Category Archives: Industry News

Volkswagen to Purchase 16.6% Stake in Navistar

For nearly as long as this website has been around Navistar, maker of International Trucks and IC buses, has been a prime candidate for merger, partnership, or direct takeover by a European truck builder. I speculated as much in 2011 … Continue reading

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The New Freightliner Cascadia

Truck spotters study the photo below, you’re bound to see many of these on the roads very soon, it’s the new Freightliner Cascadia. Faced with ever stifling EPA emission and fuel economy mandates truck builders have no choice but to … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Truckers

Silicon Valley has gone crazy for trucks. Recently we read about a group of former Google Maps engineers building Otto, a retrofitted Class 8 truck capable of autonomous interstate highway driving but utilizing a variety of off the self components. Not content … Continue reading

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Trucknet

Far in the distant future ( but closer than you might think) the roads of America and the likely the world will be covered in autonomous vehicles of all sizes. Google is already hard at work with self driving passenger … Continue reading

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The MBT-40 for Western Star Trucks

There was plenty of head scratching around this site back in late January when the Western Star 6900HD seen below rolled onto the Tracey Road Equipment lot. It wasn’t so much the truck that caused confusion but the interesting Palfinger … Continue reading

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International HX520

The collection is now complete. The new International HX520 was unveiled yesterday at the Truck World show in Toronto. You may recall that three other versions of the HX were released during the spectacle known as World Of Concrete. The … Continue reading

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The End of Cat Trucks

Caterpillar announced today that production of their Cat line of trucks will cease with no further orders accepted as existing customer orders are fulfilled. BOOM! Just like that the dream is over. This past summer Caterpillar announced plancs to bring production … Continue reading

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Mack Trucks and NASCAR

If you plan on watching the Daytona 500 today keep your eyes peeled for a fleet of Mack trucks near the infield. Mack has been named the official hauler of NASCAR, earning a multi year contract with America’s most favorite … Continue reading

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International HX

Yesterday at the World of Concrete industry trade show in Las Vegas International Trucks unveiled their first new model in nearly ten years, the HX line of heavy duty vocational trucks. The HX is slated to be the successor to … Continue reading

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Mine Rescue

Yesterday a potentially tragic situation was avoided when 17 miners were rescued from a broken elevator shaft of the the deepest mine in North America, the Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, NY. Descending 600 feet per minute to an eventual … Continue reading

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