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Mack showcases new fuel-saving suspension system

In a press event that included talk of full integration of Mack products, the future of natural gas in the trucking industry and a few product announcements, Mack, most notably, unveiled a new suspension system – the Twin-Y — that it says can offer fuel savings of up to 25 percent over the current camelback offerings. Mack's Jerry Warmkessel said during the event — held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. — that the ...

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Volvo releases tractor for heavy-haul application

Volvo Trucks today introduced to the heavy-haul market a new tractor, the VNX, at the MId-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Volvo said the truck is designed for extreme gross weight applications. It will be powered by a 600-hp Volvo D16 and will be offered as a fully integrated package featuring Volvo's I-Shift automated-manual transmission. For more on Volvo's new truck, see Overdrive sister site CCJ's coverage or watch the video below.

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Freightliner releases in-cab exercise system, Cascadia Evolution orders top 10k

Freightliner this week announced an in-cab training system designed for installation onto already existing tether points in Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado models. The announcement came at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Freightliner collaborated with Rolling Strong to design and implement the system — the Freightliner In-cab Training System (FIT) — and it was made to offer drivers a place to workout "in the comfort of their own cabs," said Freightliner engineer Dave Hames. The system ...

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Peterbilt announces new vocational model tractor

Peterbilt unveiled today a new vocational truck, the Model 567, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where it also announced the availability of a new 80-inch sleeper for its Model 579 truck. The 579 was unveiled at the same show two years ago. In addition to an 80-inch sleeper option, the truck maker also said today a new mid-length option for the 579 will be available as an option. For more on the ...

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Video: Quick walk around of Kenworth’s new truck

Kenworth unveiled today in Louisville its new T680 with a 52-inch sleeper option. Below is a brief video walk around of the truck sitting on the show floor at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Drop a comment above to let us know what you think of the truck. Click here to see the full story on the truck's debut.

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Kenworth adds 52-inch option for T680

Kenworth Trucks unveiled this morning a new T680 model with a 52-inch sleeper, made for regional and mid-range distance applications, said the truck maker. The announcement came this morning at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Kenworth's Chief Engineer Kevin Baney said the truck is ideal for drivers who spend 3-5 days on the road, as it still offers the amenities of the 76-inch model's sleeper and cab but weighs 700 pounds less and ...

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Navistar offers updates on switch to SCR

Navistar executives gave a bit of insight today into the company's transition from EGR-only strategy to tackle EPA emissions standards, saying that its International ProStar is on track to meet its April release with the company's MaxxForce 13-liter engine equipped with Cummins SCR exhaust aftertreatment system. CEO Troy Clarke said the company has been completing its "great turn-around story" in the last half-year and said there's much to come from them in the next 2-3 years. Navistar ...

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MATS haps: On-air wedding, regs listening session, and more!

Driver Kevin Young and ridealong partner Shannon Mann will tie the knot with Freewheelin' cohost Meredith Ochs officiating at the PanaPacific booth Friday, March 22, at noon.

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Register for MATS health walk

The walk is scheduled to take place the afternoon of Friday, March 22, at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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‘Monkey Gouger’ Jimmy Ardis in Real Life Trucking Hero running

The owner-operator is one of several up for the Progressive Commercial contest's $15,000 grand prize. Vote by October 31 to register your support for your favorite contenderss.

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