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Kenworth delivers first Icon 900 tractor

The first Kenworth Icon 900 limited edition tractor was recently delivered to long-time Kenworth customer Keim TS.

Volvo, Mack partner with Omnitracs to develop future fleet management services

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks today entered into a memorandum of understanding with Omnitracs, provider of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics systems, to develop future fleet management ...

NACFE releases in-depth low rolling resistance tire study and recommendations

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released an in-depth report detailing acceptance and real-world use of low rolling resistance tires. The report includes Decision Making Tools to help ...

APU evolution: Changes in power needs, technology push vendors to up their game

Anti-idling laws now are the norm across the country and are so firmly entrenched in the public’s mind that parked trucks with engines running – once so commonplace, they attracted ...

The connected vehicle: work together or go at it alone?

Equipment manufacturers have a vision for the connected vehicle. And so do telematics providers. Both want to use technology to make vehicles safer, more efficient and productive.
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Volvo, Mack offering pre-paid preventive maintenance plans

Volvo and Mack have introduced a pre-paid preventive maintenance plan that covers model year 2011 and newer trucks.

Volvo honored for energy reduction efforts

Volvo Group North America recently was honored with a 2015 Energy Award from the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) for its efforts to reduce energy usage at its manufacturing facilities. ...

Knight celebrates 25th anniversary with custom Volvo VNL 670 trucks

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially-decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize its 25th anniversary.

Waste heat recovery: An old theory finds new life – but will it work for every trucking application?

One possible approach to greater diesel engine efficiency is the use of waste heat recovery systems. But what is a waste heat recovery system? How does it work? Is it ...

Bendix announces new headquarters will be in Avon, Ohio

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced its new headquarters will remain in Lorain County, Ohio, where the company will move 10 miles from its current location in Elyria to Avon.

International scores major Class 8 tractor order

International Truck announced that it has received an order for 1,050 new trucks from an unnamed North American fleet. The company also reports that the customer has indicated that it ...

Mack announces major Canadian Armed Forces contract

Mack Defense announced this week that it has been awarded two contracts by the Canadian Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National ...

C.R. England purchases 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors

C.R. England this week announced the introduction of 2016 Western Star 5700 XE tractors into its fleet.  Starting in July and then over the next several months, almost 200 new units ...

Lawmaker looks to exempt glider kits from looming emissions regs

The U.S. House this week added an amendment to a government funding bill that would keep glider kits exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently unveiled Phase 2 greenhouse gas ...