Archive | February, 2019
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Freightliner to Feature Electric eM2 Model, Vocational Solutions at Work Truck Show

At the 2019 Work Truck Show, Freightliner will exhibit a wide range of its vocational vehicles and powertrain options in booth #4659. Visitors to the booth can also explore the new battery-electric Freightliner eM2 truck.  Part of Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) e-mobility initiative, the medium-duty eM2 is being designed for local distribution, pickup and […]

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Kenworth Maska Honored with Prestigious 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award

Kenworth Maska received the prestigious 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego. “Kenworth Maska and our employees are dedicated to delivering excellent Kenworth heavy and medium duty trucks, parts and service that support customer uptime and enable fleets […]

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Optronics’ Purilite Light-Shield LED Lamps Will Reduce Exposure to Allergens and Pathogens in Commercial Vehicles

Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced that it will unveil its new LED-based Purilite Light-Shield decontaminating light for the first time in booth 2534 at the 2019 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The unique LED technology promises to bring a revolutionary level of hygiene to vehicles everywhere, while […]

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Kenworth To Showcase Six Vocational Trucks at The Work Truck Show

Kenworth Truck Company will showcase its medium and heavy duty work trucks at The Work Truck Show March 5-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kenworth will also offer up the latest information and spec’ing options for its vocational truck lineup in its booth (Number 1401). The show is sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). “Kenworth […]

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FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for December Highest Since August 2016

After a basically neutral reading in November, FTR’s Shipping Conditions Index (SCI) moved into positive territory in December. The December SCI measure at 1.7 was the strongest for the index since August of 2016. After a short weakening period in 2019Q1, the SCI is expected to maintain the December level through the balance of the […]

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CIMC Intermodal Equipment Wins Spot on Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2019 Top 20 Award List

CIMC Intermodal Equipment’s REVERE Premium Specification Intermodal Chassis is one of Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2019 Top 20 Products. The Top 20 award will be presented to CIMC IE’s representatives during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta March 18-21.   For this year’s awards, […]

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PacLease Expedites Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks for Lease Customers

With truck sales strong, and backlogs growing, PacLease says those looking to get into new trucks right away can avoid the wait through a full-service lease with PacLease. “The trucking industry had the strongest sales in over a decade for Class 8 and medium duty vehicles in the US and Canada,” said Michelle Harry, PacLease’s […]

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Kenworth W990 Exceeds Expectations for Keim TS

When one of the first Kenworth W990s rolled up to the headquarters of Keim TS, a transportation services provider specializing in flatbed and dry van cargo, there were nothing but smiles across the faces of drivers and office staff. “Everyone was so excited when the Kenworth W990 first arrived on-site,” said Stan Keim, owner of […]

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Phillips Industries Introduces New PhillipsTools App with Access to Product and Company Information

Phillips Industries has developed and released a new app that offers quick and easy availability to information related to the company and their products in one centralized location.  It is simple to use and a great tool for distributors and users of Phillips products.   Access to updated product literature and catalogs, including Phillips’ 24V […]

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Mack Defense Enters Production Vehicle Testing Phase of Heavy Dump Truck Contract

Mack Defense recently started production of five Mack® Granite®-based M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) as part of the Production Vehicle Testing (PVT) phase of its $296 million contract with the U.S. Army for armored and armor-capable HDTs. Once completed, the trucks will enter 40 weeks of rigorous durability testing at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Test Center […]

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Western Distributing First Customer To Take Delivery of Production Kenworth W990

For Tom Bogle, his recent trip to the Kenworth manufacturing plant was something he’ll never forget. As a driver with more than 30 years and nearly 5 million miles, he was invited to represent the drivers of Western Distributing in taking delivery of the first production Kenworth W990.  He joined Western Distributing’s Marty Garcia, vice […]

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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for December Spikes to Double-Digit Positive Reading

Following the November bounce back of FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index the December measure spiked to a reading of 11.46.  The sharply improved December reading is a result of strong m/m growth in volumes along with a favorable fuel environment.  However, FTR forecasts that this level will not be sustained in 2019 with readings falling back […]

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