Archive | October, 2013

Kenworth and PACCAR Assembly Plants Carry on Kenworth’s 90-Year Tradition of Quality and Innovation

Many things have changed at Kenworth’s manufacturing plants since the Kirkland, Wash.-based company built its first trucks in 1923. But one thing that has remained constant during the company’s 90-year history – the quality and care that goes into the assembly of every Kenworth truck. Today, Kenworth trucks are built at assembly plants in Renton, […]

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Volvo Trucks Optimizes its Regional Haul Models for Greater Fuel Efficiency and Payload

Volvo Trucks in North America is boosting fuel efficiency and payload capacity for regional haul carriers with the introduction of its Optimized Series, now available for order. The series includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications to deliver a greater value of ownership for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van or […]

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Visit the NextTruck Booth at UTA

The UTA Annual Convention will take place November 6-9 in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. The industry’s best and biggest event will feature valuable information, face-to-face networking, fantastic tours, golf and shopping, dynamic speakers, and more! NextTruck will be exhibiting at booth # 28 demonstrating – Stop by […]

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Tidewater Transit and MCO Transport Named 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winners

Outstanding performance on the road and a focus on training with safety in mind earned Tidewater Transit Co., Inc. and MCO Transport, Inc. the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The fleets were recognized today at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. and presented $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related […]

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Detroit Connect Offered on Freightliner Cascadia Truck Models with Cummins Engines

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) announced the availability of its DetroitTM Connect solutions for all new Freightliner Cascadia® truck models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines. Offered as a factory-installed option beginning Q1 2014, the Detroit Connect suite of telematics solutions – which includes Visibility fleet software and the new On-Board Tablet — provide the […]

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Mack Trucks will continue to sponsor the Share the Road highway safety education program in 2014.

Mack Continues Support of Highway Safety Through Share the Road Sponsorship

Mack Trucks announced at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition that it would again sponsor the Share the Road program in 2014, marking 12 years of continuous support. “In the design of our trucks, Mack is focused on safety because our customers count on us for a safe, productive work day,” said […]

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Volvo Trucks Renews Commitment to America’s Road Team with 2014 Sponsorship

Volvo Trucks will remain the sole sponsor in 2014 of the America’s Road Team, the premier trucking industry safety outreach program. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing, announced Volvo’s ongoing support today at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. “It’s an honor to be […]

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Western Star Announces Lineup, Test Drive Opportunities for OOIDA

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. announced its model lineup and test drive event for the 2013 Owner-Operator Independent Association (OOIDA) Heart of America Trucking Show on Friday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Kansas City Speedway. The aerodynamic and lightweight Western Star® 4900SB with Fuel Efficient (FE) package will be on display […]

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The Life of a Truck Driver

The life of a truck driver isn’t easy. In fact, the majority of the 3.5 million truck drivers across the nation work long hours, manage grueling schedules, and forgo many of the luxuries that the average American worker takes for granted. For instance, truck drivers tend to drive up to thirty hours per week more […]

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Volvo Trucks Announces ‘XE11’ Fuel Efficiency Package for 11-Liter North American Engine

Volvo Trucks expanded its XE – exceptional efficiency – powertrain package lineup with the introduction today of XE11 for its 11-liter Volvo D11 engine. Available on Volvo VNM and VNL models and rated up to 80,000 lbs. GCWR, XE11 is ideal for less-than-truckload, distribution, bulk haul and other regional applications. The powertrain package improves fuel […]

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Dana’s Spicer® AdvanTEK® 40 Tandem Axle Named 2014 Automotive News PACE Award Finalist

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced that its Spicer® AdvanTEK® 40 tandem axle has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards, marking the third consecutive year a Dana technology has been so honored. The PACE Awards are the automotive industry’s premier award recognizing suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and […]

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Hendrickson Releases AERO CLAD® Bumper for the Coronado SD Offering Over 150 Pounds of Weight Savings

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim officials announce the launch of the AERO CLAD® Coronado SD bumper. The addition of the Coronado AERO CLAD bumper is the latest in an entire line of lightweight, corrosion resistant bumpers offered as part of Hendrickson’s All Makes bumper-product offering. The Coronado SD bumper in AERO CLAD offers a bright mirrored […]

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