Severe Service

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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661,000 lbs.: Now that’s heavy haul!

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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Navistar stresses vocational commitment

The company refined SCR transition schedules and introduced new vocational options -- and the TerraStar bagged work truck of the year awards.

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Severe-duty updates from Freightliner

Through March 8, Freightliner highlights some of its toughest vocational solutions at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas; new vocational options introduced, also, at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

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Kenworth T880 vocational model available for order

Kenworth's T880 flagship vocational model is suitable for heavy haul, refuse, dump, mixer and other applications. Find a gallery of images of the model, and more detail, in this story.

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Natural gas payoff: Utility, ROI in construction trucking apps

While natural gas engines and retrofits are not cheap, the key question is your return on investment. Does it pay to run a truck or a fleet on natural gas?

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New Dana axle, driveshafts

At the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Dana introduced new Spicer axles, driveshafts.

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End dump or side dump: Pros and cons to help you choose

When making the choice between a side, end or bottom dump trailer, consider payload, region and design.

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No. 1 construction equipment theft: Trucks and trailers

The annual Construction Equipment Theft Study from LoJack, a leading provider of vehicle tracking and recovery systems, once again this year saw trucks and trailers in the top spot of stolen equipment.

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Are you a natural gas truck owner-operator?

Overdrive's brand-new June issue features our quarterly section devoted to the severe service niche that's heavy this time around on coverage of natural-gas-powered engine technology, leading with the story of a Chicago ready-mix concrete outfit that's put down big investments in natural gas Kenworth W900s. Check out the section in the digital magazine via this link, or read it in html here. As fleets try out the new natural gas powertrains, as our sister magazine CCJ ...

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