Archive | September, 2013

Volvo Trucks Offers Increased Fuel Efficiency Benefits in 2014 Engines

Volvo Trucks announced that all model year 2014 Volvo engines will offer fuel efficiency improvements as a result of optimized and enhanced engine componentry. Customers purchasing a Volvo truck equipped with a 2014 Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engine will see an increase in fuel efficiency ranging from .5 to 2 percent, offering a significant […]

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U.S. Trucking Industry Still Facing Driver Shortage

Increasing Demand For Truckers Is Going Unanswered Becoming a truck driver might be one of the smartest choices a young person could make when entering the job market. Few professions provide the opportunity for an employee to make significant money, while demanding relatively little in terms of education and certification. In fact, the average length […]

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TEC Equipment, Inc. was selected for a nationwide award by Successful Dealer magazine because of their exceptional sales and service and excellence in community and civic engagement.

Successful Dealer Honors Long-Time Mack Trucks Dealer TEC Equipment, Inc.

Mack Trucks dealer TEC Equipment, Inc. won the Successful Dealer Award for exceptional sales and service as well as excellence in community and civic engagement. “It was clear from their nomination that David Thompson and his team at TEC have made a commitment to their employees and the communities they serve,” said Jason Cannon, Successful […]

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Kenworth Showcased Vocational Product Offering at NTEA New Model Truck Product Conference

Kenworth Truck Company offered the latest information on its quality work trucks to leading body builders during NTEA’s New Model Truck Product Conference Sept. 10-12 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, Mich. The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) sponsored the show, which gives invited body builders an opportunity to preview new model chassis. “Kenworth exhibited […]

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Volvo Trucks Announces New Leasing Locations

Volvo Trucks recently expanded its network of leasing locations in the United States and Canada to include 10 new sites to better serve customers. Volvo Truck Leasing System is an association of independent Volvo Trucks dealerships throughout North America that provides full-service leasing, short- or long-term rental and service contracts to its customers.  The new […]

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New DOT Rules Proving Tiresome to Truckers, Trucking Companies

New DOT Rules Aim To Help Reduce Driver Fatigue – But Truckers Are Already Growing Tired Of Them The DOT (Department of Transportation) has worked tirelessly to help promote and pass rules and regulations that are all aimed at increasing truck driver safety – as well as the safety of the general public. Several key […]

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Eaton Vehicle Group Named Supplier of the Year by Idealease

Power management company Eaton today announced that its Vehicle Group has been named Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year by Idealease, one of North America’s largest full service transportation companies. It is the first time a supplier has received the award in consecutive years in the 31 years that Idealease has conducted […]

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Volvo Group’s New River Valley Plant Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va. has achieved zero landfill status at its truck manufacturing operations. Waste generated by the facility, which manufactures all Volvo trucks sold in North America, is now recycled, composted or converted to electricity. The 1.6 million square-foot heavy-duty truck assembly plant is one of the Volvo […]

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Great Dane Provides Refrigerated Trailers to Savannah’s Second Harvest

Great Dane is furnishing, at no cost, two 53-foot Everest refrigerated trailers to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (Second Harvest) to store frozen foods salvaged after the non-profit food bank’s 30,000 cubic foot walk-in freezer recently collapsed. Great Dane, which built a new custom refrigerated trailer for Second Harvest earlier this year, is lending […]

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Latest Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual Available for Kenworth K270 and K370

Kenworth now offers its latest Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual, which contains useful information and guidelines for truck specification and design during the body planning and installation processes. The manual’s information is specific to Kenworth K270 Class 6 and Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabovers. The comprehensive 96-page Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual contains detailed sections […]

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Cody J. Pleau from Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc. competes at the brake repair work station during the TMCSuperTech 2013 competition at the at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Seven MACK® trucks provided by PITT OHIO were used to test technicians’ skills during the event.

Technicians Test Their Skills on MACK® Pinnacle™ Models at TMCSuperTech 2013

In an effort to support the cultivation of trucking industry technicians, seven MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back models were provided by Mack customer PITT OHIO for the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) National Technician Skills Competition – TMCSuperTech 2013. Mark McLean, Jr. of FedEx Freight from Montgomery, N.Y. was the first-place winner of the 2013 competition. […]

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Hendrickson Announces 2014 Communication Campaign

This year marked the 100th year anniversary of Magnus Hendrickson founding the Hendrickson Motor Truck Company in 1913. Today, Hendrickson is the leading manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty suspension systems and components to the global transportation industry. We are firmly positioned to support the industry’s world-wide growth and to enhance the overall value-proposition […]

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