spec’ing

Hotshot hauling with owner-operator Jeff Ward

Meet Villa Rica, Ga.-based Jeff Ward and his Brady's Hotshot Hauling business, with a 2012 Ford F350 outfitted with a Cadet flatbed body, gooseneck hitch and 30-ft. P.J. trailer.

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Navistar’s SCR transition nearing fruition with TranStar model

The launch of the International TranStar regional-haul tractor with a MaxxForce 13 engine employing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology continues Navistar's SCR transition.

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Vocational spec’ing: With downspeeding trend, keep close eye on torque/hp combo

In the past, heavy duty vocational trucks may have been spec'd with 550 hp and 1,950 lb.-ft. of torque to get the load rolling. Today, 470-hp engines with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque can do the job.

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Lean and mean vs. big and tough: Is a 13- or 15-liter engine best for you?

The leading heavy-duty engine sizes differ by only two liters, and one now dominates the market. Make sure you’re powered by the best fit for your operation.

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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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Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

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