Archive | September, 2012
Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks’ U.S. Dealer Network Continues Rapid Expansion in the West

Ongoing investments by Volvo Trucks’ dealer network have increased the work capacity at Volvo Trucks locations in the Western region of the U.S. by nearly 15 percent since January 2010. The expansion includes the addition of nearly 80 truck service bays, 135 Volvo-certified technicians and a nearly 22 percent increase in parts inventory. “The Volvo […]

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Oil Recycling Company Chooses Kenworth T440s For Performance, Comfort and Long-Term Durability

Used motor oil never wears out. It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned and used again, said Mike Mazza,president of American Petroleum Environmental Services,Inc., a Tacoma, Wash.-based, $20 million oil recycling company. In 2002, Mazza bought an old truck and started collecting used oil around the Puget Sound and western Canada. By 2010, […]

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Participants in the Walk the Bulldog championship pose with John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing, Kevin Flaherty, president, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing and Mack the Bulldog. Fred Schmidt, Mack Sales of Charlotte, pictured third from the right, was named the 2012 Walk the Bulldog champion.

Mack Trucks Crowns the Leader of the Pack in Annual Walk the Bulldog Competition

  In an effort to recognize excellence among its sales staff, Mack Trucks recently crowned Fred Schmidt of Mack Sales of Charlotte as the champion of the 2012 Mack Trucks Walk the Bulldog sales competition. Schmidt competed for the honor against 11 other Mack sales professionals, all of whom were top finishers at regional competitions. […]

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Freight Projected to Stay in the Slow Lane

A reflection of continued sluggish economic activity in the U.S., truck, tonnage numbers tracked by the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) trade group continued to lose steam in August; ATA’s for-hire truck tonnage index contracted 0.9% in August after increasing 0.4% in July, and while the sequential drop in August did not completely erase the combined […]

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NTTC to Launch Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

The safety committee of the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) is developing a new driver recognition program for tank truck drivers. The first Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Award will be presented at the group’s annual meeting in April 2013. According to NTTC, the award will go to one exemplary tank truck company […]

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Daimler Trucks NA

Daimler Trucks North America Adds Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems to Its Aftermarket Offering

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has launched new tire pressure monitoring technology as an aftermarket offering for its Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses commercial vehicles. Introduced during the 2012 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, the new system allows real-time tire performance monitoring for better fuel economy and safety. The new system provides […]

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Freightliner Offers Extended Warranty for M2 106 Trucks

Freightliner Trucks on Monday, Sept. 24, announced that it now offers the option of a free 5-year/250,000 mile Cummins PP1 extended engine warranty on its model year 2012 and 2013 Freightliner Business Class M2 106 trucks with Cummins ISB engines. Available for immediate delivery, the Business Class M2 106 is suited for a variety of […]

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Talbert Trailers

Talbert Launches 50CC-PS Hybrid Trailer

Talbert has launched the 50CC-PS hybrid “paver special” trailer. Combining the benefits of a close-couple lowbed design with roller paver accessibility, the 50CC-PS offers a longer loading incline. This allows the 50CC-PS the ability to haul a larger range of equipment, from loaders and excavators to rollers and pavers. Additionally, the specialty design provides versatility […]

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Daimler's new Aerodynamics Truck and Trailer, introduced at the IAA show in Germany this week.

Daimler Unveils ‘Aerodynamics Truck and Trailer’ in Europe

Daimler’s European business has strayed outside its normal comfort zone, designing a trailer optimized for maximum efficiency with the company’s own Actros tractor. The Aerodynamics Truck and Trailer, unveiled at the International Motor Show this week, will reduce a semi-trailer’s fuel consumption to less than 25 litres per 100 kilometres, officials said, representing a fuel […]

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Wabash National Corporation Presents Awards to Outstanding Suppliers

Wabash National Corporation WNC +2.12% recognized top suppliers today during its annual supplier conference. Nineteen suppliers received awards for exceptional performance to help the organization meet customer needs. “All our suppliers are critical partners who aid us in delivering innovative, cost-effective solutions for our diverse group of customers across the country and around the world,” […]

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Two World Record Attempts to Take Place at the Charlotte Diesel Super Show

Visitors attending the 2012 Charlotte Diesel Super Show, Oct 5-6, at the zMax Dragway, in Concord, NC, will have the unique opportunity to see Aaron’s Outdoor monster truck attempt a world speed record and Jesse Toler attempt a world stoppie record. Jesse Toler, a professional sports bike freestyle rider for over 9 years, will need […]

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Volvo FH

Get the First New Volvo FH on Ebay

Volvo Trucks sells the first series-manufactured new Volvo FH to the highest bidder on eBay. The truck is a unique one-off collector’s item and all the proceeds will go to charity. Bids start at one Euro. Starting on September 19, the auction will be open for ten days to bidders from all over Europe, including […]

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