Archive | October, 2013
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All-New Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck Now Available for Order

The all-new Kenworth T880™ – the flagship of Kenworth’s outstanding vocational trucks – is now available for order. Introduced at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show, the Kenworth T880 is especially suited for vocational customers who demand a durable and reliable truck, including dump, mixer, refuse, and heavy haul applications. The Kenworth T880 is standard with […]

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 MACK® GuardDog® Connect provides a fully integrated telematics solution with instant diagnostics and proactive scheduling of repairs handled by a live agent – all while the truck is still on the job.

MACK® GuardDog® Connect Unleashed

Bulldog’s Productive Approach to Truck Maintenance Takes Another Bite out of Customer Operating Costs Mack Trucks launched MACK® GuardDog® Connect, a telematics solution built upon the existing MACK GuardDog maintenance monitoring system, keeping wheels and revenues rolling by strengthening communication among the truck, driver, customer and dealer. GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive […]

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Great Dane Manufacturing Facility Builds Its 100,000th Trailer

Great Dane’s manufacturing facility in Wayne, Nebraska recently celebrated the completion of its 100,000th trailer. The plant was the site of a ceremony on Thursday, October 3rd to commemorate the milestone. Attending were representatives of the Wayne plant; the town’s mayor, Ken Chamberlain; representatives from Great Dane’s corporate offices in Chicago and Savannah including Great […]

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Trucking Tips and Tricks From Experienced Drivers

Plan, Prepare, and Perform – Tips From Experienced Truck Drivers Newer truck drivers may be enamored by the relative freedom of driving an over-the-road load across the nation, but experienced truckers know that in order to rack up thousands of miles of safe and efficient hauling, planning and preparation are vital. Newer truckers sometimes underestimate […]

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Successful Trucking Companies Tend To Offer Better Benefits – Study Says

Trucker Shortages Leads Companies To Focus On Alternative Recruiting Methods For New Drivers Today’s trucking microcosm is one of increasing demand and dwindling supply. With the nation’s energy sector producing two to three times as much product as it did just a decade ago, the need for more truck drivers is real. While recent government […]

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New Kenworth T680 Surpasses 10,000 Order Milestone

The fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 has now surpassed the 10,000 order milestone since entering full production 15 months ago. “This has been one of the fastest Kenworth models to achieve the 10,000 truck order milestone in Kenworth’s 90-year history,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “It’s a testament to the growing adoption […]

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Mack Reveals Design for Its 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree Truck

Mack Trucks revealed the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree truck decal design, which will be proudly displayed on the two custom MACK® Pinnacle™ models charged with transporting the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree cross-country from the state of Washington to Washington, D.C. The design features Mack the Bulldog resolutely pulling a lit Christmas tree on a sled […]

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How the Trucking Industry is Managing Oil Price Spikes

Daily Spikes In Oil Prices Effect How The Trucking Industry Operates The trucking industry, similar to many other transportation-sector businesses, must operate among uncertain fluctuations in one of its most significant cost categories – fuel. Trucks cannot run without gasoline or diesel fuel, and the daily movement in fuel prices leads to problems for those […]

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Peterbilt Showcases New Model 567 and Other Vocational Trucks at 2013 ICUEE

Peterbilt Motors Company will showcase its new all-purpose vocational Model 567 and several other vehicles during the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 1-3. Peterbilt, which has an outdoor display located at N1032, will feature the following the vehicles: • Model 567 spec’d in a dump configuration • Model 365 equipped […]

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