Archive | April, 2012

Forbes Earnings Preview: PACCAR

In the month leading up to the Paccar‘s (PCAR) first quarter earnings announcement slated for Tuesday, April 24, 2012, expectations have risen for the upcoming results. The consensus analyst estimate has gone from 76 cents per share to the current projection of earnings of 78 cents per share. What to Expect: Analysts’ estimates are up […]

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Kenworth Names 2011 Top Dealers

Kenworth Truck Co. named its heavy duty and medium duty dealer of the year awards at its recent Dealer Meeting in Columbus, OH. Edmonton Kenworth took top honors as 2011 Kenworth Dealer of the Year while Rihm Kenworth was named 2011 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada. “It’s a […]

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Diesel Price Drops 2.1 Cents

For only the second time in 12 weeks the national average price of diesel was lower than in the week before. The average price dropped 2.1 cents to $4.127 a gallon during the week ended Monday, April 16, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Prices are, on average, 2.2 cents higher […]

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Leading Fleets Take Delivery of World’s First Commercially Available Hybrid Hydraulic Parcel Delivery Trucks

PASADENA, CA, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Members of the Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Parcel Delivery Working Group have announced the receipt of their hydraulic hybrid package delivery evaluation vehicles from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), Morgan Olson and Parker Hannifin. FedEx Ground, Purolator, and UPS each purchased an […]

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Recycled Bottles Used for Heavy Truck Parts

Volvo Trucks is using SABIC’s Valox iQ polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin, made in part out of recycled plastic bottles, for the brackets of the side air deflection system in all seven models of its 2012 Volvo VN family of heavy trucks. Although many other recycled plastics typically lose performance after undergoing successive melt histories, the […]

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ATA’s Annual Trends Report Reflects Recovering Trucking Industry

Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to American Trucking Associations’ 2012 American Trucking Trends report. The report gathers statistics from numerous sources in areas such as the size of the industry, trucking performance, fleet demographics, truck sales, taxes, safety, international trade, the […]

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Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Winter driving can be challenging for anyone. Truck drivers in particular should be aware of the unique dangers they face during the winter. It is important for day cab drivers to be prepared for anything when it comes to the cold winter months that bring snow, ice and dismal road conditions. Here are some winter […]

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Great Dane’s Everest Series Takes Reefer Trailer Quality to New Heights

Two models of Great Dane’s all-new Everest series of refrigerated trailers made their debut at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY recently. The entire series of Everest reefers, including TL and SS models for longhaul truckload carriers and CL for specialized, foodservice, and multi-temp applications, has been re-engineered with stringent standards to be […]

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Frito-Lay Pledges a Major Shift Toward Natural-Gas Trucking

On Tuesday, Frito-Lay announced it would add 67 trucks that would run on compressed natural gas, known as C.N.G., to its fleet. Eventually, the company said, a majority of its longer-range vehicles would run on C.N.G., as well as liquefied natural gas for longer-distance hauls. The C.N.G.-powered trucks would save the equivalent of $2.50 a […]

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Major Dealer Announcement By Isuzu Truck for the West Midlands

Leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck has announced another major strategic dealer group addition for 2012, with the recent appointment of long-established commercial vehicle group Aquila Truck Centres, as its main dealers for the West Midlands and Shropshire. And within a record breaking time of just 1 hour 13 mins from Aquila officially becoming an […]

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Trucking Industry Moving to End Reliance on Crude

The time is right for commercial transportation to move away from petroleum and embrace new technologies. The shift has already begun. For every hundred barrels of crude oil produced or imported into the U.S., about 8 go towards commercial transportation. Diesel fuel equals roughly 10% of each barrel of oil refined and most of that […]

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1951 Mack Fire Pumper Truck

Check out this Mack Truck! The basic truck would have been made in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This truck saw service in eastern PA, Willow Grove to start, then McAdoo in the northeastern coal region. This truck looks as good as when it was first delivered for service and that’s saying a lot as fire trucks receive […]

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