Archive | September, 2012

Kenworth to Offer Ride-and-Drives of CNG Tractor at HTUF

Kenworth will have a T440 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractor for visitors to test drive during the 12th annual High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Sept. 18-20 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. HTUF is a national forum that brings together fleets, suppliers and manufacturers to examine the latest in hybrid technology for the […]

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ATA Recognizes Truck Drivers with Week of Appreciation

American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day. “Our nation’s highways are the safest they have ever been and our grocery shelves are stocked. We as a nation, owe a great deal to the […]

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1949 Peterbilt 350, known as El Turbo, for its turbocharged Cummins diesel engine. The truck, with a custom interior and stainless-steel bunkhouse, is owned by Jerry Howard of Fairborn, Ohio.

Over 2,000 Miles Hauling the Memory of the Mother Road

The Historic Highway Convoy 2012, consisting of 30 vintage trucks of modest and mighty proportions, had spent eight days and 2,000 miles on the road, tracing the remnants of Old Route 66, before rumbling into the Inland Empire on Saturday morning. Their timing was impeccable, as the trucks were on hand to participate in the […]

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Volvo Trucks Announces 2012 Proven Road Tour Schedule

Volvo Trucks today launched its Proven Tour, an interactive customer and dealer road tour showcasing the company’s proven leadership in fuel efficiency, driver productivity, safety and vehicle uptime. The Proven Tour will stop at 27 Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada during the next four months, making its first stop today at Pare […]

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Kenworth T680 Day Cabs Make a Big Impression

New Features Have Drivers and Fleet Managers Smiling “The Kenworth T680 is everything I expected – and more.” When Orville White made that statement about Kenworth’s new T680 Day Cab, it summed up his high regard for Kenworth’s latest model. “That really does say it all,” said White, who serves as vice president of equipment […]

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Iowa 80 Truckstop Adding 110 More Parking Spaces

Truckers who travel Interstate 80 rejoice. There’ll soon be more parking available at Iowa 80 Truckstop. Iowa 80, which is the nation’s largest truckstop, is in the process of adding 110 more parking spaces. The expanded truck parking lot will be north of the truckstop near the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum and Iowa 80 Group/CAT […]

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Kaufman Trailers

Kaufman Trailers Celebrates Expansions within Trailer Industry

Fontaine Trailer Company, one of the leading trailer manufacturers in the country, has announced plans to significantly expand its operations. The announcement has drawn praise and affirmation from some unlikely sources—namely, other trailer companies, like the North Carolina-based Kaufman Trailers. Kaufman Trailers has responded to the Fontaine announcement with a new statement to the press, […]

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Christopher Barnett of Ryder Systems, Inc. was named the Grand Champion of the TMCSuperTech 2012 Competition.  Pictured left to right with Barnett are TMC General Chairman Lee Long, Professional Technician Development Committee Chairwoman Bonne Karim and George Arrants, TMCSuperTech contest chairman.

Mack Trucks Provides 12 Mack Pinnacle Models for TMCSuperTech 2012

  Recognizing the need to cultivate highly skilled truck technicians, Mack Trucks, in cooperation with two customers, provided 12 MACK® Pinnacle™  DayCab models for the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) National Technician Skills Competition – TMCSuperTech 2012. Christopher Barnett of Ryder Systems, Inc. in Hebron, Ky., won the eighth annual competition, in which trucking technicians […]

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Volvo Trucks Delivers First Remote Diagnostics-Equipped Trucks to Purolator

Volvo Trucks has delivered the first trucks equipped with its new Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service, a standard feature on every Volvo-powered VN model highway truck. The seamless, dynamically connected system of vehicle management tools provides proactive diagnostic and repair planning assistance with detailed analysis of critical diagnostic trouble codes. Purolator Inc., Canada’s leading integrated freight […]

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Freightliner Trucks Marks Production of 500,000th

Freightliner Trucks Marks Production of 500,000th Vehicle at Mount Holly Plant

Freightliner Trucks celebrated the production of its 500,000th vehicle at its Mount Holly, N.C. plant. The keys to the 500,000th truck – a Freightliner Business Class® M2 106 with a utility body – were turned over to Duke Energy officials at a Town Hall meeting at the plant. The truck will join Duke Energy’s fleet […]

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Volvo Skateboarding Mechanic

The Skateboarding Mechanic

  Will Stephenson is lying on a long board under a truck driving down a highway. The huge wheels are spinning in front of him. Is it his first day at work as a Volvo mechanic? Please like, share, comment and visit The world cup luge boarder is playing virtual technician in a stunt […]

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Mack Partners with WyoTech to Offer Diesel Technician Training

Recognizing the need for skilled and expert-level trucking technicians, Mack Trucks is partnering with WyoTech to offer advanced training programs.  Students enrolled in the program will be trained specifically to work on Mack Trucks, including its engines, electrical and electronics, emissions, powertrain and chassis components at the WyoTech-Blairsville, Pa. campus beginning in the spring of […]

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