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Mack Trucks uses virtual reality to demonstrate power and performance of mDRIVE HD

Mack used virtual reality technology to better demonstrate features and benefits of the Mack Pinnacle, Mack Granite and Titan by Mack models equipped with the Mack mDRIVE HD 13-speed automated manual transmission. Using a VR headset and a smartphone, viewers can look around 360 degrees to see the cab interior in its entirety, as well as see what it feels like to be in the cab of a Mack model while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway.

Anyone interested in what it’s like to sit in the cab and ride in a Mack truck while on the job can now experience it through virtual reality offered by Mack Trucks. Mack is the first Class 8 OEM to offer such a virtual reality test drive of a commercial vehicle to a wide audience.

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Terex Trucks: in it for the long haul

Andrew Knight, VP of strategy and business development at Volvo CE

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.

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Landoll “next generation” 900D series Traveling Tail trailers

The 930D Traveling Tail

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.

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Multi-Body Transformer: A new concept in offroad equipment

The Western Star 6900XD Offroad MBT-40 can change bodies in minutes, going from fifth-wheel tractor (above) to a dump truck (bottom 1st image) to a water truck (botton 2nd image), each with fully functioning hydraulics and in-cab switches.

Western Star Truck Sales has launched a new extreme-duty XD Offroad package and the MBT-40 Multi-Body Transformer.

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Predictive cruise control technology now offered on International on-highway trucks

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.

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Winner of Volvo “Still Hauling” contest celebrates the articulated hauler’s 50th anniversary in Braås, Sweden

Tomy Stenvall of Amswede Corporation in Chula Vista, California is the winner for the Volvo “Still Hauling” contest with a 1968 Volvo DR860 hauler.

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.

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Mack showcases application excellence at Equipment Fleet Management National Conference

Mack Trucks demonstrated its commitment to application excellence with two models at the Equipment Fleet Management 2016 National Conference and Trade Show, including a Mack Granite  MHD model (above).

Mack Trucks showcased two models and its latest evolution of the Mack integrated powertrain at the Equipment Fleet Management 2016 National Conference and Trade Show this June in Columbus, Ohio, demonstrating its commitment to meeting customer needs through application excellence.

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Limited edition Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel ready to hit the road this summer

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles (100 for the Canadian market).

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.

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International Truck announces first delivery of HX Series in Canada

The HX620 is a 120

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.

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Edmonton to be honoured by Freightliner as ‘Hardest Working City’ June 22

Edmonton will received the “Hardest Working City” award on June 22

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.

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Tesla veteran helps Mack create an electric refuse truck

Mack Trucks showcased a Mack LR model retrofitted with the Wrightspeed Route 1000 powertrain in booth no. 1327 at WasteExpo 2016. Mack is the first OEM to evaluate Wrightspeed technology within a Class 8 refuse vehicle.

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.

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All-new intake system feeds Duramax Diesel on 2017 Silverado HD

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD features an all-new, patented air intake system. Marked by a dramatic hood scoop, the system drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler air temperatures during difficult driving conditions.

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.

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Volvo A60H the largest articulated hauler on the market highlights 50 years of design innovation

The A60H is the largest articulated hauler on the market and can move more tonnes per hour and give a 100% in all conditions.

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.

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