Archive | August, 2013
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New Roof Fairing Enhances Fuel Economy for the Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution

Freightliner Trucks announced a new factory-installed roof fairing is now available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution 72-inch mid-roof XT models and as an option on Freightliner Cascadia 72-inch mid-roof XT trucks. The new roof fairing further contributes to the aerodynamic styling on the trucks. Available with 12-inch or 20-inch side extenders, the roof fairing’s […]

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Kenworth Trucks Serve as Oil Rig Transformers

C500, C500 Twin Steers and T800s Move Oil Rigs and Equipment for Dynamic Heavy Haul The modern day gold rush is deep in the ground – more than a mile down for oil and natural gas. It’s an energy bonanza for companies like Dynamic Heavy Haul, out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, which moves temporary housing, […]

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Mike Randolph, vice president of national accounts for Volvo Trucks in North America.

Volvo Trucks Names Randolph Vice President for North American National Accounts

Volvo Trucks recently named Mike Randolph vice president of national accounts for North America. Randolph will oversee Volvo’s national accounts team, which develops total fleet solutions for less-than-truckload, truckload and private fleets. “Mike’s wealth of industry knowledge and experience make him ideally suited to lead this important facet of our business and further the partnerships […]

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Great Dane Focuses on Flatbeds at 2013 Great American Trucking Show

Great Dane showcased its entire series of hard-working Freedom flatbed trailers as well as an Everest reefer optimized for truckload operations at the 2013 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas. From August 22-24, attendees visiting the company’s booth (#16136) had a chance to speak with Great Dane product experts and see many of the […]

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Freightliner Trucks Starts Full Production of 122SD

Freightliner Trucks announced that it has started full production on its 122SD.  Rugged and durable, the 122SD is equipped to handle the toughest of vocational applications. The 122SD will be on display at the Freightliner Trucks booth (#12113) at the Great American Truck Show (Aug. 22-24, 2013). The flagship of the Freightliner severe duty line […]

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Elite Support Network Expands Across North America

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) network of Elite Support Certified dealers has expanded across North America with a number of new locations. The network of dealers committed to exceptional customer service now stands at 113 locations and counting. Elite Support is a collaborative initiative between DTNA and its truck dealers that focuses on continuously improving […]

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Western Star and Klein Products Develop High-Capacity Water Tank Truck

Western Star Trucks, Inc. announced the availability of a 6,500 gallon water tank truck for the 4900XD. Developed in collaboration with Klein Products, Inc., the truck features a Klein K650 water tank to provide a more efficient road dust control operation for construction, quarry, and mining applications. Ontario, Calif.-based Klein Products is a worldwide manufacturer […]

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 Tom Tenseth of Bruckner Truck Sales of Fort Worth, Texas takes top honors at the Mack Trucks 2013 Walk the Bulldog competition.

Mack Trucks Selects Top Bulldog in Annual Walk the Bulldog Competition

Tom Tenseth of Bruckner Truck Sales of Fort Worth, Texas earned the right to be top bulldog as the winner of the 2013 Mack Trucks Walk the Bulldog competition. Walk the Bulldog features Mack sales professionals from across the U.S. competing to determine who most effectively presents the Mack total value proposition.  During the championship, […]

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Wabash National Corporation Named One of the Country’s Top 50 Manufacturers by IndustryWeek Magazine

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) announced it was named one of the “50 Best U.S. Manufacturers” by IndustryWeek in the magazine’s July 2013 issue. “We’re honored to be in such good company with other leading manufacturing companies, including Apple Inc., Cummins Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Qualcomm Inc.,” said Dick Giromini, president and […]

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Eaton Adds Virtual Spanish Speaking Presenter to North American Truck Website

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has added a Spanish speaking virtual spokesperson to assist current and prospective customers with a wealth of information on the company’s lineup of UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions. His name is Jose Santos and like his English language counterpart — Brian Fletcher — provides personalized and tailored information at www.ultrashiftplus.com. At the […]

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Hendrickson Announces Suspension Training Program Held in October in Springdale, Arkansas

Hendrickson schedules its 13th session of Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) technical suspension training for heavy-duty transportation service technicians and parts personnel. There will be two separate sessions held, one October 22nd -23rd and the second October 24th -25th , at Northwest Technical Institute Facility in Springdale, Arkansas. Each session is scheduled for one and […]

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Navistar and Cummins Reach Major Milestone of 10,000 Orders

Navistar, Inc. announced they have secured more than 10,000 orders for International®  Trucks powered by the Cummins ISX15 engine and Cummins SCR aftertreatment system. The announcement comes seven months after the re-introduction of the industry leading truck and engine combination. “The International ProStar with ISX has a strong reputation within the industry and we are […]

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