Trucks & Trailers News
In June 2014 when Terex Trucks became part of Volvo Construction Equipment the central message of the acquisition was that both companies were ‘stronger together’. Two years on, and despite a further downturn in demand for haulers in general, a series of product, service and distribution improvements at the Motherwell, Scotland based company have firmly taken root.
The 900D Traveling Tail trailer is equipped with a new hydraulic operating system, nicknamed HOSS, and an all-new Grote lighting package. The Traveling Tail has been transformed with increased operational speed and the dynamic high visibility lighting package that increases visual awareness and driver safety during night operations. Overall, operational efficiencies, less heat buildup and noise reduction, along with improved driver safety, are key points. Operational speed increases dramatically with the new HOSS system operating at 20 gpm.
Western Star Truck Sales has launched a new extreme-duty XD Offroad package and the MBT-40 Multi-Body Transformer.
International Truck has announced it now offers new, predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks. Unlike conventional predictive cruise technology, International predictive cruise control uses pre-installed GPS maps and the latest commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Volvo articulated hauler, and as part of the year long celebration, Volvo held a contest to identify the oldest Volvo articulated hauler still actively working on a North American jobsite. After reviewing the submissions, the winner was identified as Tomy Stenvall of Amswede Corporation in Chula Vista, California, who runs a 1968 Volvo DR860 on almost a daily basis. As a reward for his impressive equipment upkeep, he was sent to participate in the week long celebration of the articulated hauler at Volvo’s Braås, Sweden facility from July 13-18, 2016.
The Ram Truck and Mopar brands has announced the introduction of the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel, the most recent limited-edition vehicle created using a unique selection of performance parts and accessories from the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA US LLC.
International Truck has announced that Lime Creek Logging Ltd. of British Columbia, has taken delivery of the first International HX Series in Canada, an HX620 truck configured for logging operations. The International HX620 is a 120-inch BBC set-back axle truck or tractor suitable for a variety of applications including heavy haul tractor, logging, construction dump and platform stake/crane. International Truck recently launched the HX Series, a new line of Class 8 premium vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry, at the 2016 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.
Edmonton has been selected to receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award which honours cities fuelling growth and innovation. The recognition program by Freightliner came after an economic data review revealed a compelling relationship between investments in work trucks and thriving economies.
Mack Trucks showcased a Mack LR model retrofitted with the Wrightspeed Route 1000 powertrain in its booth at WasteExpo 2016. Mack is the first OEM to evaluate Wrightspeed technology within a Class 8 refuse vehicle. Designed as an alternative driveline, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extended electric vehicle powertrain that helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs.
New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure capable performance no matter the weather.
The articulated hauler concept is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, marking five decades of transporting earth, gravel and a host of other materials over rough, muddy, slippery, steep or otherwise impassable terrain. The company that commercially launched the concept in 1966, Volvo Construction Equipment, continues to innovate with the launch of its H-Series range. This new series includes its biggest ever production articulated hauler, the A60H.