On-Road Trucks

Mack Trucks recently released the sixth episode of its RoadLife 2.0 series highlighting Bronco Wine Company, a family-owned, Ceres, Calif.-based winery with brands sold in more than 90 countries. Whether moving grapes from the vineyard, transporting bulk wine to bottling facilities or delivering cases to distribution centers and customers, Bronco Wine Company depends on its lightweight Mack Anthem models to maximize payloads and keep its wine flowing.

Mack Defense has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to supply the full range of Mack-branded products to federal agencies for a variety of applications. The one-year contract, which runs to January 2021, includes two additional GSA-optioned one-year extensions, which could push the contract through 2022.

The Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle has added a new fixed grille option. A radiator-mounted grille is now available for the T880S equipped with the 114-in. BBC short hood. The new option allows the hood to be opened in applications where equipment is mounted to the front of the T880S.

When Wolfe House & Building Movers takes on a job, it's go big or go home. Wolfe recently assisted with the reconstruction of a Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge by hauling away the older sections – replacing them with pre-built 100-ft. long sections, each weighing upwards of 280,000 lbs.

Kenworth Truck Company, Con-Tech Manufacturing Inc. , and Kenworth of Central Florida teamed up to provide a Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer for a special auction held in conjunction with the recent ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas. The Kenworth T880S charity truck was purchased for $187,500 by Hatch Concrete, a ready-mix concrete company based in Taylor, Ariz.

Since BMC's humble beginning in 1987, supplying general contractors and "do-it-yourselfers" in Idaho to operating locations in 18 states, BMC – now headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. – has grown to become one of the largest building suppliers in the United States.

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack S852, an 85,000-lb. GAW (gross axle weight) rating of its proprietary tandem drive axles. The new rating comes as Mack celebrates 120 years of drive axle design, engineering and manufacturing this year and highlights its iconic Mack S-series axles and C-series axle carriers.

Mack Trucks is helping reduce the effects of the rigorous demands of the job site by bringing its Mack Command Steer active steering system to Mack Granite axle back models. Mack Command Steer reduces driver fatigue and can help cut muscle strain up to 30 percent by combining an electric motor with the existing hydraulic steering, according to the manufacturer.

Mack Trucks unveiled its Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks during the Work Truck Show March 3 to 6 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. The Mack MD Series includes a Class 6 and Class 7 model, both of which are exempt from the 12 percent Federal Excise Tax (FET).

Ford marks 35 years by adding even more customer-driven options to its F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks and E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis. "We are just as passionate about the success of our customers' businesses as they are," said Mark Buzzell, Ford director of fleet, lease and remarketing operations.

Volvo Trucks is introducing four new trucks, with a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity. "We are really proud of this big forward-looking investment. Our aim is to be our customers' best business partner by making them even more competitive and help them attract the best drivers in an increasingly tough market," said Roger Alm, president Volvo Trucks.