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Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new dealerships

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, Calif.; and Charlotte, N.C. Here are local details: • Dallas: 4415 Irving Blvd.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; 972-728-4209. • Conyers, Ga.: 1481 Dogwood Drive S.W.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 770-483-5263. • Mississauga, Ontario: 1610 Enterprise Road, Unit B; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 905-696-7775.

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Eaton enhances split shaft PTO for UltraShift Plus

Eaton said it has expanded the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off capabilities that allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a vehicle’s cab. The company said that eliminating the need for operators to enter and exit the cab to change transmission gears helps enhance jobsite efficiency and reduce fatigue. Based on vehicle application and body builder design, the transmission also allows ...

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Onspot’s GSA contract renewed

Onspot of North America, a provider of automatic tire chains, announced that its General Services Administration contract has been renewed for another five years. Onspot’s automatic tire chains are designed to allow the operator to engage and disengage tire chains with a dashboard switch without stopping, enhancing traction and braking in snow and ice while remaining productive. Under the GSA contract, Onspot supplies its devices to the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Parks and Recreation Department, ...

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Changing Gear: Updates from Dayton, Zonar, Kenworth, Peterbilt

There's a new lineup of Dayton Truck Tires available now, and Bridgestone Commercial wants you to know about it. The company has unveiled a new website for its Dayton commercial truck tire line, www.daytontrucktires.com, accessible across all devices. To answer technical product questions truckers may have, a dedicated toll-free phone number is featured, which is answered by Dayton customer representatives; or users may opt for a “Contact Us” form to submit comments or questions. Other ...

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Webinar to discuss diesel contamination, cleaning solutions

Clean Fuel Solutions, a division of Donaldson, is offering a free 20-minute webinar discussing how different types of diesel contamination can affect operations. The webinar, featuring experts from Donaldson Clean Solutions, will examine how fuel-related downtime impacts the bottom line. Participants also will learn methods of avoiding this costly downtime through diesel cleanliness. The webinar will be offered Thursday, Jan. 22, at noon and 3 p.m. CT and also on Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 a.m. ...

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KLLM-Frozen Foods Express selects Truck-Lite LED headlights

KLLM-Frozen Foods Express announced its selection of Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all new trucks. The Richland, Miss.-based fleet, which operates more than 3,500 tractors and 5,000 trailers in 48 states, will begin its transition by spec’ing Truck-Lite Custom LED headlights on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models – nearly 700 trucks – with delivery beginning next month. "This is a complement to our existing suite of safety features," said Jim Richards, president of KLLM-Frozen Foods ...

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Webb Wheel OEM establishes Specialty Truck Business Unit

Webb Wheel OEM has established an independent business focusing exclusively on wheel end products for the specialty truck and vocational markets. Webb said its Specialty Truck Business Unit already has pre-established partnerships with truck manufacturers and will continue operations at its current facility in Ferdinand, Ind. Webb said STBU will take advantage of its engineering expertise to introduce additional rotor, hub and drum products designed for the specific needs of specialty and vocational equipment operators and ...

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Peterson marks 70th year in business

2015 marks vehicle safety lighting provider Peterson Manufacturing Co.’s 70th year of business. The family-owned business says that since its inception in 1945, it has grown into a quarter-billion-dollar multifaceted corporation now providing thousands of lighting-related products for customers worldwide. Peterson’s headquarters is on a 44-acre corporate campus in Grandview, Mo., housing its vertically integrated operations in a 670,000-square-foot facility staffed and equipped for core manufacturing and marketing. That includes engineering and design, photometric and environmental ...

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Changing Gear: Electronics rewind

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we relay frequently to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This week, Overdrive’s “Changing Gear” series takes a look back at some electronics-related products to help you keep your trucks working and looking its best. Cobra Electronics’ limited-edition 29 LX HD Harley-Davidson CB Radio features the trademarked black and orange Harley-Davidson logo ...

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East names Waters Truck & Tractor authorized dealer

East Manufacturing announced that Waters Truck & Tractor/Waters International Trucks now is an authorized East dealer, offering East’s full line of flatbed, dropdeck and dump trailers. An International Trucks dealership, Waters was established in the 1920s as Buick dealership and repair shop and has grown to include six locations, a truck and tire service location and a wrecker service location. Waters, based in Columbus, Miss., also has state store locations in Meridian, Kosciusko, Natchez and Hattiesburg.

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