Jason Cannon

Fuel Direct promotes XP3 fuel treatment product at GATS

Fuel Direct promoted its XP3 fuel treatment product at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The product prevents algae from growing, disperses water, cleans and lubes valves, cylinder heads and injectors, reduces emissions and improves mileage the company says. Fuel Direct founder Michael Schlegel says competing products burn soot, whereas his product burns clean and protects down to 15 below zero. "XP3 reduces contaminants in used oil by 50 percent," he says. "It cleans the ...

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VIDEO: Cobra talks improvements on in-cab communications

Chris Kooistra, Director of Marketing Services for Cobra, talks about the evolution and technological advancements in in-cab communications.

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XL Specialized Trailers showcased hydraulic lowboy at GATS

XL Specialized Trailers showcased its new custom hydraulic lowboy at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck is a highly spec’d, 53 foot long, two axle unit rated for 110,000 pounds. overall and 100,000 pounds. in 16 foot concentrated. The flip and booster combo for the rear adds extends versatility for load distribution, as XL says it can make a 3+1 set-up with a spreader bar or ...

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Freightliner announces roof fairing on Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks announced this week at the Great American Trucking Show a new factory-installed roof fairing available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-in. mid-roof XT models. They will be available as an option on the Freightliner Cascadia 72-inch mid-roof XT trucks. The new roof fairing further contributes to the aerodynamic styling on the trucks, the company says. Available with 12-in. or 20-in. side extenders, the roof fairing’s overall height is the same as the truck’s raised roof. ...

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Husky Tire unveils Wind Power Line at GATS

Husky Tire unveiled its Wind Power line of tires at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The company says Wind Power is a full range line of premium medium radial truck tires offering steer, drive, all-position and trailer tires for commercial vehicles. Wind Power Vice President of Marketing Brian Mielko says the tires are manufactured in China with the latest available technology, and are spec'd for U.S. roadways.

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ALTRALITE announced at the Great American Trucking Show

Kalyn Siebert announced the launch of its newest trailer, the ALTRALITE , at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. Kalyn Siebert says the ALTRALITE, a lightweight steel end-dump trailer designed specifically for stability, strength and safety, is best suited for construction needs (road construction in particular). The company says the trailer provides owner/operators and construction businesses of all sizes with a heavy-duty end-dump trailer that is more versatile and less expensive than aluminum ...

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VIDEO: Custom Pete 379, ‘Wreckless’

Chad Blackwell's custom 2007 Peterbilt 379, "Wreckless," was on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week. The truck was tricked out by Chrome Shop Mafia. Originally, the truck had a 63-inch bunk, but the shop chopped it down to 48 inches with shaved vents in door and wall, no back window, missing closets, custom built overhead cabinet and clothes rod, a hingeable bed like a 70-inch bunk for more access and a premium sound ...

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Western Star hosting design contest

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will be showcased at the 2014 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Fans and customers cast their first vote at this year's MATS at Western Star booth (#30185) and online at www.DesignOurStar.com. Registration there is free and users can enter for chances ...

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Detroit launches Million Mile Club

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Detroit. Membership is open to U.S. and Canadian fleet owners and drivers with 1 million or more miles on their Detroit engines, and members are eligible for variety of perks, including a baseball hat, ...

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Kenworth offering expenses paid trip, T880 test drive

Kenworth announced that it will award prize winners with an all-expenses paid trip and tour for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test drive the new Kenworth T880.

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