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    International debuts HX Series vocational trucks

    February 1, 2016 7:29PM by James Menzies

    International PayStar replaced with more modern, higher-end HX Series

  • News Equipment

    International debuts new HX Series vocational trucks

    February 1, 2016 10:48AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — International Truck will today debut its new HX Series Class 8 vocational truck models. The launch marks the company’s re-entry into the construction and concrete markets, rounding out its severe-service line-up. The HX Series, to be

  • International’s new vocational truck to debut in February

    October 22, 2015 9:30AM by James Menzies

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A new International vocational truck, which will replace the PayStar, will be unveiled in February and will start hitting dealer lots in April. Jeff Sass, senior vice-president, North America truck sales and marketing with Navistar, told

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt shows off vocational trucks at customer event

    September 30, 2015 7:52AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt recently invited customers to its Denton, Texas truck plant for a closer look at its vocational truck line-up. The three-day event, called Commitment to Class, also included a tour of the assembly plant and test drives

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    Caterpillar ends truck deal with Navistar; will bring production in-house

    July 28, 2015 6:09PM by James Menzies

    Navistar says it will launch a competitive severe-service vocational truck next year

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    International WorkStar with ISB6.7 enters production

    July 8, 2015 10:02AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — International has announced its WorkStar vocational truck with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine is now in production. Both the WorkStar and DuraStar can now be ordered with the ISB6.7 engine. “Production of the WorkStar with Cummins ISB6.7 is

  • Feature Equipment


    May 26, 2015 9:45AM by James Menzies

    Cat has rounded out its line of vocational trucks with the addition of the new CT680. It boasts the longest hood of the three available – the CT680, CT681 and CT680 – and might make a great truck for hauling

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    Freightliner adds new options to severe-service 122SD

    March 9, 2015 8:54AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Freightliner recently announced new options for its 122SD severe-duty vocational truck. The new options, intended for severe terrain and off-road applications, include oil pan skid plates, 12-inch frame rails, threaded front suspension spring pins and bushing and

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    Webb Wheel launches new vocational/specialty truck business unit

    January 9, 2015 11:24AM by Truck News

    TELL CITY, Ind. — Webb Wheel OEM has established a new business focusing exclusively on the needs of the specialty truck and vocational markets, the company has announced. The new Specialty Truck Business Unit (STBU) will operate out of Webb’s

  • News Equipment

    Driving the Peterbilt Model 567 vocational truck

    October 17, 2014 9:42AM by James Menzies

    If you’re looking for a vocational truck that looks great, provides excellent visibility and a smooth, quiet ride, the Peterbilt Model 567 won’t disappoint

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    September 2, 2014 12:05PM by James Menzies

    Since I was in town, Peterbilt was gracious enough to also provide a 567 dump truck for me to drive. I took this truck out on some rough, under-construction highways as well as some back roads outside Denton. It wasn’t

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    Allison’s FuelSense package now available in International trucks

    August 18, 2014 8:37AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced Allison Transmission’s new fuel-efficiency package is now available on medium-duty and vocational International trucks. Allison’s FuelSense fuel-efficiency package is available on 1000- through 4000-series transmissions, in International TerraStar, DuraStar, WorkStar and PayStar trucks. The

  • Feature Equipment


    August 4, 2014 9:27PM by James Menzies

    Next up was the Freightliner 122SD tri-drive heavy-haul tractor; a Canadian spec’ that will find a home in the Alberta oilfields. This beast featured a large classic-styled hood, a 70-inch mid-roof sleeper, a Detroit DD16 engine putting out 600 hp

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    August 4, 2014 9:25PM by James Menzies

    With the Freightliner business sessions behind us, it was time to hit the streets of Yountville, Calif. and surrounding highways in a variety of Freightliner trucks. I first opted for the smallest of them, an M2 106 powered by a


    August 4, 2014 9:22PM by James Menzies

    Four years ago, at a press event in Napa Valley, Calif., Freightliner declared it was going to get serious about the vocational truck market. The company said it wouldn’t rest until it is the “undisputed market leader” in the vocational