Archive | October, 2018

Mack Trucks to Again Sponsor Share the Road Highway Safety Program in 2019

Mack Trucks announced that it would continue to sponsor the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Share the Road program in 2019. Mack has sponsored Share the Road since 2001. “Mack remains focused on highway safety, and we fully support the powerful message that the Share the Road drivers relay to the general public about operating safely […]

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Kenworth Introduces T880S Twin Steer

Kenworth is adding a factory installed twin steer configuration to its T880S vocational model. The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer features a set-forward front axle with a 61-inch axle spread to maximize payload. Kenworth T880S Twin Steer The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer offers a very short 114-inch BBC. This allows larger bodies to be installed farther […]

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Connect-to-Protect Introduces Industry’s First Trailer Harness Plug Protectors, Names Optronics as Master Distributor

Optronics will use its leadership with light- and medium-duty trailer OEMs and its vast aftermarket distribution network to bring the Connect-to-Protect brand to a broader North American market. Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced that it has been named as master distributor for Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug […]

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Mack Trucks Showcases Pink Mack Anthem® Model for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  CAPTION: Throughout the month of October, Mack Trucks has demonstrated its support for breast cancer awareness by showcasing a pink Mack Anthem® model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters, on its website,, and at dealer, customer and community events. One of the most eye-catching features of the truck, nicknamed the “Pink Lady” by employees, is the pink […]

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Fleetworthy Solutions Adds Online Safety Training From CarriersEdge

Transportation compliance service provider Fleetworthy Solutions has added online safety training from CarriersEdge to its portfolio of technology solutions to help truck fleets and drivers operate safely, efficiently, and legally. “With recent events in the industry, this announcement comes at a crucial time when safety and following protocol is so critical to successful fleet operations […]

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Kenworth Introduces New Vehicle Electronics for T680, T880 and W990

Kenworth has introduced new vehicle electronics for its flagship T680 over-the-road and T880 vocational models, and the recently introduced Kenworth W990, equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 or PACCAR MX-11 engines. Kenworth T880 The new electronic system updates, which went into production Monday, enable Kenworth to easily integrate new options into its trucks, while also simplifying […]

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Navistar has launched the Navistar Service Essentials Program, a partnership program designed to help qualified technical schools prepare the next generation of truck and bus technicians. “As we focus on growing customer Uptime, Navistar and our International® Truck and IC Bus® dealers are all committed to combating the industry’s growing technician shortage,” said Michael Cancelliere, Navistar president, Truck […]

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Visit NextTruck and Rock & Dirt at the 2018 UTA Annual Convention

The UTA Annual Convention will take place November 7-10 in Orlando, FL. The industry’s best and biggest event for used truck dealers will feature valuable information, face-to-face networking, fantastic tours and more! NextTruck and Rock & Dirt will be exhibiting at the Vendor Fair in booth # 409.  Come by to visit us and checkout and You can […]

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Ryder Receives 2018 Green Fleet Award for Driving New Technologies for Environmental Sustainability

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has received the 2018 Green Fleet Award in the “special” category from the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, a government-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. “Our goal is to make a broad range of zero-emission […]

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Mack Trucks Announces Product Lineup at Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo 2018

Mack Trucks will feature its Mack® LR  and Granite® models in its booth at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo 2018, Oct. 24-25 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto. Featuring a comfortable yet functional driver-focused design for improved productivity and enhanced visibility for increased safety, the LR model is available in two configurations: A 6×4 configuration and a 4×2 configuration for a […]

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Racing legend Noble captures first feature win in Bandit finale

Rude earns second straight points title as Bandits close out season  Everyone calls Mark Noble a rookie, but he’s a rookie in name only. Noble, wrapping up his first year in the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series, finally captured that elusive feature win at Elko Speedway Saturday night. “We’ve been trying to get (to Victory […]

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Volvo Trucks Expands Remote Programming for Over-the-Air Software and Parameter Updates

All Volvo truck owners in the U.S. and Canada with GHG 2017 Volvo engines equipped with Volvo’s factory-installed connectivity hardware are now eligible for software and parameter updates with Volvo’s Remote Programming. Users can perform updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available, and at the discretion of the vehicle’s […]

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