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Coop by Ryder

We are living in the age of the gig economy. You can rent your home, boat, car, even yourself out through a variety of online apps like Uber, AirBNB and GoShare. Ryder is taking the next step by allowing you, … Continue reading

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Volvo VNX

Yesterday Volvo dropped the redesigned VNX, the heavy haul flagship of their North American offerings. As with every redesigned vehicle of all time designers and engineers worked closely with existing customers to tailor the truck to exacting needs. God only … Continue reading

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NTEA Work Truck Show 2018

So last year after seeing some photos from Tom of the Work Truck Show it became painfully obvious that this is a not to miss show for anyone even the least interested in trucks. Not only do you have vendors … Continue reading

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Like a Boulder

GM has been out of the medium duty game since the great recession. That was the last time you were able to buy any truck from the general in the class 4, 5 and 6 segment. At the time the … Continue reading

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Hino XL

Yesterday Hino Trucks unveiled their first ever truck designed specifically for the Class 7/8 truck market. For those not up on their industry jargon this is the heaviest class of commercial trucks found on the roads of North America. Behold … Continue reading

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Know Your Speed

A speed limit is just a number painted on a reflective sign but in reality it’s so much more. Ignoring or simply not knowing the speed limit could result in a serious accident and at the very least some serious … Continue reading

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Ford F-150 with Powerstroke

Ram was first to the market with a diesel power plant for a half ton truck and at the time more than a few wondered if the average consumer wanted to put up with the hassles of diesel, namely DEF … Continue reading

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Electrify It and They Will Drive

The other day I was watching Field of Dreams (for the very first time) and there was a scene depicting a MBTA electric powered bus fed by an overhead catenary system. It was moving slow and shooting off sparks while … Continue reading

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The Mack Anthem

Usually when a new class 8 truck hits the street I don’t lay eyes on it for nearly a solid year after full production begins. Such is the burden of not having a direct connection to the trucking industry. This … Continue reading

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Autocar Trucks – Alabama Autocar

Did you hear the news? Autocar Trucks is opening a second manufacturing plant in the Birmingham area. The 1 million square foot production facility will assemble the heavy duty cab forward Autocar trucks common found at work in the refuse … Continue reading

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