Archive | December, 2013
2014 Media Kit

NextTruck 2014 Media Kit

NextTruck releases their 2014 Media Kit. NextTruck offers simple and economical advertising solutions to meet your marketing goals and objectives. Sellers can list their products and services for a flat rate fee or choose the ‘List for Free, Pay for Results’ program. With a combination of online media and attendance at tradeshows and events, NextTruck […]

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Tractor trailer driving on desert road with mountain in background.

“Here I Am!” Say V2V Communications Devices

Auto makers and industry safety groups alike are actively calling on implementation of autonomous safety devices in vehicles How many of us remember our parents or our driver’s-ED teacher reminding us to “check our blind spots?” While there is simply no replacement for visually confirming that no vehicle exists in your blind spot, several new […]

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Operation Safe Driver Week Highlights Safety Concerns On Our Nation’s Highways

Connecticut takes the initiative to shed light on current dangers experienced by highway drivers It is an unfortunately all-too common sight – a tractor trailer, heavy duty truck, or bus is involved in an accident on one of our nation’s highways. These massive vehicles aren’t inherently more dangerous than a passenger car; they simply pose […]

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Chevy Reveals New Silverado Cheyenne Concept At SEMA Show

“Less is more” is the adage adopted by Chevy for this high performance concept The Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is world-renowned for dependability, performance, and value. Over the past few decades, truck makers Ford, Chevy, and Dodge have continually flirted with higher horsepower ratings, bigger towing capabilities, and more big-shouldered brawn in their pickup truck […]

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 Volvo plans to open its Customer Experience Track during the third quarter of 2014.

Volvo Begins Construction of Customer Experience Track at New River Valley Plant

Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va. recently welcomed Volvo Trucks dealers and fleet representatives for a sneak-peek at the construction of a Customer Experience Track, set to open during the third quarter of 2014. The track will feature a 1.1-mile paved road course and an off-highway area, allowing Volvo to showcase […]

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Are Americans Ready For An All-Electric Pickup Truck?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hints that an electric pickup truck may be a future possibility Tesla has taken the world by storm by offering three ground breaking, all electric models – the Tesla S, X, and Roadster. These automobiles combine real design elegance, robust engineering, and an all-electric drivetrain that equals zero tailpipe emissions and […]

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Peterbilt 2014 Calendar Celebrates New Innovations, Milestone Anniversary

The new year marks the 75th anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Company,  a milestone in the company’s storied history of industry innovation that provides the foundation for the new 2014 Peterbilt calendar. The calendar, a decades-old tradition in and of itself, is now available for sale through “Our calendar has been a fixture on the […]

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Daimler Trucks North America Recognized for Outstanding Environmental Efforts

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) today recognized the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) plant in Cleveland as an Environmental Steward. The award recognizes DTNA’s superior environmental performance, commitment to continued reduction of its environmental impact, and demonstrated commitment to exceed compliance. The facility joins only 16 other commercial facilities in […]

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Staying Attentive During Long Hauls for Amanda at RockAndDirt

Staying Attentive During Long Hauls

Fatigue is the nemesis of every long haul trucker. You feel the need (and often the pressure) to continue driving, but your mind and body are begging you for a break. Unfortunately, ignoring your body’s physical exhaustion cues and continuing to drive anyway leads to a multitude of safety issues, including inattentiveness, being more easily […]

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Wabash Composites Produces 100,000th DuraPlate® AeroSkirt®

Wabash Composites, a division of Wabash National Corporation announced it has produced its 100,000th DuraPlate® AeroSkirt®. Wabash National developed the DuraPlate AeroSkirt in 2009 to address customers’ needs for improved fuel economy. The innovative aerodynamic solution improves fuel economy by up to 6 percent and provides a low total cost of ownership for fleet owners. […]

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Wabash National Builds 500,000th DuraPlate® Van

Wabash National Corporation announced its Commercial Trailer Products group has produced its 500,000th DuraPlate® van trailer. The company’s 500,000th DuraPlate trailer was built for Crete Carrier Corporation, one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the United States. “Wabash has always led the industry in innovation, going back to the early plate trailer that […]

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From Oil Patch to Over-The-Road, B&R Eckel’s Succeeds with Diverse Fleet of Kenworth Trucks

First in Canada To Take Delivery of New Kenworth T680 52-inch Sleeper “Walter” is its name, and it’s a behemoth of a truck.  A 1978 Kenworth 953 – a six-wheel drive conventional capable of hauling loads in excess of 160,000 pounds.  It’s a truck with more than 2 million miles under the hood; a truck […]

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