Archive | July, 2018
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Volvo Trucks Expands Advanced Diesel Technician Training Focus with New Technical College Partnerships

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its focus on training skilled professional vehicle service technicians through expansion of the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program. Beginning in early 2019, Volvo will partner with three colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas. The DATE for Volvo Trucks curriculum will be taught by dedicated Volvo-certified instructors at Jones Technical […]

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Diesel Laptops Launches Remote Programming Kits

Diesel Laptops, the leading distributor for commercial truck diesel diagnostic software and hardware, has announced the launch of its innovative Remote Programming Kits. These rental kits are a first in the  commercial truck and off highway industry and are offered exclusively through Diesel Laptops. Remote Programming Kits are the perfect solution for fleet managers, shop […]

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Kenworth T680 Now Standard with JOST Fifth Wheel

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with the JOST JSK37USB fifth wheel. JOST fifth wheels offer a simple and safe design with only four moving parts. The positive coupling design ensures a true connection, providing Kenworth drivers with the assurance of a safe coupling. JOST’s simple mechanism allows infinite adjustments versus notched adjustments. […]

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DENSO Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million in STEM Education Grants to 25 North American Colleges and Universities

DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components,constantly searches for ways to increase young people’s access to technical education and help develop tomorrow’s workforce.Aiding this effort, the company’s philanthropic arm – DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) – today announced it will donate nearly $1 million in overall funding to 25 institutions of higher learning across North America to support science, technology, engineering […]

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Kelsey Trail Trucking Merges with Big Freight Systems

Big Freight Systems, a Daseke company, today announced a merger with Kelsey Trail Trucking. Combined, the two operations operate nearly 750 tractors and trailers. Kelsey Trail will become a division of Big Freight and keep operations intact, with locations in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Innisfil, Ontario. Big Freight is headquartered in Steinbach, Manitoba.  “This is a […]

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Mack Partners with Three Tech Programs to Offer Advanced Diesel Technician Training

Mack Trucks is partnering with colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas to offer the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program beginning in early 2019 to address a shortage of skilled vehicle service technicians. Students enrolled in the 500-hour program will be trained to work on Mack® trucks, including powertrains, electrical and electronic systems, chassis components and […]

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Brooklyn auctioneer earns top awards in NAA national marketing competition

Winners of the 2018 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, have been announced. Four emerged from more than 800entries to take three “Best in Show” honors and the coveted “Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year” award. One “Best in Show” award was awarded for Print, Digital, and Photography Additionally, Britney […]

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Volvo Trucks and FedEx Successfully Demonstrate Truck Platooning on N.C. 540 (Triangle Expressway)

Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to conduct on-highway truck platooning as part of ongoing research collaboration. Volvo Trucks North America announced the successful on-highway demonstration of its truck platooning technology. The company has been working closely with FedEx and the […]

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Mack Releases Second Episode of RoadLife, ‘Built on Family’

The second episode of Mack Trucks’ RoadLife series, “Built on Family,” was released today on roadlife.tv/. This latest installment of the docu-series, also available on Amazon Prime Video, shines a light on the family of men and women who build Mack® trucks, as well as another family who proudly bears the Mack name: Sandy Mack and his […]

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New Battery Powered HVAC System Now Available for New Freightliner Cascadia Truck Models

A new Battery Powered HVAC system is now available as a factory-installed option for new Freightliner Cascadia® truck models. This system provides up to 10 hours of cooling or 34 hours of heating to the cab when parked. Available on all new Cascadia sleeper sizes and bunk styles, the Battery Powered HVAC system reduces emissions […]

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Kenworth T680 Standard with Bendix Wingman Fusion

Kenworth now offers the Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ advanced driver assistance system as standard equipment for its T680 on-highway flagship. 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 a comprehensive Kenworth driver assistance system. Built on the Bendix, ESP® full stability […]

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Kenworth’s Renton Assembly Plant Receives King County Environmental Honor

The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Washington, recently received a 2017 Gold Award from the King County (Washington) Industrial Waste Program. Part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, the Industrial Waste Program annually honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to protecting regional water quality. Kenworth – Renton has now earned the Gold award […]

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