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Western Star Trucks Begins Its 50th Anniversary Celebration

Western Star Trucks kicked off its year-long 50th-anniversary celebration at its annual dealer meeting. Western Star will mark its 50th anniversary of manufacturing legendarily awesome trucks with a year’s worth of special events, truck show appearances and an enhanced website. The first Western Star trucks were made in 1967 in Kelowna, British Columbia, to serve […]

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Freightliner Trucks Begins Production on New Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks announced it has begun production on its new Cascadia®. Designed and engineered with an emphasis on six Real Cost of Ownership solutions the new Cascadia sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency, safety, connectivity, quality, uptime and driver experience. The new Cascadia (equipped with AeroX and Integrated Detroit™ Powertrain (IDP) including a GHG17 DD15® […]

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Kenworth Enhances Predictive Cruise Control for T680 and T880 with 2017 Engines

Kenworth announced an update to its Predictive Cruise Control functionality available for the Kenworth T680 and T880 with the new 2017 PACCAR MX-11, PACCAR MX-13 and Cummins X15 engines. “This update, which was made in conjunction with the launch of the new 2017 emission engines, provides our customers up to a 1 percent improvement in […]

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Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates a Century of Innovation

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a century of innovation with anniversaries of Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star and Thomas Built Bus brands.   Throughout 2017 DTNA will celebrate its legacy of delivering uncompromising quality, value and durability for more than one hundred years.  With advanced engineering solutions—like Detroit™ engines, best-in-class safety systems, […]

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Volvo Trucks Awarded NJPA Contract for Truck Chassis

Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX and VHD models. The NJPA is a public agency that creates national cooperative contract […]

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Kenworth T680 and T880 Make Bendix ESP System Standard

Kenworth announced that the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program is now standard on new Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors.  Bendix ESP full stability meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new electronic stability control (ESC) technology mandate, which goes into effect Aug. 1, 2017, on Class 8 tractors with tandem drive axles. “The T680 on-highway […]

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DENSO Announces 2017 Commercial & Heavy Duty Starter & Alternator Catalog

― Heavy-duty rotating electrical parts catalog available in print and digital formats ― DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has released its 2017 Commercial & Heavy Duty Starter & Alternator Catalog http://densoheavyduty.com/denso-hd-starter-alternator-catalog. DENSO announced the new catalog today at the 2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) […]

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Meritor Virtual Reality App Showcases Advanced Product Solutions from Meritor®

Meritor® announced the launch of its first virtual reality app customers can use to learn about the company’s advanced product solutions during a virtual ride in a semi-truck.    “Through our new app, we can showcase our products to customers in a way that’s not feasible in the real world,” said Ryan Obert, director, Product […]

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Dana Introduces New Aftermarket E-commerce Site Connecting Service Technicians with Distributors

Dana Incorporated introduced a new, comprehensive e-commerce platform that streamlines the identification process of the company’s automotive and commercial-vehicle replacement parts portfolio and connects service technicians around the world with Dana’s aftermarket parts distributors.  The announcement was made at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week trade show in Las Vegas, where the platform’s search functions, real-time […]

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Drivewyze Debuts Bypass Service in South Carolina at 11 Locations

Drivewyze Now Offered at Twice as Many Sites Nationwide as Transponder-Based Bypass Service   Drivewyze now offers its weigh station bypass service at 11 permanent and mobile sites in South Carolina increasing the number of states it now serves to 38.    The addition of the 11 sites also means Drivewyze now offers weigh station […]

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Minimizer goes white box at HDAW

Minimizer’s booth at HDAW in Las Vegas is turning heads. Distributors won’t find any company logos outside of the 53-foot show trailer.  Rather, Minimizer is focusing on what’s inside the trailer. “We spend a lot of money to help sell through our distribution channel,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said.  “We’re showing distributors […]

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New PACCAR Tandem Rear Axle Now Standard on Kenworth T680 and T880

The new PACCAR tandem rear axle is now standard on the Kenworth T680 and T880. The new PACCAR tandem axle, the industry’s lightest and most efficient tandem in its class, is designed to improve the operating efficiency for line haul, regional haul and pick-up and delivery customers. Rated at 40,000 pounds, the PACCAR tandem axle […]

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