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Diesel Laptops Launches Virtual Diesel Technician Program

Diesel Laptops, the leading distributor for commercial truck diesel diagnostic software, hardware, and services, has announced the launch of its innovative Virtual Diesel Technician Program. This program is a first in the commercial truck and off highway industry and is a real solution to the current diesel technician shortage that exists today. Clients that utilize […]

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440 (& Counting) Exhibitors at Largest Ever World of Asphalt: What It Means for You

The upcoming 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference is officially the largest World of Asphalt ever. The exhibition kicks off Feb. 12-14 in at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. With the co-located AGG1 Academy & Expo – also a record-breaker, the shows offer attendees access to a combined 192,000-plus net square feet of […]

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FTR Reports Preliminary Trailer Orders for December at 28,000 Units Finishing Out a Record Year

FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for December at 28,000 units, a 38% drop from November and 39% below a year ago.  Trailer order activity moderated in December after experiencing tremendous levels over the previous three months.  Total trailers orders of 127,000 units in Q4 2018 were the second highest quarter ever with 2018 totaling 409,800 […]

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PacLease Growth Continues: Adds 17 New Locations in 2018

PacLease continued another strong year in the truck rental and leasing market in 2018, and a very strong rental market indicates positive growth in 2019. According to Mike Willey, PACCAR Leasing’s assistant general manager, this past year saw PacLease grow its market share in the lease/rental market, adding 30 percent more medium and heavy-duty units. […]

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Mack Trucks Donates Mack® Granite® Model to Concrete Industry Management Auction

Mack Trucks is continuing its support of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program with the donation of a 2019 Mack® Granite® model to the CIM Auction. Proceeds from the auction, which will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 during World of Concrete 2019, will benefit the CIM program’s mission to develop the next generation of leaders within the concrete […]

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The 2019 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is January 28-31 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, NV!

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. More than 2,300 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media attended the 2018 conference in Las Vegas. It was created by the industry’s leading trade associations and […]

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New Inland Kenworth – Castlegar Location Serves Southeast British Columbia

Inland Kenworth has opened its new 19,000 square-foot parts and service facility in Castlegar, B.C. The new location features a 9,500 square-foot service department and nine service stalls. Also included is a parts department that is approximately 4,500 square-feet, and a 2,000 square-foot space dedicated to retail display. The facility will feature an equipment division […]

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Freightliner Trucks to Feature New Vocational Option at World of Concrete

Freightliner Trucks will showcase an innovative array of vocational solutions at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas from January 22-25 at booth #C5359. An all-new option will be on display for the first time at World of Concrete: The Freightliner 114SD concrete mixer spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine. Up to 600 pounds […]

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Western Star to Showcase New Truck Enhancements, Host Ninth Annual “Get Tough Challenge” at World of Concrete 2019

Western Star will display its most rugged trucks and vocational product options at World of Concrete 2019 (Jan. 22-25, 2019, Las Vegas). Show attendees can both see the latest updates to Western Star’s most popular truck model, the 4700, at booth #C5675, or visit the Bronze Lot. “World of Concrete provides a great opportunity for […]

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Daimler Trucks North America introduces the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia(r). (PRNewsfoto/Daimler Trucks North America LLC)

Freightliner New Cascadia with Level-2 Automated Driving Named Best Transportation Technology at CES 2019

Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner new Cascadia® was awarded the prestigious honor of “Best Transportation Technology” at theengadget annual ”Best of CES” awards ceremony at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). According the engadget, the Transportation Technology category is awarded to the best technology related to the “ever-advancing science of getting from here to there.” The truck debuted at […]

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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for November Bounces Back from October Reading

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for November rebounded by more than two and a half points from October to a reading of 5.84.  The improvement was due primarily to a slightly firmer rate environment and lower diesel prices. The 2018 November TCI was basically unchanged from a year ago, in spite of the volatility affecting the […]

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Mack Trucks Announces World of Concrete Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks’ leadership in the concrete industry will be highlighted by six truck models on display at World of Concrete 2019, Jan. 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The lineup includes four Mack®Granite® mixer models and two Mack TerraPro® concrete pumper models. Mack also will highlight its industry-leading fully integrated powertrain, including Mack MP® engines, Mack mDRIVE™ HD automated […]

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