Archive | October, 2014
 Kriska Holdings Limited of Prescott, Ontario, Canada (left) and Britton Transport, Inc. Grand Forks, North Dakota (right) were named winners of the 2014 Volvo Trucks Safety Award.

Kriska Holdings Limited, Britton Transport, Inc. Recognized as 2014 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winners

Kriska Holdings Limited and Britton Transport, Inc. were honored today with a 2014 Volvo Trucks Safety Award during a ceremony at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, California. Recognized for their exceptional safety performance and training programs, each company received $25,000 to further develop their safety-related efforts. The Volvo Trucks […]

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Kenworth Offers Anti-Theft System on Kenworth T680 and T880

Kenworth now offers a new optional anti-theft system for the Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T880. The system integrates the engine and the Kenworth Driver Performance Center and provides operators with essential data on vehicle and engine functions through a 5-inch, color LCD screen located within the dash’s instrumentation cluster. Once the driver enters the cab […]

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UTA Convention

Visit NextTruck at the UTA Annual Convention

The UTA Annual Convention will take place November 5-8 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Talking Stick Resort. The industry’s best and biggest event for dealers will feature valuable information, face-to-face networking, fantastic tours including golf and river boat rides along with dynamic speakers, and more! NextTruck will be exhibiting at booth # 36 demonstrating and our […]

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Volvo Trucks to Again Sponsor America’s Road Team in 2015

Volvo Trucks will continue its sponsorship of America’s Road Team, serving as the sole sponsor of the premier trucking industry safety outreach program. As part of its support, Volvo will donate a 2015 Volvo VNL 780 model for use by the America’s Road Team program. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales and […]

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New Model 220 Clear Frame Rail Package Optimized Body Installations

Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package), Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “This new option is ideal for customers in applications such as beverage delivery, street sweeping and striping […]

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Mack Helps Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Mack Trucks is helping increase breast cancer awareness by showcasing a pink Mack®Pinnacle™ Axle Back model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters. The truck, which is on display throughout October, is part of several activities planned in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other events include Pink Fridays, during which employees are encouraged to wear […]

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The Mack® mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission is now standard on the Mack Pinnacle™ model.

Mack® mDRIVE™ Automated Manual Transmission Now Standard on the Mack Pinnacle™ Model

The Mack® mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission (AMT) is now standard on the Mack Pinnacle™ highway model, offering increased fuel efficiency, productivity and safety to even more Mack customers. The ever-increasing popularity of the mDRIVE, driven by its proven performance and benefits, led to the decision. More than 50 percent of Pinnacle models sold now are […]

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International Trucks Unveil Oncommand Connection Feature Enhancements; Showcases Prostar Fuel-Efficiency Spec

“Every percent of fuel economy improvement helps our customers and spec’ing a vehicle properly can make all the difference,” said Jodi Presswood, vice president and general manager, Heavy-duty Truck Product Line. “Our ProStar with ISX15 coupled with the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage™ powertrain is our most fuel efficient Class 8 spec and our customers are already […]

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‘Efficiency in Motion’ Tour Demonstrates Value of Kenworth T680 Advantage To Fleets and Operators

Fleets and truck operators received the fuel efficiency and cost-saving message loud and clear as the Kenworth T680 Advantage ‘Efficiency in Motion’ Tour visited numerous Kenworth dealer-hosted events throughout the United States and Canada. The Kenworth T680 Advantage, Kenworth’s most fuel-efficient truck, features the optimized powertrain combination of the 2014 PACCAR MX-13 engine and Eaton […]

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Gӧran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing (center) presents Hansen & Adkins founders Louie Adkins (left) and Steve Hansen (right) with the 1,000th Volvo Autohauler during an Oct. 1, 2014 ceremony at Volvo Trucks’ North American headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Volvo Trucks Delivers 1,000th VAH Model to Auto Transporter Hansen & Adkins

Volvo Trucks in North America recently delivered its 1,000th Volvo Autohauler (VAH) model to Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. Developed exclusively for the automobile transport business, the VAH maximizes payload capacity while bringing the value of Volvo’s efficiency and driver productivity to this highly specialized market. The milestone truck, a Volvo D11-powered VAH 200 model, […]

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Western Star 5700XE Keeps Drivers Safer with New Features and Technologies

Designed to optimize driver performance, the new Western Star 5700XE features many of the industry’s most advanced technologies to keep drivers safe and productive. “We didn’t stop at creating a comfortable and well-appointed cab. Inside and out, the 5700XE is one of the most technologically advanced trucks, with innovative safety features that will keep drivers […]

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Gov. Bill Graves (left), president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, accepts a 2014 Mack® Pinnacle™ model from Stephen Roy (right), president of Mack Trucks North American Sales and Marketing, for use in the Share the Road highway safety education program.

Mack Renews Commitment to Highway Safety with Continued Share the Road Sponsorship

Mack Trucks announced it would again sponsor the American Trucking Associations Share the Road program, marking 13 years of continuous Mack support for the safety education effort. As part of the sponsorship, Mack will provide a 2014 Mack® Pinnacle™ sleeper model. “Our customers depend on Mack Trucks to get the job done safely,” said Stephen […]

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