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Mack partners with Geotab on cloud-based telematics platform

June 22, 2020 On-Site Staff

  A new telematics platform for fleet managers and drivers is available now from Mack Trucks. The manufacturer announced a partnership with fleet management and tracking firm Geotab June 22 that will provide a range of data points and reports

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Construction supply chain holds up through pandemic, helped by contractors adopting digital delivery options

June 8, 2020 David Kennedy

Contractors and haulers are turning to more advanced contactless options as COVID-19 upends job site delivery protocols

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Mack brings Command Steer to Granite axle back models

April 3, 2020 On-Site Staff

  To relieve strain on operators, Mack Granite axle back models will now come with the truck maker’s Command Steer active steering system. The technology combines an electric motor with the existing hydraulic steering to help cut muscle strain by

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Komatsu introduces new off-highway truck with 1,140 hp

January 7, 2020 On-Site Staff

  The American division of equipment maker Komatsu has introduces a new off-highway haul truck for mining, quarry, and aggregate applications. With 1,140 horsepower, the new HD785-8 rigid frame truck has the highest net horsepower of any North American truck

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Volvo Truck introduces new electric concept for construction, other heavy applications

December 17, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Volvo Trucks recently started selling an electric truck designed for urban transportation. A new concept aims to take the company even further into the growing markets for electrics. The Sweden-based manufacturer said Dec. 10 it has developed electric concept

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Diesel demand: On-Site’s 2020 work truck report

December 12, 2019 Mario Cywinski

Once exclusive to heavy-duty pick-ups, truck brands are now adding diesel engines to their light-duty trucks. While FCA added one to its Ram 1500 a few years ago, it’s now introducing a new version on its 2020 truck. General Motors

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Staying out of the shop: Big data, vocational trucks and the drive toward predictive maintenance 

October 10, 2019 David Kennedy

Uptime matters, particularly when it comes to work trucks. Whether it’s a five-person crew waiting on an aggregate delivery, or an entire job site paralyzed by a concrete mixer stalled in an inopportune spot, delays are always costly.  Until now,

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Mack Trucks introduces dynamic maintenance service to increase vehicle uptime

August 20, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Mack Trucks is focussing on proactive vehicle maintenance to keep fleets operating at maximum efficiency with a new service known as dynamic maintenance. The service uses data from vehicle analytics to map out when maintenance is needed and replace

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Volvo teams up with tech firm Nvidia on autonomous trucks, construction equipment

June 18, 2019 On-Site Staff

GOTHENBURG, Sweden—With the market for automated vehicles continuing to gain traction, Volvo Group and U.S. tech firm Nvidia are teaming up on the development of the complex series of systems behind driverless trucks, construction equipment and public transport vehicles. The

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Western Star rolls out performance, safety enhancements to 4700 trucks

March 11, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Western Star has rolled out several advancements to its 4700. 4700 trucks and tractors can now be spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine, which delivers up to 1700 lb.-ft. of torque and 500HP. Another new option is the Detroit

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Ranger Design to launch Cargo + ladder rack

March 4, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Cargo + ladder rack from Ranger Design, to be released on March 25, has a carrying capacity up to 300 lbs. It is made of aluminum with an anodized finish and aerodynamic frame, intended to reduce wind noise and

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Putzmeister introduces new series of pickup-mounted pumps

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Concrete pump maker Putzmeister introduced a new series of pickup-mounted pumps. It showed off the VSP 70 – a Thom-Katt TK 70 mounted on a Dodge Ram 5500 chassis – that features a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,845 kilograms

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Mack brings mDRIVE AMT to cabover pumpers

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

The mDRIVE is coming to cabover pumpers. Following the World of Concrete announcement, Mack’s versatile 13- and 14-speed automated manual transmission will be available in the company’s TerraPro concrete pumper models. The AMT delivers improved performance and durability to maximize

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Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

February 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he

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GMC takes its Sierra off-road

February 19, 2019 Mario Cywinski

For years standard vehicles with a few cosmetic changes and rugged tires were sold as off-road models. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case

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Mack Trucks offers mDrive for TerraPro concrete pumper lineup

February 4, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Mack Trucks now offers the mDrive HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in its TerraPro concrete pumper models. The AMT comes standard with split-shaft PTO functionality, which receive output directly from the transmission. In the TerraPro lineup, mDrive will be paired

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

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Freightliner offers lightweight engine to pair with 114SD concrete mixer

January 14, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Freightliner Trucks 114SD concrete mixer can now be spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine. The engine delivers up to 500-hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque. Weighing 2,050 lbs, it is designed to increase payload and productivity. Paired with

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From the editor… Tech keeps trucking

December 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

Integrating fully autonomous vehicles certainly won’t become standard on work sites for several years, but the prospect is no longer science fiction

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Shifting gears: Vocational truck makers are not prepared to sit in neutral

October 2, 2018 Nate Hendley

Vocational vehicles aren’t sitting idle. The priorities of safety, performance and comfort may have stayed the same, but manufacturers have embraced new ways to bolster everything from air brake stopping times to headlight performance. With an emphasis on technology, improved