Archive | April, 2015
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Wabash National Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, held a 30th anniversary celebration on Friday, April 17, at its Ehrlich Innovation Center in Lafayette, Indiana. The event was attended by many of the company founders, several members of the company’s original startup team, […]

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20,000th Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Truck Rolls Off The Line At Spartan Motors

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low cab forward trucks, announced that the 20,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich. The Isuzu N-Series gas truck is the only gasoline-powered low-cab-forward truck available in North America. Assembly of Isuzu N-Series gas trucks began at […]

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Peterbilt Demonstrated Fuel Efficiency, Driving Simulator at Earth Day Texas

Peterbilt Motors Company participated in the world’s largest Earth Day celebration – Earth Day Texas – April 24-26 at Fair Park in Dallas. The company had two vehicles on display, the Model 579 EPIQ and a natural-gas powered Model 579, and a unique driving simulator that includes a full-size truck cab. “Earth Day Texas is […]

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New Kenworth ICON 900 Added To $1,000 Rebate Program For OOIDA Members

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth ICON 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) during 2015. The ICON 900 is a customized limited edition, premium truck introduced at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show. Kenworth is offering the ICON 900 in a limited production […]

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Volvo Trucks Furthers Application-Specific Offerings with Volvo VNX Tridem Model

Volvo Trucks’ powerful Volvo VNX 630 model, designed for high gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group, offering maximum traction and an increased payload for customers. Customized to meet the demanding requirements of heavy-haul applications, the […]

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OOIDA Member Receive $1,000 Rebate on New Peterbilts

Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) can receive a $1,000 cash rebate from Peterbilt when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. “Peterbilt and owner-operators have been synonymous for decades and we’re to continue to support these valuable customers and the OOIDA organization,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of […]

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Kenworth Launches New Technology To Improve Vehicle Diagnostics and Productivity

Kenworth announced two new technology products to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity on the road – KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ and KENWORTH NAV+ HD. KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ will be available for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the PACCAR MX-13 engine starting this summer. Kenworth customers will benefit from real-time vehicle health monitoring technology provided by PeopleNet, […]

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How to Find Success in the Trucking Industry

A trucker’s job is most often grueling and thankless, but trucking is inarguably one of the most important industries in our modern economy. That is why so many truckers remain loyal to the field — and why so many trucking companies are extraordinarily profitable. Sales in shipping and freight are steadily increasing at a rate […]

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Western Star Presents OOIDA with New 5700XE

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., is continuing its partnership with the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) by providing a new 5700XE to the organization. The truck will pull OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States. The partnership was  recognized during a special ceremony […]

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Mack® Load Logic, 6×2 Liftable Pusher Axle Improve Fuel Efficiency, Productivity for Bulk and Liquid Haul Applications

Further extending its commitment to application excellence, Mack Trucks introduced Mack® Load Logic and a 6×2 liftable pusher axle option for the Mack Pinnacle™ highway model, bringing fuel efficiency and productivity improvements to bulk and liquid haul applications. Mack made the announcement during the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Designed for applications that […]

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Ready for the Road Ahead: Peterbilt Debuts New Predictive Cruise Technology

Anticipating and responding to changes in terrain – such as accelerating ahead of hills and coasting on the decline – Peterbilt’s new Predictive Cruise technology automatically optimizes engine and transmission operation when in cruise control for maximum fuel economy, Peterbilt Motors Company announced during the Mid-America Trucking Show. “Predictive Cruise technology is our latest innovation […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces I-Shift Transmission for Severe-Duty Applications

Volvo Trucks in North America introduced a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift for severe-duty (SD) applications will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational models. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed for on- and off-road work in construction and other applications […]

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