Archive | April, 2012

Wabash National Corporation Announces Earnings

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – April 26, 2012 – Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced it will conduct a conference call to review and discuss its first quarter results on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. EDT.  Wabash National is scheduled to release its results on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, after the close of the […]

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Fontaine Leadership

Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection Announce New Leadership

4/23/2012 Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Fontaine Parts Connection have new leadership. Roger Crawford has been promoted to president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel – North America OEM. Todd Shelton joins Fontaine Parts Connection as president, joined by Larry Stone as vice president of business development. Crawford had served as president of Fontaine Parts Connection since 2008 […]

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Rolling Strong & Freightliner Team Up

Freightliner Trucks Teams Up With Rolling Strong

LAS VEGAS, NV, Apr 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE ) — Freightliner Trucks is teaming up with Rolling Strong, the leader in driver wellness programs, to bring national awareness to professional drivers through the 2012 Rolling Strong(TM) Driver Wellness Tour. The 2012 Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour kicked off on April 18, 2012, and will continue nationwide […]

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The Ultimate Test Drive: Volvo VN780 with I-SHIFT

Today’s Trucking presents The Ultimate Test Drive. You’ve seen and read dozens of our Test Drive stories, but you’ve never seen one like this. Ride along with seasoned journalist and 20-year driver, Jim Park, as he puts the trucks and equipment you’ll soon be driving through their paces. Our premiere Ultimate Test Drive video features […]

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Coherix Enters Heavy Duty Transmission Market as Supplier to Allison Transmission

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Coherix, a leader in advanced Robust3D Measurement solutions for manufacturing has been chosen to supply its ShaPix Surface Detective metrology system to Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana. “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by Allison Transmission for their precision metrology needs”, said Don Manfredi, the company’s […]

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peterbilt truck

How To Decide Between A New Truck vs. Used Truck

One of the biggest career decisions truck drivers may make this year is whether to buy a new heavy duty truck or a used truck for their job. A truck payment is one of the largest expenses related to truck driving. Other job-related expenses pertain to your vehicle as well including fuel costs and repair […]

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Chrome Shop Mafia

Interview with the Chrome Shop Mafia

Just off the exit 4 on I-44 in Joplin, Missouri, you’ll find 4 State Trucks, home of the Chrome Shop Mafia and some seriously bad a## trucks. The shop was the setting for the CMT hit show Trick My Truck, more than 40 episodes were filmed. No longer part of the show, the boys are back […]

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Transcraft to Expand Operations and Add Jobs in Kentucky

CADIZ, KY, Apr 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Transcraft, a subsidiary of Wabash National Corporation WNC +2.21% and a leading producer of platform trailers, together with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, today announced the expansion of its Trigg County operations in Cadiz, Ky. The company’s growth plan includes building a 12,000-sq.-ft. facility with the latest […]

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Fontaine Rev

Fontaine Says Revolution Flatbeds Improve Fuel Economy Up to 3%

JASPER, Ala. — Fontaine Trailer says its new Revolution flatbed and dropdeck trailers are delivering fuel savings of up to 3% in fleet operations. The source of the fuel savings comes as a bit of a surprise, as it’s not entirely related to the lightweight construction, the company announced. “You would think that the fuel […]

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Isuzu Malaysia

Isuzu Malaysia Expects Sales of Commercial Trucks to Jump by 94%

KUALA LUMPUR: Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd expects sales of its commercial trucks to jump 94 percent to 6,340 units this year. Its chief executive officer, Kimitoshi Kurokawa, is confident of achieving the target with the introduction the enhanced turbocharged Isuzu N-Series Road King Hi-Power and the all-new 6th Generation medium-duty Isuzu F-Series FVR. Isuzu is […]

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Big Riggin'

BIG Riggin’ In America – See How BIG The Trucking Industry Is (INFOGRAPHIC)

Curious about what it would be like to drive a big Peterbilt 379 semi truck all day long? Seeing scenery and traveling city to city is an everyday occurrence but what does it really take to climb aboard the trucking industry? “BIG Riggin’ In America – See How BIG The Trucking Industry Really Is” answers many […]

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Volvo XE16

Volvo Brings XE16 Package to LCV, High GVW Markets

TORONTO — Volvo Trucks is adding two XE powertrain packages to its 16-liter D16 engine: a 140,000-pound-GVW option for the North American LCV market, and an 80,000-pound-GVW configuration for fleets demanding superior performance and exceptional fuel economy. Volvo announced the additions at Truck World, Canada’s major trucking trade show, in Toronto. Each package features a […]

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