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Fontaine’s roll-up door for Freightliner M2
August 12, 2019
Fontaine Modification is improving the access to Freightliner M2 trucks, making it easier for users like tow truck operators and...
Volvo updates collision mitigation system
June 26, 2019
Volvo has unveiled the latest generation of its Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) collision mitigation system, which will be standard...
Medium-duty Kenworth trucks get TruckTech+ remote diagnostics
May 14, 2019
Kenworth medium-duty conventional trucks now come with the option of TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics. The system will be available in new...
Mack Pinnacle grilles to echo Anthem
April 11, 2019
Mack’s Pinnacle trucks will echo the grille styling of the Mack Anthem beginning in the third quarter of 2019. The...
Add eight inches to the International HX
March 29, 2019
Fontaine Modification Company and Daycab Company can now add eight inches of interior space to the rear of International HX Series truck cabs. The...
Lion 8 electric Class 8 emerges in Quebec
March 14, 2019
Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class...
F-600 Super Duty chassis cab rounds out Ford lineup
March 8, 2019
Ford has unveiled a new Class 5 F-600 Super Duty chassis cab with a gross vehicle weight rating of 22,000...
Fuso going with gas in new Class 5 cabover truck
March 8, 2019
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is building on its commitment to gasoline engines with the first gasoline-powered Class 5 cabover...
Utilimaster unveils electric, grocery-delivery vehicles
March 8, 2019
Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services’ Utilimaster brand has introduced three new vehicle platforms – a pair of electric designs, and...
Ram unveils chassis cab upgrades
February 12, 2019
The 2019 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs incorporate an array of new features, complete with a 35,220-lb. towing...
Volvo workstation comes to three more truck models
February 11, 2019
Volvo VNL 760 and 740 tractors, along with the VNX 740, can now be equipped with a workstation that transforms...
Western Star updates Model 4700
January 24, 2019
Western Star is enhancing its 4700 model, introducing a series of changes in the name of productivity, safety, upfitting time,...
Twin-steer Simard suspension for Western Star 4700
January 21, 2019
Western Star’s 4700 SB and SF models can now be fitted at the factory with a twin-steer front suspension from...
Ram Heavy Duty and 6.7-L Cummins deliver big torque
January 15, 2019
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup has been unveiled with a series of upgrades, even delivering 1,000 lb-ft of torque...
Freightliner unveils newest new Cascadia
January 10, 2019
Freightliner has sold 65,000 new Cascadias and booked 50,000 additional orders since first introducing its signature truck in 2017. Now...
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