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Western Star eyes higher vocational truck share

August 20, 2019 by John Smith

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America enjoys a significant share of the on-highway truck market, but Western Star president David Carson knows there is room for growth in the vocational business segment.

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Canada ‘awesome market’ for Western Star: Carson

August 2, 2018 by John Smith

NAPA, Calif. — David Carson is not your ordinary truckmaker chief. Not an engineer, not a sales veteran, his background is in human resources. In fact, while he was named president of Western Star Trucks in January, he was also […]

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International introduces new vocational models, warranty packages

January 24, 2018 by elizabeth

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Navistar International has expanded its line of HV vocational trucks, and introduced additional warranty coverage for it’s A26 engine.

The company introduced at World of Concrete new HV507 and HV607 models. The trucks feature a shorter 107-inch BBC configuration. The HV507 comes with a set-forward axle, while the 607 is a set-back axle configuration. The trucks are six inches shorter than the original HV launched at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta last fall.

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International unveils HV, model updates

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA — International has unveiled its new HV Series of trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, with several features designed to withstand the abuse of rugged vocational environments.

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International unveils HV, model updates

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA — International has unveiled its new HV Series of trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, with several features designed to withstand the abuse of rugged vocational environments.

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Focus On… Kenworth T880S

September 13, 2017 by Dan Robinson

The new T880S from Kenworth made its debut in March 2017, and already it’s getting more order activity than the trucks it will eventually replace. To see what all the excitement is about, Equipment editor Jim Park took a couple different T880s for a spin.

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PACCAR axles for vocational Peterbilts

May 9, 2017 by John Smith

Peterbilt vocational trucks can now be spec’d with the new PACCAR 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles designed for applications such as refuse, construction and heavy-haul.

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Western Star Expands XD Lineup

May 1, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

PHOENIX, AZ — Western Star has introduced a new member in its line of XD OffRoad trucks, the XD-25. It’s a 25-ton hauler aimed at smaller off-road applications, such as construction, mining, and quarry site hauling. Despite its size and bulk, it can manage on-the-road speeds up to 65 mph or 105 km/h, so in some cases it can be treated as an on/off-road machine.

While it looks something like a 4900, much more steel is involved in its construction. It’s by no means a converted highway truck.

The XD-25 presently comes with a 14-liter Detroit Series 60 Tier 3 engine mated to Allison Off Road Series transmissions and planetary gear sets. The motor will be replaced by year-end with a Detroit DD13.

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New Vocational Peterbilt

April 25, 2016 by Martin Smith

Pete offers the Model 567 with new aluminum cab

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Kenworth Vocational Options

October 14, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Kenworth has announced three new options for its lineup of vocational trucks, including Allison’s 4700 RDS automatic transmission

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Freightliner Vocational Options

March 17, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Freightliner has added new options to its flagship severe-duty vocational truck, the 122SD. They’re best suited for severe terrain and off-road applications

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Enhanced Diamond Logic

March 17, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Navistar has announced a new body control module in conjunction with enhanced Diamond Logic features on International medium-duty and vocational trucks

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Navistar’s Allison Package

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Navistar now offers the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package, in 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series transmissions for medium-duty and vocational International trucks

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New Vocational Truck Options

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Freightliner Trucks has introduced several new options for its medium-duty (M2) and severe-duty (SD) truck models.

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Dodge unveils vanguard of commercial vans

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Dodge has lifted the curtains on what it says is a new standard in the full-size commercial van market with the new 2007 Dodge Sprinter.