The 'Mackification' of the medium duty segment
As recently as four or five years ago, if you saw Mack on a job site it was probably one of a few things: a Granite dump, a Pinnacle (or maybe a Titan) dropping off a load, or a really, really old Freedom – or even older D Model.
September 27, 2023
Battle Motors debuts three-axle refuse truck
Battle Motors has released its California compliant electric refuse truck, the three-axle LET2 (Low Entry Tilt 2), featuring the Heil Rapid Rail Automated Side Loader Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV).
September 19, 2023
Test drive: The Model 589, Peterbilt's successor to the 389
Peterbilt's Model 589, which will phase out an icon, was a truck more than 523 weeks in the making.
May 9, 2023
Production to start on Freightliner's eM2 this fall
The Class 6/7 eM2 is now available for order, and Daimler Truck North America has begun an innovation program with leaders in the truck equipment manufacturing industry to expand the eM2 option to the vocational sector.
May 2, 2023
ePower, ePTO electrical system added to battery electric International eMV
The ePower electrical system is the foundation for electric transport refrigeration unit applications., while the ePTO converts power for other systems on the truck, such as a boom or concrete mixer.
May 2, 2023
International adding its new S13 powertrain to vocational HX
The S13 Integrated Powertrain is Navistar's first in-house designed and engineered powertrain, and the first new International on-highway product since regulators approved Volkswagen subsidiary Traton Group's takeover of Navistar last July.
March 15, 2023
Test drive: Mack Command Steer gives heavyweight trucks lightweight feel
Mack's electrically-assisted hydraulic steering system gives heavyweight trucks a lightweight feel.
September 27, 2022
Goodyear's latest Armor Max tire designed for 'extreme environments'
Heavy-duty construction, mining and logging are some of the more demanding vocations that Goodyear says are a great match for their latest Armor Max tire.
September 21, 2022
Freightliner revamps its M2 and SD models
The M2 112 Plus and 114SD Plus get the DD13 Gen 5 engine and its new vocational power ratings.
September 13, 2022
Test drive: Peterbilt Model 536 with Cummins L9N natural gas engine
Electrification and hydrogen are clearly the ways of the future, but natural gas is a right-now solution for motor carriers seeking to shrink their carbon footprint.
July 6, 2022
Test drive: Isuzu's hulked up F-Series
Isuzu leapt into unfamiliar territory for MY2022: the Class 7 segment and offering a non-Isuzu engine for the first time.
May 17, 2022
Peterbilt, Kenworth add Cummins B6.7N as option
The engine features a power range of 200 to 240 horsepower and 520-560 lb-ft torque while emitting 50% lower NOx emissions than current EPA standards.
March 31, 2022
International debuts refreshed medium duty truck line
When it debuted in 2018, the Class 6/7 truck – which replaced the DuraStar – missed out on many of the aerodynamic refinements found on its Project Horizon-inspired siblings like the LT and RH series.
September 23, 2021
Western Star debuts new, lighter X-Series model
The 47X is the younger and lighter sibling in Western Star's X-Series family, joining the 49X.
September 23, 2021
We got to test Peterbilt's new medium duty trucks
The updates to Peterbilt's medium duty line are straightforward and practical.
April 29, 2021
Pete debuts four new vocational models
After 25 years, Peterbilt overhauls its medium duty truck lineup.
April 7, 2021
Kenworth's all-new medium duty lineup has automotive vibe
Kenworth's production-ready trucks are purposefully built to fully address critical medium-duty market needs of fleet customers and drivers.
April 5, 2021
Nikola, Republic call-off refuse truck deal
Nikola announced today that Nikola and Republic Services have discontinued their collaboration on refuse truck development. The goal of the collaboration was to design and build an industry-first fully integrated refuse truck based on a zero-emissions battery-electric drive platform and body while also integrating multiple new systems. After considerable collaboration and review, both companies determined […]
December 23, 2020
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