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Test drive: Mack's electric LR

When Mack’s LR model was launched in 2015, it was touted as an upgrade replacement for the TerraPro LEU, and barely four years later, the company’s flagship refuse truck got a trendy upgrade of ...


Volvo debuts new VNR model with shorter BBC

Volvo Trucks North America, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta Monday, introduced a new model to its regional VNR lineup.The new Volvo VNR 660 features a 164-inch bumper to back-of-cab length, offering ...


Test drive: Volvo Dynamic Steering

Earlier this month, Volvo Trucks North America took another step in driver assist systems by introducing Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) on its VNL and VNR for next model year.You might not have driven with ...


Western Star intros new options, updates for 4700

Western Star, atWorld of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday, announced several new updates for its 4700 model, including an optional 12-liter Cummins.The lighter-weightCummins X12 engine weighing 2,050 pounds, which is up to 600 lbs. lighter than other ...


Case updates N Series backhoes with new PowerBoost function, host of other upgrades

Case Construction Equipment has launched a major update for its N Series backhoe loader lineup that brings several meaningful upgrades to these machines.Leading off this 2019 model year update is a feature Case says is ...


Test drive: International CV Series

International bowed out of the medium duty vocational segment when it mothballed its TerraStar model in 2015, but the Lisle, Ill. truck maker is taking a curtain call nearly 4 years later with a new Class 4/5 truck....


Test drive: Mack Anthems flirting with 10 mpg

WhenMack unveiled its new flagship tractor a year ago, the company set its sights squarely on seizing more long-haul marketshare and its working.Anthem replaced Macks Pinnacle axle-back models, and even though production only officially ...


Deere extends articulated dump truck transmission warranty

John Deere has announced that it has increased warranty coverage on its new articulated dump trucks.The heavy equipment maker now backs E-Series ADT transmissions for five years or 15,000 hours, whichever occurs first. Eligible machines ...


Test drive: International MV Series

When International debuted the MV Series earlier this year, it completed the companys Project Horizon product refresh and brought driver comfort and fit and finish to Navistar‘s medium duty segment.The Class 6/7 truck the ...


Test drive: International HV

Severe duty and driver comfort aren’t two things that usually go hand-in-hand, but theinspired refinement of International’s HV Series lineup brings fit-and-finish to an unfamiliar place: the worksite work horse.Featuring the same ...


Cat unveils redesigned 730, 730 EJ and 735 articulated dump trucks

Cat has introduced revamped models of its 730 and 735 articulated dump trucks which include a new operator station, new engine and a few features first seen on the new 745 unveiled at ConExpo last year. As was ...


Volvo completes production transition to new VNL

Volvo Trucks announced Tuesday it has completed the transition from production of the legacy VNL 670 model to full production of the new VNL 760.Designers of the new Volvo VNL 760 combined elements of Volvos design language ...


Volvo revamps VNX heavy-haul tractor

After launching its new VNL long-haul and VNR regional-haul tractors in 2017, Volvo Trucks North America has completed phase three of its Shape of trucks to come initiative, re-entering the heavy-haul market with its new Volvo ...


Mack builds more flexibility into MHD, adds ride height to Granite

Mack Trucks announced Wednesday at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, including a new horsepower rating, a new under-frame exhaust system, a shorter ...


International debuts MV Series work truck

International at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis on Wednesday officially launched its new Class 6/7 MV Series truck.The MV Series, the eventual successor to the DuraStar, completes the companys Project Horizon product refresh and ...


Test drive: Mack LR

Launched in 2015 as a replacement for Mack‘s TerraPro LEU, the LR model features several driver comfort and safety feature updates.When your job is to grind out a trash route day-in and day-out, little ...


Peterbilt introduces UltraLoft intergral cab spec for Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company introduced the UltraLoft, a new 80-inch sleeper configuration for its Model 579 tractor that brings an integral cab design to the product range to enhance ergonomics and driver comfort.After achieving a record 15.3 ...


Detroit rolls medium-duty DD8 into truck production

Less than a year after the Detroit DD8 engine introduction, production of DD8-powered vehicles began this week at Daimler Truck North Americas Freightliner plant in Mount Holly, N.C. Vocational and medium-duty truck customers ...


Case updates N Series backhoes with several improvements including drivetrain, hydraulics, electrical

Case CE says it has updated its entire five machine lineup of N Series backhoes with several updates, including making standard a few features that used to be optional.Case N Series machines now feature ...


Test drive: Mack's refreshed, driver-focused Pinnacle

The debut of Mack’s new Anthem tractor in August meant some fairly significant changes for the company’s Pinnacle model.For the coming year, Pinnacle axle forward models will getall-new interiors and LED headlights, ...


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