Archive | July, 2012
Hino Class 5 Truck

New Class 5 Cabover from Hino

Hino Trucks plans to roll out a new cabover Class 5 medium-duty truck platform this fall, which can be spec’d with either a diesel-only or diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. The new 195 model Hino cabover – as well as the 195h model diesel-electric hybrid powered configuration – feature a 19,500-lb. gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating and a […]

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Navistar Changing Exhaust Technology for 2013

Navistar announced plans to use a new diesel emissions technology for its MaxxForce 13- and 15-liter engines that now rely solely on exhaust gas recirculation. The new after-treatment technology is called In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+), said Dan Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and CEO, during a conference call. No specifics were given on the technology, and […]

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1963 Mack B-61

1963 Mack B-61 Logging Truck at Antique Truck Show

1963 Mack B-61 Logging Truck Filmed at the 2012 Antique Truck Show, July 14-15, in Duncan, BC

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Peterbilt 382

Peterbilt Expands Suspension Options for Model 382

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the expanded availability of its proprietary Air Leaf, Low Air Leaf and Air Trac drive axle suspensions to the Model 382. The suspensions are designed to provide a smooth, controlled ride and facilitate excellent braking and handling features. “The 382 has established a reputation for outstanding quality, reliability and exceptional serviceability […]

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New Rewards Program for Kenworth Privileges Card Holders

Kenworth Privileges cardholders now have a new rewards program being offered by Paccar Parts for more savings on parts and services beyond current discounts. Cardholders now earn bonus rewards for using their cards on three separate days over a quarterly period at participating Kenworth dealers, Paccar Parts said. “The Kenworth Privileges card makes it easy […]

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Eaton Fuller

Eaton Bags Largest Single Fleet Order for UltraShift Plus Transmissions

Eaton is celebrating what it says is its largest single fleet order for UltraShift Plus transmissions. The order comes from TransAm Trucking of Olathe, Kansas. The transmissions will be installed in Kenworth T680 tractors. Specifically, TransAm has ordered 10-speed UltraShift Plus Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS) models. “We have been 100% Eaton automation for more than […]

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Freightliner Plans New Line, New Air Permit

Mount Holly’s Freightliner truck plant expects to replace an e-coating line in the coming years, although parent company Daimler Trucks North America said it doesn’t expect to add jobs as a result. A legal advertisement submitted to The Gazette on Monday calls the project an expansion. In the notice, Freightliner announced the company’s intention to […]

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SAE ComVec

SAE 2012 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

SAE International will hold their Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on October 2-3, 2012 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. With the recovery in the commercial vehicle market it is now more important than ever before to develop innovations in safety, fuel efficiency and engine emissions while integrating customer needs, internal and […]

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Allison Now the Standard Transmission for Freightliner Natural-Gas Vehicles

Allison Transmission will be the exclusive supplier of transmissions for Freightliner’s line of natural-gas vehicles, it announced. That includes the new Cascadia 113 natural gas day cab tractor equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty engine. “Allison transmissions are the ideal option for alternative fuel vehicles because of their torque converter technology that […]

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The Model 579, announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March and now in production, meets SmartWay’s established comprehensive set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers.

Peterbit’s Model 579 Receives SmartWay Designation

Peterbilt Motors Co. said Friday its new Model 579 has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay designation. The Model 579 joins Peterbilt’s lineup of SmartWay designated vehicles, which includes the Model 587, Model 386 with and without LNG and Model 384. “After extensive product development and aerodynamic refinement, we are very proud to obtain […]

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Photos from the Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The Walcott Truckers Jamberoo was held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA on July 12-13. The Jamboree began in 1979 as a gesture of appreciation from Iowa 80 to their trucking customers. Visitors were able to browse nearly 200 exhibits, play carnival games, and participate in the Trucker Olympics. NextTruck’s staff was able […]

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Diesel Price Climbs for First Time in Three Months

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the first time since April 9, rising 3.5 cents to $3.683 a gallon during the week ended Monday, July 9, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. It was the first increase after 12 straight weekly declines; during that time, the price of diesel […]

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