Truck News


  • Product Equipment

    New configurator for Freightliner vocational upfits

    November 12, 2019 9:14AM by Truck News

    A new custom hardware and electronics configurator (CHEC) from Daimler Trucks North America will streamline the vocational truck customization process, according to the company. The tool allows truck equipment manufacturers and dealers to easily view, edit, compare and update electrical

  • News Equipment

    Design students consider future of vocational trucks

    October 22, 2019 11:03AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has challenged art students to design the vocational truck of the future, through a collaboration with the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles, Calif. Some of their ideas included: a plow

  • News Equipment

    Western Star updates 4700, looks to grow vocational presence

    August 26, 2019 8:21AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Western Star wants a bigger bite of the vocational truck pie, and has enhanced its 4700 model to improve the driver and body builder experience. The vocational truck market represents about 30% of the overall NAFTA Class

  • News Equipment

    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with

  • News Equipment

    Mack sees sleeper orders explode, adds two new products

    March 12, 2019 9:06AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mack Trucks saw orders for its sleeper tractors surge 221% last year, reinforcing a strong market acceptance for its new Mack Anthem. John Walsh, vice-president of marketing with Mack, said the sleeper truck industry as a whole

  • News Equipment

    New Western Star leadership eyes vocational growth

    July 17, 2018 5:00PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first

  • News Equipment

    International introduces new vocational models, warranty packages

    January 24, 2018 11:00AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Navistar International has expanded its line of HV vocational trucks, and introduced additional warranty coverage for it’s A26 engine. The company introduced at World of Concrete new HV507 and HV607 models. The trucks feature a shorter

  • News Equipment

    Driving the International HV

    October 30, 2017 11:16AM by James Menzies

    HV, LoneStar latest International trucks to get new interior

  • News Equipment

    International reveals new vocational truck

    September 25, 2017 3:38PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – International took the wraps off a new HV vocational truck at the North American Commercial Vehicle show here today. The truck will come with the International A-26 engine, and was designed with uptime in mind, according to

  • News Equipment

    Driving the Volvo VHD with I-Shift crawler gears

    July 4, 2016 9:32AM by James Menzies

    Volvo’s crawler gears offer better control when even 1 mph is too fast

  • News Equipment

    Driving the International HX620

    April 26, 2016 10:02AM by James Menzies

    New HX Series could represent a severe-service revival for International

  • News Equipment

    East Coast International brings HX Series to Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

    April 7, 2016 12:36PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show runs Apr. 7-8 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex and East Coast International Trucks is taking the opportunity to introduce eastern fleets to the new International HX Series. The HX Series is a

  • News Equipment

    Cat’s CT681 enters full production

    February 3, 2016 10:01AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Caterpillar has announced its model CT681 vocational truck is now in full production. The CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward axle truck intended for snow plow, concrete mixer, dump and super dump applications. The company says

  • News Equipment

    Eaton announces vocational Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed

    February 2, 2016 3:22PM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an announcement Canadian fleets will welcome, Eaton says it is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmissions to cover vocational applications and gross vehicle weights of up to 110,000 lbs. Previously the Fuller Advantage was

  • Feature Equipment


    February 2, 2016 2:22PM by James Menzies

    One of the most enjoyable things to report on is the introduction of a new model, and I had the opportunity to do that this week in Las Vegas when International unveiled its new HX Series. The HX will replace