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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...
Fuel economy package available from Kenworth
October 27, 2018
Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp...
Kenworth expands colors, interiors
October 27, 2018
Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 are now available with new color options with both Diamond VIT and Vantage interiors, beginning...
Kenworth adds twin-steer T880S
October 24, 2018
Kenworth is adding a factory-installed twin-steer configuration to its T880S vocational trucks, featuring a set-forward front axle with a 61-inch...
Video trains T880 body builders
October 9, 2018
T880 vocational trucks are the star of a new Body Builder Academy Training video series from Kenworth. The six videos...
Kenworth unveils W990
October 2, 2018
Kenworth’s W900 has become a staple of the show ‘n shine circuit, its long hood and gleaming accents seem to...
All Kenworth T680 axles get discs
July 9, 2018
Kenworth T680 tractors will now come equipped with Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all axles, rather than the steer...
Pass-through seat, alert switch for Model 567 and 579
June 28, 2018
Peterbilt has introduced a new alert switch and pass-through seat for the Model 567 and 579 trucks, each designed after...
EconicSD comes to North Am waste market
May 3, 2018
Freightliner has unveiled the EconicSD waste collection truck to North America in a bid to secure a share of the...
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