Archive | December, 2014

Volvo Trucks Debuts New Installment in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

Volvo Trucks debuted the second North American installment of its popular “Welcome to My Cab” series recently featuring Tim Baumgartner, owner of a heavy-duty towing operation, and his award-winning “Freedom Flyer,” a patriotic-themed Volvo VNL. Baumgartner, a veteran of the Vietnam War and founder and owner of Crockett’s Interstate Towing in Eugene, Oregon, customized his […]

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Peterbilt’s 2015 Calendar Now For Sale

Gorgeous vistas and striking trucks once again combine for stunning images in the popular Peterbilt calendar, now available for sale through in the “Peterbilt Life” section under the “About” link in the main navigations. Or, to go directly to the calendar sales site, visit: The 2015 calendar follows the same format as previous […]

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Volvo Trucks Names Chicago Truck 2014 North American Dealer of the Year

Chicago Truck of Alsip, Illinois – part of M&K Truck Centers – has been recognized as the 2014 North American Dealer of the Year by Volvo Trucks. Volvo also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The 2014 Canada Dealer of the Year is Expressway Trucks Waterloo of Ayr, Ontario, and the 2014 Mexico […]

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Kenworth T880s Deliver Improved Fuel Economy and Reliability for NC-Based Construction Hauler

Since the beginning of 2014, Blue Max Trucking president Denton Williams has been aggressive in buying more trucks for his Charlotte-based company. Williams said as 2014 began, it was apparent that local businesses and contractors were set to ramp up commercial and public construction projects. As a result, Blue Max required additional capacity to respond […]

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Peterbilt 75th Anniversary Show in Stockton: One for the Record Books

They began lining up at dawn, Peterbilt after Peterbilt, stretching for blocks in both directions on South Airport Way as they waited entrance to the San Joaquin Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif. Carefully arranged, they stretched up to four wide from one end of the fairgrounds to the other, 351 in all. It was the largest […]

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Tribe Trans

Tribe Transportation Achieves Low Driver Turnover, Increases Fuel Economy with Kenworth T680s

In an era with an acute driver shortage, Tribe Transportation is in an enviable position. Its turnover rate is a mere 28 percent, well below the industry average of about 100 percent. Based near Atlanta, Tribe Transportation operates 158 long-haul tractors and has its eyes set on the 500-tractor mark within five years. “We’re on […]

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Volvo Trucks’ new Uptime Center near the company’s North American headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, brings together in one facility all the key resources needed to facilitate faster and more efficient handling of customers’ service needs to keep trucks moving.

New Uptime Center Advances Volvo Trucks’ Commitment to Customer Uptime

Volvo Trucks has opened its new North American Uptime Center, bringing together key resources to ensure that customers’ trucks keep moving. The 123,000 square-foot Uptime Center consolidates the people and systems needed to monitor and respond to vehicle issues in real time, help dealers troubleshoot difficult cases and find the necessary parts for repair. The […]

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Intelligent Powertrain Management Standard on Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmissions

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) announced that the Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM) system will be standard on all Detroit™ DT12™ automated manual transmissions paired with any heavy-duty Detroit™ engine, beginning in March 2015. IPM helps the powertrain operate as efficiently as possible, based on the truck’s momentum generated by the terrain. The new Intelligent Powertrain Management […]

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Peterbilt Manitoba-East Joins Peterbilt Dealer Network

Peterbilt Manitoba Ltd. added a third dealership to their group with the opening of Peterbilt Manitoba-East, a parts and service facility in Springfield, Manitoba, just east of Winnipeg, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “We’re pleased to add a new location to our network and expand our ability to serve our customers,” said Dealer Principal Doug […]

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International Truck Launches Industry’s Best Fuel Efficiency Package – The ProStar ES

International® Truck today announced a new fuel efficiency package for the International® ProStar®—the International ProStar ES. The ES, short for efficiency specification, offers industry-leading aerodynamics, a drivetrain with advanced downspeeding and the most efficient rear axles in the industry. In addition, it boasts the spec’ing expertise of International’s Performance Engineering Team and Navistar’s proprietary OnCommand […]

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Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley Plant Reaches Sustainability Milestone

The electric power used by Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, is now carbon neutral. As of November, 100 percent of the plant’s electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. The fossil fuels previously used to generate the NRV plant’s electricity in 2013 produced 40,408 […]

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Kenworth T880 Delivers U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Nation’s Capital after 2,700-Mile Tour

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in a special ceremony attended by thousands of people Tuesday evening on the Capitol’s West Front Lawn. The ceremony, co-hosted by U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, culminated a 2,700-mile journey for the 75-foot white spruce. The […]

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