Eric Turner, Sr. of Ellenwood, Ga. captured Best of Show honors with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a 2018 Wally-Mo 8 car hauler at the 36th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs competition held June 14-16 at White's Travel Center in Raphine, Va. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $5,000 from MAC trailer. Turner also won for Best Interior.
After traveling more than 2,300 miles across the southern United States and with a tropical storm looming in the Gulf of Mexico, Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company completed the cross-country test drive of the Starship Initiative truck on May 24, 2018. This journey marks the first time that a prototype Class 8 vehicle of this type with these combined technologies has driven coast-to-coast across America in real-world trucking operations and in real-world conditions including unplanned stops and torrential rains along the way.
The medium-duty segment in Canada has been the sector Hino Trucks has called home for quite some time, with successful truck models spanning the Class 4 to 7 range. With that base to work from, the company is moving into a larger part of the market – literally – thanks to the launch of its new XL Series.
Freightliner Trucks premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles, a Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck, during the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day in Portland, OR. Freightliner plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions.
Daimler Trucks announced the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Ore. The facility will be located at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters on Swan Island in Portland, where DTNA already has a significant research and development presence, including a full-scale heavy-duty truck wind tunnel on Swan Island and the High Desert Proving Grounds nearby in Madras, Ore.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced it awarded Mack Defense a firm-fixed-price $296.4 million contract with the U.S. Army. As part of the contract, Mack Defense will deliver Mack Granite armored and armor-capable dump trucks to the Army, with an estimated completion date of May 18, 2025.
The largest Mack dealership in North America recently opened in Fontana, California, the newest location in Portland, Oregon-based TEC Equipment's network of 26 dealerships in the Western region. Located at 14400 Randall Ave. in Fontana - near the San Bernardino Freeway and across the street from the Auto Club Speedway of California - the new $30 million full-service dealership is well-positioned to serve long-haul customers traveling through southern California.
When it comes to the mining industry, the phrase ‘Everything is bigger in Texas' is most certainly true according to B-C Equipment Sales. With plentiful mineral resources, it is one of the main producers of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt, sand and gravel in America. It is also the leading crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the country. It is thereby no great surprise that construction equipment dealers do so well there. B-C Equipment Sales has been dominating the local market for the past 32 years, ever since Bill Lathrop and his wife Cathy decided to go into business together. With a reputation built on tradition and integrity, the family-run company has a customer network covering four major areas in South Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, LaFeria and Laredo.
NTEA is introducing an enhanced member benefit and business planning tool — Work Truck Industry Financial Benchmarking Survey. This research initiative gathers financial and operating ratio information from truck equipment manufacturers and distributors to produce the industry's most comprehensive benchmarking study.
General Motors has announced it is expanding its Commercial Link fleet management tool into the Canadian market. This fleet management solution was specifically designed for small and medium sized businesses and allows business managers to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, distance driven and maintenance needs at any time.