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Mack launches new air suspension, axels

Mack Trucks Monday launched its Twin Y Air Suspension, the company cites as the trucking industry’s first suspension to use a Y-shaped steel design. The Twin Y is up to 400 pounds lighter ...

December trailer order volume soars

The trailer industry closed 2012 strong, with new orders rising to a multi-year high in December.  New orders climbed 38 percent month-over-month from November's slight pullback to 31,586 units. Trailer shipments for the ...

RL French adds Kenworth of Lincoln dealership

RL French Group recently completed the renovation of its newest Nebraska-based dealership. Kenworth of Lincoln joins a sister location in Omaha in the state and other company sites in Iowa and Illinois. "It was ...

Peterbilt execs visit Sioux City dealer

Executives from Peterbilt Motors truck manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas toured a Sioux City  dealership recently nominated for a national award. The Sioux City Journal reported that Peterbilt Motors General Manager William Kozek ...

Kenworth offering dual LNG tanks for T800

Kenworth announced it will offer dual liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks on its T800 series trucks with a 15-liter Westport GX engine. Installation will take place at the factory. “By equipping a ...

Volvo to acquire stake in Dongfeng

AB Volvo announced Saturday that the company will acquire a 45 percent stake in the heavy-truck unit of China-based Dongfeng Motor Group Co. for $890 million. Upon completion, the move is expected rocket ...

American Power Group to convert fleet to NG

American Power Group, Inc. has received purchase orders totaling $1.5 million from Cudd Energy Services to upgrade and convert diesel pumps used for hydraulic fracturing to APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel ...

Monthly Leasing and Finance Index up in December

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed its overall ...

Kenworth will show natural gas trucks at 2013 World of Concrete

Kenworth’s World of Concrete booth will feature a lineup of five Kenworth mixer trucks, including two natural gas vehicles. The new 2013 PACCAR MX-13 engine will make its trade show debut at ...

PACCAR’s Rizzo retiring

PACCAR Australia managing director announced his retirement after 35 years with the company. He will be replaced by Assistant General Manager for Peterbilt Trucks, Mike Dozier, will take over from Rizzo. Dozier previously served as ...

Wabash acquiring Beall Corp.

Wabash National Corporation announced has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Beall Corporation in a $15 million cash deal. The acquisition is expected to close during the first quarter ...

Peterbilt Blue Ridge moves to new location

The Peterbilt Store Blue Ridge has moved into a larger facility located in Raphine, Va. The new 12,800 square-foot facility sits on more than 4 acres and features a driver lounge, more than ...

Trucking tonnage continues to climb

The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) monthly Truck Tonnage Index climbed for the second consecutive month in December. When added to November's rise, the spike represents the year's biggest gains by far, ATA ...

Prestone launches coolant, DEF line

Prestone Products Corporation has created a new interactive website in conjunction with its new lines of Prestone Command Heavy-Duty coolants and Prestone Command DEF.  The website, the launch of which was announced in ...

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