Archive | July, 2014

Peterbilt Model 220 Now in Full Production

The first new Peterbilt medium-duty cabover Model 220 – featuring numerous enhancements to performance, durability and the operating environment – rolled off the assembly line at the company’s COE manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico. The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full […]

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Kenworth T680 Advantage Road Tour Excites Truck Operators with Fuel-Saving Ideas

Fleet and truck operators learned more about bolstering fuel economy as the Kenworth T680 Advantage Road Tour recently opened with its first dealer-hosted events at Worldwide Equipment (Lexington, Ky.), Truck Enterprises (Harrisonburg, Va.), and Kenworth of Pennsylvania (Dunmore, Pa). The tour runs through September in the United States and Canada. Shown is the Kenworth T680 […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Innovative Approach to Fleet Management Services by Telogis

Volvo Trucks is complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software. Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle hardware, standard on new Volvo-powered Volvo trucks, allows motor carriers to utilize Telogis’ best-in-class Fleet, Compliance and Navigation applications, while eliminating hardware purchases […]

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Peterbilt 75th Anniversary Celebration Coming to Stockton, CA

Thousands of Peterbilt owners, enthusiasts and current and former employees are expected to gather October 25th at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif., for a special event celebrating the 75th anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Company. The 75th Anniversary Peterbilt Truck Show is anticipated to feature up to 400 show trucks representing milestone models […]

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Kenworth T880 Fills Greater Demand for Trucks in Vocational Markets

When it comes to vocational truck sales, there’s a revival going on. A year-over-year sales increase for Kenworth vocational trucks reflects growing construction activity, increased oil and gas production, and encouraging new housing starts figures, according to Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. Demand also is being driven by construction companies, contractors, concrete producers and building […]

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Navistar Ships First Vocational Vehicles with 9- and 10- Liter SCR Engines

Navistar, Inc. announced that it has started customer shipments of its first International® DuraStar® and International® WorkStar® vehicles with the company’s 9- and 10-liter engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. The company’s internal testing shows these products are delivering up to eight percent in fuel economy improvement over the previous generation. “Our field […]

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MHC Kenworth Expands into Ohio

Murphy-Hoffman Company announced it has acquired a dealership in Chillicothe, Oh., from Hissong Group, Inc., a parent company to five Kenworth dealerships in Ohio. Aligning with the Hissong Group’s dedication to its customers, MHC will continue to provide Whatever It Takes® service to customers. MHC’s expanded network now includes 93 dealerships and leasing locations across […]

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Estes Express Lines Drives Fuel Economy Improvement with Kenworth T680s

For one of the country’s major motor freight carriers, incremental improvements in fuel economy can make a huge difference. Estes Express Lines was founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes as a small, local trucking business hauling farm produce and supplies in southern Virginia. Today, the family-owned and operated company has become one of the fastest […]

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Cobb Wants to Cover Arlington and Her Truck

2014 is the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery. In support of, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing has teamed up with The Used Truck Association ( to encourage fans to join their fundraiser group to sponsor a remembrance wreath for a fallen veteran at Arlington for just $15 each. All proceeds go to Wreaths Across […]

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Peterbilt and PACCAR Win Four Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Awards, Two in Top Categories

Petertbilt Motors Company and its parent company PACCAR Inc won four prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards as selected by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, and took top honors in the categories of Workplace Leadership and Engineering and Product Technology Leadership. The top awards, called High Achiever Awards, were announced during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in […]

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Kenworth T680 and 500-HP PACCAR MX-13 Engine Spell Success for Alpha Transport

“I haven’t been this excited about truck specs in a long time.” Those are the words of Adam Lindsay, vice president of Salt Lake City-based Alpha Transport. “Our newest spec saves weight, provides nearly a 20 percent boost in fuel economy in our tanker fleet and a 15 percent bump in our freight fleet, and […]

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Western Star 4900

Western Star 4900 Makes a Big Impact on Big Red Towing

Big jobs require big power. That’s why Big Red Towing in Syracuse, NY, depends on their Detroit™ powered Western Star 4900 trucks to get the job done. “We specialize in heavy towing and transport, and do a lot of offsite jobs, such as pulling windmill towers up and down dirt-road mountains, which can be very stressful,” […]

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