Now the need for trucks that can go further than ever before is in high demand. No matter how heavy the load, there is a truck that can handle it.
Which truck manufacturer is the best? It seems that Freightliner, Volvo, Kenworth, Peterbilt have all managed to maintain their prestige in this market. Mack and Western Star are more known for construction or a dump truck work. What are the characteristics of each manufacturer’s truck? Which truck is right for the locals?
Trucks with great capabilities and impressive potential. The top-selling semi-truck in America is Freightliner selling over 190,000 trucks annually.
The whole world effectively uses the functionality of these trucks.
The company’s success is largely due to the EGR system, which helps regulate exhaust gas circulation, efficiency and aerodynamic shape. This improves the payload of the vehicle.
The popularity of Freightliner machines is caused by their inherent advantages, which include:
• increased comfort;
• build quality;
• operational reliability;
• cost-effective maintenance;
• excellent view from the cab;
• convenient location of devices.
On the other hand, we have Kenworth, Peterbilt, and International wich are better for long distances due to their size and maneuverability.
Peterbilt cars are assembled by hand. The trucks are made with chrome details and wooden interior trim.
All Peterbilt 387s are made to order and specific to the owner. Each truck can be considered unique. The Peterbilt 387 has a powerful engine and uses fuel sparingly.
• soft suspension;
• easy to manage;
• ability to transport large loads.
The company organized the work in 1912, therefore it is considered one of the oldest truck manufacturers in the United States. At the moment, the organization belongs to the PACCAR concern. An interesting fact – this brand is often found among fans of tuned tractors. The styling potential of the Kenworth brand is great.
Kenworth reliability, efficiency and comfort means maximum up time and minimum fatigue. Drivers will feel at home wherever the road takes them. Kenworth is now a Sourcewell contracted supplier.
The trucks of the Swedish car manufacturer are among the top three. They are very reliable machines; they are easy to maintain. There are plenty of service centers everywhere. For the past five years, the number of Volvo trucks has flooded the market, which means more dealerships and shops are servicing these trucks. No need to wait a long time for a part to get here from Europe like it was back in the day.
Volvo isn’t the cheapest truck, but it’s worth the money. It is often possible to buy a good mechanically sound Volvo at a compelling price.
The classes their trucks are divided into is based more on the length of the route rather than the type of load they carry. Needless to mention, aside from their great functionality specs, these trucks excel when it comes to elegant designs and are seen as one of the classy options when choosing a truck.
The most popular lines:
- FH — ideal for transporting cargo weighing up to 33 tons. The most popular variant on the market.
- FM semi-trailer truck for long distance travel and transporting of goods.
A whole new range of trucks released in 2021 – Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX, a whole new level of driving experience. And take performance and efficiency to new heights. A new driver interface, more interior space and the adaptive high beam are just a few examples.
Our top pick for local and regional work is a Volvo. Volvo truck is an ideal pick for a significant number of drivers involved in local transportation.
For some types of transport, productivity is about much more than average speed and load capacity. A lot of it has to do with backing up at loading bays, loading, delivering, unloading, administrative work and other tasks that determine how much you’ll get done during a shift. You should pay attention to these criteria when choosing a truck for local.