EquipmentWatch, the industry standard for ownership and operating cost data, announces the introduction of light duty truck models to its Rental Rate Blue Book and Internal Charge Rate products. The update represents the vast majority of truck manufacturers and models found on any given construction site, including Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota and more.
Terex Trucks has updated its TA300 articulated hauler with the introduction of a new and improved transmission. The 28-tonne (30-ton) workhorse will now incorporate the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. The new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears and optimized gear shifting with partial load shifts. All of this helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort. The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions.
The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will introduce several levels of towing features to improve customers' trailering experiences — all light-duty Silverado models have myChevrolet mobile app trailering capability and customers can add the Advanced Trailering System, which includes access to the system in-vehicle.
Toyota has taken the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck before a crowd of media and industry leaders during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.
Adam Weitsman never thought he'd get into the trucking business, but if he was going to do it, he was going to do it right.
The second episode of Mack Trucks' RoadLife series, "Built on Family," was released today on roadlife.tv. This latest installment of the docu-series, also available on Amazon Prime Video, shines a light on the family of men and women who build Mack trucks, as well as another family who proudly bears the Mack name: Sandy Mack and his son, Oakland Raiders NFL All-Pro defender, Khalil Mack.
Lionel Valentine, a father of six who describes himself as a "family man as well as a working man," grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. For the past five years, he's risen every day before the sun to roll out onto the streets and work his shift in Manhattan with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).
This year, the US construction industry is expected to grow by 5%, owing to positive trends in housing and large-scale infrastructure projects. It is also predicted that Canadian construction will increase by 4% in 2018. With this kind of growth on the horizon, it's no surprise that Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and has hired a new regional sales manager to cover the north eastern territory of the US and Canada.
Eric Turner, Sr. of Ellenwood, Ga. captured Best of Show honors with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a 2018 Wally-Mo 8 car hauler at the 36th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs competition held June 14-16 at White's Travel Center in Raphine, Va. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $5,000 from MAC trailer. Turner also won for Best Interior.