Archive | May, 2013

Papé Kenworth Opens Three Parts and Service Facilities in Oregon and Washington

Papé Kenworth has opened new parts and service locations in Klamath Falls and Tangent, Ore., and Kelso, Wash. “With the addition of these three new dealerships, Papé Kenworth has significantly expanded its service footprint throughout Oregon and southwest Washington,” said Jason Muggy, general manager of Papé Kenworth’s Southern Oregon region. “The new Papé Kenworth locations […]

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing and Food City Celebrate 50,000th Dry Van Trailer Milestone

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that it has exceeded an important milestone by producing the 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Virginia manufacturing plant.Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, […]

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America’s Fallen Service Members Honored by Mack During Annual Ride for Freedom

America’s fallen or missing military personnel were honored by employees of Mack Trucks during the recent Memorial Day weekend Rolling Thunder® – Ride for Freedom rally. Employees from the Mack Customer Center and Macungie Assembly Operations, both located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, caravanned to Hagerstown, Md. for a memorial ceremony at the company’s powertrain plant. […]

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Kenworth’s Website Receives Award of Distinction in 19th Annual Communicator Awards

Kenworth Truck Company’s comprehensive website ( recently received a 2013 Award of Distinction in the manufacturing category in the 19th Annual Communicator Awards competition. The award recognizes Kenworth, which is a technology leader in the trucking industry, as a website leader. This year’s competition had more than 6,000 entries in various categories. Kenworth’s award-winning, user-friendly […]

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Volvo Trucks Salutes America’s Military Heroes

Volvo Trucks’ 2013 rolling memorial truck joined a motorcade traveling from Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va. to the nation’s capital during Memorial Day weekend. The graphic design on the Volvo VNL 670 was developed by NRV and UAW Local 2069’s Veteran Committee. Volvo employees at the NRV plant have been […]

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Dillon Transport To Add 25 Kenworth T800s with New Cummins Westport ISX12 G Heavy Duty Engine

Dillon Transport will add 25 Kenworth T800 short hood day cabs powered by the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine to its 450+ truck fleet starting this summer. “We’re excited to expand our leadership in natural gas trucks by becoming among the first Kenworth customers to select the Cummins Westport ISX12 […]

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Peterbilt Unveils New Interior for Model 320

Peterbilt Motors Company unveiled its all-new Model 320 interior during the Waste Expo show in New Orleans, La.  The new ProBilt interior for Peterbilt’s low-cab forward vehicle features ergonomic improvements, system enhancements and improved overall visibility for maximum operator efficiency and comfort. “The Model 320’s new interior delivers unparalleled fit and finish and provides drivers […]

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Navistar Hires Bill Kozek as President of its North America Truck and Parts Business

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced it has appointed Bill Kozek as president of the company’s North America Truck and Parts business. He succeeds Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer last month. Kozek, 50, joins Navistar following a 26-year career at PACCAR Inc., where he most recently served as vice president and […]

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MACK® TerraPro™ models equipped with the MACK mRIDE spring suspension deliver superior performance for refuse applications.

Mack® mRIDE Debuts at Waste Expo 2013

Mack Trucks introduced the MACK® mRIDE spring suspension for the MACK TerraPro™ refuse model during Waste Expo 2013. The Mack mRIDE spring suspension, now available with proprietary MACK axles, delivers increased stability and a smoother ride. The mRIDE is a six-rod spring suspension with Mack ductile iron axle housings and Mack C150/151 series axle carriers. […]

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Kenworth’s Renton Assembly Plant Receives Environmental Honor from King County

The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently received a 2012 Gold Award presented by the King County (Wash.) Industrial Waste Program. The award is for compliance with the plant’s industrial wastewater discharge permit. The award recognized the plant for one year of no wastewater violations of any kind covering discharge, permit, ordinance, […]

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Freightliner Trucks and NASCAR Donate Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

Freightliner Trucks in support of NASCAR Race to Green® pledged to plant 1,200 trees with the support of the Arbor Day Foundation. During the month of April, for every Freightliner-transported driver who won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race, Freightliner Trucks pledged to plant trees that will be replanted in various regions in the United […]

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Peterbilt Names Camions Excellence Peterbilt – Laval Its Parts & Service Dealer of the Year

Exceeding goals and excelling in customer satisfaction, Camions Excellence Peterbilt – Laval led the way in aftermarket performance in 2012, earning Peterbilt’s North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year Award. The award was presented during Peterbilt’s annual Dealer Meeting held at the PACCAR Engine manufacturing facility (Columbus, Miss.) to Nicole and Dany Lussier, […]

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