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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.

End dump or side dump: Pros and cons to help you choose

Steve Temple | December 13, 2012

When making the choice between a side, end or bottom dump trailer, consider payload, region and design.

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.

Heavy log hauler gets ’er done

| September 29, 2012

Burke Purdon Enterprises of British Columbia, hauling heavy as a contract log hauler, extols the virtues of a relatively young Freightliner model.

Granite MHD saves weight for ready mix hauler

| September 27, 2012

California-based A&A Ready Mixed Concrete takes advantage of the Mack Granite MHD's features for several hundred pounds per truck of bigger payload.

Securement 201: How best to chain to a stake pocket

| September 25, 2012

What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.

Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

| September 20, 2012

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

Severe-duty disaster relief

Amanda Bayhi | September 16, 2012

The First Response Team of America utilizes top heavy trucks and equipment to in a philanthropic effort to provide disaster relief wherever it is needed.

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