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Saturday roundup: Say no to DWPT! and more

| January 31, 2015

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.

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

| January 29, 2015

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 ...

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

| December 17, 2014

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

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

| September 25, 2014

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.

ATK Oilfield Transportation puts KW C500s to the test

| September 18, 2014

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.

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

| September 09, 2014

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 ...

Kenworth T880 riding boost in vocational demand

| July 25, 2014

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.

661,000 lbs.: Now that’s heavy haul!

| April 28, 2014

These pictures tell the story of the equipment used to haul a massive steam turbine generator and other equipment from California to Agua Prieta in Mexico -- the move in process by Contractors Cargo.

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