It seems somewhat appropriate to give a series of work trucks its own CV. Sure, the letters can stand for curriculum vitae – the document most of us refer to as a resume – but International Truck has taken that a step further by stamping the letters onto its new CV Series of Class 4 and 5 vehicles.
Kenworth’s W900 has become a staple of the show ‘n shine circuit, its long hood and gleaming accents seem to guide drivers down the highway. Now it has been re-imagined in the form of the W990.
Freightliner has unveiled the EconicSD waste collection truck to North America in a bid to secure a share of the 2,400 to 2,600 trucks sold in its category per year. Available in 6x4, high-cab and low-cab, and rear- and side-loader configurations, the low-entry COE features panoramic windows and an optional pneumatic bi-fold door on the passenger’s side.
There is a saying that you should go big or go home. Hino Trucks has answered the call with the Canadian reveal of its Class 8 XL Series. Orders are to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, with production of the 4x2 version to begin in the first quarter of 2019, and 6x4 production to begin in the second quarter.
Volvo Trucks has unveiled the heavy hauler of its product lineup in the form of the new VNX – a hybrid of highway and vocational tractor ready to support applications like long combination vehicles, B-trains, and lowboys. The model is for Gross Combination Weight Ratings of 125,000 to 160,000 pounds and, in approved applications, as much as 225,000 pounds when ordered with specific components such as a Cummins X15 Performance Series engine.
by Passenger Service: State troopers ride-along with truckers in crash study
by Jim Park
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