Archive | June, 2015

Peterbilt’s New 58-Inch Sleeper Available For Order

Peterbilt’s new 58-inch sleeper – ideal for weight conscious short- and regional-haul applications – is now available for order through the company’s dealer network, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. The new sleeper is available for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567. It reduces weight as much as 100 pounds (versus an 80-inch […]

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New eXtreme Efficiency Demo Program Puts Western Star 5700XE in Customers’ Hands

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc. is taking the test drive to a higher level by allowing customers to put the new Western Star 5700XE to work on the job. Through Western Star’s eXtreme Efficiency Demo Program, customers can drive a 5700XE while performing their normal jobs. Drivers are encouraged to log a minimum of 300 […]

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Peterbilt Showcases Versatile Medium-Duty Lineup For Customers, Dealers

Peterbilt Motors Company hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, this week, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of the company’s Class 6-7 lineup in various configurations. “Peterbilt’s Commitment to Class customer events are an excellent  way for our company, our customers […]

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Kenworth Now Offers Yokohama Tires

Kenworth has introduced a wide selection of all-position Yokohama tires for new Kenworth heavy and medium duty conventional trucks.                From left: Yokohama 101ZL and 709ZL tires Kenworth customers can now specify Yokohama’s 101ZL, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, and TY517 tires when ordering their new Kenworth trucks. The tires are available in a variety […]

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Tired & Achy

Tired & Achy: Staying Comfortable When You Have Miles to Go

As drivers, who have never stepped into a big rig and logged in a 11 hour stretch, we can’t say that we really understand the life of a long haul truck driver. We might get frustrated with them, their behemoth of a truck taking up the lane next to us, but without truck drivers we […]

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Peterbilt Offers Rebates to American Loggers Council Members

Peterbilt Motors Company and the American Loggers Council have teamed to create a rebate program for ALC members purchasing select new Peterbilt trucks through an authorized Peterbilt dealership. The cash rebates are up to $1,000 depending on the model of truck purchased. “From our first chassis produced in 1939 to our latest vocational models built […]

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How To Lower Insurance Costs For Your Trucks

Whether you own a single truck or manage a national fleet, vehicle insurance costs have a significant impact on the bottom line — and get harder to control every year. These tips will help you maintain solid coverage at a manageable price: Have a documented safety program. Insurers look favorably on operations with a written […]

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National Carriers Relies on Kenworth T680s For Enhanced Driver Satisfaction and Fuel Economy

When it comes to selecting a truck model to use in the National Carriers fleet, Jim Franck is quick to the point. “Reliability and cost of ownership are key to me,” he said. “The key is to find a truck that gives you uptime, and a truck that drivers like to drive. And, that truck […]

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LR for sitecore

New Mack® LR Refuse Model Boosts Productivity Through Driver-Focused Design Features

Mack Trucks introduced at WasteExpo 2015 its highly anticipated Mack® LR low-entry cabover refuse model, built specifically to meet the challenges of refuse customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility. Built with input from customers, the Mack LR model is available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and can be powered by diesel […]

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New Volvo Trucks 6×2 Suspension Offers 4×2 Flexibility

Volvo Trucks in North America introduced Adaptive Loading, a new 6×2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4×2 operation under certain conditions. Volvo demonstrated Adaptive Loading at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Key benefits of Adaptive Loading include greater fuel efficiency, improved traction, lower maintenance costs and increased driver […]

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The Dart Network Offers Kenworth T680s in Lease-to-Own Program

A Hot Commodity – Company has a Waiting List Wanting the T680s Phil Marston, vice president of Highway Sales Inc., a truck finance vendor to Dart Transit Company and the Dart Network, was expecting the Kenworth T680 to be a popular truck in Highway Sales’ lease-to-own program for Dart owner-operators. But he had no idea […]

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Mack Reveals Booth Lineup for WasteExpo 2015

Mack Trucks will demonstrate its commitment to application excellence at WasteExpo 2015 with a complete lineup of trucks that meet virtually every need for demanding refuse and recycling applications. Visitors to Mack booth no. 2658 in the Las Vegas Convention Center will also see the highly anticipated Mack® LR low-entry cabover model, which will make […]

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