Archive | May, 2015
Volvo Ridge for Freedom

Volvo Trucks’ Ride for Freedom Truck Honors America’s Military Heroes

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2015 Ride for Freedom truck, which honors U.S. military service members. The memorial truck accompanied a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., during the Run for the Wall motorcycle rally Memorial Day weekend. For […]

Read more
Ride for Freedom 2015

Mack Employees Honor Fallen Military Heroes Through Ride for Freedom

Mack Trucks employees will honor America’s fallen and missing military personnel during the 28th annual Rolling Thunder® – Ride for Freedom rally, which takes place Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Employees from the Mack Customer Center and Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly, both located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, will travel by truck and motorcycle […]

Read more

Indian River Transport Adds Freightliner Natural Gas Trucks to Fleet

Indian River Transport Co. has added five Freightliner Cascadia® 113 compressed natural gas (CNG) day cabs to its fleet. The new trucks are the first alternative fuel vehicles in the 600-tractor fleet. Based in Winter Haven, Fla., Indian River Transport is one of the largest food grade tank carriers in the United States. The new […]

Read more

Kenworth Now Offers Eaton UltraShift PLUS VAS Transmission for Select Medium Duty Trucks

Kenworth now offers the 10-speed Eaton® UltraShift® PLUS VAS transmission for the Kenworth T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 engine. The Eaton UltraShift PLUS provides operators of select Kenworth medium duty trucks with an alternative to traditional manual or automatic transmissions while expanding available application use. Recommended for construction, refuse, municipal pickup […]

Read more

Newest Cat® Truck, the CT680, Delivers Class-leading Combination of Durability, Comfort & Style

The Cat® Vocational Truck line continues to grow to meet customer needs with the addition of the CT680, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model built to tackle today’s most demanding jobs while setting new standards for comfort and style. The third vocational truck offered by Caterpillar, the CT680 features a rugged exterior, attractive automotive appearance, spacious […]

Read more

Volvo Dealers, Aftermarket Team Focus on Uptime at Biennial Event

Volvo Trucks’ ongoing commitment to uptime was recently highlighted during UPTIME 2015 – a three-day event focused on the latest developments in aftermarket issues, trends and operations. Every two years, Volvo’s aftermarket team, North American dealer principals, parts and service managers, key suppliers and vendors convene to focus efforts on keeping customers’ trucks moving. “Nothing […]

Read more

New Kenworth Technologies Showcased on Kenworth YouTube Site

Kenworth’s latest new technologies are featured in four, fast-moving and informative videos available on the Kenworth Truck Co. YouTube site. The new videos examine KENWORTH TruckTech+, Kenworth Driver Performance Assistant, Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control, and Kenworth Adaptive Cruise Control, and are posted under Kenworth New Technologies ( “These videos inform fleets, truck operators and drivers […]

Read more

Peterbilt Adds Tire Pressure Monitoring System to Model 587

The Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressuring Monitoring System (TPMS) that helps improve fuel economy and safety is now available for Peterbilt’s aerodynamic, integrated cab-and-sleeper Model 587, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “TPMS provides operators with real-time, on-demand tire status that helps ensure peak performance and can give the operator early warning before potential tire failure,” said […]

Read more

Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution Showcases Constant Pursuit to Reduce RCO

The Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution with the Detroit Assurance™ suite of safety systems and integrated Detroit™ Powertrain (iDP) showcases Daimler Trucks North America’s constant pursuit to reduce Real Cost of Ownership (RCO) for its customers. Freightliner Trucks understands that calculating overhead and what it really costs to run a successful business in the trucking industry is […]

Read more
Freightliner Inspiration2

Freightliner Inspiration Truck Unveiled at Hoover Dam

In a spectacular evening ceremony at Hoover Dam, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck to several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts and officials. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States. Developed by engineers at […]

Read more

Peterbilt, PACCAR Financial Offer Complimentary Extended Warranty on New Truck Purchases

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through PACCAR Financial can receive complimentary extended warranty coverage. The offer is available until March 31, 2016, on trucks in dealer inventory or truck orders received by Peterbilt prior to Dec. 31, 2015. According to Peterbilt, the extended warranty includes: • Three year or 300,000 miles (480,000 […]

Read more

Kenworth Adds Secure Remote Keyless Entry Option for T680 and T880

Kenworth has introduced a new remote, keyless entry system as an option for the Kenworth T680 and T880. Kenworth T680  Kenworth T880 Kenworth’s remote keyless entry provides two key fobs programmed to lock and un-lock the doors. Use a single click to unlock the driver’s side door and a double click to unlock both cab […]

Read more