pack presents a safer alternative for initial training while mitigating the increased fuel costs and wear and tear that typically result from novice handling, the company said.  Click for more...


Navistar Unveils the NEXT Experience Trailer, Announces Tour Dates →

Navistar has unveiled its NEXT Experience Trailer to highlight the company's commitment to lead zero-emissions technology adoption for commercial vehicles. The NEXT Experience Trailer provides industry stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the process and benefits of electric vehicle adoption. Navistar has planned a multi-stop tour throughout North America in 2022 with scheduled stops at more than 50 International Truck and IC Bus dealers, and select trade shows.  Click for more...


Stellar Multi-Tank Fuel Trailer Eliminates Need for CDL Hazmat Certification →

Stellar, an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, roll-off cable hoists, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, is expanding its FuelMate fuel trailer line with the new multi-tank fuel trailer. The multi-tank design enables operators to haul diesel fuel without the need for CDL hazmat certification — helping them stay DOT-compliant while saving on equipment and driver costs.  Click for more...


Shaun Skinner Appointed Executive Officer of Isuzu Motors Limited →

Isuzu Motors Limited of Japan (IML) announced that Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc., and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada Inc., has been appointed as an executive officer of IML. The appointment marks the first time that a local executive of an overseas Isuzu distributor has been named to an executive officer position in the parent company. In making the announcement, Takashi Sadaoka, president and chief executive officer of Isuzu North America Corporation, said, "This historic appointment signifies how highly thought of Shaun is and how important our business in North America is to Isuzu Motors Limited." "While of course I am honored by this appointment, I truly believe this reflects how important the North American market is to the future of IML," Skinner said.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Volvo Trucks Introduces I-Torque →

Volvo Trucks North America has announced a new powertrain innovation with the Volvo I-Torque. Now available as an option with the latest D13 Turbo Compound engine, I-Torque is designed to achieve fuel efficiency, without compromising performance, drivability and productivity, according to the company. According to Volvo, the new I-Torque is a powertrain solution enabling the truck to operate optimally with up to a 31 percent increase in fuel efficient speed range, achieving up to an 8.5 mpg at 85 mph.  Click for more...



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