Archive | November, 2014
Mack Masters Tech Tire

Mack Trucks Launches Inaugural Mack Masters Competition

Highlighting Mack’s commitment to superior support and service, the inaugural Mack Masters Competition recently kicked off with 991 dealership participants, making up 263 teams from 171 locations throughout the Mack Trucks dealer network. The winning team will take home the championship trophy following a hands-on competition June 16, 2015 at the Mack Customer Care Center […]

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New Kenworth T880 Makes Return Visit To Chillicothe Plant with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Employees at Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, built a special Kenworth T880 in October. Today, they welcomed the Kenworth T880 back home with its special load – the official 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. More than 1,000 Kenworth employees gathered for a brief ceremony at the plant and received a good look […]

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Navistar Introduces Multi-Purpose Vehicle Designed for Global Disaster Relief Efforts

At this week’s AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International® DuraStar® Multi-Purpose Vehicle—a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a vehicle mounted water purification treatment system capable of purifying 5,000 gallons of drinking water per […]

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Western Star Cal 2014

New Western Star Limited-Edition Calendar Takes On Toughest Challenges in 2015

There’s no challenge that a Western Star truck can’t conquer, and the new 2015 limited-edition calendar “Tough Challenges vs. Tougher Trucks” shows readers the kinds of extreme tasks a Western Star can encounter and overcome on a daily basis. The calendar incorporates illustrations from artists Eric Larsen (Portland, Ore.) and Kyle Raetz (Mason, Mich.), and […]

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Kenworth Releases New T680 Advantage Video Starring Kenworth’s Most Fuel-Efficient Truck

Kenworth has taken fuel efficiency to new heights with its Kenworth T680 Advantage configuration introduced this year. Now, Kenworth has released an informative, 7-1/2-minute video on the key features of the Kenworth T680 Advantage that make it the most fuel-efficient truck in Kenworth’s product lineup. Kenworth T680 Advantage The new video is available by clicking […]

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CT660 Haul

Newest CAT Vocational Truck Model Enters Full Production

Following an extensive field follow program on customer jobsites, the Cat® CT681 Vocational Truck is now in full production. Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, the CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with a spacious and ergonomic cab, industrial styling, and a vocational-specific engine and transmission. Like the Cat CT660, the first model in the Cat […]

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Daimler Trucks North America Launches New Truck Bucks℠ Website

Truck Bucks℠, the popular Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rewards program, has unveiled a new website that provides even more benefits for Truck Bucks members. The new website,, launched November 11. With enhanced features, like an updated search/sort function, the new site makes it easier for customers to find the parts and service specials […]

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Kenworth T880 Begins Transport of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C.

Harvesting Ceremony Completed, 50th Anniversary Tour Begins Nov. 2 in Minnesota More than 300 people joined the U.S. Forest Service, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and federal, state and local representatives Wednesday to celebrate the harvesting of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree near Cass Lake, Minn. After the ceremony, the special 75-foot white […]

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New 2015 Freightliner Trucks Calendar Features Popular Trucks

The 2015 Freightliner Trucks calendar is now available for order. The new calendar features bold graphics and stunning photography that showcase Freightliner on-highway “Run Smart” trucks and vocational “Work Smart” models while celebrating the distinctive styling of the products. The images feature each truck model in its everyday environment, highlighting real solutions that are designed […]

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Pride & Class: Peterbilt’s New Special Edition Model 389

Distinctive. Unmistakable. Uniquely Peterbilt. Those are just a few of the praises being used to describe the new special edition Pride & Class Model 389, according to Peterbilt Motors Company, which announced today that the truck is now in production and shipping to customers and Peterbilt dealerships throughout North America. “Peterbilt has defined the look […]

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5 Ways To Encourage Driver Safety In Your Fleet

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 12 percent of all fatal car accidents in 2012 involved one or more large trucks or buses. What’s more, Time Magazine ranked driving a truck as No. 8 on its 2014 list of “most dangerous jobs.” Therefore, it’s obvious that fleet safety is a serious issue — […]

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Kenworth T680 Produces Mountain of Savings for Mountain River Trucking

Ever since he bought Mountain River Trucking Company and its fleet of four trucks in 2006, Pete Smith has always had a few litmus tests a new truck model had to pass if it were going to be added to his company’s fleet. “Is it a truck I personally would want to drive?” said Smith, […]

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