Archive | August, 2015

Kenworth Advanced Charge Start System Now in Production

Kenworth has introduced into production advanced technology to enhance protection against battery drainage and a new inverter/charger option for easier battery recharging while parked. The ultracapacitor-based Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) is a factory-installed option for new Kenworth T680s and T880s. The module provides dedicated power to start the truck and frees the truck’s standard […]

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Freightliner Trucks, NASCAR Teams Extend Relationship

Freightliner Trucks announced a five-year contract extension with several of its NASCAR® partners. Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing South and JTG Daugherty Racing have all renewed their agreements with Freightliner through the 2020 NASCAR season. Through this relationship renewal, Freightliner Cascadia® trucks will continue to transport the teams’ cars, supplies and equipment to NASCAR races […]

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100,000th PACCAR MX-13 Engine Produced in North America

The 100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) which will operate the landmark engine in a Peterbilt Model 579, Peterbilt Motors Company announced. “PACCAR’s MX-13 engine continues to achieve new levels of success through exceptional fuel economy, reliability and performance. It is the ideal engine for […]

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Mack Pinnacle Model Grabs Starring Role at Hollywood Premiere of Being Evel

Playing a role befitting a Hollywood hero, a Mack® Pinnacle™ 70-inch high-rise sleeper model rolled into Southern California hauling Evel Knievel’s fully restored 1974 Mack FS786LST model show truck to the theatrical premiere of “Being Evel,” a documentary film that chronicles the life of the legendary daredevil. Both the Mack Pinnacle model and restored FS […]

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Summit Truck Group Technicians Compete in Tech Rodeo

41 Techs Competed for Cash Prizes; Thomas Pianalto Awarded Top Honors Summit Holdings held their 3rd Annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo on Saturday, August 15, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri. Service Technician Thomas Pianalto from Summit’s Lowell, Arkansas, location received top honors in the skills competition. In order to participate in the Tech Rodeo, Summit […]

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OnGuard Collision Mitigation System Now Available for Freightliner M2 106

Freightliner Trucks announced that the OnGuard™ Collision Mitigation System from Meritor WABCO is now available to order as an option for its M2 106 model. OnGuard is a radar-based collision mitigation system for commercial vehicles that offers collision warning and active braking that is “always on” as well as adaptive cruise control. OnGuard uses forward-looking […]

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Kenworth T880s Cement a Strong Bond with Best Redi – Mix Drivers

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is it to Dee Dee Harris to drive a comfortable truck? “It’s way past a 10, I can tell you that,” she said. As a driver/mentor for Houston-based Best Redi-Mix, Harris has been in numerous trucks during her 25-year trucking career – the past four with […]

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Pink Western Star Wallboard Truck Raises “Serious” Money for Breast Cancer Research

Wallboard distribution trucks are an integral part of the safe and efficient delivery of wallboard and other materials to construction jobsites. A very special Western Star vehicle recently raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research. The distinctive pink-and-white Western Star wallboard truck was auctioned off at the Association of the Wall and […]

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Knight Transportation Marks 25th Anniversary with Special Silver Volvo VNL Models

Knight Transportation, one of the nation’s leading truckload carriers, selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize its 25th anniversary. Instead of the widely recognized red and charcoal gray trucks that Knight Transportation and Knight Refrigerated operate, each of the anniversary trucks features a silver finish with a special […]

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Peterbilt Model 567 Set-Forward Front Axle Truck in Full Production

Peterbilt Motors Company announced its new vocational Model 567 in a set-forward front axle configuration is now in full production. Peterbilt hosted Con-Tech Manufacturing to drive the first full production truck off the assembly line at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility. “Customer excitement has been high for the full availability of our newest vocational workhorse, […]

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Bids for Mack Models Reach $870,000 in Support of Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Mack Trucks played an integral role in the success of the 21st annual Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charitable auction at WasteExpo 2015, with bids for three Mack®-based models reaching a combined total of $870,000. All proceeds raised by the auction support the EREF’s research and continuing education efforts. Mack provided three chassis, a […]

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