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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...
Top 10 Products of 2018: Volvo Xceed
December 17, 2018
Significant fuel economy gains are becoming tougher to realize through individual products. Combine this reality with unique operating needs and...
Freightliner 114SD matched with Cummins X12
December 11, 2018
Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete...
Volvo packages lighten VNR, VNL
December 5, 2018
Volvo Trucks’ new Payload Plus packages for VNR and VNL trucks have been unveiled to maximize payloads and fuel economy...
International unveils CV work trucks
December 4, 2018
It seems somewhat appropriate to give a series of work trucks its own CV. Sure, the letters can stand for...
Volvo Xceed delivers fuel-economy boost
October 29, 2018
Volvo’s new Xceed fuel efficiency package for VNL 760 and 860 models has been specifically designed for those who haul...
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