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FTR Reports North American Class 8 Orders for June at Historic Highs

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for June at 41,800 units, making it the highest June ever recorded, 140% above a year ago.  North American Class 8 orders have now exceeded 40,000 units in four of the six months in 2018.  Fleets are ordering such large numbers of trucks that the OEM production […]

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Peterbilt Starts Production of New Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt Motors Company delivered the keys to the first production unit of the new Model 579 UltraLoft to David Freymiller, President and CEO of Oklahoma City based Freymiller Trucking. Peterbilt announced the introduction of the Model 579 UltraLoft earlier this year. The UltraLoft features a high roof integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship […]

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Bandits set to make their Penn. debut at Lake Erie Speedway

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series has raced in a number of states, but July 7th marks the Bandits Keystone State debut. Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Penn., is the site of the next convoy, where the Bandits battle it out for bragging rights and a $10,000 check. “Lake Erie Speedway is a first-class […]

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Diesel Laptops Announces Office Relocation and Open House

Diesel Laptops, the leading distributor for commercial truck diesel diagnostic software and hardware, has announced it has moved its offices and production facility from Lexington, SC to new, larger quarters in Gilbert, SC. The move was effective April 23, 2018. They will open their new office doors to the public, as well as customers and […]

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Kenworth T680 Now Standard with Bendix Front and Rear Air Disc Brakes

The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with Bendix® ADB22X™ front and rear air disc brakes. Bendix Front Air Disc ADB22X  The pairing is a result of Kenworth now offering rear air disc brakes as standard. The Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes have been standard for several years. Bendix ADB22X Rear Air Disc […]

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Daimler Trucks North America Announces Penske Truck Leasing and NFI as Partners for Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Penske Truck Leasing and NFI have agreed to partner in operating the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of eCascadia™ heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks. The move is the next phase of a co-creation process that DTNA is utilizing to actively involve customers in the development of […]

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Kenworth T680 Adds Predictive Cruise Control as Standard

Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control system becomes standard on the Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship beginning July 1. Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control combines GPS with cruise control to deliver enhanced fuel economy. The system uses topographical GPS data inputs to aid cruising speed efficiency. As the truck enters certain types of terrain, such as rolling hills, the system […]

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Peterbilt Announces Driver-Safety Focused Options for Sleeper Models

Peterbilt Motors Company announces two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat. These features were designed with input from influential driver groups like the Women in Trucking Association. Located in the sleeper control panel, the alert switch is an alarm that behaves like a panic button on […]

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Eaton takes aim at vehicle electrification market with new eMobility business

Power management company Eaton is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business. With a focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection, eMobility is poised to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15 million pure […]

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Mack Anthem® Helps TransLand Raise Money for Children in Need

TransLand, a truckload and logistics services provider based in Springfield, Missouri, recently added a bright green Mack Anthem® model to its fleet to handle a very special job. Designated as a community truck, for every mile the new Anthem travels delivering goods to customers, TransLand will donate 5 cents to Care to Learn, a nonprofit that provides for […]

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Going the Extra Mile: Pickup and Delivery Provider Appreciates Kenworth T370 Engineering and Efficiency

As a leading provider of LTL services across the southern United States – with 90 locations blanketing the region – Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) relies heavily on a fleet of quality-built pickup and delivery (P&D) vehicles. Over the past two years, the Lexington, South Carolina-based company has purchased 200 new Kenworth T370s powered by the […]

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Driver Input Results in a Drive-Axle Tire that Helps Fleets Beat Extreme-Road Conditions

Michelin North America, Inc., is launching its most aggressive drive-axle tire, specifically made for energy sector and logging fleets operating in extreme conditions. The MICHELIN® X® Works Grip D tire is designed for on- and off-road use for fleets and owner-operators who are focused on traction to maximize safety, uptime and efficiency. This tire evolves […]

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