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International Truck’s new lightweight HV50B mixer package removes over 1,000 pounds of weight from the truck, with engineering optimizations that allow drivers to haul up to 9.75 cubic yards of concrete while staying under 66,000 pounds GVW.

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Meritor Offers Lightweight Trailer Suspension

Meritor has introduced the MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension, a lightweight option that Meritor says offers up to 23,000-pound capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications.

Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado (Fourth Gen)

Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado sheds 450 pounds for its fourth generation and adds new features across the lineup, including the Silverado Work Truck for fleets. Read the full article here. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

GM Moving Toward Carbon Fiber Pickup Beds

General Motors is considering carbon fiber for the beds of its next-generation Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks to better compete with Ford's F-Series pickups and meet future fuel-economy standards.

Peterbilt Reduces Weight on Updated Model 220

Peterbilt has updated the Model 220 cabover with new design features and options that result in weight savings, better performance, and improved serviceability, according to the company.

Lightweight, Advanced Tech Demo Trucks at WTS17

Two vehicles — a Ford F-350 Aluminum cab chassis and an Isuzu NPR with 13,000 pounds GVWR — will be upfitted with the selected components/technology as part of the Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Trucks Display at the 2017 Work Truck Show.