Tagged: equipment

Mack building presence in the west

PORTLAND, Ore. – Mack Trucks, perennially strong in the conventional straight truck and low-cabover engine segments, now feels it has the right truck for linehaul, too.

Rich Baek uses Mack Anthems to pull his custom race haulers.

That, of course, is …

Mack exec not concerned about slowing truck demand

SEATTLE, Wash. – Class 8 truck orders have fallen sharply in recent months, but the folks at Mack Trucks aren’t sweating.
“I almost get the sense people are standing on the ledge, looking over and trying to talk themselves into a downturn,” said Jonath…

Truck orders remained weak in June

New Class 8 truck orders remained subdued in June, with FTR reporting preliminary orders of 13,000 units and ACT Research reporting 13,100.
FTR reports orders were up 24% from May, but continue to track well below 20,000 units. June concluded the weake…

Trailcon moving into new Calgary facility

CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing will celebrate the opening of its new Calgary location July 2.
The new facility is 20,000 sq.-ft., with another 5,000 sq.-ft. available for future expansion. It features eight trailer bays, with room for three more. It…

Protecting your asset

Testing showed the Ex-Guard has little to no impact on fuel economy

Truck design engineers go to great lengths to perfect how air flows over the front of their vehicles and to painstakingly take every pound possible out of the vehicle. Only to see man…

Roadside breakdowns spike in winter, report finds

ARLINGTON, Va. – If you think winter weather impacts your fleet’s maintenance costs, you’re right.
A new benchmarking report from the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, showed breakdowns increased 22% in t…