vocational trucks

Kenworth T880 vocational model available for orderImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

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.

KW T370 all-wheel-drive spec

| August 01, 2013

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority chooses all-wheel drive as its standard spec to navigate miles of diverse off-road terrain. Its most recent purchase: several Kenworth T370s in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations.

New Dana axle, driveshafts

| March 11, 2013

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

Mack vocational: New Granite MHD 4×2

| March 06, 2013

Mack Trucks launched a 4x2 version of its Granite MHD vocational truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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

| February 26, 2013

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.

Hino, Cummins, Paccar top power rankings for medium-duty engines

| October 18, 2012

Class 5, 6 and 7 truck engines and transmissions were rated in J.D. Power's U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study of vocational application models.

Power, versatility in refuse truck line

| September 08, 2012

Freightliner's severe-duty waste-haul line offers a solution for most any refuse job.

Lucky 13: Natural gas engines performing well in ready-mix

| April 21, 2012

Chicago-based Ozinga Ready Mix drivers report plenty of power and responsive shifting from 13 Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworth mixer trucks now in operation, moving from its Chinatown Plant near downtown. “Since city officials are trying to ...

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