vocational trucks

Peterbilt vocational Model 520 expands refuse lineup

The truck features a dual-seated/dual-drive configuration that allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab, including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system and stereo.

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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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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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New Mack LR refuse-haul low-cab forward truck

The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325-345 hp and 1,200-1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional.

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Waste-haul success story in South Carolina

The 60-truck fleet is comprised mostly of Mack models, which cofounder Scott Fennell says he turns to for reliability on rough-and-tumble urban routes and in and out of landfills.

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Golden State Lumber: Results from T880s in delivery service

The 60-truck fleet years ago began a program of brand-standardization in its flatbed-delivery service working with NorCal Kenworth.

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Texas two-step: Driving Freightliner SD models

Test-run in the Freightliner 114SD unladen and a 108SD in a loaded dump application: Freightliner leaned hard on its highway tractors to develop the SD vocational line. That’s a good thing.

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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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