Peterbilt, Kenworth add new 18-speed AMT to lineup
The Eaton-engineered Paccar TX-18 and Paccar TX-18 Pro automated transmissions are available with the Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 and Peterbilt models 567, 389 and 579 equipped with MX-13 and MX-11 engines.
February 15, 2022
Eaton debuts long-awaited extreme duty Endurant transmission
The product suite features two purpose-built, high-performance automated transmissions designed for on-highway applications with high gross combined weight ratings (GCWR) and severe duty.
January 20, 2022
New Jersey dump truck takes down power lines
A dump truck traveling with a raised bed took down power lines and a utility pole in New Jersey this week.
October 6, 2021
International rolls out new electric medium duty model
Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of over 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts.
August 31, 2021
Ram updates fuel economy, tech and safety on 2022 Promaster
Ram Commercial introduced Wednesday its 2022 ProMaster commercial van and aimed it squarely at one of the largest commercial customer categories: vocational.
August 26, 2021
Crane Carrier, PositivEnergy team up for electric truck charging
Crane Carrier's parent company, Battle Motors, has partnered with PositivEnergy to provide chargers to municipal accounts for powering up Crane's all-electric refuse trucks.
June 2, 2021
Yokohama's new sanitation tire replaces prior spec
Yokohama's new 506U sanitation tire has a wider tread pattern and is 'highly retreadable.'
June 2, 2021
Autocar's new BADASS dump truck ready for work
Autocar, manufacturer of North America’s oldest line of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, rolled out its BADASS DC-64D dump truck today, the fourth iteration of the company’s DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 trucks.
May 25, 2021
Get powertrain gains through new technology
Cummins and Allison are trusted powertrain icons who recently talked about steps fleets can take to maximize powertrain efficiency during the virtual 2021 Work Truck Show.
March 26, 2021
CM Truck Beds unveils new Gen 2 SB Service Body
CM Truck Beds announced its new Gen 2 SB Service Body this week. Building on the legacy of its popular SB model, CM added several upgrades to make the new SB even better suited to users’ needs. “We’re pleased to debut the next generation of our hardworking service body model: The Gen 2 SB,” said […]
January 13, 2021
Ford recalls E-Series vehicles with 7.3-liter V8
Ford has recalled select 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles equipped with its new 7.3-liter V8 over concerns of thermal management. Affected vehicles may contain mispositioned insulation on the underside of the engine cover that does not fully extend to the perimeter as intended. As a result, heat from the engine compartment can cause elevated temperatures on […]
December 30, 2020
Hino announces truck production freeze
Hino announced today that it will be pausing truck production for roughly nine months at its North American plants following diesel engine certification issues. Hino manufacturing plants in Williamstown, West Virginia and Woodstock, Canada will be idled “following challenges in the required U.S. engine certification testing process for new model years of the A09C, J08E, […]
December 23, 2020
Ford adds standard PTO on new F-600
New for the 2021 model year Ford is adding power takeoff (PTO) provisions for its F-600 truck on both gasoline and diesel powertrains. The F-600 features a Ford TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission, which comes with a 10-bolt design live PTO provision standard on both the 7.3-liter V8 class-exclusive gasoline and 6.7-liter V8 diesel powertrains. The PTO […]
December 18, 2020
Landi Renzo gets CARB certification for nat gas 7.3-liter Ford V8
Landi Renzo announced that it received California Air Resources Board (CARB) Certification for the heavy-duty Ford compressed natural gas/renewable natural gas 7.3-liter engine, which covers Class 4-7 vehicles. “This accomplishment is a key milestone for clean transportation in the trucking industry,” said Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA. “It is an ecomobility revolution.” The […]
November 25, 2020
Test drive: Western Star’s all-new 49X
Constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum and enhanced with steel reinforcements, the cab – the largest in its segment, offering 10%-13% more space than competitors and 8% lighter.
November 18, 2020
International updating its severe-duty HX Series truck lineup
The new 120-inch-BBC HX Series features a redesigned and more rugged high-strength steel cab that includes a three-piece crack-resistant hood engineered for front-forward visibility.
November 18, 2020
Recall round-up: Western Star 4700, Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit Connect, others
The following safety recalls were recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Western Star 4700 and 4900 and Freightliner Coronado, 108SD and 114SD vehicles. The vehicle certification label contains incorrect information, stating a Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the tire capacity rating. […]
November 18, 2020
Mack unveils more fuel efficient engine
A new version of Mack‘s 13-liter M 8HE engine unveiled Monday comes with a fuel efficiency improvement by up to 3% compared to the current MP8HE. The next generation Mack MP8HE engine will continue to be offered in 415 and 445 horsepower ratings with 1,760 and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively. The next generation Mack MP8HE […]
October 28, 2020
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Charging can make or break the Ford F-150 Lightning
Get away from home- or work-based overnight AC charging and the Ford F-150 Lightning will cost significantly more to fuel up at DC fast-chargers.
Big learning curve with Ford F-150 Lightning range recalculations
Ford dominates truck sales in 2022
Ford F-150 Lightnings roll out to green conscious utility
Toyota Tacoma sinks on new crash test while Nissan Frontier pulls ahead