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Mack design team earns award for Anthem model

Mack Trucks has received a prestigious design award for its Anthem model.

The Industrial Designers Society of America today awarded Mack Trucks' design team a Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in recognition of their work on the all-new Mack Anthem model. The team accepted the award at the 2018 International Design Conference IDEA Ceremony & Gala in New Orleans.

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Daimler shows vocational, electric solutions at IAA show

The Freightliner 114SD fitted out as a concrete pumper is on display at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is showcasing the Freightliner EconicSD, Freightliner 114SD and the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 all-electric school bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018. The products will be part of the Daimler exhibit (#FG P98), which will feature Daimler commercial vehicle solutions from around the world.

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‘Highway Thru Hell’ star Jamie Davis visits Mack Trucks

Jamie Davis, star of the international hit television show “Highway Thru Hell,” recently visited Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack truck models for North America and export are assembled. Davis followed his Mack Anthem model through the assembly process, even lending a hand to help install the iconic Mack Bulldog. Davis’ Discovery Channel film crew captured the day’s events, which will be featured during the upcoming seventh season of “Highway Thru Hell.”

"Highway Thru Hell" features Jamie Davis Motor Truck, Davis' legendary heavy truck rescue company, as they navigate the extreme roads and relentless weather of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Taking on high-risk vehicle recoveries, Davis and his team help keep open some of the most economically important – and most inhospitable – trucking routes in North America. "Highway Thru Hell" airs on the Discovery Channel in Canada, the Weather Channel in the U.S. and streams on Netflix around the world.

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Future transport solution from Volvo Trucks focuses on autonomous electric vehicles

The transportation solution envisioned by Volvo Trucks centers around autonomous electric vehicles connected through the cloud to central hubs.

Growing world population and increasing urbanization are leading to significant challenges to solve environmental issues such as congestion, pollution and noise. Rising consumption, the fast growth of e-commerce and the wide-spread shortage of drivers put higher demands on efficient transport solutions. 

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Mack celebrates champion truck drivers

Drivers challenged the course in a Mack Anthem for the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships.

Mack Trucks salutes the dozens of drivers who participated in this year's recent National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Columbus, Ohio, as well as all professional drivers who keep our economy moving. Showcasing the talents of professional truck drivers from around the country, participants competed in nine vehicle classes that tested driving skill, safety and acumen. At the conclusion of the event, Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight was named Grand Champion.

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Western Star bearing pictures of Women's Trucking Federation of Canada members wins graphic award

Shelley Uvanille-Hesch knew her truck was a beauty queen and now it has the title to prove it. Uvanille-Hesch drives "Miss Destiny Star", a 2019 Western Star 5700XE that has been decorated with a truck wrap featuring pictures of members of the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC). She founded the organization, which recruits women drivers, dispatchers, technicians and managers to the Canadian trucking industry. 

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Low-NOx truck emissions technology to be presented by Continental

Low-NOx truck emissions technology to be presented by Continental

At the 67th International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA) (Sept. 20- 27) in Hanover, Germany, technology company Continental will be presenting solutions to support even more efficient exhaust aftertreatment in trucks. The primary aim is to ensure more efficient conversion of the nitrogen oxides (NOx) into harmless emissions, whether on heavy-duty long-haul trucks, urban light trucks or municipal vehicles.

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Watch this: Eight-year-old recycling entrepreneur trades family pickup for a Mack LR refuse truck in latest RoadLife episode

Mack Trucks has released the fifth episode of its RoadLife series on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. "Ryan's Route" stars 8-year-old Ryan Hickman, a recycling entrepreneur and owner of Orange County, California-based Ryan's Recycling, as he trades in the family pickup for a more appropriate work truck: a Mack LR refuse model.

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Talbert Manufacturing offers versatile 60-ton spread-axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing’s 60/65SA trailer has been designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps. It features 2+2, 3+1 and 4 axle close coupled configurations.

Talbert Manufacturing's 60/65SA trailer has been designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps. It features 2+2, 3+1 and 4 axle close coupled configurations. This innovative Talbert design gives customers in a range of industries, including construction, oil and gas, and recycling and waste, flexibility to carry a variety of load options.

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EquipmentWatch adds on-highway truck models

The addition of light duty trucks fulfills a long-time request from EquipmentWatch customers

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. 

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Increased fuel efficiency featured in Terex articulated hauler update

The upgraded TA300 boasts improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort.

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.

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Chevrolet takes on towing with new Silverado 1500 features

The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will introduce four levels of towing features to provide customers more confidence, better visibility, easier hitching and improved connectivity between the truck and trailer.

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.

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