How to Find Success in the Trucking Industry

A trucker’s job is most often grueling and thankless, but trucking is inarguably one of the most important industries in our modern economy. That is why so many truckers remain loyal to the field — and why so many trucking companies are extraordinarily profitable. Sales in shipping and freight are steadily increasing at a rate […]

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Western Star Presents OOIDA with New 5700XE

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., is continuing its partnership with the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) by providing a new 5700XE to the organization. The truck will pull OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States. The partnership was  recognized during a special ceremony […]

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Mack® Load Logic, 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle Improve Fuel Efficiency, Productivity for Bulk and Liquid Haul Applications

Further extending its commitment to application excellence, Mack Trucks introduced Mack® Load Logic and a 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for the Mack Pinnacle™ highway model, bringing fuel efficiency and productivity improvements to bulk and liquid haul applications. Mack made the announcement during the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Designed for applications that […]

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Ready for the Road Ahead: Peterbilt Debuts New Predictive Cruise Technology

Anticipating and responding to changes in terrain – such as accelerating ahead of hills and coasting on the decline – Peterbilt’s new Predictive Cruise technology automatically optimizes engine and transmission operation when in cruise control for maximum fuel economy, Peterbilt Motors Company announced during the Mid-America Trucking Show. “Predictive Cruise technology is our latest innovation […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces I-Shift Transmission for Severe-Duty Applications

Volvo Trucks in North America introduced a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift for severe-duty (SD) applications will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational models. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed for on- and off-road work in construction and other applications […]

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Kenworth T680 Advantage Achieves Up To 10 Percent Fuel Economy Gain

There’s more good news on the fuel economy front for fleets and truck operators. The latest Kenworth T680 Advantage – Kenworth’s fuel-efficiency leader – has gained up to 10 percent* in fuel efficiency compared to a standard Kenworth T680 built in 2013. “That’s a huge benefit for customers, and why we call it the T680 […]

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AeroSmart & SmartAdvantage Packages Now Available for Freightliner Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia® can now be spec’d with the new AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain packages. These options are designed to further enhance the industry-leading efficiency and performance of the Cascadia. “Our objective is to always provide our customers with impactful solutions that will help them lower their Real Cost of Ownership,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director […]

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Western Star’s “Get Tough” Trucks were on View at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

There may be a lot of challenging applications in trucking, but there’s no job that’s too tough for Western Star trucks. Visitors to the Western Star booth (#30185) at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) experienced first-hand those solutions for the roughest applications, and see how Western Star trucks can tackle any challenge. Highlights at […]

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Kenworth Launches ICON 900 Limited Edition

Kenworth announced a customized limited edition, premium truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Kenworth will offer the ICON 900 in a limited production run and is already accepting orders. There’s no truck on the road that garners more attention and double-takes than a Kenworth W900L, and Kenworth has taken it to another level. “Timeless, classic […]

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International Truck Introduces Enhancements to International ProStar ES

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, International® Truck announced new enhancements to its industry-leading fuel efficiency package —the International® ProStar® ES. First introduced in December 2014, the ProStar ES, short for efficiency specification, features industry-leading aerodynamics, the most fuel-efficient powertrain/transmission combinations available in the industry and a number of other advanced technologies. Together, these features enable […]

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Volvo Trucks Expands Lineup of Fuel Efficient XE Powertrain Packages

Volvo Trucks showcased its latest fuel efficiency improvements, including a new XE – eXceptional Efficiency – powertrain package for linehaul applications, at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Like Volvo’s other XE packages, XE super direct drive improves fuel efficiency by lowering engine rpms at a given vehicle speed – a concept Volvo […]

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Peterbilt Launches Medium-Duty CNG Vehicle Platform

Peterbilt Motors Company introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas during the Mid-America Trucking Show: the Model 337 and the Model 348. Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. “Peterbilt is the established market leader in natural-gas powered Class 8 commercial vehicles and we’re pleased […]

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