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Hino Canada enters Class 8 market with new Hino XL Series

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.

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Felling Trailers EZ Tilt Technology for ground level loading

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. 

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Volvo Trucks introduces the company's first all-electric truck for commercial use

Volvo's first all-electric truck for commercial use.

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. 

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Hino Trucks enters into Class 8 with XL Series

The Hino XL Series will be offered in a host of straight truck and tractor configurations ranging from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 pounds and GCWR up to 66,000 pounds with max performance of 360 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. torque.

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.

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Volvo improves heavy haul with VNX launch

Volvo's new VNX heavy haul truck family is available with the Volvo D13 engine pushing 500 hp, as well as the Cummins X-15 with up to 605 hp.

Volvo Trucks has boosted its heavy haul options for truck buyers with the release of the new VNX at a media event held at its Dublin, VA customer centre. The new addition features several models designed for everything from short hauls to those heading across country.

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Mack Trucks now offering options for increased ground clearance for underbody scrapers

Mack Trucks has announced a new axle forward model featuring increased ground clearance for underbody scrapers, making it ideal for snow removal. Mack made the announcement at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Mack now offers the Granite model, with a six-inch increase in chassis ride height to provide additional clearance for an underbody scraper. This enables the underbody scraper to have a full range of motion to articulate in excess of 45 degrees in both directions, enhancing the ability to remove snow in the winter and grade roads in the offseason.

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VMAC releases the UNDERHOOD 40 air compressor for trucks and vans

VMAC has announced the release of the new UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor, built for both trucks and commercial vans. The UNDERHOOD40 offers up to 40 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle, making it the best choice for operators using small- and medium-sized air tools for light-duty applications, and is the only air compressor system specifically engineered for commercial vans.

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Shell, AirFlow Truck design Class 8 energy-efficient truck

Shell and AirFlow Truck have developed the Starship, a class 8 concept truck.

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company have designed and built a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck capable of reducing the energy usage associated with the transportation of goods. This next-generation concept truck, called the Starship Project, uses technologies that are currently available today to minimize the amount of energy it takes to transport a load of cargo from one point to another. 

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​Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces GREENLYNC 2.0 - enhanced integrated electronics communication system

​Momentum Fuel Technologies introduces GREENLYNC 2.0 - enhanced integrated electronics communication system

Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced GreenLync 2.0, an enhanced electronics communication system for its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.  Momentum utilizes the most advanced proprietary technologies to provide valuable real-time information to drivers, fleet managers and technicians to effectively manage, diagnose and service CNG vehicles.  GreenLync 2.0 technology provides drivers with information they've never had before, focusing on driver confidence and providing a more diesel-like experience.  Through collaboration with Cummins, the system is designed to reduce false occurrences of engine fault codes, and further, GreenLync 2.0 technology can integrate with telematics platforms to enable fleet managers to understand their vehicle performance and optimize fuel management. 

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XL reports record year, eclipses 60 million customer miles, and major customer deployments

XL, (formerly XL Hybrids) has announced a record year of sales, surpassing 60 million customer miles driven, and achieving one of the the largest-ever single deployment of electrified Class 2 to 6 truck technology, all in 2017. The company also has also announced the re-branding of the company to XL (from XL Hybrids) as the company moves to offer more plug-in vehicle systems to complement XL's core hybrid-electric technology, as well as enhancements to its connected vehicle telemetry offering, XL Link.

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Trail King to showcase improved Paver Special at World of Asphalt show

Trail King has announced the release of it's new and improved Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck Paver Special within its Advantage Plus Construction line. The trailer has a load capacity of 55 tons distributed or 51 tons in 16 feet. The Paver Special offers a tapered deck with 42 inch spring assist front ramps and an 11 degree load angle. The 18 degree extended transition area slope offers easy loading of equipment such as asphalt pavers and rollers. The standard boom trough has an optional removable insert for hauling versatility. 

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