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The All-New Mack LR is Getting Electric Trucks on the Road

The industry has been buzzing about electric trucks for years now, but the next iteration of the Mack LR electric refuse truck is making that a reality. This new model is hitting the streets of New York City for a test drive in 2020, marking a true shift in the way the refuse industry is […]

05/29/19 Read more

Overhauling Medium-Duty Trucks

Medium-duty trucks are the unsung hero of the trucking industry. Often times these trucks and their drivers must operate in some of the hardest conditions to conduct this type of business. Medium-duty trucks tackle a variety of tasks across a multitude of industries often in high traffic environments with narrow roads and access or parking […]

05/28/19 Read more

Truck Parking Shortage

Solving the Truck Parking Shortage

Truck driver comfort continues to be a leading component of the trucking industry. One of the leading causes of truck driver stress is trying to find available parking, according to the ATA. The issue is causing a major strain on driver health and fleet productivity. But with a leading cause of stress being an inherent […]

05/23/19 Read more

Mack Granite as a Construction Truck

Finding the Best Construction Truck for Your Job

Your construction truck is more than a way to move about your job site, it defines your ability to do your work in an efficient manner. It is a symbol of your company. This is why it is vital to match the truck to your needs. When searching for a new vehicle to add to […]

04/30/19 Read more

Mack Granite

The Power of The Mack Granite

“The gold standard of tough.” That is how Mack Trucks describes their popular Mack Granite work truck. Mack is well-known for their durable and versatile vehicles. But what exactly makes the powerful Mack Granite the first-choice amongst fleets requiring a vehicle that is, well, tougher than tough? The Mack Granite is Versatile Versatile is an […]

04/24/19 Read more

Parameter Plus Allows Remote Upgrades

Parameter Plus Upgrades for Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks

Last month, Volvo Trucks unveiled its Parameter Plus package. This new package allows for up to 50 parameter updates over-the-air annually per covered vehicle. The package is available for both Volvo and Mack heavy-duty trucks. The new packages allows drivers and heavy-duty truck fleets to further maximize their uptime. What is over-the-air programming? Over-the-air (OTA) […]

04/12/19 Read more

Young professionals in the trucking industry.

Age is Just a Number in the Trucking Industry

Last year the DRIVE-Safe Act, the bill that laid out training criteria by which anyone as young as 18 would be able to drive commercial trucks interstate, died in committee. However, the idea was reintroduced in a new bill last month. This led the discussion amongst trucking industry professionals on what the pros and cons […]

04/10/19 Read more

Ford Transit

What Makes the Ford Transit So Popular?

Following in the shoes of one of its longest-running workhorses, the E-series, Ford Trucks released the Ford Transit. A powerful light-duty van which opened up a world of opportunities for businesses of all shapes and sizes. As one of the most versatile and customizable offerings on the market, it is no wonder the Ford Transit […]

03/29/19 Read more

Lawn Service Vehicle

What to Consider When Purchasing a Lawn Service Vehicle

From eco-friendly trucks, to large pick-ups combined with heavy trailers, to cab over medium-duty trucks that house every tool for the job, each lawn service business owner and landscaper has their own preferred set of wheels. But deciding to expand your lawn service business and upgrade your equipment and vehicles is a big decision. Whether […]

03/25/19 Read more

Celebrating 35 Years of Isuzu Trucks in the US

This month marks the 35th anniversary of award-winning Isuzu Trucks in the United States. The OEM powerhouse is known for their versatile and durable rigs and low-cab-forward style of trucks. The company has grown from the first KS22 model to commanding 73 percent of the class 3-5 U.S. LCF truck market. Isuzu Trucks’ History in […]

03/20/19 Read more