Trucks are the backbone of cargo transportation in the world with nearly 60 percent of all freight being carried across countries and continents by tireless drivers day and night.
To acknowledge their hard work, in this episode we would like to show you some of the newest and most impressive workhorses among the biggest class 8 semi trucks that pull tens of thousands of tons on the highways to make sure that our stores and warehouses are always full of stuff. In the video we will focus our attention on the tractor’s capabilities, cab configurations, interior designs and prices!
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All of the vehicles mentioned in this episode of the #AT_Trucks series:
Western Star 5700XE: itest.westernstartrucks.com/Trucks/5700
The Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc. is an American manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The newest one from the bunch is the 5700XE which has been on the road since 2015 and is specced for the highway use.
Renault T Trucks: renault-trucks.co.uk/range-t
The Renault T range of trucks first saw the world in 2013 as a follow up model to the Renault Magnum, even though technically it is based on the design of the Volvo FH. The company’s flagship is designed for long distance international trunk routes.
Peterbilt 579 Ultraloft: peterbilt.com/trucks/highway/model-579
Maintaining the distinctive styling of the Peterbilt range, the new 579 Ultraloft model is designed to offer more comfort and interior space to the driver. It features an integrated 80-inch sleeper that was developed taking into consideration the feedback collected from experienced long-haul drivers.
MAN TGX EvoLion: truck.man.eu/de/en/trucks/tgx/overview/tgx.html
MAN’s TG range has been on the market since 2000 succeeding F, L and M 2000 series. The most capable truck from the bunch is the TGX behemoth which is entering its second generation in 2019 bringing in a completely redesigned cab, Euro 6 compliant lineup of engines, more driver’s assistance.
Mercedes-Benz Actros: mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/vehicles/trucks/the-new-actros-2019/
2019 Mercedes-Benz Actros gets several visual and technological updates. Among them is the new rear-view camera system called the MirrorCam, the 2-display cockpit and the Active Drive Assist system that allows for semi-automated driving at all speeds.
Freightliner New Cascadia: freightliner.com/trucks/new-cascadia/
2020 Freightliner New Cascadia is the company’s current flagship model that belongs to the 8 weight class and comes equipped with Level 2 autonomy tech and enhanced Detroit Assurance 5.0 safety features.
Kenworth W990: kenworth.com/trucks/w990/
2019 Kenworth W990 is the brand’s new flagship model that is based on its longest-running W900 class 8 truck. The long-hauler has the classic Kenworth styling but gets a more personalized character, new luxury finishes, and much-needed amenities.
Volvo VNL: volvotrucks.us/trucks/vnl/
Volvo VNL range of premium long-haulers consists of 5 semi-truck options suited for different types of work and is made exclusively for the North American market.
Volvo FH: volvotrucks.co.uk/en-gb/trucks/volvo-fh.html
Volvo FH is a long-hauler truck that shares a lot of features with its American cousin VNL, but is a much more modest model in terms of cabin specifications. It is available with 3 engine options, and the most powerful FH16 model with 16.1L 6-cylinder is rated at 100-120 tons GWC.
International LT: internationaltrucks.com/trucks/lt-series
Navistar International is an American holding has been selling trucks all the way since 1914, when it was still known as International Harvester Company. Their heavy duty tractors LT Series was introduced in 2017 as a replacement to the ProStar.