Archive | March, 2013
The MACK® MP8 Econodyne®+ is the latest innovation in the Econodyne engine family for highway applications, offering 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque when operating at top gear. The MP8 Econodyne+ engine is available on MACK® Pinnacle™ model highway tractors.

Mack Delivers Greater Power, Fuel Efficiency with MACK® MP8 Econodyne®+ Engine

Mack Trucks introduced the newest generation of the MACK® Econodyne® family, the MACK MP8 Econodyne+, a powerful and high-performing engine ideal for on-highway customers who require additional muscle to move their loads. The 13-liter MP8 Econodyne + engine is available in MACK Pinnacle™ models and offers 505 horsepower with 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque when operating […]

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The Volvo VNX is a high-performance model designed for heavy-haul applications. At the core of the powerful VNX is a Volvo integrated powertrain featuring a newly introduced D16 engine with 600 horsepower, 2,050 lb.-ft. torque and I-Shift automated manual transmission.

Volvo Trucks Debuts Powerful VNX Model Heavy-Haul Tractor

Volvo Trucks raised the bar for North American heavy-haul tractors with its reveal of the Volvo VNX, a high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. At the core of the powerful VNX is a Volvo integrated powertrain featuring a newly introduced D16 engine with 600 horsepower, 2,050 lb.-ft. torque and I-Shift automated manual transmission. […]

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Freightliner Trucks Showcases New 122SD at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Freightliner Trucks displayed its new 122SD at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). The truck features rugged components that are tough enough to handle the most grueling of applications. With numerous enhancements to the former Coronado SD, the 122SD is now the cornerstone of the SD line of Freightliner severe duty vocational trucks. With a […]

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Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip To Test Drive The All-New Kenworth T880 in Ohio

Kenworth is hosting a special promotion in the United States that will award prize winners with an all-expenses paid trip for two persons to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test drive the new Kenworth T880™ and tour the plant. The two prize winners in the “Kenworth T880 Test Drive Contest” will be […]

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Peterbilt’s SmartAir System Enters Production

Peterbilt Motors Company is pleased to announce the production availability of its SmartAirTM anti-idle cooling system. The factory-installed system helps reduce fuel costs and improves driver comfort. “The SmartAir system is designed to maintain a comfortable rest space in hot climates without idling,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “This system […]

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Volvo Trucks launched Uptime Protection Plan, offering a credit for qualifying repairs that cannot be completed within 24 hours.

Volvo Trucks Promotes Uptime for Customers

As part of its overall commitment to improving uptime, Volvo Trucks in North America launched the Uptime Protection Plan, offering a credit for qualifying repairs that cannot be completed within 24 hours. Customers registered with Volvo Uptime Protection Plan are reimbursed $100 a day for each day up to five for each warrantable engine repair […]

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Freightliner Trucks Announces Team Run Smart Pros

Freightliner Trucks announced that Henry Albert, Linda Caffee, Jeff Clark, Jimmy Nevarez and Joey Slaughter were chosen as the drivers for its “Team Run Smart Pros” program. The program provides select owner-operators with the opportunity to drive a Freightliner Cascadia® truck equipped with a Detroit™ DD15® engine. The Team Run Smart pros will blog about […]

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The MACK® mRIDE spring suspension, paired with the MACK® C150/151 axle carriers, delivers superior performance for vocational applications.

MACK® Twin Y™ and MACK mRIDE Suspensions Debut at MATS Both Suspensions Now Available for Order

Underscoring its commitment to meeting the needs of all customers, regardless of application, Mack Trucks today unveiled two new suspensions offered with proprietary MACK® axles for superior fuel efficiency, performance, ride and handling. The MACK® Twin Y™ Air Suspension and MACK mRIDE spring suspension were showcased in the Mack booth at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking […]

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Kenworth Road Tour To Feature Kenworth T880, Kenworth T680

Kenworth Truck Company today announced the Kenworth Road Tour, which will feature the new vocational Kenworth T880 and Kenworth T680, the 2013 ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year. The tour begins this summer and will visit Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. “Kenworth has a 90-year heritage of manufacturing industry-leading trucks, […]

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 Volvo Trucks is the first North American truck manufacturer to offer the Bose Ride® system as a factory option (left). Volvo will also begin offering the Sears Atlas® II (right) and Sentry models, beginning mid-summer.

Volvo Trucks Enhances Driver Comfort with Premium Factory-Installed Seat Options

Volvo Trucks announced that the Bose Ride® seat suspension system is now available for order as a factory-installed option on its VNM and VNL highway tractors. Volvo Trucks is the first North American truck manufacturer to offer factory installation of the Bose Ride system. Beginning mid-summer, Volvo will also become the first manufacturer to offer […]

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Freightliner Trucks Releases Hauler Challenge Game

Freightliner Trucks has launched its new interactive racing game, “Freightliner Hauler Challenge: Journey to Homestead.” Available for Android, Nook®, Kindle and Apple, the free application puts users’ driving skills to the test as participants virtually maneuver routes in Freightliner Cascadia®, Coronado® and Cascadia Evolution truck models, leading to the NASCAR® championship race. Freightliner Trucks, the […]

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Unique QR codes, installed on all new MACK® trucks during the
manufacturing process, will speed service response times and improve customer uptime.

Mack Cracks the Code to Improve Uptime

Mack Trucks announced that all new MACK® trucks will feature a unique QR code to speed service response times and improve customer uptime. QR codes, or quick response codes, are matrix bar codes that supply rapid retrieval of information when a tablet or other mobile device scans the code. Starting in April, Mack will install […]

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