vocational trucks

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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BorgWarner introduces K32 two-speed fan drive conversion

Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.

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Indy first ‘Hardest Working’ city

Freightliner Trucks named the Work Truck Show's host city, Indianapolis, Ind., as its first “Hardest Working City” honoree March 4, with the announcement coming at the show itself.

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