With more than 200,000 square-feet of exhibit space, and nearly 300 exhibitors, the Canadian trucking community is descending upon Montreal and the ExpoCam 2017 this week. While Kenworth’s medium and heavy duty trucks will be on display inside the Place Bonaventure, its medium duty line will also be traveling the streets of Montreal, a short drive from where they were produced.
Peterbilt announces the Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition to salute Canada’s history by combining the industry-leading quality and performance of the Model 389 with distinctive styling and exclusive Canadian features. “Canadian owner-operators and premium carriers can honor Canada with the addition of Peterbilt’s Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition,” says Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Senior Vice President. “It delivers proven productivity, dependability and uptime combined with unique styling and understated elegance.”
Ram Truck has announced two new option packages. “The Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak expand our offerings in factory-custom trucks and give dealers a more extensive color palette to excite customers who are looking for something unique,” said, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global
When it comes time for fleets to purchase new trucks, managers often spend hours poring over the costs of each new unit over time. That total cost of ownership (TCO) can be the biggest guide for selecting one brand and model of truck over another.
Volvo Trucks North America is extending its comprehensive Volvo Trucks Uptime Services to legacy vehicles through the addition of telematics connectivity via partner Geotab, a leading provider of telematics technology. Owners of Volvo legacy vehicles with EPA 2010 or newer Volvo engines will be able to access the same suite of uptime services available for newer model Volvo trucks.
RECO Equipment has become Terex Trucks’ first dealer in North America to buy not one but two Generation 10 TA300 articulated haulers. The momentous sale, which took place in just under two minutes shortly before CONEXPO-CON/AGG, also saw the leading heavy equipment distributor purchase four 30.9 US ton capacity Generation 9 TA300s.
Talbert Manufacturing's has introduced its 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer. The deck length of this innovative unit is 54-feet when open, which allows users to haul a wide range of large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors, generators, pressure vessels and tanks. Operators can then retract the trailer to 32 feet 6 inches. This shortens the overall trailer length to 53 feet, eliminating the need for permits which saves time and money.
FLO Components Ltd. will be displaying a “revolutionary new product solution for blind spots,” according to Mike Deckert, Vice-President of FLO Components, at the upcoming National Heavy Equipment Show - the Portable TrailerCam. Designed and engineered in the USA by Convoy Technologies, LLC, the Patent Pending Portable TrailerCam is a removable, wireless, rechargeable battery operated camera that literally can be placed (using strong, rugged magnets) on the side or rear of any truck, trailer or equipment.
Allison Transmission announced FuelSense 2.0 featuring DynActive Shifting, delivering up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software. Available in three packages, FuelSense 2.0 allows fleets to optimize fuel economy and performance to their specific needs.
Offering a 45.2-ton (41-tonne) rated payload capacity, the new Cat 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. The new external “spinal” ROPS structure boasts bonded rear quarter glass that eliminates the structural pillar to give the operator a dramatic improvement in visibility from the cab. Upon cab entry, the new “wake up” feature initiates machine displays as soon as the door is opened, while the lighter/stronger cab door offers shut assist for improved sealing against dust infiltration. The quieter cab design lowers inside sound levels by 5 dB at the operator’s ear.
Mack Trucks is bringing its industry-leading uptime solutions to customers with Mack legacy vehicles. Working with its partner Geotab, a leading global provider of end-to-end telematics technology, Mack now offers connectivity for older Mack vehicles that are not equipped with its GuardDog® Connect telematics hardware, helping to maximize customer uptime. Mack made the announcement at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Aimed at the vocational truck markets the Detroit DD8 is a 7.7L in-Line 6-Cylinder medium-duty engine. It boasts a horsepower range of 260-350HP and a torque range of 660 - 1050 lb – ft. The DD8 will expand on the Detroit medium-duty platform that was launched last year with the DD5, and will provide customers fuel efficiency leadership and best in class maintenance intervals. In addition, the DD8 will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications.
The latest F series Hydrema 922HM low ground pressure dump truck comes with more engine power, an upgraded cab and new controls. The 22-ton payload 922HM complies with the latest emission legislation/EPA Tier 4 Final without the use of Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) but by using DOC and SCR catalyst with DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).
Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology (CACC). Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at the Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate 110, highlighting for public officials and other stakeholders the technology’s potential for improving highway safety, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the capacity of transportation systems.
Volvo Trucks North America introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 new safety and performance features for the Volvo I-Shift, I-Shift for Severe Duty, and I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmissions. Auto neutral provides a key jobsite safety feature, while Paver Assist bolsters the Volvo VHD’s performance in paving applications.
Terex Trucks’ parts are tried and tested to perform over prolonged periods. With the assurance that its parts can go the distance, and a seamless supplier-to-manufacturer-to-dealer relationship, Terex Trucks is launching its new extended two years or 6,000 hours warranty on all Factory-Approved parts at CONEXPO/CON-AGG.