Archive | March, 2013

Visit NextTruck at the Mid-America Trucking Show

It’s that time of the year!  NextTruck is looking forward to another 3 busy days at The Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY – March 21-23.  The NextTruck booth is #30204 located in the South Hall of the Kentucky Expo Center; please stop by and visit with Amy Looper, Aaron Elmore or Mark Norrod.  We […]

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Volvo Trucks will now offer its Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service as a standard feature on every Volvo-powered VHD vocational truck (above) and VAH autohauler model (below).

Volvo Trucks Announces Remote Diagnostics as Standard on All North American Models

Volvo Trucks is expanding Remote Diagnostics to include Volvo-powered Volvo VHD and VAH vocational models, making it a standard feature across Volvo’s entire North American product line. The remote communication platform has been a standard feature on all Volvo-powered VNM and VNL models since mid-2012. Remote Diagnostics helps maximize vehicle uptime by providing proactive diagnostic […]

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Gemini Transport Purchases 50 New Freightliner Cascadia 113 Natural Gas Day Cabs for Fuel Delivery to Love’s Travel Stops

Freightliner Trucks announced that Gemini Motor Transport LLC has purchased up to 50 new Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas day cab units to provide fuel distribution to the over 300 Love’s Travel Stops throughout the USA. Gemini will purchase and take delivery of the vehicles in the 4th Quarter of 2013. Gemini has been testing […]

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Kenworth and PACCAR Financial Offer Extended Engine Warranty for New T680s with PACCAR MX-13

Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR Financial have introduced an Extended Engine Warranty Program available to qualifying customers who purchase new Kenworth T680s equipped with PACCAR MX-13 engines and finance through PACCAR Financial. Under the program, Kenworth customers may receive a 3-year / 400,000-mile comprehensive and aftertreatment extended warranty for the PACCAR MX-13 when ordered with […]

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Hino 195DC

Hino Trucks Expands Cab-Over Product Offering

During the NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks displayed their new Class 5 COE model 195 Double Cab. Less than a year after introducing the cab-over model195 into the market, the new double cab option for the 2014 model year will arrive at Hino dealers June 2013 and is offered in both a diesel model […]

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Western Star 4700

Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. introduced its new 4700 set-back all-wheel drive truck. Now available to order, the Western Star 4700SB AWD is ideal for construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction. The new model, equipped with a Terex Utilities Digger Derrick, was on display at the 2013 Work Truck […]

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Semi Trucks in the United States

Have you ever stopped to think about all of those semi trucks on the road these days? Given that 70% of all freight transported in the US economy depends on trucks, it might be worth thinking about if you haven’t already. Luckily, NextTruck has done all the hard work for us in this awesome infographic […]

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Kenworth T270 and T370 Medium Duty Vehicles Now Available with Roof Fairings

With diesel once again inching above the $4 a gallon mark, fleets are on the lookout for ways to consume less. “In the heavy duty segment, roof fairings are a common sight, but not so much for medium duty fleets,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager.  “However, we expect to see a transformation […]

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GATR dealer principal Bob Neitzke (center) receives the 2012 U.S. Dealer of the Year award from (left ) Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president – business development and (right) Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

GATR Receives Volvo Trucks’ 2012 U.S. Dealer of the Year Award

Volvo Trucks named GATR of Sauk Rapids, Minn. the 2012 U.S. Dealer of the Year, marking the second consecutive year receiving the award. The annual Volvo Trucks Dealer of the Year award honors the dealership’s organization and employees for overall accomplishment and performance. Selection criteria for the award includes outstanding performance in new truck and […]

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Mack Trucks today launched the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) 4x2 model, offering a Class 7 or Class 8 solution for customers demanding a lighter yet rugged work truck.

Introducing the Mack Granite MHD 4×2

Mack Trucks launched the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) 4×2 model, offering a Class 7 or Class 8 solution for customers demanding a lighter yet rugged work truck. Introduced for the first time during the 2013 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the MHD 4×2, offered in a heavy-duty or […]

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Freightliner Trucks Launches Truck Equipment Manufacturers Support Program

Freightliner Trucks introduced the Freightliner Frameworks Truck Equipment Manufacturers program at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show. This new initiative complements the company’s overall strategy to develop solutions for truck equipment manufacturers (TEM) that make the upfitting process as efficient as possible. The Frameworks program provides members a comprehensive suite of services and tools geared […]

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Kenworth K270 and Kenworth K370 Cabovers

Kenworth K270 and K370 Medium Cabovers Now Ride on Air

Hendrickson Rear Air Bag Suspensions New Option for Sensitive Load Operations Kenworth announced that two Hendrickson rear air ride suspensions are now available as options on Kenworth medium duty cabovers. According to Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager, the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers come standard with soft riding Reyco mechanical spring suspensions, “but […]

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