Archive | July, 2012

Lake Normand Fire Department’s Pink Fire Truck

Outcast Kustoms of Mooresville, NC, crafted this one-of-a-kind custom truck creation to help raise awareness about breast cancer and elicit support to find a cure for this devastating disease. Source:

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New TPMS Trailer Monitoring Device Unveiled

TireStamp has introduced a tire pressure monitoring system that meets the new TPMS 2.0 standard for commercial products. The TireVigil TPMS Trailer automatically connects to the TireVigil TPMS on the tractor to monitor trailer tire pressures. Alerts for potential tire problems such as underinflation, overinflation, overheating and differences in dual tire pressure are included with […]

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Peterbilt Schedules Customer Experience Events

Peterbilt Motors Co. has scheduled a series of customer experience events through the remainder of this year. Visitors to the events will be able to see Peterbilt’s product lineup and more. “Events like these allow us to interact with our customers throughout the day and provide an excellent forum to showcase Peterbilt’s extensive product portfolio,” […]

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Freightliner Cascadia Evolution

Low-Riding Big Rig Aims for 10 MPG

It was a dog and pony show starring a fuel-efficient big rig with enough bells and whistles to draw longing looks from fleet managers, drivers and trucking company executives. The low-riding, diesel fuel-sipping Cascadia Evolution, Daimler Freightliner’s next big offering to trucking companies, rolled into Memphis on a mission to create a buzz in one […]

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New Map Product Developed for Truck Customers

TomTom announced the newest version of its Logistics map product designed specifically for truck and fleet operators. The product increases driver and vehicle safety, improves fleet efficiency and helps trucking customers to avoid expensive fines, the company said. “TomTom Logistics enables a safer and more efficient operation of fleet vehicles and powers solutions that demand […]

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Volvo at Children's Museum

Volvo ‘Big Rig’ Delivers Hands-on Fun and Education to Community Children’s Museum

Volvo Trucks has partnered with the Greensboro (N.C.) Children’s Museum to open a new permanent exhibit featuring a Volvo VNL 670. The interactive display allows children to get behind the wheel and explore all aspects of the truck and its sleeper cab as they learn the importance of trucks in society. Greensboro is home to […]

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Kenworth Spotlights Natural Gas Efforts

At a press briefing at its corporate headquarters in Renton, WA, last week, Kenworth officials detailed their efforts to prepare for a major heavy-duty natural gas push beginning next year. The company’s natural gas offerings, which already spans three engine choices in six different vehicle platforms, will receive an additional boost when Kenworth is one […]

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Maryland Launches Paperless E-Hauling Permits

The Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) is now providing truckers a way to carry paperless permits – to be displayed in electronic format during inspections. The permits replace traditional paper-issued permits and attachments. The SHA said this makes Maryland the first state on the eastern seaboard and the second in the nation to issue electronic […]

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Volvo Tow Truck

Tow Truck Loaded with Volvo Sedan Doing Burnout

Have you ever watched a burnout like this? This tow truck loaded with a smoking Volvo sedan is causing a lot of excitement! This is one way to spend one minute and thirteen seconds. Next time maybe the tow truck driver can smoke them too!

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Search for Oldest Working Volvo Truck

Volvo trucks have always had a reputation for staying the course and most people know of an old Volvo truck that is still earning its living. These four, six and eight wheeled ‘senior citizens’ of the transport world are not always seen at shows and rallies. Neither do they always feature in the pages of […]

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Fontaine New Trailers

Fontaine Trailers Adds Three New Infinity Flatdeck Designs

Fontaine Trailer Company has added three low deck height models to its Infinity product line. They include a 48-ft. spread axle, 53-ft. rear axle slide and 53-ft. rear axle slide with twist locks for shipping containers. Each new model features a 36-inch loaded deck height and durable RASR side rail, the company announced. ”Our customers […]

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Company to Construct CNG Stations Nationwide

Trillium CNG and AMP Americas have announced a joint venture, AMP Trillium, focused on building a network of CNG stations across the US. Initially, AMP Trillium will construct stations along the I-65 and I-75 trucking corridors and major routes in Texas, with the first station breaking ground by fall 2012. The stations will be open […]

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