Archive | May, 2012
Freightliner CNG

Freightliner Road Trippin’ on Compressed Natural Gas

LONG BEACH, CA. — Freightliner Trucks and Westport Innovations are in the midst of cross-country U.S. trips running compressed natural gas-powered trucks to prove the availability of the fuel out on the road. The trips are meant to show that a CNG infrastructure is rapidly developing, and that long-haul runs on CNG are feasible. Freightliner […]

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Shell SuperRigs Best of Show

Shell SuperRigs winners announced; couple donates $10K prize to local YMCA

JOPLIN, Mo. — A 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy shown by driver John O’Keefe won Best in Show honors at this year’s Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition. The truck, called ‘Low Life,’ also finished first in the Best Interior, Best Theme, Best Chrome, Best Lights and Best Engines categories. Several Canadians were among the entrants at […]

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Volvo Trucks Magazine Tablet

New edition of award-winning Volvo Trucks’ tablet magazine

A new edition of Volvo Trucks’ award-winning tablet magazine is now available to download, free-of-charge, offering the latest news from Volvo Trucks and the transport industry. The tablet magazine itself was recently awarded the annual Swedish content marketing award, ‘Guldbladet’, for the best mobile communication – for the second year running. In this issue, Volvo […]

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Commercial Trucks Save More Than 20x Fuel of 100 MPG Car

Yes, there is a commercial truck that saves twenty times more fuel than a 100mpg car. Wrightspeed is challenging convention with the Route™, a retrofit electric drive powertrain with an on-board generator engineered for the surprisingly large medium-duty commercial fleet market. In the US alone, this part of the transportation sector boasts over 2 million […]

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Trucks Use GPS

Trucks Use GPS To Anticipate Hills, Save Fuel

Daimler has debuted a new speed control system on their long-haul trucks that uses GPS data to automatically choose the right gear for going up or down a hill. Available on the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Predictive Power Control takes advantage of topographic data programmed into the truck’s GPS in order to properly shift the truck’s 12-speed […]

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits

Fitzgerald Glider Kits

The history of the family owned company that has become the largest glider kit dealer in the U.S. Get a new truck at a fraction of the cost. Save thousands of dollars by having Fitzgerald’s build you a glider kit truck. We are your one stop resource for not only glider kit trucks, but also […]

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flatbed trailer

How To Choose The Right Trailer For Your Needs

If you are looking for a new trailer today, you are not alone. A trailer is a vital component that is often required for truck drivers to earn a living on the road. You may be looking for a cargo trailer for sale, a flatbed trailer for sale, or a different type of trailer. There […]

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LNG tanker

Shale Glut Means $1-a-Gallon Savings at the Pump

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker operated by Energy Advance Co., a unit of Tokyo Gas Co., is moored at the company’s Sodegaura plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Chad Porter wants to run his 18- wheeler trucks on frozen natural gas along a highway that crosses Canada’s Rocky […]

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2013 FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS M2 Recall

2013 Freightliner Business Class M2 Recall – #12V207000 Recall For Exterior Lighting : Headlights Daimler Trucks (DTNA) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2013 Freightliner Business Class M2 Vehicles Manufactured From February 6, 2012, Through March 14, 2012 Because The Low Beam Headlights Turn Off In High Beam Mode. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic […]

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IBISWorld

Truck Trailer Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

In the five years to 2012, the Truck Trailer Manufacturing industry’s revenue is expected to fall at an annualized rate of 1.0% to $7.5 billion; however, this slight decline masks some extreme volatility that the industry endured over the period. According to industry analyst Antonio Danova, “in general, the performance of this industry predicates on […]

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Triangle Suspension Systems

Triangle Adds Lightweight Replacement Spring for Mack Camelback

Triangle Suspension Systems is adding a second lightweight replacement leaf spring for Mack camelback suspensions. The 62-143 version for 46,000-pound suspensions with 55-inch axle spacings provides fleets with a savings of approximately 300 pounds per vehicle without sacrificing performance. This additional replacement spring has been requested by several large refuse fleets and is based on […]

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Particulate Filter

PACCAR Parts Offers CARB-approved Hug mobiclean® R Aftermarket Diesel Particulate Filter

Hug Filtersystems announced today that PACCAR Inc.’s parts dealers are now offering the company’s Hug mobiclean® R diesel particulate filter, an aftermarket passive regenerating diesel particulate filter approved by the California Air Resources Board for installation and use in a wide variety of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks. PACCAR Parts will distribute the devices […]

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