Own or Lease

May 2015

Do you know if leasing versus owning your fleet of trucks is the “right choice”? Many fleet owners may answer “yes,” but read on. Our fact-based total cost of ownership study is the first common industry point of reference and could help businesses drive out costs previously overlooked. We suspect some small-to-medium fleet size companies […]

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Mack unveils mDrive for vocational Mack Granite

May 2015

Mack Trucks this week introduced a new version of its Mack mDrive automated-manual transmission. The mDrive HD will be standard equipment on the Mack Granite starting in March, the company announced at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas Feb. 3. The mDrive HD is a beefier version of the standard mDrive and is […]

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Rugged Volvo I-Shift for Severe-Duty Applications

May 2015
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Volvo Trucks today introduced a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational models, such as the dump pictured. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed for on- and off-road work in construction and other applications requiring […]

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Construction Employment at Six-Year High

May 2015

Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 during the past year, reaching the highest construction employment total in six years as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials pointed out, however, that construction jobs in […]

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Freight Outlook Infographics Explain Strong Growth Thru 2025

May 2015

Overall U.S. freight outlook tonnage will rise nearly 25% and revenues from that freight will surge above 70% over the next decade, per the latest long-term freight forecast released by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA). The ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025 predicts further growth not just for trucking industry, but for the entire […]

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