Archive | April, 2013

International Truck Launches Truck Portfolio with Cummins ISX15 Engine

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today re-launched its classic International® 9900i and PayStar® 5900 SBA models at ExpoCam, Canada’s National Truck Show. The vehicles now feature the proven high-horsepower capabilities of the Cummins ISX15 engine with SCR, adding to the company’s rugged and durable truck portfolio which also includes the ProStar with the ISX15. “The […]

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Zimmerman Truck Lines Receives Long Distance Reliability with T680 and PACCAR MX-13 Engine

When it came time to put long-term reliability to the test for the Kenworth T680 with the new PACCAR MX-13 engine, Kenworth turned to Zimmerman Truck Lines. Driver teams here can easily log 250,000 miles on a truck each year. “Don’t believe us?” asks the Zimmerman website. “Talk to any driver from ZTL and they […]

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Manac Outperforms All North American Semitrailer Manufacturers in Underride Guard Crash Tests

Canadian manufacturer sets new benchmark for USA “Insurance Institute for Highway Safety” (IIHS) tests Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Québec – Manac Inc., Canada’s largest manufacturer of custom-built and specialty semitrailers, is pleased to announce that the Manac dry van passed the underride guard crash tests recently held by the USA “Insurance Institute for Highway Safety” (IIHS) with flying […]

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Ottawa Trucks Announces New Initiatives to Continue Market Dominance and Leadership

Calling 2013 a year of growth when “preparation meets opportunity,” Ottawa Trucks told its annual gathering of North American dealers in January that new products, marketing initiatives and sales tools are in the pipeline to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading manufacturer of terminal tractors in North America and the world. In the […]

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No Overnight Parking This Week at I-78 Welcome Center in Eastern Pennsylvania

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on Friday, April 5 announced that the parking lot at the I-78 Welcome Center in eastern Pennsylvania — a popular resting spot for long-haul truckers — will be closed during overnight hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week, April 8-11. The commission urged truckers to plan […]

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Mack Showcased Natural Gas-Powered MACK® Pinnacle™ Built for UPS at MATS

Mack Trucks unveiled its highly anticipated 12-liter natural gas-powered MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show. The natural gas-powered Mack Pinnacle, offering a liquefied natural gas (LNG) solution for on-highway applications, was built for UPS (NYSE: UPS). The addition of the natural gas-powered Pinnacle expands Mack’s natural gas line-up to the […]

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Wabash National Corporation to be Featured on “World’s Greatest!…” Television Series

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!…”, announced today that they have recently selected Wabash National Corporation to be a part of the popular television series. “Wabash National is the largest manufacturer of semi trailers in North America. They hold over 70 trailer-related patents, but an important part of their continued growth is; […]

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Kenworth Upgrades Factory Fill Engine Oil To Enhance Fuel Economy for Class 8 Diesel Trucks

Known for its highly aerodynamic models with fuel efficient powertrains – such as the Kenworth T680 with the PACCAR MX-13 engine – Kenworth announced it has selected the fuel economy-focused Chevron’s Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30* as standard factory fill for new Kenworth Class 8 diesel trucks. Delo 400XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is premium […]

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 (from left) Tyler Kronebusch, Dan Orser, Clarence Oosterhoff and Matthew Giesbrecht from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA World Championship semifinals.

VISTA World Championship Semifinals Showcase North America’s Best Volvo Trucks Technicians

Service technicians from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA World Championship semifinals. Conducted every two years, the competition recognizes technician excellence among Volvo dealer service personnel. By finishing first, Babine Truck & Equipment claims a spot among the best 32 teams in […]

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Peterbilt Standardizes PreSet Plus Wheel Ends

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the availability of PreSet Plus hub systems as standard equipment on all Peterbilt Class 8 trucks. PreSet Plus hub systems are designed to improve serviceability and reliability of vehicle wheel ends. “Peterbilt has a tradition of providing our customers with products built on quality, innovation and customer satisfaction,” said Bill Kozek, […]

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Great Dane App

Great Dane Unveiled its First Mobile App at MATS 2013

Attendees at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show had the first look at Great Dane’s new mobile app, which was on display in the company’s Booth #34075, March 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Great Dane’s Innovation Experience at MATS 2013 featured a display with an Apple® iPad™ and a Samsung® Galaxy Tab™ […]

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Elite Support Network Continues to Raise Bar for Customer Service

Daimler Trucks North America’s network of Elite Support Certified dealers continues to grow as fleets and independent owner-operators become more aware of the services and amenities offered at these specific locations. Freightliner and Western Star Elite Support Certified dealers offer rapid diagnostics, consistent communication and exceptional service, making Elite Support certification something that fleets and […]

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