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Kenworth axles with standard track

March 16, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth has unveiled new standard track options for proprietary 20,000- and 22,800-pound Paccar front axles.

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Kenworth projects strong vocational market

July 26, 2017 by John Smith

RENTON, WA — The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, and going into the second half of the year the underlying economic fundamentals look equally promising. That’s the view from Renton, Washington, where Paccar vice president and Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier addressed reporters at a press event on Friday, July 21.

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Mack’s MP8 505 C+ MaxiCruise

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

The latest version of Mack’s 13-litre workhorse will cause a lot of operators to rethink their need for big-block power.

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Freightliner’s 122SD: A Walkaround

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

This truck was built to take on the toughest jobs. We spent a day putting this truck through its paces to see if it lived up to its billing.

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IN PRINT — Work Horses: Advances for severe service

December 2, 2016 by John Smith

Drivers of severe-service vocational trucks will likely look back on 2016 as a year that made their jobs much easier. It wasn’t a banner year for growth in many industry segments, but truck makers still managed to produce some attention-grabbing upgrades to existing product lines. This year saw the introduction of a new -lightweight 11-liter engine for the -vocational side that offers a very nice power-to-weight ratio with ratings ideal for the market. And we even got a couple of brand new models to cheer about: the MBT 40 off-road severe-service chassis from Western Star and Navistar’s HX line.

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Set-Forward-Axle T880S

September 28, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Kenworth introduces the T880S with new set-forward front-axle configuration aimed at for ready-mix, dump, and mobile crane applications

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Eaton Expands Vocational AMT Line

February 3, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of 10-speed automated overdrive transmissions to include more vocational applications

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International Unveils First New Trucks Since 2010

February 2, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LAS VEGAS, NV – International Truck has launched its HX Series, a line of Class 8 vocational trucks and tractors designed for the severe service industry, and the first new vehicles introduced by International since 2010.

The HX, for Heavy eXtreme, includes four models with set-forward and setback steer axles and long and medium-length hoods. HX replaces the PayStar, the model on which it’s based.

“The launch of the HX Series is an opportunity for International to recapture a leading position in the vocational market – a segment we previously led,” said Troy Clarke, president and CEO of Navistar.

The new series was unveiled Monday at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

International is now taking orders for this vehicle, with the first trucks to be delivered in April.

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Webb creates new unit for vocational trucks

January 12, 2015 by Allan Janssen

TELL CITY, IN – The new Specialty Truck Business Unit (STBU) will operate out of Ferdinand, Ind., to introduce rotor, hub and drum products designed for the specific needs of the specialty and vocational equipment operators and OEMs.

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TWO NEW MACKS

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Mack Trucks has unveiled a new range of vehicles for both highway and
construction customers.

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VOCATIONAL FINANCING

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

Paccar Financial program for new class-8 vocational trucks

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VOCATIONAL FINANCING

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

Paccar Financial program for new class-8 vocational trucks

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NEW OPTIONS FOR T800 WIDE HOOD

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Kenworth adds an extended daycab and an AeroCab sleeper to its wide-hood T800 model

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MACK’S MP ENGINE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Mack’s new MP7 engine is available in the initial offerings of both the new Pinnacle and Granite models.

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T800 MODEL ADDS BIG CATS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Kenworth now offers Caterpillar C15 600 and 625-hp engines in the T800 high-hood model.