Archive | August, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates the Production of its 3,000,000th Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today marked the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle in North America. The milestone was commemorated by the delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution to representatives from Schneider at DTNA’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, North Carolina. “Daimler Trucks North America is committed to pacing the industry in terms of engineering and […]

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Kenworth T880 Adds Natural Gas Option

Kenworth Truck Company is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck. The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque. The ISX12 G is available with manual, […]

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Isuzu Announces New NPR-XD Diesel Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America‟s best-selling low cab forward trucks, has introduced the latest addition to its wide range of N-Series diesel trucks, the NPR-XD. With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000-lb., the NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500-lb., and the 17,950-lb. GVWR NQR. […]

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Cascadia Evolution

Freightliner Trucks Highlights Innovation, Integration at the Great American Trucking Show

Freightliner Trucks will showcase some of its most innovative solutions that contribute to lowering its customers’ Real Cost of Ownershipsm at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas. All displays and appearances will take place at the Freightliner booth, #12113. Highlights will include: • A selection of the company’s trucks, including the impressive Freightliner Cascadia® […]

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Volvo Trucks Announces Model Year 2016 Enhancements for Significant Fuel Savings

Volvo Trucks’ model year 2016 VN series highway tractors will deliver even greater fuel savings compared with previous generation models through an assortment of aerodynamic and powertrain enhancements. Further sculpting of airflow around the exterior and underneath the hood improves fuel efficiency by up to 3.5 percent. Volvo’s new XE-Adaptive Gearing and Torque Management options […]

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Navistar Now Offering Allison Fuel-Efficiency Package on Medium-Duty and Vocational Trucks

Navistar, Inc. announced it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense® fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International® truck models. FuelSense, available in Allison’s 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series transmissions, automatically adapts shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without sacrificing performance. “Allison’s internal testing shows FuelSense […]

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Volvo Trucks Opens Customer Experience Track at its New River Valley Plant

Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia officially opened its 1.1-mile Customer Experience Track today during a celebration with Volvo executives, government officials and employees. The track features a paved road course and an off-highway area to better enable Volvo to showcase its extensive range of Class 8 vehicles during customer tours […]

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Kenworth T680 Now Available For Order with Natural Gas Powered Engine

Kenworth Truck Company announced today that its industry-leading, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 is now available for order with a natural gas powered engine. The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 hp and […]

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Volvo Trucks Says ‘Welcome to My Cab’

Volvo Trucks’ popular “Welcome to My Cab” series makes its North American debut with an episode featuring Jon and Miriam Brown, owners of a custom-chassis Volvo VNL daycab. Volvo drivers can now enter for a chance to be featured in a future episode. “We got into trucking on accident,” said Jon Brown, a Landstar-leased owner […]

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Kenworth Class 8 Trucks Available for Order with Spicer AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle

Kenworth has added Dana’s Spicer® AdvanTEK® 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup and delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension. Spicer AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle “The Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle is an excellent, fuel-efficient addition for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth […]

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Build Your Own Model 579 on

Pick a color. Select a sleeper, or go with a day cab. Fine tune your PACCAR MX-13 Engine ratings. Make the Model 579 of your desire with a new configurator tool available at recently introduced by Peterbilt Motors Company. “The new online configurator lets users build their own Model 579 in a fun, immersive […]

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Kenworth T680 and T880 Now Available with Bendix SmarTire System

The Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T880 are now available with the fuel-saving SmarTire® Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS as an option when specifying these models. The factory-installed Bendix system uses wheel-mounted sensors in each tire to monitor the tire’s pressure and temperature. Sensors are located on the steer and drive axle wheels. […]

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