Archive | December, 2017
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Kenworth T270 and T370 Now Offer Dana Spicer S140 Series Single-Drive Axles

The Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with the Dana Spicer S140 series of single-reduction, single-drive axles, ranging from 16,000-lb to 21,000-lb gross axle weight rating. According to Dana, the four S140 series axles are designed to handle a wide range of applications and feature broad ratio coverage from 3.31 to 6.50, allowing maximum […]

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Kenworth T270 and T370 Add Bendix Wingman Fusion as Option

Kenworth now offers the Bendix® Wingman Fusion™ advanced driver assistance system as an option on the Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty trucks. Kenworth T270 Kenworth T370 Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates and advances a proven suite of Bendix safety technologies – radar, camera, the vehicle’s foundation brake system, and SafetyDirect® by Bendix CVS – into […]

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Meritor® Launches First Products in New Mach™ Brand

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced the availability of the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company’s driveline, drive axle and transmission offerings. “Meritor introduced the Mach line to offer value part options to end-users without sacrificing quality,” said Brett Penzkofer, vice president, Aftermarket, North America for […]

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Meritor Announces Investment in TransPower to Accelerate Electrical Vehicle Platforms

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced a strategic investment in TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused exclusively on […]

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PACCAR Automated Transmission Now Standard For Kenworth T680 in Linehaul, Regional Haul

Kenworth announced that, beginning in January, the 12-speed PACCAR Automated Transmission and right-hand column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on linehaul and regional haul applications of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680. The action completes the Kenworth T680’s transition to the PACCAR proprietary standard powertrain of engine, transmission and tandem rear axle to maximize efficiency and driveability. […]

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Gregg Softy of Stevens Transport Awarded Kenworth T680 Advantage as Top Military Veteran Rookie Driver

A highly decorated retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel was awarded the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” honor at a ceremony held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C. Driver Gregg Softy of Stevens Transport Kenworth presented Stevens Transport driver Gregg Softy with a Kenworth T680 Advantage equipped with a fuel-efficient 455-hp PACCAR […]

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Wreaths across America depends on Freightliner trucks to help harvest and deliver wreaths in honor of veterans

Morrill Worcester has been in the wreath business for 47 years at Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. But he’s better known as the man behind Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to remembering and honoring veterans. In 1992, Worcester donated remembrance wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans at Arlington National […]

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Hollandia Dairy Milks High Productivity with Growing Fleet of Kenworth T370s

When Leo Rose went into management at Hollandia Dairy with a business plan to purchase new Kenworth T370s and trade out of his existing trucks, it was an easy sell. “It was a no-brainer,” recalled Rose, who serves as fleet manager for the third generation dairy, located in San Marcos, California. “We ran the numbers […]

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Peterbilt Completes Disc Brake Standardization on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company announced that rear disc brakes are now available on Peterbilt Model 579 completing the standardization of disc brakes for this model. In 2012 Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 with front disc brakes as part of its leadership to increase driver safety and reduce stopping distance. With the addition of rear disc brakes, […]

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Volvo Trucks Sets the Long Haul Standard in Mexico With Debut of the New VNL Series

Volvo Trucks debuted the new VNL longhaul series for the Mexican market today at Expo Transporte in Guadalajara. The groundbreaking VNL series sets a new standard for long-haul trucking operations and professional drivers through its dynamic exterior design, productivity boosting driving and living environments, active and passive safety innovations, and uptime-enhancing connectivity.  “Since its initial […]

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German Design Council Honors Freightliner New Cascadia with Awards

Freightliner Trucks’ new Cascadia® model recently won two 2017 Automotive Brand Contest awards – one for Exterior Volume Brand, the other for Interior Volume Brand. The Exterior Volume Brand award recognizes design in all vehicle classes, while the Interior Volume Brand focuses on features such as cockpits, instruments, airbags, paneling, seats, color and trim. Hosted […]

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Volvo Trucks Outlines Supported Solutions for Complying with ELD Rule

Volvo truck owners in the U.S. and Canada now have supported solutions for complying with the impending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect December 18, 2017. Depending on engine, emissions level, and associated onboard hardware, Volvo owners can utilize Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle hardware to access services throughTelogis Inc., a Verizon Company, […]

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