Archive | September, 2015

Fitzgerald Glider Kits Increases Production Anticipating Higher Sales For 4th Quarter

In an effort to better serve their customers, Fitzgerald Glider Kits has increased production on all Freightliner Coranado and Columbia truck models. As the 4th quarter is fast approaching, Fitzgerald Glider Kits is gaining traction with their ability to keep more units ready for immediate delivery. As 2015 comes to a close many trucking companies […]

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Building Trailers in Utah

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of building trailers in Utah at its Clearfield, Utah manufacturing facility. Utility opened its first Clearfield plant in 1965 and originally manufactured dry vans, […]

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Detroit DD13 Engine Now Available in Select Western Star Car Haulers

The Detroit™ DD13® engine is now available as a factory-installed option for select Western Star 4900 car haulers. The engine – which will reduce front axle weight and enhance fuel economy – can be spec’d for 40-inch, 54-inch, and 68-inch Ultra Low roof sleepers. The DD13 engine has a maximum rating of 470 hp/1650 lb-ft […]

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North American Teams to Compete in Volvo’s Global Aftermarket Competition

Volvo Trucks North America continues to accept registrations for teams of aftermarket professionals from Volvo dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to compete in the 2015-2016 Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) competition. VISTA, which involves teams from 93 countries, assesses teamwork, skills and knowledge in key areas that drive customer satisfaction. “As Volvo […]

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New Kenworth 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper For T680 and T880 Now in Production

Kenworth Truck Company announced that its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is in production. The 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for bulk tank, flatbed and other truck operators who prefer a lower roof, aerodynamic, light weight truck that has the comforts of Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof sleeper for driver retention and […]

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Freightliner Vocational Options Benefit Truck Equipment Manufacturers

At the NTEA Truck Product Conference (Sept. 15-17, 2015) in Dearborn, Mich., Freightliner Trucks demonstrated some of its Truck Equipment Manufacturer (TEM)-specific vocational solutions during a presentation on Sept. 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. TEMs had the opportunity to explore a 108SD dump truck and a hands-on chassis that highlights Freightliner’s wire routing-clipping configuration and […]

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Marcie Rodriguez of Redwood Products Inc., California State
Senator Connie M. Leyva, and Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president of
CALSTART at event marking the award of the 2,000th clean heavy-duty
vehicle voucher incentive.

Hino Trucks supports Air Resources Board in Milestone for Clean-Air Trucks

Hino Trucks participated in last week’s celebration of the 2,000th Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher (HVIP) hosted by the California Air Resources Board. Elected officials, and other industry members, including CALSTART, which administers the program for ARB, were in attendance as the recipient, Redwood Products of Chino, CA took ownership of a Hino […]

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Volvo Trucks Unveils Latest Video in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

Volvo Trucks recently debuted the third North American episode in its popular “Welcome to My Cab” video series featuring Kenn and Beth Zelten, a husband-and-wife owner-operator team, and “Kermit,” their custom-decorated green Volvo VNL 730. The Zeltens have been driving together for more than 25 years, having bought their first Volvo model in 1989. They […]

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Kenworth Opens More Frame Packaging Options on T270/T370 for Complex Body Installations

Kenworth Offers Narrower Battery Box and Relocated Fuel Tanks Kenworth Truck Co. announces the availability of two new product enhancements on the Kenworth T270 and T370 – fuel tanks mounted between the frame rails behind the rear axle and a narrower battery box. Together these enhancements are part of a focused Medium Duty Body Builder […]

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Ryder Technicians Put to the Test in Ultimate Maintenance Challenge

Company Demolishes Truck and Gives Techs 24 Hours to Repair There aren’t many trucking companies willing to intentionally demolish a brand new, state-of-the art tractor-trailer. However, Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, recently did just that. The ultimate maintenance challenge, referred to by Ryder […]

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Mack® Pinnacle™ Model Delivers ‘Big Red’ to the Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) received a big dose of Mack attitude when a Mack® Pinnacle™ 70-inch high-rise sleeper model delivered Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack FS786LST model show truck. Knievel’s truck, affectionately nicknamed “Big Red,” arrived fresh off its appearance in Hollywood at the premiere of the documentary film “Being Evel,” and will be […]

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First Kenworth ICON 900 Goes To Keim TS

Company Also Buys Driver Reward ICON 900 The first Kenworth ICON 900 Limited Edition was recently delivered to long-time Kenworth customer Keim TS. Stan Keim, president and owner of Keim TS, is shown with the first Kenworth ICON 900 delivered to a Kenworth customer. “We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary this year,” said Stan Keim, president […]

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