Archive | February, 2014

Register to Win an iPad mini From NextTruck!

Register for free online at from March 1-31, 2014, to be eligible to win! No purchase is necessary to win. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Open only to residents of the United States of America, excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions, who are 18 years of age or […]

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DLM Trucking Marries Love of Farming with Trucking Operation

Utilizes Fleet of Kenworth T680 76-inch Sleepers Powered by PACCAR MX-13 Engines in Produce Hauls to Southern California David Messmore has always liked to travel and experience new beginnings. Twenty years ago, four generations of his family decided to move from Oxnard, Calif., to Sunnyside, Wash. This remote spot in south central Washington would be […]

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Western STar 4700 New Options

New Options Now Available for Western Star 4700

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. announced that a frame rail mounted vertical exhaust stack is now offered as an option for Western Star® 4700 set-back and set-forward truck and tractor models. This configuration is now available in combination with the Western Star aerodynamic roof and side fairing options. Preferred by vocational fleets that pull dry […]

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Mack Showcases Application Excellence at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014

Mack Trucks revealed the Mack® models which will be showcased at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 show in Las Vegas. Mack will display 10 vehicles, built to meet the rigorous demands of construction applications. The following Mack vehicles can be found in Mack booths no. 60416 indoors and no. 5113 outdoors at the Las Vegas Convention […]

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Visit NextTruck at the 2014 Work Truck Show

The Work Truck Show 2014, held March 5-7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, is North America’s largest work truck event. It covers more than 500,000 square feet with work trucks and equipment. The Work Truck Show is the place to check out the latest innovations, including: Truck chassis, bodies and equipment Cranes […]

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Navistar to Consolidate Engine Manufacturing to Improve Utilization, Drive Cost Improvements

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced the consolidation of mid-range engine manufacturing, an important next step in its turnaround efforts. As a result, the company will move mid-range engine production at its Huntsville, Ala., plant to Melrose Park, Ill. Navistar will continue to build its 13-liter engine at its Huntsville, Ala., big bore engine plant. […]

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 Optional LED headlamps, designed for better visibility and longer life, are now available for the Volvo VNL and VNX models.

Volvo Trucks Introduces Interior and Exterior LED Lighting for North American Models

In-cab LED lighting is now standard across Volvo Trucks’ North American vehicle lineup. Optional LED headlamps, designed for better visibility and longer life, are now available for the Volvo VNL and VNX. Both the LED interior lighting and LED headlamps are available for order. The solid-state LED interior lights and headlamps consume one-eighth the energy […]

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Eaton Announces Support for Next Generation Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards

Power management company Eaton today announced its support of new deadlines on national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including 18-wheelers, sanitation trucks, buses, and other large vehicles, as it works to inform regulators as they develop national fuel-saving rules. Tuesday’s announcement by President Barack Obama calls for the […]

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Members of Hino Trucks, including President and CEO Yoshinori Noguchi were on hand as former Hino Motors Ltd chairman Mr. Jagawa presents the key to the 10,000th truck to Roger Penske. Also in attendance from Penske Truck Leasing were Brian Hard, Art Vallely, Jim Molinaro and Paul Rosa.

Hino Trucks Delivers 10,000th Truck to Penske Truck Leasing

Hino Trucks recently held a ceremony to commemorate the delivery of the 10,000th Hino truck to Penske Truck Leasing (PTL). The ceremony took place at Hino’s plant in Williamstown, West Virginia in front of its assembly team members and top management from Hino and Penske Truck Leasing. “We congratulate the entire team at Hino and […]

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East Texas Mack Sales, LLC, Longview, Texas, was recognized as Mack Trucks’ 2013 North American Distributor of the Year. Pictured from left to right are Drew Bankston, East Texas Mack finance manager, David Carroum, East Texas Mack sales manager, Mike Maddox, Mack Trucks southwest region vice president, Bill Bankston, East Texas Mack president, Stephen Roy, Mack Trucks president of North American Sales & Marketing and Joseph Kennedy, East Texas Mack vice president and chief financial officer.

East Texas Mack Receives 2013 North American Distributor of the Year Honors

Mack Trucks announced that East Texas Mack Sales, LLC, Longview, Texas is its 2013 North American Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the top-performing distributors within Mack’s North American dealer network based on sales, facilities, service, general management, customer satisfaction, parts, personnel and community service. A Mack distributor since 1976, East Texas Mack […]

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Western Star 4700

Western Star 4700 Now Available with Allison 4700 RDS Transmission

Western Star Trucks, Inc. announced that the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) series automatic transmission is now available for the Western Star® 4700. Ideal for rugged off-road and vocational applications such as construction, dump and oil field, the combination of the Western Star 4700 with the Allison 4700 RDS provides enhanced and more efficient […]

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Becoming an Owner-Operator

Many professional drivers dream about owning their own tractor. For many, it’s a way to have more control over their schedule, but for others it’s more about the pride of ownership. Either way, the difference between moving from company driver to owner-operator involves more than a name change on the vehicle title. An owner-operator is […]

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