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.
After traveling more than 2,300 miles across the southern United States and with a tropical storm looming in the Gulf of Mexico, Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company completed the cross-country test drive of the Starship Initiative truck on May 24, 2018. This journey marks the first time that a prototype Class 8 vehicle of this type with these combined technologies has driven coast-to-coast across America in real-world trucking operations and in real-world conditions including unplanned stops and torrential rains along the way.
The medium-duty segment in Canada has been the sector Hino Trucks has called home for quite some time, with successful truck models spanning the Class 4 to 7 range. With that base to work from, the company is moving into a larger part of the market – literally – thanks to the launch of its new XL Series.
Freightliner Trucks premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles, a Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck, during the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day in Portland, OR. Freightliner plans to deliver an Electric Innovation Fleet of 30 vehicles to customers later this year for further testing under real-world operating conditions.
Daimler Trucks announced the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Ore. The facility will be located at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters on Swan Island in Portland, where DTNA already has a significant research and development presence, including a full-scale heavy-duty truck wind tunnel on Swan Island and the High Desert Proving Grounds nearby in Madras, Ore.