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T680 Next Gen Day Cab and 76 inch Family

Kenworth launches next-gen T680 flagship with focus on efficiency, performance, comfort

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth on Feb. 11 launched a new generation of its on-highway T680 flagship, building on the success of the classic T680....
New Freightliners

ACT Research: Supply will be top concern for commercial vehicle markets in 2021

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, the demand story for commercial vehicles remains unchanged this...
Additives web

Quality is important to consider when choosing additives

Truckers are often bombarded with advertising for fuel, oils and other products. More advertising sells oil and fuel additives that, some say, can add...
Detroit ePowertrain

DTNA unveils Detroit ePowertrain for Freightliner electric trucks; invests $20 million in manufacturing facility

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) last week unveiled the proprietary Detroit ePowertrain to power the upcoming Class 8 Freightliner eCascadia, as...
Peterbilt New Model 579s

Peterbilt unveils new, redesigned Model 579 featuring improvements in aerodynamics, technology and comfort

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Company announced the launch of its new Model 579. The thoroughly redesigned Model 579 boasts improvements in aerodynamics, efficiency,...
CVSA Roadsheck 2021

CVSA sets this year’s annual International Roadcheck for May 4-6

GREENBELT, Md. — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6 as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck.During that 72-hour period,...
Navistar International RH Series

Navistar, GM collaborate to produce zero-emission long-haul trucks

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar Inc., working in collaboration with General Motors and hydrogen fuel company OneH2, plan to produce a fuel-cell-electric International RH Series...
Freightliner Cascadia

DTNA to issue safety recall on more than 4,300 Freightliner Cascadias because of steer-tire...

WASHINGTON — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) plans to recall more than 4,300 Freightliner Cascadia sleeper trucks because due to defective steer tires, according...
Upshot of Semi

McLeod Software saw record growth during 2020 despite pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a year of record growth for McLeod Software, a provider of transportation enterprise...
Kenworth W990

Kenworth’s AG130 front air suspension now optional for manufacturer’s W990 tractor

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Kenworth W990 is now available with the optional Kenworth AG130 front air suspension rated at 13,200 pounds.The Kenworth W990 is...
ACT Trailer Graph

Trailer orders close 2020 on positive note, setting stage for robust 2021, says ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. — December net U.S. trailer orders of 43,806 units (before accounting for cancellations) grew 11% from the previous month and were up...
Volvo Conway Beam Truck

Conway Beam Truck opens new Volvo dealership near Buffalo, New York

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — Volvo Trucks North America dealership Conway Beam Truck Group invested $16.2 million to expand its presence in western New York State...
PACCAR Autonomous Truck

PACCAR furthers foray into autonomous truck development, partners with tech provider Aurora

BELLEVUE, Wash. — PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. The collaboration, announced...

SelecTrucks opens four Chicago-area sales centers

FORT MILL, S.C. — SelecTrucks, a retailer of used trucks in North America, recently opened four new locations in the Chicago suburbs, bringing the...
Freightliner eCascadia

NACF, RMI gear up for ‘Run on Less’ real-world electric truck tech demo

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — As more truck manufacturers work to develop electric Class 8 heavy-duty trucks along the road to zero emissions, the North...
Kenworth Pikes Peak Climb 1

Kenworth fuel cell electric T680 makes milestone 14,115-foot climb to Pikes Peak summit

https://youtu.be/02eiIy_l6XAKIRKLAND, Wash. — When Kenworth took its fuel cell electric T680 to the summit of Pikes Peak during a zero-emissions performance demonstration in 2020,...
Mack OTA Updates

Mack over-the-air updates now standard on Anthem, Pinnacle, Granite models

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks announced this week that its driver-activated Mack over-the-air (OTA) updates feature is now standard on the Mack Anthem, Pinnacle and Granite models,...
Dependable Highway Express

Volvo electrifies Southern California distribution facility for Dependable Highway Express

ONTARIO, Calif. — Working through the Volvo LIGHTS project, Dependable Highway Express (DHE) has completed several electrification initiatives to reduce the climate and air-quality...
Reefers at Loading Dock

2020 closes on strong note with increase in net trailer orders for December

COLUMBUS, Ind., and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — According to preliminary reports from ACT Research and FTR, the U.S. trailer industry closed 2020 on a high...
Geotab GO9

Geotab’s upgraded GO9+ telematics device offers expanded connectivity for fleet operations

TORONTO — Geotab now offers enhanced connectivity for fleets with the new GO9+ telematics solution, which now includes Wi-Fi connectivity.The new GO9+ is built on...