Tag: vocational truck

A vocational truck is a work truck at its core. These trucks are typically dump trucks, garbage trucks, or mixers, and are used to haul equipment or materials, and, in general, get a job done.

Autocar Trucks Announces Customer-Focused Sales Leadership

Autocar Trucks Announces Customer-Focused Sales Leadership

HAGERSTOWN, Indiana (January 4, 2016) – Autocar Trucks today announced the addition of two senior leaders to support its customers in vocational markets.

Stan Mikalonis joins Autocar as Senior Vice President, Business & Market Development, and will focus on supporting Autocar’s customers in the refuse and recycling markets. Stan brings over

Rigid Frame Versus Articulated Trucks

Rigid Frame Versus Articulated Trucks

Rigid frame trucks are designed to haul large, abrasive, rocky materials on well maintained haul roads, says Scott Knoblauch, senior consultant with Caterpillar Inc. “Grades under 15% and long-haul road distances have minimal effect on rigid frame truck performance,” he says. “They also are designed to run well on long

Caterpillar to End Production of On-Highway Vocational Trucks

Caterpillar to End Production of On-Highway Vocational Trucks

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced it will discontinue production of its on-highway vocational trucks. Based on the current business climate in the truck industry and a thorough evaluation of the business, the company decided it would withdraw from this market. This is also in line with

Caterpillar Announces New Strategy for Vocational Truck Product Family

Caterpillar Announces New Strategy for Vocational Truck Product Family

PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas.

The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators.
“The on-highway vocational truck product family is important to our product line; customers like our

Kenworth T880 ““ ATD Commercial Truck of Year

Kenworth T880 ““ ATD Commercial Truck of Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 25, 2015 ““ The Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine ““ named 2015 Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) ““ is well represented by a T880 dump truck and a T880 heavy haul in Kenworth’s booth (30305) at the

Fleet Cost Management: It Starts With the Trucks You Buy

As a fleet manager, you probably spend a significant portion of your time looking for ways to control your operating costs. Fuel is always a big portion of a fleet’s budget , so you may be considering strategies for reducing fuel expenses. There are many technologies, including telematics, that can

Newest CAT Vocational Truck Model Enters Full Production

Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, the CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with a spacious and ergonomic cab, industrial styling, and a vocational-specific engine and transmission. Like the Cat CT660, the first model in the Cat vocational truck line, it’s backed by bumper-to-bumper service at more than 400 Cat dealer

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