Tag Archives: Vocational Trucks
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PACCAR MX-11 Engine Offers More Productivity for Vocational Customers

Incorporating the latest advancements in PACCAR engine technology, the new 11-liter PACCAR MX-11 engine is allowing Kenworth customers to reap productivity benefits.   That’s the word from Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “The new PACCAR MX-11 engine is a great example of an engine that provides our customers with a substantial weight savings, while also […]

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Kenworth Releases New T880 Video Starring Kenworth’s Flagship Vocational Truck

Kenworth has released an informative, 7-1/2-minute video on the award-winning Kenworth T880, the industry’s leading vocational truck.   Named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD), the Kenworth T880 exemplifies Kenworth’s long-time core values of quality, innovation and technology in producing The World’s Best(R) trucks. Day in and day out, […]

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Kenworth Announces Three New Options for Vocational Trucks

Kenworth has announced three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks. Allison’s 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission – with optional second “deep reverse” – can be ordered on Kenworth’s T880, T800, W900, and C500.  The transmission is part of the Allison rugged duty series. “It’s a great choice for our customers operating mixers, dumps, […]

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Freightliner Vocational Options Benefit Truck Equipment Manufacturers

At the NTEA Truck Product Conference (Sept. 15-17, 2015) in Dearborn, Mich., Freightliner Trucks demonstrated some of its Truck Equipment Manufacturer (TEM)-specific vocational solutions during a presentation on Sept. 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. TEMs had the opportunity to explore a 108SD dump truck and a hands-on chassis that highlights Freightliner’s wire routing-clipping configuration and […]

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Bids for Mack Models Reach $870,000 in Support of Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Mack Trucks played an integral role in the success of the 21st annual Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charitable auction at WasteExpo 2015, with bids for three Mack®-based models reaching a combined total of $870,000. All proceeds raised by the auction support the EREF’s research and continuing education efforts. Mack provided three chassis, a […]

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Western Star Partners with PALFINGER on New Log Truck

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., has partnered with PALFINGER to develop a new self-loader log truck that is amung the most productive and efficient in the North American market. The PALFINGER-built EPSILON A-Line M13A80 loader is mounted at the rear of a Western Star 4900SF. A claw at the end of a boom picks up […]

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New Mack® LR Refuse Model Boosts Productivity Through Driver-Focused Design Features

Mack Trucks introduced at WasteExpo 2015 its highly anticipated Mack® LR low-entry cabover refuse model, built specifically to meet the challenges of refuse customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility. Built with input from customers, the Mack LR model is available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and can be powered by diesel […]

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Newest Cat® Truck, the CT680, Delivers Class-leading Combination of Durability, Comfort & Style

The Cat® Vocational Truck line continues to grow to meet customer needs with the addition of the CT680, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model built to tackle today’s most demanding jobs while setting new standards for comfort and style. The third vocational truck offered by Caterpillar, the CT680 features a rugged exterior, attractive automotive appearance, spacious […]

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Peterbilt Model 567 Available with All-Wheel Drive Feature

Peterbilt’s Model 567 is more than up to the challenge of the full range of heavy- and severe-duty applications. A new all-wheel drive option, recently announced by Peterbilt Motors Company, means the company’s flagship vocational truck is work-ready for even tougher jobsites and more extreme terrains. “The Model 567 was engineered to be a rugged, […]

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Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck Named ATD Truck of the Year

The Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine was named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) at the annual ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, Calif. Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine This year’s competition focused on the vocational and heavy haul/severe duty […]

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Newest CAT Vocational Truck Model Enters Full Production

Following an extensive field follow program on customer jobsites, the Cat® CT681 Vocational Truck is now in full production. Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, the CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with a spacious and ergonomic cab, industrial styling, and a vocational-specific engine and transmission. Like the Cat CT660, the first model in the Cat […]

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Kenworth T880 Fills Greater Demand for Trucks in Vocational Markets

When it comes to vocational truck sales, there’s a revival going on. A year-over-year sales increase for Kenworth vocational trucks reflects growing construction activity, increased oil and gas production, and encouraging new housing starts figures, according to Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. Demand also is being driven by construction companies, contractors, concrete producers and building […]

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