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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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‘Truck of the year’ goes severe-duty, vocational in 2015

ATD's program this year recognizes these nominees: the International WorkStar 7600, Kenworth T880 with Paccar MX-13 engine and the Peterbilt Model 567.

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High, wide and heavy: Crane haul brokered by Next Exit its biggest to date

DeSoto, Texas-based broker Next Exit Logistics earlier this year arranged a move that ranks as the biggest in its history -- a 100-ton Manitowoc crane, hauled from Texas to Virginia.

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ATK Oilfield Transportation puts KW C500s to the test

Take this pictorial tour through the fleet of 65 Kenworth C500s that powers ATK Oilfield Transportation, providing oil rig moving services throughout Western Canada and Texas.

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Photos: Modified Mack Granite ‘mast truck’ moors new Goodyear blimp

The Granite was ordered as a three-axle model but was modified by Engineered Chassis Systems, a subsidiary of the Nuss Group, which built the body, converted it to an all-wheel-drive 8x8 and installed the twin steer axles.

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Kenworth T880 riding boost in vocational demand

Kenworth reports a year-over-year sales increase for vocational trucks, particularly its new T880 flagship, reflecting growing construction activity, increased oil and gas production and encouraging new housing starts figures.

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