When it comes to the mining industry, the phrase ‘Everything is bigger in Texas' is most certainly true according to B-C Equipment Sales. With plentiful mineral resources, it is one of the main producers of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt, sand and gravel in America. It is also the leading crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the country. It is thereby no great surprise that construction equipment dealers do so well there. B-C Equipment Sales has been dominating the local market for the past 32 years, ever since Bill Lathrop and his wife Cathy decided to go into business together. With a reputation built on tradition and integrity, the family-run company has a customer network covering four major areas in South Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, LaFeria and Laredo.
NTEA is introducing an enhanced member benefit and business planning tool — Work Truck Industry Financial Benchmarking Survey. This research initiative gathers financial and operating ratio information from truck equipment manufacturers and distributors to produce the industry's most comprehensive benchmarking study.
General Motors has announced it is expanding its Commercial Link fleet management tool into the Canadian market. This fleet management solution was specifically designed for small and medium sized businesses and allows business managers to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, distance driven and maintenance needs at any time.
Caterpillar recently completed assembly of the 5000th Cat 793 Mining Truck. Caterpillar data show that the milestone production figure far exceeds the manufacture of any other brand of 250-ton (227-tonne) size class truck. In production since 1991, truck number 5,000 represents the fifth generation of the 793.
Ford is providing diesel truck fans with a reason to celebrate the start of 2018 with the introduction of its first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel. The new truck will be available in the spring, and joins the larger F-Series Super Duty trucks that have featured Power Stroke motors for some time.
Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. (HMC) revealed its new line of trucks at Truck World in Mississauga, ON. Officially christened the Hino XL Series, this all-new lineup fills out the Hino product offering and expands them into the Class 8 market for the first time. The new Hino XL Series is powered by Hino's legendary A09 turbo diesel 8.9 litre inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,600,000 km.
Felling's EZ Tilt Technology allows for ground-level loading with its rotating torsion suspension, providing a 5-degree load angle. This low load angle makes it possible to load and unload low-clearance equipment, such as scissor lifts and rollers. The EZ-Tilt trailer is great for rental shops or rental yards, offering the versatility to load a variety of equipment safely and quickly, getting the customer on their way.
Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use, the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. With this introduction, Volvo Trucks takes the lead in solutions for electrified goods transport in cities.
The campaign to attract more women to the Canadian trucking industry now has its most visible promotion yet.
Hino Trucks unveiled its new line of trucks at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carrying the name Hino XL Series, this all-new lineup rounds out Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches them into the Class 8 market for the first time in the U.S. The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino's A09 turbo-diesel 8.9-litre inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles.