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Isuzu adds more power to Class 6 FTR, new FVR model
The company believes the Cummins B6.7 will appeal more broadly to fleets that need more power.
February 12, 2021
Mack makes driver-activated OTA updates standard on select models
The driver download activation feature is factory-equipped on models built beginning Nov. 30, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Operations, in Macungie, Pennsylvania.
January 14, 2021
CM Truck Beds unveils new Gen 2 SB Service Body
CM Truck Beds announced its new Gen 2 SB Service Body this week. Building on the legacy of its popular SB model, CM added several upgrades to make the new SB even better suited to users’ needs. “We’re pleased to debut the next generation of our hardworking service body model: The Gen 2 SB,” said […]
January 13, 2021
Rugged Meets Refinement In the New HX Series: The First "Project Compass" Work Trucks
First launched in 2016, the HX Series has gotten its first refresh with improvements to durability, comfort and safety. Check it out.
February 10, 2021
Test drive: Western Star’s all-new 49X
Western Star's all-new 49X heavy-duty durability with added driver comfort and ergonomics. Check out all the vocational truck has to offer right here.
November 12, 2020
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Ford adds standard PTO on new F-600
The PTO provision works with aftermarket power takeoff units to drive auxiliary equipment anytime the engine is running.
December 18, 2020
Zero-emissions trucks are coming ‘one way or another’
The 2021 model year represents the first phase of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 emissions requirements, new measures that step up from the current level – which were enacted for the 2017 model year – and increase incrementally in model-year 2024 before phasing in completely by model-year 2027. Once fully phased-in, according to the Environmental […]
November 27, 2020
Latest heavy truck advances all about comfort, configurability and driver assistance
Equipment World dives into heavy-truck advancements in electronic safety features, steering, drivetrain integration, chassis and body integration. Details here.
November 19, 2020
Volkswagen to acquire International Truck parent Navistar for $3.7 billion
After nearly 10 months on the table, and with mutual interest surviving a global pandemic that saw truck orders slump to record lows for two consecutive months, Volkwagen’s commercial truck business, Traton, is set to acquire Navistar for nearly $3.7 billion.
October 21, 2020
CM Truck Beds intros turnkey Hotshot truck body
CM Truck Beds recently unveiled its specialized Hotshot model which is rated to tow up to 30,000 pounds. This single-piece steel truck body is designed for ultimate strength and durability, with the industry’s best hauling capacity and an array of standard features that deliver convenience, safety and ease for hotshot truck drivers. “For hotshotters looking […]
October 9, 2020
Mack Begins Production of New MD Series Trucks
Following a delay due to the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, Mack Trucks’ all-new MD Series line of medium-duty trucks entered production this month at the company’s new Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) facility in the Roanoke Valley, Virginia. Mack—celebrating its 120th anniversary this year—announced its re-entry into the medium-duty market in January but was forced […]
September 28, 2020
Tesla: New Battery Tech Will Provide Big Range Boost, Cost Savings
For fleets thinking ‘range is the bane’ when it comes to electric trucks, Tesla predicted a range increase of up to 54% during its recent 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day event in Fremont, Calif. Shareholders attended in person while staying socially distanced by watching from their Tesla vehicles in a parking lot near […]
September 24, 2020
Nikola founder steps down as questions swirl around electric powertrain tech
Nikola Motor Company founder Trevor Milton announced Monday morning that he would step down as executive chairman of his Phoenix, Arizona-based hydrogen-electric upstart amid a firestorm of criticism sparked by a skeptical stock short-seller and subsequent inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The focus should be on the company and its world changing mission,” […]
September 21, 2020
VMAC’s improved throttle control brings variable air flow to updated DTM70-H multi-power PTO system
VMAC just made its direct-connected DTM70-H multi-power PTO system for Ford work trucks even better with the addition of variable on-demand air flow. The DTM70-H was introduced back in 2017 as the first hydraulics and compressed air PTO system that uses a direct-drive connection. Unlike shaft-driven PTO systems, the VMAC DTM70-H mounts directly to Ford’s […]
September 16, 2020
GM to build electric Nikola Badger pickup, provide Class 7/8 fuel cell tech in $2 billion stock deal
Nikola‘s plans to deliver an electric pickup truck are full steam ahead. However, the circumstances have changed slightly. Today Nikola and General Motors announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will see GM handle the production of Nikola’s upcoming Badger pickup in return for a $2 billion equity stake in Nikola. Under the agreement, […]
September 8, 2020
Kenworth T270, T370 medium duty trucks now available with a few new options
Kenworth has announced three new options for its Class 6 T270 and Class 7 T370 trucks. First up is an update to Kenworth’s 21,000-pound rated highway AG210L single-axle rear suspension. Kenworth says T270 and T370 models spec’ed out with the AG210L—a two-bag, rear air suspension with a trialing arm design—are now approved for use with a […]
August 26, 2020
Service Truck Survey: Are users interested in electrified powertrains?
Air compressor-equipped service trucks typically are Class 2 and 3 trucks that are replaced every 3 to 9 years, according to a survey conducted by air compressor manufacturer VMAC. When asked their power preference for future service truck buys, respondents overwhelmingly voted for traditional sources, with diesel (70 percent) and gasoline (44 percent) coming in […]
August 17, 2020
Kenworth, Peterbilt stepping up fuel cell and electric truck production
Kenworth and Peterbilt parent company Paccar’s zero-emission trucks continue to go to work with at least 20 new trucks heading to California ports and two heading to Alaska. Paccar announced this week that Kenworth is delivering 10 hydrogen fuel cell Kenworth T680 trucks to several customers for field testing in the Port of Los Angeles. […]
July 27, 2020
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Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
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2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.