Archive | July, 2015

Visit NextTruck and Rock & Dirt at the Great American Trucking Show

The 2015 Great American Trucking Show will be at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center August 27-29, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. NextTruck will be co-exhibiting with Rock & Dirt at booth # 22145. We will be distributing free copies of Rock & Dirt and demonstrating our websites – Stop by & see us for a […]

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Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ in Production: Greater Customer Uptime, Satisfaction and a New Convenient Mobile App

Peterbilt’s innovative SmartLINQ technology – a factory-installed, fully integrated remote diagnostics system standard on all trucks equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 engine – is now in production and providing customers with even greater uptime and fleet management convenience. Introduced in March, the SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system provides customers with real-time, at-a-glance fleet health to maximize […]

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Mack Trucks Delivers 25,000th Truck Equipped with GuardDog Connect

Mack Trucks has activated its award-winning Mack® GuardDog® Connect integrated telematics solution in more than 25,000 Mack models. The 25,000th truck, a Mack PinnacleTM model, recently was delivered to Cresson, Texas-based 3 Star Daylighting. Mack launched the proactive diagnostic and repair planning solution in 2014. Mack GuardDog Connect monitors critical fault codes that could potentially […]

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Western Star Partners with PALFINGER on New Log Truck

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., has partnered with PALFINGER to develop a new self-loader log truck that is amung the most productive and efficient in the North American market. The PALFINGER-built EPSILON A-Line M13A80 loader is mounted at the rear of a Western Star 4900SF. A claw at the end of a boom picks up […]

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Kenworth & PACCAR Financial Offer $3,000 Rebate on Kenworth ICON 900

Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR Financial are offering a $3,000 rebate for qualifying U.S. and Canadian fleets and truck operators who purchase new Kenworth ICON 900 trucks financed through PACCAR Financial by Dec. 31, 2015. The ICON 900 is a customized limited edition, premium truck introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. “Since its introduction, […]

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Volvo VHD Model to Help Evaluate U.S. Roads

Beginning this month, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will use a Volvo VHD 430 vocational model outfitted with highly specialized instrumentation to help evaluate the safety of highway surfaces in several U.S states. The project, funded by the Federal Highway Administration, will analyze continuous stretches of pavement to determine whether improving highway […]

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Allison Transmission Now Standard for Freightliner 108SD and 114SD Truck Models

Freightliner Trucks has announced that the Allison 3000 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission is now standard on all Freightliner 108SD and 114SD truck models. Allison transmissions feature a patented torque converter which efficiently multiplies engine torque and smoothly transfers it to the gearbox in a manner that virtually eliminates driveline shock. This results in […]

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Evel Knievel to Thrill a New Generation with the Support of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks announced at a press conference in Topeka, Kansas, a partnership that brings new life to the enduring legend of one of America’s greatest daredevils and showmen. The heavy-duty truck manufacturer is partnering with the Historic Harley-Davidson dealership in Topeka, and Lathan McKay, of Evel Knievel Enterprises and collector of Knievel memorabilia, to revive […]

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MAC Trailer Manufacturing is proud to introduce the Lo-Pro Elite

The Lo-Pro Elite is Engineered to provide ultimate capacity for general building materials, pipe and palleted general freight loads with amazing load capacities: 40,000 lbs. in 4 ft.; 43,000 lbs. in 10 ft.; 45,000 lbs. in 20 ft.; 50,000 lbs. in 30 ft. and 70,000 lbs. in 53 ft.. Outstanding empty weight of 9,840 lbs. on base 53 […]

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Kenworth T880 Delivers Driver Comfort for San Jose Logging

For the first time in his 30-year career, Delbert Ritchey is driving a truck where his seat isn’t rubbing the upholstery off the back of the cab. “I’m a fairly big guy, about 6 feet, 280 pounds,” said Ritchey, the senior driver for San Jose Logging Ltd. in Williams Lake, British Columbia. “It’s nice to […]

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International Truck Begins Production of International WorkStar with Cummins ISB6.7 Engine

International Truck announced today that it has started production of its first International® WorkStar® vocational trucks powered by the Cummins® ISB6.7 engine. Both the WorkStar and the International DuraStar® medium-duty truck are available with the ISB6.7 as an engine option. “Production of the WorkStar with Cummins ISB6.7 is an important milestone in meeting the needs […]

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KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ Now in Production, New Technology Powers Vehicle Diagnostics

KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ is now in production on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the PACCAR MX-13 engine. KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ enhances vehicle diagnostics by providing information on PACCAR MX-13 engine health to fleet managers and dealers to help optimize truck uptime and productivity. The system not only diagnoses the problem, but also provides the recommended […]

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