Ox Bodies, Inc., a Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) company, helps operators maximize payload on every haul they make with the introduction of its TrailMaker dump body. The TrailMaker is constructed of carbon steel that offers the weight of aluminum, making it up to 35 percent lighter than standard Ox Bodies dump bodies.
Mack Trucks named Vision Truck Group of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada its 2016 North American Dealer of the Year. Vision Truck Group achieved 189 percent of their sales goal in 2016, while also achieving 25 percent market share in their region. Vision Truck Group also made significant investments in facilities, services and people and celebrated 50 years in business in 2016.
Mack Trucks has announced extended engine oil drain intervals for customers using its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5. Depending on the application, oil drain intervals have been extended by up to 15,000 miles compared with previous formulations, helping reduce customer maintenance costs. Introduced as the factory fill in Mack’s 2017 engines, genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 also extends drain intervals for all 2011 and newer Mack engines.
The joint announcement by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Chancellor Merkel of "Innovation and Cooperation for a Sustainable Future" aims to strengthen the two nations' sustainability, economic and technological competitiveness, and covers four areas, including mobility and electrical roads.
Terex Trucks will deal a strong hand at CONEXPO-CON/AGG when it unveils the new standard in articulated haulers. The Scotland-based manufacturerwill offer North American customers three years of full machine warranty, three years planned maintenance, and three years telematics as standard. Available with ’ line of Generation 10 articulated haulers, the brand new initiative is the first of its kind for the manufacturer, and a further commitment to its belief in the reliability and quality of its products.
Redesigns of truck lines don’t happen every year, but when they do, it’s a chance for the manufacturer to take the most up-to-date technology and concepts available to produce the best truck for their customers’ needs.
Stellar Industries, Inc.is introducing the TMAX 30K service body. This body is designed to serve municipal markets, contractors, rental houses, light equipment dealers and others needing a service crane that lifts 5,000 pounds or less. The TMAX 30K weighs nearly 1000 pounds less than its heavy-duty counter part, the TMAX 1.
Mack Trucks has announced that WheresMyConcrete, a cloud-based and telematics-connected dispatching, analytics and customer service tool, is now available for Mack ready-mix customers seeking improved asset visibility, dispatch efficiency and real-time data identifying exactly where a concrete load is in the delivery process. Mack made the announcement during World of Concrete 2017.
Mack Trucks has introduced Mack mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral, two new features designed to improve the jobsite performance and safety of trucks equipped with Mack’s mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions. Both features are standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions. Mack made the announcement at World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas.
In collaboration with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks today has begun a demonstration to test the performance of a Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered Mack Pinnacle model. DSNY is the first Mack customer to evaluate DME, a non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel.
Ford has introduced the new 2018 Ford F-150. Three years after first introducing the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bodied Ford F-150, the new F-150 arrives with bold new front and rear styling, advanced technologies – including available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – and improved engines. The new engines include an all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel and enhanced V6 and V8 gas engines.
At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ram Truck will introduce a special edition of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel — the Rebel Black. The Ram Rebel Black special edition traces its origin to one of the truck brand’s fastest-selling off-road powerhouses, adapting dark features as a design component. The package is offered with all available Rebel colors, adding black wheels, brush guard and theme-matched all-black interior.
In response to increase demand for rental and leasing services, PacLease has added ten new locations. The leasing and rental company, which offers the full line of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, now has 454 locations in the United States and Canada.
More employers across B.C. are replacing the conventional, beep-beep-beep sounding vehicle back-up alarm with a “broadband” or “white noise” back-up alarm, according to WorksafeBC. The broadband alarm, which meets WorkSafeBC’s occupational health and safety requirements, uses the same cadence but broadcasts a range of frequencies, rather than a single frequency, as is typically used in a conventional back-up alarm.
XL Hybrids, Inc.,a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced the launch of the company’s new product line, the XLP™ plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution. The XLP™ will be an industry-first Fleet-Ready™ solution offered as a ship-thru upfit on half-ton pickup trucks from leading OEMs, and will provide a 50 percent improvement in miles driven per gallon for major fleets across the United States, as well as significant reductions in CO2 emissions.
According to a recent survey of Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) members, the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates are driving up the demand of non-Tier 4, used construction equipment and predicts this trend will continue for the next several years. For many equipment categories, used equipment availability is outpacing demand, but for other categories, including excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, dump trucks dozers and compact equipment, IEDA members are seeing resale pricing increase by as much as 20 percent. Also, more than 50 percent of survey respondents noted that quality used equipment is getting harder to find.
What does “clean energy” mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit 2017, the leading alternative fuels and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®. Fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world learn the clean energy developments and decisions shaping the journey toward the goal of zero-emission transportation, and the future of the work truck industry, at this annual conference.