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New England Freightliner andWestern Star Dealers join to create the Advantage Truck Group

TriState Truck Center Freightliner/Western Star and McDevitt Trucks with its affiliate, Patriot Freightliner, Western Star, have joined forces to form Advantage Truck Group LLC (ATG). ATG with its six locations creates a comprehensive customer service network across central New England including New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. ATG is dedicated to provide an unprecedented customer experience […]

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Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion, a recent start-up company, won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.   Called 6x4HE, the fuel-saving electric drive-axle system was selected from five finalists by a panel of truck writers, and presented Wednesday, March 7, during the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting […]

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Mack Trucks Shows Khalil Mack the Definition of ‘Built Like a Mack Truck’

Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack recently visited with Mack Trucks employees during a tour of Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations (top, middle) and the Mack Customer Center (bottom). Accompanied by his father, Sandy Mack, Khalil spent time speaking with employees, answering their questions and taking photos, while also hitting the production line to see what […]

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Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Makes the Tough Lifts with Kenworth T880 Twin Steers

Ron Myers is a life-long tow truck operator. He did his first tow at the age of 12 – something you’d never see these days. “Things were different back in 1972 at my local motor speedway,” Myers recalled with a chuckle. “They even let me drive a tow truck. Hard to believe when you think […]

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Peterbilt Announces Allstate Peterbilt as Dealer of the Year

Peterbilt Motors Company names Allstate Peterbilt as the 2017 Dealer of the Year. The award was presented at the 2018 Peterbilt Dealer Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The annual two day business meeting brings together Peterbilt dealers from across North America. The meeting includes presentations and breakout sessions, with focused reviews on strengthening the dealer […]

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Major Minimizer Promotion Ends in March

Minimizer’s biggest promotion ever, with prizes totaling more than $80,000, is entering the home stretch. The #RespectTheDriver promotion features two major prizes up for grabs – a 2017 Limited Edition Jack Daniels Indian Chieftain Motorcycle and a Bandit Big Rig Series race-ready truck. The contest ends March 31st and two lucky winners will be notified […]

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Tri-State Truck Center Named Mack’s 2017 North American Dealer of the Year

Mack Trucks named Tri-State Truck Center of Memphis, Tennessee, its 2017 North American Dealer of the Year.  Tri-State Truck Center, which opened in 1945, achieved 185 percent of its sales goal and 127 percent of its leasing plan in 2017.  “Tri-State Truck Center is an outstanding representative of the Mack brand,” said Jonathan Randall, senior […]

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Jeff Sather Appointed President and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and CEO of its subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC). In this position, Sather will lead all operations of the market-leading manufacturer of motorhome, walk-in van, school bus and commercial bus chassis. In his most recent role, Sather acted […]

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Floyd Blinsky Trucking Shows Its True Colors

Multi-Colored Kenworth T680s are Spec’d to the Nines for Drivers When Matt Blinsky was asked the company’s fleet color, he answered with a laugh.  “That’s a good question.  We don’t have one. We’ve got 74 trucks, and probably 25 different colors running around.  It’s all by design.” Matt Blinsky, vice president of Floyd Blinsky Trucking, […]

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Kenworth W900L Glider Kit Truck Delivers Trouble-Free Reliability For Farmers Oil Company

For nearly 40 years, Farmers Oil Company of Anthony, Kan., has specialized in hauling liquid petroleum gas products, as well as liquid fertilizers, anhydrous ammonia and many other products throughout the central United States. Along these highways and byways, Farmers Oil trucks get noticed. The company boasts an old school, nostalgic look for its fleet, […]

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Veteran-Owned Valley Paving Readies for New Season

New Kenworth T800s Honor Military Branches with Inspiring Paint Schemes Patriotism runs through the veins of Rich Carron. Carron served his country in Vietnam, while his dad served in World War II.  His father in-law was in the Marine Corp for 27 years, which included two tours in Vietnam; and two nephews are in the […]

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Kenworth T440s Help California Agricultural Hauler Boost Bottom Line, Improve Driver Productivity and Comfort

Inside a conference room at Valley Farm Transport is a retired 1928 Kenworth truck. It stands as a testament to an appreciation of Kenworths throughout Kenworth’s 90-year history, which comes from a company with its own 50-year history of providing reliable service hauling agricultural products throughout Northern California. “I always liked Kenworth trucks,” said the […]

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