vocational trucks

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 ...

Cat cabover truck planned for global markets

| September 29, 2011

Caterpillar and Navistar said they plan to build and sell a cabover-engine Cat vocational truck that would be sold globally.

Cat vocational truck now in production

Jack Roberts | September 28, 2011

Caterpillar is shipping its CT660 vocational truck to North American customers.

Vids of the new Caterpillar truck — the CT660

| March 29, 2011

"No one knows heavy-duty like Caterpillar," says the official promo vid for the new Class 8 from Caterpillar, the CT660. Long-awaited in the wake of Cat's announcement that the company was getting out of the ...

Freightliner unveils Severe Duty trucks

Jack Roberts | March 21, 2011

The new Freightliner SD series will consist of both 108- and 114-inch bumper to back of cab configurations.

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