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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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Rugged Volvo I-Shift for severe-duty applications

The reinforced I-Shift will be standard on VHD models with heavier weight ratings – straight trucks rated at 66,000 lbs. GVWR or higher and tractors rated at 125,000 lbs.

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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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Peterbilt 567 with all-wheel drive

The all-wheel drive Model 567 is now available for order and will go into production in April.

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Tonka-branded F750 lands at Work Truck Show

"When the sheet was lifted off the mystery truck at ... the 2015 Work Truck Show" last week, reported Bruce Smith of Hardworkingtrucks.com, "no one expected to see their favorite toy..."

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Truckers could be suspected in $5M gold bar cargo theft, reports say

Following an odd cargo theft earlier this week — in which roughly $5 million in gold bars were stolen from the back of a tractor-trailer heading from Miami to Massachusetts — authorities have begun to question whether the two truckers piloting the rig were involved.

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DumpTruckLoads.com board launches

A new construction industry start-up from Pennsylvania has launched a dump-truck-specific load board as an online service, accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers, that enables members to find trucks or loads. Dump truck owners can receive real-time load notifications via e-mail and text message from DumpTruckLoads.com, allowing them to work with contractors outside of their network and to contact the contractor as quickly as possible, securing work for their trucks. Dump truck owners are also able to ...

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Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

Peterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. “The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader, and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.” Like the set-back axle ...

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Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to keep up with demand.

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Uptime: Mack TerraPro pumpers get GuardDog support standard option

Mack Trucks offering the GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution standard on Mack TerraPro concrete pumper models, ordered as of April 2015.

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