The Mack Anthem is not only turning heads on the highway, it's grabbing the attention of LEGO fans of all ages with a new 2,595-piece LEGO Technic Mack Anthem building set. With exceptional attention to detail, the LEGO Technic Mack Anthem accurately recreates the new highway hero's bold yet aerodynamic design. In addition to the Mack Anthem, the set can also be used to create a fully functional Mack LR front loader refuse model.
The recession of 2007 – 2008 forced many businesses to make substantial changes on how they do business, or risk forever closing their doors. Two examples of companies that reinvented themselves and came out of the recession include Ford and GM, who adapted their vehicle lines to meet current market demands from business owners and operators looking to "right-size" their fleets to achieve maximum efficiency and profit. Manufacturers looked to Europe and saw the opportunity to bring Euro-style commercial vans to North America. These vans offered more cargo space, easy maneuverability, and better fuel efficiency, all at a lower price than traditional trucks.
Volvo Trucks North America will showcase three application-specific Volvo VHD series vocational trucks in its booth (No. C7012) at World of Concrete 2018, January 23-26 at the Las Vegas Conference Center. The VHD 300 mixer, VHD 300 volumetric mixer, and VHD 300 dump models are designed to deliver power, productivity, and versatility to specific concrete and masonry applications.
Liebherr and KAMAZ have marked the start of production of the companies' mutually-developed 6-cylinder inline diesel engines, a process that began in 2014 when KAMAZ and Liebherr signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new range of 6-cylinder in-line diesel engines with power output ranging from 300 to 520 kW (400 to 700 hp).
Trail King Industries is expanding its worldwide dealer network. The company recently added twelve new dealers to its network including three in Canada.
- Competition Trailer Sales Inc. – Calgary, Alberta
- CanadaTransit Quebec – Quebec, Canada
- Querel Trailers – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Young Truck Trailer – Nebraska
- Lucky's Trailer Sales, Inc – North Carolina
- Arrow Trailer and Equipment Company – Illinois
- Pee Dee Trailer Sales – South Carolina
- Preferred Lowboys, Dallas – Texas
- TNT – Missouri
- 5 Star – New England
- Penn Jersey – Pennsylvania
- Blanchard – South Carolina & Georgia
Chevrolet introduced the next-generation Silverado on January 13, exactly 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918. According to the company, the all-new Silverado sets the course for the next century of Chevy Trucks with the most functional bed of any full-size truck, weighs up to 450 pounds less for increased performance, and offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations to help each customer find their ideal truck.
Four of North America's leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018. Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles will reveal its Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD chassis cab trucks. Ford Commercial Vehicles will launch a new commercial vehicle. Hino Trucks will introduce a line of Class 7 and 8 trucks. International Truck will debut what it's calling "the driver's ultimate work truck." Additional OEMs with press conferences scheduled include Ram Commercial, which plans to announce work-truck-related news for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 truck, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. and Mack Trucks Inc.
Full-size diesel truck fans have reason to celebrate this year as Ford delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating, a best-in-class 11,400 pounds of towing capacity and 2,020 pounds of payload capacity, plus best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque.
Cardinal Scale's new ARMOR series digital truck scales with SmartCell load cells offer unmatched performance built to last a lifetime of heavy-duty weighing use. Every facet of the digital truck scale weighbridge and electronics have been specifically built for long-lasting endurance, minimal upkeep, and IoT monitoring convenience. ARMOR truck scales feature 135-ton capacity, 50-ton CLC, no moving parts below the scale deck including the load cells, more structural steel than the competition, SmartCell stainless steel waterproof digital load cells, and IoT-enabled iSite remote monitoring software.
Just because you drive a truck for work doesn't mean you don't want to drive in comfort, that's the message being sent by truck manufacturers as a big part of their 2018 offerings. From Ford's upscale and powerful Super Duty Limited to the sporty but rugged midsized Honda Ridgeline, there are a wide range of features in this year's pickups to make driving more comfortable. Plus, there are a number of other advancements and upgrades that you may find appealing when it comes to the selection of a new pickup.
Volvo Trucks and Pulaski County, Virginia have reached an agreement by which Volvo will acquire land next to its new 36,000-square-foot Customer Centre and 1.1-mile Customer Experience Track in Dublin, VA. With the acquisition, Volvo Trucks will be able to extend the track, which currently features on-highway and off-road areas. At the same time, a lease-to-purchase agreement was signed for another 221 acres for future use.
In the last year or so, Felling Trailers, Inc. has moved buildings, built buildings, acquired new technologies, and moved existing equipment to streamline the production process and increase manufacturing efficiencies. All of this has transpired with the result of a state-of-the-art Fabrication Center.