Archive | June, 2013
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Strick Updates Open Top Trailer Design

Strick Trailers unveiled an updated Open Top trailer design to add to their lineup of sheet-and-post dry van trailers. The standard Open Top model features Strick’s impact-resistant TF1 snap-in HDPE side lining and a Shurco tarp system. “We designed an all new heavy-duty aluminum top rail for our Open Top in order to lighten the […]

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USA Truck Receives 5,000th Freightliner Truck

Freightliner Trucks presented USA Truck with its 5,000th Freightliner tractor. The delivery was celebrated during a special ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Van Buren, Ark. USA Truck’s 5,000th Freightliner truck is a Cascadia® 125-inch sleeper equipped with a Detroit™ DD15® TC engine. The truck features decals on the driver’s door that not only mark […]

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 Volvo recently announced plans to begin producing DME-powered trucks in 2015 for the North American market. The fuel mirrors the exceptional performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel and burns clean without producing any soot.

Volvo Trucks Spotlights the Present and Future of North American Alternative Fuel Technology

Volvo trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and dimtethyl ether (DME) will be on display this week at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference. The vehicles highlight Volvo Trucks’ leadership in alternative fuel and driveline development. The CNG- and DME-powered Volvo VNL models at […]

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Successful Flatbed Hauler Delivers Not Only Oversized Loads, But Also Pets to New Homes

Fuel Savings, Driver Comfort From Aerodynamic Kenworth T660 Helps Makes Charity Work Easier Bear, a 4 1/2-year-old Pekinese, traveled 4,500 miles for nine days across the western United States, British Columbia and the rugged wilderness of the Yukon Territories to be with his new family at their home in North Pole, Alaska. Bear didn’t have […]

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Mack will begin production of the DME-powered MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model in 2015.

Mack to Begin Production of DME-Powered Vehicles in 2015

Mack Trucks will begin production of dimethyl ether (DME)-powered MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back models in 2015. DME, a non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel, offers many environmental and societal benefits, including that it can be made from multiple sustainable feedstocks. One of the most significant advantages of the fuel is that it produces no soot, eliminating the […]

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Volvo Trucks Awarded Top Telematics Industry Honors for Remote Diagnostics

Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks’ proactive diagnostic and repair planning service, was named Best Telematics Service or Solution for Commercial Vehicles by a panel of industry judges at the 10th annual Telematics Update Awards in Detroit. Volvo, the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer nominated for the prestigious award, offers Remote Diagnostics as a standard feature on all […]

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Freightliner Trucks “History of Innovation” App Now Available on the Apple, Android Nook and Kindle App Stores

Freightliner Trucks announced that its new “History of Innovation” app is now available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle users. The free app features an interactive timeline with videos, graphics and images highlighting Freightliner products and its history of innovation in the commercial vehicle industry. A challenging game featured on the “History of Innovation” […]

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Kenworth’s Renton Assembly Plant Celebrates 20 Years of Building The World’s Best Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of building The World’s Best® trucks. “The employees at the Renton plant have played a key role in Kenworth’s success over the past 20 years. Along with well-trained employees, we utilize leading-edge technology, production and logistics systems to build quality Kenworth trucks […]

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Fitzgerald Truck Show

Customer Appreciation Weekend and Pride & Polish Truck Show Friday – Saturday: June 28-29, 2013 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Crossville, TN Show Truck Parking/Check-in: Friday NEW Pride & Polish event for 2013! This event will be free to the public and a family friendly event with plenty of fun and entertainment for the whole […]

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Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Location in Heart of Southwest Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth – Kenworth’s 2012 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year, has opened a new parts and service facility in Thomasville, Ala. The new facility is located in Joe Davis Industrial Park just off of U.S. Route 43 in Clarke County, Ala. The new parts and service facility joins six other Truckworx Kenworth dealerships […]

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Celadon’s First Reefer Trailer Completed at Great Dane’s Statesboro Plant

Great Dane recently completed production of Celadon Group’s first refrigerated trailer, part of a 200-reefer order being built at Great Dane’s newest manufacturing facility in Statesboro, GA. These reefers represent the first refrigerated trailers that Celadon, one of North America’s largest truckload carriers, has purchased from any manufacturer. “As a long-time supplier of Celadon’s dry […]

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Volvo Trucks in North American announced plans to begin production in 2015 of vehicles powered by Dimethyl Ether, a fuel that mirrors the exceptional performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel. DME also burns clean without producing any soot.

Volvo Trucks to Commercialize DME-Powered Vehicles for North America

Volvo Trucks became the first manufacturer to announce plans to commercialize dimethyl ether (DME)-powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles in North America. As the latest step in its comprehensive “Blue Power” alternative fuel strategy, Volvo revealed ongoing U.S. customer field testing of trucks powered by DME, and demonstrated the technology after an announcement at the California State […]

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