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Emmert International hauls 340-ton ‘rock show’

Need a 340-ton boulder moved? Call the heavy haulers at Emmert International. If you've gotten your copy of the April issue of Overdrive, or read it online in the digital edition, you've likely made note of one monster coke drum hauls the folks at Emmert spent four years planning -- and nearly eight months conducting. As we were putting the Severe Service section of the April issue to press, the Oregon-based Emmert was in the news ...

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KW radios now Bluetooth compatible

Kenworth now offers radios with two Bluetooth-capable options: factory installed radios and Kenworth NavPlus, both in compliance with new cell-phone laws. As many as eight phones can be synchronized with the radios, and contacts are automatically loaded and can be contacted via Voice Command options. In addition to calls, if the connected phones are capable of holding music, the radio can stream audio from the phone to the truck’s sound system. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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KW of South Carolina joins network, wins dealer award

Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina is now a part of the Kenworth dealer network across the U.S. and Canada. Worldwide Kenworth’s parent company, Worldwide Equipment, based in Prestonsburg, Ky., also celebrates its chairman and CEO, Terry Dotson, being named the 2012 Truck Dealer of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Worldwide Equipment recently purchased assets of Cherokee Kenworth, and has locations in West Columbia and Greenville, S.C., operating under Worldwide Kenworth of South Carolina’s banner.

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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Big Idaho Potato Tour peels out behind T660 drives

More trucking news here emerging from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl like a shoot from a half-pound baker left on the windowsill. You'll recall my post about the fine salute Women in Trucking delivered to the females of our industry during the televised contest -- and now, check out the giant re-creation of one of those half-pound Idaho symbols of pride, set on a trailer and pulled by a Kenworth T660 supplied by the Kenworth ...

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Michigan excavators use doubles rig to fight MS

For almost half a decade, the Champagne & Marx Excavating excavating company, of Saginaw, Mich., has been hauling Michigan Specials -- double-dump trailers capable of transporting 50 tons of payload -- with a fleet of Kenworth T800s for road prep, foundation digging and other commercial and industrial projects. But, the company has also long been a big contributor to the fight to combat Multiple Sclerosis, in 2011 raising enough money for it to rank fourth in ...

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Cummins ISX11.9 with rear power take-off

Kenworth is now offering the Cummins ISX11.9 engine with rear engine power take-off in select vocational applications. The engine, available in Kenworth T800 and W900S models, produces 466 lb-ft of continuous torque and has a maximum rating of 520 lb-ft of torque when used for intermittent load applications. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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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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