Archive | November, 2013

Peterbilt Teams for Training with Top Tech School Universal Technical Institute

Peterbilt Motors Company has teamed with Universal Technical Institute (UTI) to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced. The inaugural 12-week program – which began Nov. 11 – will provide students with classroom and hands-on instruction of total vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and repairs, […]

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Early Adopters of PACCAR MX-13 Engine Reaping Benefits with Kenworth Trucks

That’s the straight up answer to a straight-up question that was posed to Robbie Wood, owner of Robbie D. Wood Trucking, which runs 140 trucks out of Dolomite, Ala. “We run Kenworth trucks and know PACCAR very well. We’ve always received a great product and had it backed with great service from our Kenworth dealer […]

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Trucker Advice: Adapting to a Growing Family while on the Road

About ten years ago when I first started my career as a commercial truck driver my life was in a much different place than it is now.  Just over the age of 21, my wife and I had little responsibility outside of ourselves.  Of course there were bills to be paid, rent that needed to […]

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Mack Trucks introduced the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader, a lightweight solution for refuse customers.

Lightweight MACK® Granite® MHD Rear Loader Offers Customized Option for Refuse Customers

Refuse customers seeking a lightweight and cost-effective vehicle that is also tough and reliable can now look to the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader, introduced today at the 2013 Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo. The Mack Granite MHD rear loader offers a reduced weight option for refuse companies and municipalities desiring a […]

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Women in Trucking

African-American Women Consider Trucking

If you’ve ever attended Women In Trucking’s “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” in Louisville, Kentucky, you’ll find the largest gathering of female professional drivers in the United States. These women come from all parts of the country, as well as Canada. Some are in their seventies; others are in their twenties. Some have been […]

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How to Stay Healthy

How to Stay Healthy on the Road

For many truckers, staying healthy on the road can be a bit of a challenge. With fast food joints and gas station grease traps in every port, it’s difficult to find healthy options, especially in a city that you’ve never been to. Fortunately, if you’re a road dog looking for a nutritious meal, there are […]

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Peterbilt Named North Texas Clean Air Champion

Peterbilt Motors Company received the highest honor at the ninth annual Working for Clean Awards from the North Texas Commission, the company recently announced. The 2013 awards feature 15 different category winners named from 26 applicant organizations representing more than 70,000 employees. Peterbilt was revealed as the top award winner – the North Texas Clean […]

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Volvo Trucks Presents The Epic Split Featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme

Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme carry out his famous split between two reversing trucks. Never done before, JCVD says it’s the most epic of splits — what do you think? This live test was set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering — a world first technology that makes the new […]

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Dave Nemo

Dave Nemo Show Adds Monthly Women in Trucking Segment

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) will be a recurring subject on the Dave Nemo show beginning this month. Ellen Voie, WIT’s President/CEO, will begin the monthly segments this Monday, November 18 at 7:00 am central.  “We are excited about the opportunity to obtain even more exposure to drivers who listen to the Nemo show […]

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Kenworth Cabovers Offer Superb Power, Visibility and Maneuverability for Neesvig’s Food Service

A family-owned  Windsor, Wis.-based Neesvig’s Food Service and its Milwaukee-based sister company, Empire Fish, provide top quality meats and seafood to restaurants, hotels, country clubs, hospitals and universities across the Upper Midwest. A fleet of 15 leased Kenworth K270 and K370 Cabovers with refrigerated van bodies serves hundreds of customers, mostly in urban areas. “Drivers […]

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Western Star 4800SB 8×8 All-Wheel Drive Model Now Available

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. announced the availability of its 4800SB all-wheel drive (AWD) model in an 8×8 axle configuration. Complementing Western Star’s rugged 4800 model lineup, the new configuration provides additional traction for the most extreme off-road conditions. Suited for demanding utility, construction, government and refuse applications, the Western Star® 4800SB 8×8 all-wheel drive […]

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The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was harvested from the Colville National Forest in Washington State to begin its multi-state trek to Washington, D.C. with the help of a 2014 MACK® Pinnacle™ model truck.

2013 Capitol Christmas Tree is Bound for Washington, D.C. on a MACK® Pinnacle™

The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree began its cross-country journey this week from the Colville National Forest near Usk, Wash. to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on a 2014 MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model. More than 300 people joined the U.S. Forest Service and state and local government representatives Nov. 1 to celebrate the […]

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