Archive | June, 2018
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Kenworth T680 Now Standard with Bendix Front and Rear Air Disc Brakes

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with Bendix® ADB22X™ front and rear air disc brakes. Bendix Front Air Disc ADB22X  The pairing is a result of Kenworth now offering rear air disc brakes as standard. The Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes have been standard for several years. Bendix ADB22X Rear Air Disc […]

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Daimler Trucks North America Announces Penske Truck Leasing and NFI as Partners for Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Penske Truck Leasing and NFI have agreed to partner in operating the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of eCascadia™ heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks. The move is the next phase of a co-creation process that DTNA is utilizing to actively involve customers in the development of […]

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Kenworth T680 Adds Predictive Cruise Control as Standard

Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control system becomes standard on the Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship beginning July 1. Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control combines GPS with cruise control to deliver enhanced fuel economy. The system uses topographical GPS data inputs to aid cruising speed efficiency. As the truck enters certain types of terrain, such as rolling hills, the system […]

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Peterbilt Announces Driver-Safety Focused Options for Sleeper Models

Peterbilt Motors Company announces two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat. These features were designed with input from influential driver groups like the Women in Trucking Association. Located in the sleeper control panel, the alert switch is an alarm that behaves like a panic button on […]

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Eaton takes aim at vehicle electrification market with new eMobility business

Power management company Eaton is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business. With a focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection, eMobility is poised to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15 million pure […]

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Mack Anthem® Helps TransLand Raise Money for Children in Need

TransLand, a truckload and logistics services provider based in Springfield, Missouri, recently added a bright green Mack Anthem® model to its fleet to handle a very special job. Designated as a community truck, for every mile the new Anthem travels delivering goods to customers, TransLand will donate 5 cents to Care to Learn, a nonprofit that provides for […]

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Going the Extra Mile: Pickup and Delivery Provider Appreciates Kenworth T370 Engineering and Efficiency

As a leading provider of LTL services across the southern United States – with 90 locations blanketing the region – Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) relies heavily on a fleet of quality-built pickup and delivery (P&D) vehicles. Over the past two years, the Lexington, South Carolina-based company has purchased 200 new Kenworth T370s powered by the […]

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Driver Input Results in a Drive-Axle Tire that Helps Fleets Beat Extreme-Road Conditions

Michelin North America, Inc., is launching its most aggressive drive-axle tire, specifically made for energy sector and logging fleets operating in extreme conditions. The MICHELIN® X® Works Grip D tire is designed for on- and off-road use for fleets and owner-operators who are focused on traction to maximize safety, uptime and efficiency. This tire evolves […]

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Nomination Deadline Nears for “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” Award – Kenworth T680 Advantage 76-inch Sleeper

The search continues as Kenworth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program and FASTPORT work together to find America’s top rookie military veteran who has made the transition from active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces to driving for a commercial fleet. Drivers must be nominated by their motor carrier or training […]

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OnCommand® Connection Telematics Services Now Offered As Standard On On-Highway International® Trucks

International Trucks announced that effective immediately, all new on-highway International® trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada will be equipped with an OnCommand®Connection telematics device with two free years of service included. The OnCommand Connection device integrates a cellular-enabled hardware platform with a range of technology solutions, including telematics and the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics platform. The […]

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Detroit Celebrates 80th Anniversary as One Millionth HDEP Produced

As Detroit observes its 80th anniversary this year, parent company Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is marking another important achievement – the production of its one millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The one millionth HDEP engine is a shared milestone between Detroit’s Redford, Mich.-based manufacturing facility and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim, […]

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Album Featuring Mack-Inspired Tribute to Truckers Released

Born Ready, a new album from country music singer/songwriter Steve Moakler, was released via all digital streaming services. The title track, which grew out of Moakler’s relationship with Mack Trucks and the hours he spent on the road building his career, tips a cap to the sacrifices made every day by truck drivers. Moakler originally debuted […]

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