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Width-adjustable heavy-haul trailer

With its new DualMax line of heavy/oversize-haul equipment, the European Faymonville manufacturer was recently able to offer a modular trailer that can be widened -- even under a load -- to the U.S. market.

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Off-road Western Star with ‘transformer’ capability, new extreme-duty spec

The Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer (MBT)-40 – dubbed transformer for its ability to quickly switch out one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application for another – is the first such offering from Western Star and a new concept for off-road equipment markets.

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International HX-series heavy-haul model launched

At this week's Truck World Show In Missassauga, Ontario, International Truck unveiled the HX520 to serve the heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane markets.

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Severe-duty Hendrickson suspension available in T880

The Kenworth T880 is now available for order with the Hendrickson Ultimaxx advanced severe-duty rubber suspension.

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Pa.-based JLE Industries expanding footprint in construction, oil & gas

After starting with a few trucks serving oil/gas operations in 2010, JLE now owns 100 trucks and employs 120 people. Following the fast growth, the company today serves both the oil and gas and construction industries.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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Page Trucking’s owner-operators and its custom frameless-dump trailer spec

Working with East Manufacturing over many years, Page Trucking's founders, owners and its leased owner-operators have perfected an all-aluminum frameless dump spec that fits their bulk niche.

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Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. tackles tough road, energy, construction projects six decades running

The GOH 225- to 250-vehicle heavy construction trucking fleet is comprised predominantly of Mack trucks, including Mack Granite dump trucks.

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Saturday roundup: Say no to DWPT! and more

That'd be, umm, "driving while pulling a tooth." Also: VIDEO -- high, wide, heavy (and cold), redux; and meet new OOIDA alternate board member Tilden Curl.

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Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to keep up with demand.

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