Volvo says GHG-engines are ‘exceeding expectations’

The integrated engines are delivering up to a 3 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared with their 2013 counterparts, Volvo says.

DTNA expanding tech training program with UTI

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show it plans to expand its Finish First technician training program for Freightliner and Western Star commercial vehicles in partnership with ...

Freightliner starts production on Cascadia NG sleeper

Freightliner Trucks has started production of additional features for the Freightliner Cascadia natural gas-powered tractor. The Cascadia natural gas tractor is now available with a 48-in. sleeper cab, and factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) ...

Navistar showcasing Class 8 portfolio at MATS

Navistar, Inc. is showcasing its full Class 8 vehicle portfolio with a blend of MaxxForce and Cummins engines this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. The company's International ProStar with Cummins ISX15 engine, which ...

Kenworth to offer Fuller Advantage with T680

The optimized powertrain combination of the Paccar MX-13 engine integrated with the Eaton Fuller Advantage transmission provides up to a 2 percent fuel efficiency enhancement, the company says.

Kenworth making ConMet PreSet Plus wheel hub standard

ConMet PreSet Plus wheel hubs are now standard on Kenworth’s lineup of Class 8 over-the-road trucks, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday. Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director, ...

Daimler brands displaying ‘star power’ at MATS

From show-stopping tie-ins to Optimus Prime, NASCAR and tire-smoking tractors, to more mundane matters such as fuel efficiency improvements and automated transmission sales, Daimler Trucks North America used its press preview hour ...

East making Alcoa Ultra ONETM wheel standard on 22.5 dual-tire spec’d trailers

East Manufacturing said Thursday that is made Alcoa’s new Ultra ONETM 22.5 x 8.25 wheel standard on all of its trailers spec'd with 22.5 dual-tire set- up. At just 40 pounds, Alcoa says ...

SAF-Holland releases integrated air suspension axle system, new brake and wheel end package

SAF-Holland introduced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. several new additions to its lineup. SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System with P89 Wheel End Package, the company says, is ...

MATS: Set up day

The Mid-America Trucking Show is widely known for some of the coolest sights in trucking. Well, very few of those sights take place on the day before the show opens. The show opens ...

Cummins will debut diagnostic platform

Cummins says it will soon release Connected Diagnostics, a new application designed to work seamlessly with leading telematics systems. Cummins Connected Diagnostics, the first of several telematics-assisted applications that Cummins is developing, will provide ...

Optimized drivetrain package from Peterbilt

Called APEX, the new spec option pairs the Paccar MX-13 engine with the Fuller Advantage Automated Transmission.

Peterbilt debuts new ‘EPIQ’ 579 package

Peterbilt broke new ground in aerodynamic efficiency and fuel economy when it introduced its landmark Model 579 in 2012. Two years later the company says the new EPIQ package for the Model 579 ...

PacLease testing Bendix safety products in Technology Trucks

A range of Bendix safety technologies, including active safety systems and air disc brakes, are being showcased on PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) trucks at demonstrations across the United States and Canada. PacLease , with ...


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