International HX Series Review

Although I never saw myself as a truck girl, I never get tired of driving big trucks, small trucks, old trucks, new trucks, you name it—especially now that I get to write about them. However, […] More

Do You Have an Integrated Strategy for Lighting?

For heavy-duty truck fleet managers aiming to maximize safety, productivity, and profitability while minimizing downtime and the cost of doing business, having an integrated strategy for trailer lighting is key. However, an effective fleet lighting […] More

Peterbilt 567 Review

Truck pride stretches across all classes. Whether they’re a die-hard Ford lover, own a Chevrolet-only fleet, have an “Isuzu ‘til I die” mindset, or will only get behind the wheel of a Peterbilt, an owner/operator […] More

Family Business Booms with Service Trucks

Wade Homuth set out to start his own field service company at the age of 43. A daunting task for even the youngest of workers, Homuth leveraged his 20 years of experience in the construction […] More

Mack Truck = Concrete Pump Platform

Have you ever wondered how concrete is poured in high-rise buildings or big sports stadiums? If you work in the concrete industry, you already know. But for those who specialize in other areas, here’s your […] More

Mack Granite Review

Big. Powerful. Trucks. Those three words can be an interest, a hobby, or your livelihood. Are you only used to seeing them on the road in the lane beside you, or are you behind the […] More

The Value of Expert Analysis in Coaching

In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of coaching and ensuring everyone in the organization is on the same page before starting the coaching process as part of a fleet’s overall […] More

Why Coach Your Drivers?

From the early stages of learning how to walk, kids learning new games at recess, or adults mastering a new task at work—everyone is constantly coached. It’s just a way of life. Yet at some […] More

The Smarter Suspension Revolution Begins

An aggregate-laden dump truck makes the transition from on-road to off-road, transporting cargo to a remote jobsite. Under load, the cab’s heavy-duty springs perform as designed on the uneven terrain, providing a relatively smooth ride […] More

Western Star 4900

Home grown and all your own. That’s been Western Star’s way of building trucks since the beginning. Western Star trucks are designed and assembled in the US. They’re built for specific customers just the way […] More

Mack’s Pinnacle is the Definition of its Name

The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes “pinnacle” as the highest point of development or achievement. Apparently Mack sought out to add a truck to its lineup that embodied that word, and the heavy-duty Mack Pinnacle was born. […] More

SPECIAL DELIVERY

DELIVER HEAVY LOADS IN TIGHT SPACES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL RH Trucks in delivery applications cover a wide spectrum. Whether your deliveries are to remote jobsites, small town general stores, or busy city super markets, you […] More

ALTERNATIVE POWER IN A HEAVY-DUTY PACKAGE

THE FREIGHTLINER 114SD NG BRINGS ‘GREEN’ TO YOUR BUSINESS As environmentally conscious business practices are becoming more economical, companies are making the switch to alternatively fueled fleets. Companies are often forced to convert their fleet […] More

GOOD SERVICE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

KENWORTH TRUCKS AND PACLEASE KEEP P&R PAPER SUPPLY RUNNING SMOOTHLY Stefanie Karnes remembers it well. As the new branch operations manager for P&R Paper Supply Company, she did a ride-along with a driver to get […] More

HEAVY HAULER, HARD WORKER

THE VOLVO VHD 300 WAS MADE FOR TOUGH JOBS Deciding on the perfect truck for your fleet can get a little overwhelming, confusing, and downright annoying. Spending too much time at the dealership or too […] More

100 YEARS IN THE MAKING

THE MACK GRANITE HAS THE DURABILITY AND MANEUVERABILITY FOR YOUR JOB  You can’t manufacture vehicles for a century and not learn a thing or two. Around since 1900, Mack has well established itself as a […] More

VOCATIONAL DEMANDS A STAR

WESTERN STAR PUTS QUALITY AND VALUE UNDER THE HOOD OF THE 4700 Any engineer can design a truck, but it takes a team effort—from engineers to those who use the trucks on a daily basis—to […] More

THE BACKBONE OF THE COUNTY

IOWA COUNTY RELIES ON FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS TO KEEP ROADS OPEN Greene County has been a customer of Harrison Truck Centers in Des Moines, Iowa, for more than a decade. In charge of secondary roads, the […] More

A NEW CLASSIC

KENWORTH INTRODUCES THE W990. There’s a lot that goes into purchasing a new fleet vehicle. All aspects should be considered—the truck’s power, durability, versatility, ease of maneuverability, and the brand’s service network. Kenworth understands. That’s […] More

FORTY YEARS AND COUNTING

A good service truck is a bit like a good hunting dog, according to Ron Nuss, head mechanic at Northwest Excavating, Inc. “You can run them ragged all day, and they’ll still be there for you.” […] More

BUILT FOR THE TOUGH STUFF

Beginning in the tough logging industry of the Pacific Northwest, Peterbilt trucks are meant to stand the test of time. After perfecting a heavy-hauler, Peterbilt has turned its eyes toward fully integrating technology into its […] More

THE TECHY TRUCK THAT NEVER QUITS

Need something with enough power to deliver day in and day out for days to come? Want something comfortable enough your drivers will love coming to work every day? The International HV Series is just […] More

CAN BATTERY ELECTRIC REPLACE DIESEL ENGINES?

No greenhouse gas emissions, no particulate matter, and no nitrogen oxide emissions. This guy runs off long-range 100 percent battery electric. Oh, and did we mention it’s a Class 8? BYD (Build Your Dreams) is […] More

MAKE THE SMART CHOICE

Whether you need an all-purpose workhorse or a machine specific to one application, Freightliner created one truck to ease your workload and increase productivity. ‘LINER POWER The Freightliner M2 112 is an ideal Class 7/8 […] More

STANDING OVATION

You’re in the business of hauling big things to local places. Whether you’re hauling equipment or earth, you can’t find a truck that’s tough enough to get the job done. Volvo heard your cry and […] More

WAR ZONE TO WORK ZONE

Some jobs are easily accessible. You travel down a newly paved road then park in a nicely kept parking lot. Some jobs require a little 4×4 action, taking you mostly over paved streets then call […] More

A TRUE TRAILBLAZER

The Western Star 4800 can be customized to fit any application in any industry. A company born from the extreme, demanding logging industry has learned a few lessons, tips, and tricks along its 50-year journey. Western […] More

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

The MV Series is fit to upfit, offering multiple options and configurations, specifically for your fleet. A new truck is making its way onto the International truck lot, and it’s worth noting. International listened to feedback […] More

THE ULTIMATE OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE

A record crowd gathered at Hino’s booth during The Work Truck Show earlier this month to see what’s never been done before by Hino. With a 360-degree display and a hype video that sent chills down […] More

IT'S THE BRAWN … AND THE BRAINS

There is one truck that can do it all: bulk tractor, tanker, dump truck, mixer, heavy hauler, refuse truck, and logger. The Kenworth T880 is a dependable, versatile vehicle capable of performing your toughest jobs, […] More

THE CUTTING EDGE TOUGHENS UP

In its mission to bring you the best possible truck, Freightliner uses cutting-edge technology, including advanced robotics and automated systems. Freightliner’s 114SD has a lot to offer to heavy-duty applications. Its corrosion-resistant, steel-reinforced aluminum cab […] More

BUILT TO WORK HARD

There’s nothing more demanding in the vocational work truck arena than the harsh demands of the refuse industry. Built to handle the daily grind is Peterbilt’s Model 520. The rugged, aluminum cab delivers best-in-class durability […] More

KEEPING YOU COVERED

Your company’s team of drivers needs a heavy-duty truck that’s built to last. The Volvo VHD 300 brings a wealth of features to the job, ensuring you can rely on it day after day. That’s […] More

RUGGED DEPENDABILITY

The ruggedly dependable Hino 338 is well equipped for use in a variety of industries including utilities, waste/recycling, construction, beverage delivery, petroleum/gas delivery, and more. Its standard equipment alone sets the benchmark for work trucks, […] More

BEAUTY MEETS BEAST

If you’ve longed to get the job done behind the wheel of a Western Star®, now could be the best time to make that dream come true. The 4700 model was designed and hand-built with […] More

SOPHISTICATED ENGINEERING POWERS PRODUCTIVITY

In its mission to bring you the best possible truck, Freightliner uses cutting-edge technology, including advanced robotics and automated systems. Freightliner’s 114SD has a lot to offer to heavy-duty applications. Its corrosion-resistant, steel-reinforced aluminum cab […] More

JOB COMPLETING STRENGTH

One of the biggest selling points of International’s® WorkStar® is the platform it shares with the battle-tested MRAP. Being built on the same line as the MRAP lends WorkStar the power, integrity, and dependability to […] More

COMING IN FIRST

Elliott Equipment Company recently developed the D105, its first digger derrick for the electric utility, construction, and maintenance industries. It has a 107-ft sheave height, 20,000 ft-lb high-torque digger system, a digging radius of up […] More

PRODUCT PERFECT

The Kenworth T470 meets the needs of the more demanding pickup and delivery, municipal, and vocational applications. According to Kenworth, “With full parent rail extensions providing maximum resistance to bending moment (RBM) from one end […] More

WORKSTAR: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

On a square drilling pad packed hard with orange-red “scoria,” or crushed rock, employees of Wyoming Casing Service have just parked two International WorkStar® trucks parallel and facing away from each other. They are beginning […] More

THE PERFECT FIT

Peterbilt designed the Model 348 to take on all the rigid demands of Class 7 and Class 8 specialty application markets. With rugged durability and a wide range of optional content, “The Model 348 represents […] More

PLAYS HARD, WORKS HARDER

With increased visibility and storage, an ergonomic design, and an engine that’ll keep you up and running, the Mack® LR Series is top contender in the heavy-duty market. Rear wraparound windows allow for easier urban […] More

DOESN'T GET ANY SIMPLER THAN THIS

Western Star builds each of its trucks one at a time for customers who appreciate custom, quality vehicles. The same holds true of Western Star’s new XD OFFROAD product line. According to the company, “For […] More

PRODUCTIVE ROYAL

For Tucci & Sons, enhancing productivity, driver comfort, and safety is the name of the game when it comes to delivering asphalt. And, with the new Kenworth T880 Super Dump, it’s a game Tim Tucci […] More

WORKHORSE OF SOLACE

The advanced technology and street-smart design—sloped hood, fuel-efficient drive train, aerodynamic and job-specific options, unconventional maneuverability, and supremely comfortable driving environment—make Kenworth’s T880 an ideal truck for your fleet. Spec it lean, dress it down, […] More

CLEARING A PATH

On average, LaGrange County, Indiana, receives approximately 33 inches of snow each winter, resulting in a strong need for steadfast and reliable snow plow trucks. The LaGrange County Highway Department currently uses three Freightliner 114SD […] More

TOUGH AND NIMBLE

Freightliner’s 108SD combines powerful, fuel-efficient engines, multiple PTO options, a chassis engineered for ease of upfit, and a weight-optimized design. This severe-duty truck takes toughness onto tight jobsites and down narrow streets. It’s powered by […] More

ADMIRE ITS PURITY

Volvo’s VHD 200 is equipped with a highly integrated Volvo drivetrain, and offers tight maneuverability for straight-truck applications, such as concrete pumpers and mixers. “The VHD offers the versatility to meet your needs with available […] More

BIGGER PLANS

KR Trucking’s Mack fleet is the talk of Tennessee, and it’s easy to see why. Owners Kenneth and Keith Radford’s 16 Mack® Granite® dump trucks are some of the cleanest—and most colorful—trucks on the road. […] More

HARD CORE

The Granite MHD is a versatile heavy-duty truck great for municipal, construction, service and utility, and dump applications. Available in 6×4 and 4×2 configurations and axle forward and axle back models, Granite MHD is ready […] More

FROM MAINE TO MARYLAND

Josh Chavis has a construction company in Jarrettsville, Maryland, but he buys his trucks seven states away, in Maine. There are a lot of truck dealers along the 542-mile drive between Jarrettsville and Augusta, Maine, […] More

WORK READY

Over the span of a half century, Western Star has introduced numerous models, but the 4900 is a time-tested, solid performer. “Whether you’re looking for a truck to handle business on the highway or off, […] More

THE AMERICAN STORY

It’s one thing to operate quality, innovative equipment because the cost of ownership justifies doing so. And that, certainly, is at the root of the presence of about 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) and biodiesel-powered […] More

UPTOWN SOLUTION TO DOWNTOWN DELIVERY

Kenworth makes a fair point that’s hard to argue with: “These days, you’re bound to be looking for better ways to squeeze more value out of every business asset—especially your trucks. A tough assignment if […] More

NO SITUATION TOO DIFFICULT

Tex-Mix Concrete is only as profitable as its trucks are reliable. That’s why the company chooses Freightliner. Freightliner designs trucks for easy upfit, productivity, and low maintenance. Freightliner, backed by a support team that’s there […] More

SETTING THE BENCHMARK

The Hino 338 is setting the benchmark for the industry through quality, operating experience, and anticipated premium resale value—and having won the ATD Truck of the Year award means full bragging rights. Its rugged durability […] More

SYNONYMOUS WITH QUALITY

Pride runs deep at Waste Pro USA—and rightly so. CEO John Jennings founded the company in 2001 with four employees and one Mack® truck. Today, Waste Pro—headquartered in Longwood, Florida—has 3,000 employees and is the […] More

COMBINING NEW AND OLD

Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle (SFFA) configuration for its flagship vocational Model 567 that is ideal for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. Hot on its heels is the new Model 567 Heritage. The […] More

BUILD YOUR RIDE

You may have noticed that the motto for the realty world is “Location, location, location.” Well, when it comes to fleets, “Customization, customization, customization” is the Holy Grail of mantras. No one truck fits applications […] More

SERVICE CUSTOMERS CAN COUNT ON

When it comes to operating a fleet of trucks, it all boils down to cost of operation. And, for Superior Plus Energy Services, it really means cost of maintenance. “That’s our telltale indicator,” says Stacy […] More

GETTING AROUND TOWN

Volvo designed its VNM 200 to meet regional and local hauling demands with agile maneuverability and maximum visibility. Features like its shorter wheelbase help the VNM 200 maneuver in and out of the tightest urban […] More

CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT

The Freightliner M2 106 is a multipurpose work truck just waiting to be put to use. It comes in three configurations: day cab, 26-inch extended cab, and 48-inch crew cab. The day cab configuration includes […] More

PROOF THROUGH TRIAL

A sea of more than 50 flame red pearl Mack® Granite® dump trucks fills the yard at V McGee Trucking, Inc., in Southaven, Mississippi. Venesia McGee founded the company a decade ago and it has […] More

A LONG TIME COMING

World of Concrete (WOC) 2016 was an important time for truck manufacturer International Trucks. On the first day of the show—when the seminars started—International introduced its new HX Series of vocational trucks. The first all-new […] More

FOND FAREWELL TO THE PAYSTAR

Ernie Lyons came by his love of International® trucks quite honestly: He was born into them. His father founded Harold Lyons & Sons—a Cold Spring, New York-based excavating and hauling company that has been using […] More

A NEW BREED OF CAT

When you think about vocational trucks, Caterpillar may not necessarily be the first company that comes to mind. Well, it’s time for that to change. Cat®’s vocational line has some pretty tough contenders. Included in […] More

GROWING IN THE DESERT

Put any ambitious young man from the frosted, wind-swept North Dakota prairie into the Arizona sunshine and you can surely understand that the new environs would have an appeal. But, for Alan Otto, the shift […] More

CUSTOMIZE FOR SUCCESS

Western Star designed its 4700 to fit a wide array of customer needs, from construction to towing and recovery. Not only can the 4700 take on most any job, it also has a top-notch ride […] More

SETTING NEW STANDARDS

The Mack Granite has built a strong reputation for being a leader in jobs that demand toughness and durability from a work truck. From the frame up, it is specially designed for the harshest jobsites. […] More

VOLVO UPGRADES I-SHIFT

The working environment of many jobs requires a certain blend of toughness and dependability. This is especially true when carrying heavy loads in rugged terrains, crowded construction sites, and other challenging landscapes. Volvo brings toughness […] More

THE NATURAL ROUTE

Brothers Randy and Scott Tersteeg have never been afraid to try something new, as long as it can improve the operation and bottom lines of their family farm and transportation and warehousing business—Beaver Creek Transport. […] More