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Mack launches next-generation highway truck

Mack Trucks introduced its new, next-generation highway hero, the Mack Anthem, during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Mack Anthem is a re-engineered, redesigned and reimagined interpretation of what today's highway truck should be - aerodynamic, comfortable and connected, all with a distinctively bold Mack look.

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New Ford F-150 advanced powertrain lineup enables best-in-class payload, towing and gas mileage

Ford's new F-150 debuts for 2018 even tougher, even smarter, and even more capable than ever - with the most advanced F-150 powertrain lineup ever that delivers best-in-class towing, payload and efficiency for America's pickup drivers. The new F-150 has an EPA estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined which is best-in-class from the second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, plus best-in-class towing (13,200 lbs.) and payload capacity (3,270 lbs.) from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and enhanced 5.0-liter V8, respectively.  

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Daimler Trucks to display innovation and technology at inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show

To kick off the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV), Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will host a press conference to showcase an exciting range of on-highway and vocational trucks, along with technologically advanced engines and components. These provide the broadest range of solutions for customers looking for the most optimized fuel efficiency, safety options, durability and uptime.

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DTNA breaks ground on new Logistics Center

Stefan Pies, Henning O. Bruns, Bob Riley, and Joel Demelza break ground on a new logistics center at the Cleveland, N.C. Truck Plant

As part of an ongoing initiative to improve their manufacturing targets of quality, efficiency and being a Great Place to Work, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)broke ground today, paving the way for a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant. 

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Actor Channing Tatum drops by Mack World HQ on film promo tour

Actor Channing Tatum visited Mack Trucks' World Headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina as part of Jimmy Logan's Run, a promotional tour for his new film, Logan Lucky. A Mack B model truck briefly shares the screen with Tatum in the film, which recently premiered in theaters. Tatum surprised employees by dropping into offices for photos and conversation. He also had a chance to ride along in a Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward model (above), and drive the truck on a test track.

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NTEA releases three-part series on vehicle certification

Continuing to serve as the work truck industry's source of technical, regulatory and safety information, NTEA is releasing a three-part article series on vehicle certification basics. With the trend toward global chassis platforms progressing, the Association's technical services department explains the certification process of three markets — the U.S., Canada and European Union (EU). 

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Terex names new Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas

Robert Franklin has been appointed as interim Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, at Terex Trucks. In his new position, Robert will be responsible for managing the company's sales and marketing team. With more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry, Robert's role will be to execute Terex Trucks' marketing strategy to grow the business and implement disciplines to drive interaction between dealers and customers. 

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Volvo Trucks North America’s ‘World’s Largest Unboxing’ Film Racks Up Nearly 25 Million Views

Volvo Trucks North America's "World's Largest Unboxing" film is setting records in more ways than one. Just a little more than two weeks since its launch, the film has been viewed nearly 25 million times, making it Volvo Trucks North America's most-watched film of all time. The film's success has also earned it the number three spot on Ad Age's July 25th Viral Video Chart, which tracks brand-driven viral videos. The film premiered July 11 and has since captured the hearts and minds of millions of people who not only watched it, but liked, shared and commented - engaging over 740,000 times.

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Detroit Connect portal available for all connected Western Star, Freightliner customers

All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a hub for new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets. With the introduction of the new Detroit Connect portal, fleets have access to a variety of vehicle performance data right at their fingertips to empower them to make the best decisions for their business.

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Terex rigid hauler proves to be concrete choice for limestone mine

Family-owned company Conco Quarries is using Terex Trucks' TR70 to increase productivity at its limestone mine in Willard, Missouri. Conco Quarries recently purchased Terex Trucks' 72-ton capacity rigid hauler, the TR70, for use at its Willard facility in Missouri.  From soil conditioner to building material, toothpaste filler to decorative garden rocks, limestone has many uses. Found throughout the world, vast quantities of limestone are located in America's ‘Show Me State' - better known as Missouri. Two examples of such abundant deposits are owned by long-standing family business Conco Companies.

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Electronic Logging Device offers drivers an app and telematics integrated with other software

Construction software developer HCSS announces the release of its new electronic logging solution to help construction companies meet the December 2017 deadline to become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant. This mandate requires drivers who currently use Hours of Service (HOS) paper logbooks to switch to electronic logging with approved electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017. 

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Volvo makes Active Driver Assist standard on VNR and VNL series

Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series, improving safety not only for truck drivers, but all motorists. Volvo Active Driver Assist includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system that is fully integrated with Volvo's Driver Information Display. Volvo is the first heavy-duty truck OEM to offer Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment. 

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