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Mercedes Future Truck 2025 – Does it live up to the hype?

Earlier in 2014, Carzoos reported on the event where Mercedes-Benz showcased a truck that is expected to hit the market by the year 2025. Named as the “Future Truck 2025”, this giant of a vehicle is an absolute wonder. The sleek minimalism in terms of its appearance hides a very posh looking interior, where the […]

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Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. introduced its new 4700 set-back all-wheel drive truck. Now available to order, the Western Star 4700SB AWD is ideal for construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction. The new model, equipped with a Terex Utilities Digger Derrick, was on display at the 2013 Work Truck […]

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Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics Captures Customer Value Enhancement Award

Volvo Trucks’ Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service received the 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance today from global growth company Frost & Sullivan. “We’re proud to recognize Volvo Trucks as a leader in customer value enhancement,” said Kumar Saha, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “Their comprehensive fleet diagnostic and […]

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Building the ‘SuperTruck’: Cummins Takes Lead on Creating Fuel-Efficient Big Rigs

Engineer David Koeberlein will head to Texas this month to help test a new Cummins-powered, highly efficient SuperTruck. Koeberlein, Cummins Inc.’s go-to guy for the project, will ride in the new vehicle as it powers a payload of about 65,000 pounds along a 270-mile stretch of U.S. 287 between Fort Worth and Vernon in central […]

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Volvo Trucks’ Driver’s Digest App Now Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Volvo Trucks’ Driver’s Digest magazine is now available as an app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users. The mobile app gives users access to digital editions of the quarterly trucking magazine from Volvo Trucks in North America. Available for free download through the Apple iTunes App Store, Driver’s Digest features stories about drivers and […]

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Make Old Trucks “New” with Kenworth Glider Kits

Kenworth Truck Co. has released glider kits for several models to help owners who wish to bring an older truck back to “new” status. The kits, available for the T660, T800 (split fender configuration) and W900L models, are designed to be mated to customer-supplied EPA 2004 engines and matching transmissions. All sleeper sizes are available, […]

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Natural Gas in Trucking Summit Registration Now Open

Registration for the Natural Gas in Trucking summit is now open to the public, according to the American Trucking Assns. president & CEO Bill Graves. This event will be a “watershed moment for the trucking industry as more and more fleets look to America’s most abundant and environmentally friendly transportation fuel to move the nation’s goods,” Graves said. The […]

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Company to Construct CNG Stations Nationwide

Trillium CNG and AMP Americas have announced a joint venture, AMP Trillium, focused on building a network of CNG stations across the US. Initially, AMP Trillium will construct stations along the I-65 and I-75 trucking corridors and major routes in Texas, with the first station breaking ground by fall 2012. The stations will be open […]

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Peterbilt to Offer 12-liter NG Engine

Peterbilt Motors Co. on Friday, June 22, announced that it will offer the natural gas Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine in 2013. The engine, which will be rated up to 400 hp and 1,450 pounds of torque, features spark ignition technology and a three-way catalyst and can be configured with an liquefied natural gas or […]

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Mack to Introduce Natural Gas Versions of Two Trucks in 2013

Mack Trucks has announced it will be offering natural gas-powered versions of its Pinnacle and Granite models in 2013. Both models will utilize the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. Customer testing is scheduled to begin this year. The addition of the 12-litre natural gas-powered models adds to Mack’s existing natural gas line-up, which includes the […]

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Black Liquor To Fuel Trucks?

Trucks that impose hardly any load on the environment from their emissions … Is this a dream, a future scenario, or is it possible now? It’s closer to the latter, says Volvo Trucks, which is already running successful field tests with vehicles powered by bio-DME, a fuel that can be produced from biomass both cost […]

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Trucks Use GPS To Anticipate Hills, Save Fuel

Daimler has debuted a new speed control system on their long-haul trucks that uses GPS data to automatically choose the right gear for going up or down a hill. Available on the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Predictive Power Control takes advantage of topographic data programmed into the truck’s GPS in order to properly shift the truck’s 12-speed […]

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