W62 walk-in trucks offer gross vehicle weight ratings up to 23,500 lbs. They feature an 8.1-L V8 gas engine (which provides up to 310 hp and 455 ft.-lbs. of torque) and a five-speed Allison transmission. Four-wheel disc brakes, with four pistons at each caliper, deliver outstanding braking capability; the system also features an automatic braking system with full diagnostics. In addition, the two-leaf parabolic springs and premium shock absorbers offer a smooth ride and high payload capacity. Workhorse Custom Chassis. www.workhorse.com.Body/chassis integration
Electrical problems are a major source of downtime headaches for refuse trucks, and the malfunctions often occur due to the need to splice body and chassis components. The company is seeking to avoid the problems by integrating body and chassis controls and components, to make the two fit together seamlessly. Now, the body control boxes can be mounted in the truck cab and connected through three simple plugs in the dash. The feature makes integration quick, simple, and flawless. Autocar LLC. www.autocartruck.com.Super-duty pickup
The 2008 F-350 truck features a wide range of engine, cab configuration, and transmission options. It offers up to 300 hp and 365 ft.-lbs. of torque for high-power performance. The pickup also has a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, independent front suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, and a beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs. Choose from a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Ford. www.commtruck.ford.com.Versatile work vehicles
The 2008 Sprinter comes in cargo-van, passenger-van, and chassis-cab configurations. Choose from a 3-L diesel or 3.5-L gas V-6 engine, vehicle lengths up to 289 in., and interior roof heights from 65 to 84 in. Maximum payload is 5649 lbs. The versatile vehicles offer ample cargo space (up to 600 cu. ft.), wide rear door opening (as large as 270 in.), and a wide range of safety- and comfort-enhancing features. Dodge. www.dodge.com.Class 3 truck
With a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,500 lbs., the Class 3 Model 360 offers strong performance at a relatively low vehicle weight. The engine helps provide powerful, efficient performance at up to 185 hp. The vehicle offers good maneuverability, comfortable cab, and favorable fuel economy. It also features an on-board diagnostics system, which provides a universal inspection and diagnosis method to be sure that the vehicle is performing correctly and to EPA emissions standards. Sterling Truck Corp. www.sterlingtrucks.com.Class 5 truck
The T170 is a 432-configuration straight truck with a gross vehicle weight rating up to 19,500 lbs. The 6.7-L PACCAR PX-6 engine (rated at 200 hp and 520 ft.-lbs. of torque) has a high horsepower-to-weight ratio. Choose from a manual or automatic transmission. The vehicle also has an 8000-lb. front axle, 11,500-lb. rear axle, hydraulic brakes, low-frame-height chassis, and 19.5-in. wheels and tires. Impact-resistant quarter fenders offer durability, and a sheet-molded composite hood delivers easy access to the engine compartment for service. A workstation with power ports for computers and peripherals is optional. Kenworth Truck Co. www.kenworth.com.