Archive | May, 2012

Meritor posts higher profit, shares rise

Truck parts maker Meritor Inc posted a quarterly profit ahead of analysts’ expectations as margins increased and sales at its aftermarket and trailer segment rose, sending shares up 10 percent before the bell. Meritor, which makes axles, brakes, drivelines and suspension parts, said revenue in the segment rose for the second quarter primarily on sales […]

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How To Get Better Value With Used Trucks

Many truck drivers today are making the wise financial decision to buy used Freightliner trucks or used international trucks over buying new vehicles. Buying used vehicles allows truck drivers like you to purchase a quality vehicle without paying the high cost associated with brand new vehicles. There are a number of quality used vehicles that […]

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Schneider National Buying 3,000 New Tractors

The carrier is replacing one-third of its fleet with tractors coming right off the production line this year at a rate of 75 per week. They will save fuel, cut emissions, and help drivers avoid rear-end collisions. Green Bay, Wis.-based truckload carrier Schneider National announced May 2 that it is transforming its tractor fleet this […]

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Cooper Kenworth

Cooper Kenworth Expands To 10 Locations

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Cooper Kenworth has recently opened an expanded 31,000 square-foot parts and service operation along U.S. Interstate 40 in Asheville, N.C. The new Cooper Kenworth – Asheville facility joins a Kenworth dealer network of more than 320 locations in the United States and Canada. The parts and service operation is located on nearly […]

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United States : Cummins Signs Agreement to Purchase SCR Doser Assets from Hilite International

Cummins Inc., announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets associated with the emissions control products of Hilite International. Hilite’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) doser technology will become part of Cummins Emission Solutions (CES), allowing Cummins to serve all major market applications with a Cummins doser. SCR doser technology is a […]

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Mexico tightens rules, lowers weight on trucks

The Mexican government said Friday it will tighten inspections and lower maximum allowed weights for freight trucks after protests over a string of deadly accidents involving double-trailer trucks. Independent truckers partially blocked highways leading into Mexico City on Friday to protest rules allowing extremely heavy and very long trucks, something they say displaces them from […]

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Mack Trucks Names TransEdge 2011 Distributor of the Year

Mack Trucks named TransEdge Truck Center of Pittsburgh, Pa., its 2011 North American Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the top-performing distributors within Mack’s North American dealer network. Selection criteria include sales, facilities, personnel, service, parts, general management, customer satisfaction and community service. TransEdge owners Bob and Judy Dwyer opened the Pittsburgh location […]

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refrigerated trailer

Reefer Trucks for Your Food Business

If you run a food business today, you need to have trucks on-hand that can transport your products to their final destinations. A reefer truck features a refrigerated trailer that can maintain the superior quality of foods while they are in transit. There are many different makes and models of refrigerated trucks that you may […]

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Repair Facilities

Big-truck center taking shape in Tolleson

Freightliner of Arizona in Tolleson is a one-stop commercial-truck sales and repair facility that is expected to anchor a new commercial-truck center. The 184,000-square-foot Freightliner facility, with 200 employees, can fill virtually any trucking or RV need, said Damon Cuzick, a contractor and project manager of the facility. Just as Avondale has Avondale Auto Mall […]

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Hendrickson SteerTek NXT

Hendrickson Launches Next-Gen Front Steer Axle

5/3/2012 Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems now offers its next-generation SteerTek NXT axle on select International truck models. SteerTek NXT is the standard axle offering on International ProStar+, TranStar and LoneStar models. SteerTek NXT includes continuous beam architecture, which minimizes stress points for added durability while providing a strength-to-weight ratio. The rigid, box-shaped cross section […]

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More Fleets Report Positive 1Q Financials

4/30/2012 (UPDATED) Most carriers are reporting positive first quarter financial results, and some are setting records with their numbers. P.A.M, UPS, Old Dominion, Ryder, Celadon, Knight, Landstar and Universal Truckload all reported increased revenues for the first quarter of 2012. Covenant Transport reported some decreases, but its numbers were an improvement over 1Q 2011. Arkansas […]

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Mean Green

Volvo Hybrid Truck Sets World Speed Record

Mean Green, Volvo’s hybrid truck, establishes new world speed records at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA. STOCKHOLM – May 4, 2012: Last week, on April 27th, Mean Green achieved the following world record speeds: Flying Kilometre -236.577 km/h (147.002 mph) and Standing Kilometre – 153.252 km/h (95.245 mph). “We are very pleased with Mean Green’s […]

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