Kenworth

Rear-air suspension

Kenworth is now offering the Neway ADZ rear-air suspension in their C500, T440, T470, T800 and W900 trucks. The ADZ suspension is used for heavy-duty and severe-duty applications and is available in 23,000- and 26,000-lb.-per-axle capacities. The ADZ series replaces the AD series suspension for over-the-road applications and offers weight savings of approximately 250 lbs. per axle compared to the Neway AD. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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How to get — and keep — the contract

Success in hauling with your own authority often requires negotiating contracts directly with shippers and keeping those contracts when bigger competitors come prowling. The father-son operation of John and Erick (pictured) Engbarth learned this by experience. Erick makes regular hauls from North Carolina to California loaded with plastics and usually carrying motorcycles back. When Engbarth Trucking first bid on a key contract with a N.C. manufacturer, the rate didn’t exactly seal the deal, but the prospect of regular, ...

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Scenes of Chrome & Class

That's David Holbrook's 1986 Peterbilt 359, winner of both Working Bobtail and People's Choice awards in the second annual Chrome & Class Truck Show, held at the Rush Truck Center location in Smyrna, Tenn., on I-24 just southeast of Nashville. It was a much expanded show this year, with near double the number of entered show trucks and a lively crowd on Friday and Saturday. The show, launched as a way to thank customers of ...

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Plenty of chrome at Dallas show

There were a record 71 entrants at the Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish in late August. See video of three contestants.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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Natural gas growing as trucking fuel option

More fleets are buying natural gas-powered trucks as the fueling infrastructure grows, Kenworth and Westport executives said.

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Kenworth opens dealership in Madison, Ala.

Kenworth of Alabama and Mississippi has opened a new dealership in Madison, Ala. that offers truck drivers access to a full-service dealership off of Interstate 65 in Huntsville. The new 25,000 square-foot dealership offers 10 service bays for Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube customers, a fully stocked parts department, a display area for new and used trucks and a driver’s lounge. For more information visit www.kenworthofalabama.com

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J.D. Power: Truck quality improves but at what cost?

Among trucks in service between 13 and 18 months, problems have decreased by 23 percent during the last six years, the J.D. Power study finds.

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Kenworth merchandise

The Merchandise Collection added 50 licensed products representing the brand, the truck maker announced. A line-up of nearly 165 items includes caps, T-shirts, polos, jackets, women’s clothing, accessories, scale truck models, drink ware, golf items, watches, desktop items and bags. KENWORTH, www.shopkenworth.com.

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Driver rides out Joplin tornado at Flying J

You've probably seen the pictures from the horrific tornado that rammed through Joplin, Mo., hitting the Pilot Flying J off I-44 at U.S. 71 yesterday. Ozark Mountain Leasing driver Todd Arnold, who lives far northeast in Maine, just weeks after missing the Glade Spring, Va., tornado that devastated the Petro Stopping Centers location there by three hours, was sitting in the Joplin Flying J's restaurant with his wife, Jamie, just as the storm was bearing ...

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