Archive | December, 2013
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Kenworth T680 with PACCAR MX-13 Engine Lowers Costs for Oregon Open-Deck Carrier

Central Oregon Truck Co. Sees 0.5 MPG Improvement with PACCAR MX-13 Engine CEO Rick Williams of Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC) has discovered that he can have the best of both worlds. Williams said the performance of the Kenworth T680 equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and a 455-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine taught him that he […]

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Trucking Industry Sees a Gain of 1,000 Jobs in September 2013

The domestic trucking industry was hit hard by our economic downturn – is there now a light at the end of the tunnel? The trucking industry is fundamentally tied to the economy – and not just the domestic economy. This is an industry that ebbs and flows based on the transportation needs of the world’s […]

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Hendrickson Bumper and Trim Releases Universal Tilt Mount for International® ProStar®

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim announces the release of the All Makes AERO CLAD® bumper for ProStar with universal tilt mount that retrofits all model year trucks. The uniquely engineered design will convert any fixed mount bumper into a tilt mount configuration and is fully compatible regardless of truck model year. In addition, the ProStar® AERO […]

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What is the Best Brand of Trucks for a Trucking Business?

If you are planning on setting up a trucking business soon, one of the many things that you will have to think about is what make and model of trucks you are going to consider. Regardless of whether you plan on starting up as a truck dealer or you are going to provide cargo transportation […]

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Kenworth Makes Bendix Front Air Disc Brakes Standard on Class 8 Trucks

Offer Superior Performance, Ease of Maintenance, and Light Weight Design Kenworth Truck Company announced it will make Bendix® ADB22X™ front air disc brakes standard on Kenworth Class 8 tractors and trucks. The Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes have a two-pin floating caliper design that provides a more stringent overall dimension accuracy and consistent force distribution.  […]

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Peterbilt’s New Model 567 in Full Production

The newest addition to Peterbilt’s vehicle lineup – the vocational Model 567 – is now in full production. The rugged truck or tractor can be configured to meet a wide range of heavy- and severe-duty applications, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “Assembly is in full swing for the Model 567 with strong demand for our […]

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Volvo Trucks Delivers Natural Gas-Powered VNL Daycabs to SUPERVALU

Volvo Trucks in North America began delivery of 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL tractors to SUPERVALU, INC., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. The CNG-powered Volvo daycabs will operate out of the company’s Mechanicsville, Va. distribution center. “We’re pleased to partner with SUPERVALU to deliver the latest in […]

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Hendrickson All Makes AERO CLAD® Bumper for Peterbilt 367 and 587 Truck Models Now Available in the Aftermarket

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim officials release new All Makes AERO CLAD® bumpers for the Peterbilt Model 367 and Model 587 trucks. The AERO CLAD Peterbilt Model 367 and Model 587 bumpers are another addition to the All Makes aftermarket bumper program from Hendrickson. AERO CLAD bumpers offer weight savings with a bright mirror-like finish and […]

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How to Keep Your Truckers Happy

The trucking industry is notoriously one of the hardest in which to fill positions. Most professional truck drivers have little attachment to the firms for which they work—and companies see a steady rotation of drivers coming in and out of their doors as a result. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you have a […]

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A MACK® Pinnacle™ model delivers the 88-foot Christmas tree to the U.S. Capitol on a custom-built oversized trailer.

Christmas Comes Early to the U.S. Capitol Thanks to a MACK® Pinnacle™

After completing a journey of more than 5,000 miles on the back of a MACK® Pinnacle™ model, the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in an official ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 3. The tree traveled from the Colville National Forest in the state of Washington to the west lawn of the U.S. […]

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2014 Kenworth Wall Calendar

2014 Kenworth Calendar Offers Stunning Images of The World’s Best Trucks

Available for Order in Wall and Appointment Sizes The new 2014 Kenworth Calendar featuring The World’s Best® trucks is now available for order (www.shopkenworth.com). The new calendar offers stunningly beautiful images of Kenworth’s aerodynamic, vocational, traditional and medium duty trucks in scenic and work settings. The six-page, 2014 Kenworth Wall Calendar features the Class 8 […]

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6 Tips to Cut Fuel Costs

Although the news is unfortunate, the current average price of diesel gas is $4 per gallon, and that number won’t be dropping anytime soon. Because of this, it’s important that fleet managers take advantage of every opportunity to cut down on fuel consumption. After all, every drop counts — especially considering that the difference between […]

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