Archive | June, 2014

Women In Trucking Launches ‘I HEART TRUCKING’ Image Campaign

Women In Trucking Association is launching its “I HEART TRUCKING” image campaign, which will feature driver-submitted videos explaining why they love (heart) the trucking industry. Each video will be up to two minutes long and will be submitted to Women In Trucking for online display and judging. The project is sponsored by Internet Truckstop® and […]

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Navistar Class 8 Vehicle Achieves Five Percent Fuel Economy Improvement

ProStar with 13-liter engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmission now available for order! Navistar, Inc. announced its International® ProStar® linehaul and regional haul tractors are now available with the company’s 13-liter engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage™ Series Automated 10-speed transmission. The new ProStar offering delivers up to five percent in fuel economy […]

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New Kenworth Medium Duty Cabovers Now Available for Order

The new Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers with extensive new exterior and interior enhancements are now available for order. Kenworth K370 Cabover Kenworth’s K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers are for pick-up-and-delivery operations, food and beverage companies, furniture hauling, landscape businesses, and street sweeping and striping, among other applications. The Kenworth cabovers are […]

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Mack Trucks Offers Grant Application Assistance for Alternative Fuel and Clean Diesel Customers

To help customers maximize their return on investment, Mack Trucks announced it is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel- and clean diesel-powered vehicles. “Mack is a leader in offering customers solutions that improve the total cost of ownership,” said […]

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Kenworth Offers Lightweight Configuration for T680 52-Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper

Operating a lightweight vehicle is a ‘must-have’ for many over-the-road operators in the trucking industry, especially in LTL and regional haul applications. To address that need, Kenworth Truck Company announces the availability of a lightweight configuration for the Kenworth T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper. Kenworth T680 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Lighweight Configuration “We exhibited a lightweight spec’d […]

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Mack Rolls Out New Customer-Focused Website

Mack Trucks is complementing its recently updated brand expression with an intuitive new website. Designed for easy use by customers and optimized for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the new site serves as a straightforward source of information about Mack’s products and services and helps customers connect with local Mack dealers. One aspect […]

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‘I am a Volvo Trucker’ Video Captures Telly Awards for Creative Excellence

‘I am a Volvo Trucker,’ a video introduced in conjunction with Volvo Trucks’ 2014 North American merchandise collection, recently received five Telly awards for creative excellence. The first-person narrative tells the story of modern professional truck drivers, capturing drivers’ passion for trucks and their profession. The video produced by Myjive, Inc. received two silver awards, […]

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Kenworth T680 with PACCAR MX-13 Engine Boosts Fuel Economy by 8 Percent for Abilene Motor Express

Shippers looking for a carrier to move their freight quickly and efficiently won’t find Abilene Motor Express if they look in Abilene, Texas, or even Abilene, Kansas. The family-owned truckload and volume LTL freight carrier isn’t even located in a town called Abilene. Even though the company is named after a small unincorporated community in […]

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OOIDA’s Spirit of the American Trucker Hits the Road for Western Star and OOIDA

After unveiling the first-ever truck to be built from the ground up through fan votes on social media channels, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United […]

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System Now Available for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567

Helping provide improved fuel economy, safety and tire life, the Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now available for Peterbilt’s Models 579 and 567, the company recently announced. The TPMS system monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in real time and will warn the operator of potential problems. […]

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New Kenworth T880 Winch Tractor Leads Kenworth Lineup for 2014 Global Petroleum Show in Calgary

Kenworth Truck Company will exhibit five trucks in its outdoor booth (No. 3164) during the 2014 Global Petroleum Show June 10-12 at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. The event annually hosts over 2,000 exhibiting companies and more than 60,000 attendees from 100 countries. The new Kenworth T880 52-inch sleeper tandem winch tractor leads the way […]

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Freightliner Hybrid-Electric Trucks Approved for New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

Freightliner Trucks today announced that its Freightliner M2 106 diesel-electric hybrid truck has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). In partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, New York City Department of Transportation and CALSTART, NYT-VIP provides $19 million in incentives […]

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