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Jason Cannon

Ryder reaches lease agreement with newspaper delivery company

Ryder System, Inc. has been selected by Illinois-based Andrew Distribution, Inc., a regional provider of transportation and distribution services for publishers, to provide 18 new straight trucks under a Full Service Lease ...

PACCAR issuing recall over faulty seat belts

PACCAR has issued a recall for certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt Model 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The company ...

Cummins shifting focus from emissions to fuel economy

Cummins Turbo Technologies revealed a suite of near-market and future solutions capable of improving the fuel efficiency of any modern diesel engine by at least 6 percent for the first time in ...

Volvo, Mack partnering with Shell in LNG push

Volvo and Mack trucks announced a formal agreement with Shell Wednesday to collaborate and coordinate activities supporting the wider use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. “Customer ...

Daimler Elite Support program booming

An increasing number of Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) dealers are investing their resources into becoming Elite Support certified. As part of the certification process, Freightliner and Western Star dealers are required to demonstrate proficiency ...

Comcar adds Bendix products to large fleet investment

Comcar is adding 500 International ProStar trucks to its fleet, all of which will be equipped with Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system and Bendix Wingman Advanced – A Collision Mitigation Technology. The carrier has also chosen the ...

Volvo truck shipments continue to fall

According to February sales figures released by AB Volvo, the Swedish truck maker shipped 1,400 fewer trucks globally than it did in the same month the year before. The decline in Volvo's sales was ...

Westrux International wins Circle of Excellence Award

Westrux International, a Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based International commercial truck dealership, has received the prestigious International Circle of Excellence Award. The Circle of Excellence program was established 33 years ago to honor International dealerships achieving ...

Eaton develops UltraShift PLUS line for Navistar

Eaton has launched a new family of UltraShift PLUS transmissions designed exclusively for Navistar to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications. To be co-released by the two companies, the new 16-speed direct drive ...

SmartTruck showcases new side fairings

SmartTruck introduced a new, patented low-profile version of their trailer Side Fairing system last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show. SmartTruck says the side fairings offer a 5 percent improvement over the previous ...

Q&A with DTNA’s Daum, Renschler

CCJ editors Jeff Crissey and Jack Roberts sat down at the Mid-America Trucking Show with Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, and Andreas Renschler, outgoing chief of Daimler Trucks ...

Volvo introduces new suspension

Volvo Trucks announced the launch of its new Volvo Blade Air Suspension, which will be available on Volvo VNL and VNM models. The suspension has been field-tested by customers for more than three ...

Class 8 order above 20k for 5th straight month

Class 8 orders were above 20,000 units for the fifth consecutive month in February, while a spike in step-van orders pushed new medium-duty demand above the prevailing trend, according to the latest ...

Kenworth introduces factory-installed idle management system

Kenworth has announced a new factory-installed and integrated engine-off heating and cooling idle management system for its long-haul T680 with a 76-inch sleeper. The new Kenworth Idle Management System is a battery-based APU ...