Archive | July, 2018
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Mack Trucks and Zac Brown Band Collaborate to Create Custom Mack Anthem Model for “Down the Rabbit Hole Live” Tour

When multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning artists Zac Brown Band needed a truck for their 2018 “Down the Rabbit Hole Live” tour, they knew only one brand would do. Mack Trucks and Zac Brown Band recently collaborated to create a custom-wrapped Mack Anthem® 70-inch stand-up sleeper model to transport the band’s merchandise to all 26 tour cities across […]

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Michelin Receives Prestigious PACCAR Supplier Quality Award

Michelin North America, Inc., has been recognized by PACCAR — one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks — as a recipient of the 2017 “10 PPM Supplier Quality” award for outstanding commitment to quality. The award was presented recently to Michelin by Gary Safsten, PACCAR assistant director of supplier quality, at […]

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Mack Trucks’ RoadLife Shows What it Takes to Keep NASCAR Racing

Mack Trucks released the third episode of its RoadLife series, “New Blood,” on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. Featuring Bubba Wallace, the rookie driver for the iconic Richard Petty Motorsports 43 car, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and veteran drivers who deliver the critical gear needed for each race, the episode focuses on the extreme coordination […]

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METAL RECYCLER BUILDS WESTERN STAR FLEET TO KEEP BUSINESS GROWING

Adam Weitsman never thought he’d get into the trucking business, but if he was going to do it, he was going to do it right. That’s why his company, Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, now operates a fleet of 47 new Western Star 5700XEs and expects to have 63 of the trucks by the end […]

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ONCOMMAND® CONNECTION NOW INTEGRATED WITH AXIS TMS FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

OnCommand® Connection telematics has been integrated with the software of Axis TMS, a leading provider of transportation management software, which will also act as a reseller of OnCommand Connection telematics devices. “Working closely with our truck customers, we are keenly aware of the added value a leading fleet management software provider like Axis TMS can deliver […]

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Kenworth T680 and Army Special Operations Veteran Support Careers in Trucking For Transitioning Service Members

Service personnel and their spouses participated in career development programs and learned more about post-military career opportunities at Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summits recently hosted by Naval Air Station Pensacola and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The two summits, coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, concluded with interactive […]

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Navistar Chooses Dana Spicer® Single Rear Axle As Standard Equipment for Medium-Duty Trucks and Buses

Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced that its Spicer® single drive axles will be standard equipment on International MV® Series medium-duty trucks and IC BusTM CE Series and RE Series models.  The standard-product position is effective immediately and includes Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as well as the 060 Series.  “Our medium-duty trucks and buses are […]

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Charlotte to Be Honored As “Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working City”

Charlotte has been selected to receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award, which honors cities fueling economic growth and job creation. The recognition program by Freightliner came after an economic data review revealed the Queen City is one of the top cities in North America for investments in infrastructure, building projects, and job creation. As part […]

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Volvo Trucks’ VNL 300 Now Available with Cummins ISX12N “Near Zero” Natural Gas Engine

The new Volvo VNL 300 daycab is now available with the latest version of the Cummins ISX12N “Near Zero” natural gas engine, providing an alternative fuel solution for pick-up and delivery and regional-haul operations.  “The Cummins ISX12N represents best-in-class gas engine technology for local pick-up and delivery and regional haul operations,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks […]

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Kenworth T270 and T370 Standard with Dana Spicer S140 Single-Drive Axles

Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty trucks are now standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles. Dana Spicer S140 The Kenworth T270 features the Dana Spicer S17-140 rated at 16,000 pounds, while the Kenworth T370 is standard with the Dana Spicer S21-140 rated at 21,000 pounds. Dana Spicer S140 axles are designed to serve […]

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Kenworth T680s Allow Groendyke Transport To Reduce Its Trade-in Cycle By Four Years

Driver Safety Plays Pivotal Role in Spec’ing Choices for Kenworth T680s Brian Gigoux and other executives at Groendyke Transport knew they would be making a bold move when they reduced the company’s trade-in cycle for its trucks from nine years to five. But the need to bring on trucks with the newest and latest technologies […]

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Mack® Granite® Model to be Available with Lytx® Offer

Mack Trucks expanded the availability of a pre-wire option for equipment from Lytx® – the global leader in video telematics – to the Mack® Granite® model. Mack made the announcement during a ride and drive event featuring Lytx DriveCam®-equipped Mack models in Fontana, California. “Expanding the Lytx offer to our Granite model means customers with on- and off-road […]

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