Archive | August, 2017
Road Ready Install


Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, mirror, wire harness, telematics and visibility systems, has released product for the new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system – the most complete trailer telematics network in the industry.   The Road Ready system creates the industry’s first true “smart” trailer with its solar-powered Master Control […]

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Mack Trucks Celebrates Opening of Newly Remodeled Mack Customer Center

Mack Trucks celebrated the opening of its remodeled Mack Customer Center based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The $3 million renovation features facility enhancements, a reconfiguration of the floor plan and the addition of multiple interactive displays to offer a more engaging experience for Mack customers. “We’re pleased to celebrate the investment into our new Mack Trucks […]

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Hurricane Harvey Disrupting Freight Transportation in Gulf Region – Nearly Ten Percent of U.S. Trucking Impacted

It turns out that severe weather disruptions almost always involve water. Since the most potent source of water is evaporation from the ocean’s surface, the majority of U.S. weather disruptions are near salt water coasts. And, because people and businesses like to be near coasts, oceanic storms have big effects, including on transportation. Hurricane Harvey […]

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Responds to Catastrophic Flooding

Relief effort expected to be one of largest in organization’s history The Salvation Army is responding to the catastrophic flooding in the Houston area and providing relief to first responders and survivors. Since Hurricane Harvey will likely impact more people than Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army is establishing multiple staging areas throughout Texas including San […]

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Kenworth T370 Now Available with Factory-Installed Heavy Front Drive Axles

The Kenworth T370 is now available with factory-installed 18,000 lb. and 20,000 lb. front drive axles. The new offering is targeted for heavy utility services, construction, municipalities, fire and rescue, and other specialty applications. The Kenworth T370 offers the Fabco FSD-18A and FSD-20A front drive axles paired with an all-new Fabco TC-548 transfer case for […]

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Minimizer releases Long Haul Series mattress with lifetime guarantee

A year after introducing their Long Haul Series Seat, Minimizer is growing their #RespectTheDriver brand by releasing a mattress that is designed and specified for professional, over-the-road truck drivers. And this is no ordinary mattress. “My engineers researched mattresses for over a year and found a big gap with what’s available in a home mattress […]

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Minimizer Bandit Press

Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series rescheduled for Sept. 2nd at Lebanon

Rain, rain, go away! The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series tried making its Missouri debut at I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri, back on August 5th, but it wasn’t to be, thanks to a large dose of rain from Mother Nature. Don’t fret, Show Me State fans.  The Bandits will be back in Lebanon on Saturday, […]

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Mack Trucks Visit

Channing Tatum Charms Fans During Visit to Mack Trucks World Headquarters

Actor Channing Tatum visited Mack Trucks’ World Headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina (top left) as part of Jimmy Logan’s Run, a promotional tour for his new film, Logan Lucky. A Mack B model truck briefly shares the screen with Tatum in the film, which recently premiered in theaters. Tatum surprised employees by dropping into offices […]

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Kenworth T880s “Rock” for Brown Transportation

Wayne Brown started in the construction industry 43 years ago. His first job was as a truck driver for his family-owned aggregate hauler and he enjoyed his time behind the wheel. “I drove the traditional high hood,” he recalled. “I was always very fond of the look.” So, it wasn’t surprising that when Brown bought […]

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Worldwide Equipment

Worldwide Equipment Opens and Relocates New Kenworth Dealerships in Kentucky and West Virginia

Worldwide Equipment has relocated and opened four Kenworth dealerships to enhance parts and service support for customers operating in the coal-producing region of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The latest Worldwide Equipment dealership actions include: Opened a 26,000 square-foot Kenworth parts and service location with easy access to U.S. Interstate 64 in White Sulphur Springs, […]

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

The 2017 Great American Trucking Show will be at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center August 24-26, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. NextTruck will be co-exhibiting with Rock & Dirt at booth # 20012. Enter to win a $250 VISA Gift Card at our booth! We will be distributing free copies of Rock & Dirt and […]

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New SmartAdvantage® Powertrain Offers Industry-Leading Downspeeding for Improved Fuel Economy and Performance

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture today announced the addition of a new downsped overdrive model to its broad range of Eaton and Cummins SmartAdvantage Powertrains. The 1,550/1,850 lb.-ft. torque rating is compatible with rear axle ratings down to 2.47:1, enabling engine cruise speeds as low as 1,075 RPMs – even lower than some […]

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