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Peterbilt to make air disc brakes standard

Move will apply to entire Calss 8 truck lineup.

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Retiree donates new Kenworth truck

Man bought a new Kenworth T660 and donated it to the Lions Club in Washington State.

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Peterbilt makes large contribution to United Way

Peterbilt Motors Co. donated $269,814 to the United Way of Denton County’s 2010 fundraising campaign, the Denton, Texas-based truck maker announced in December. The company's employees raised $159,814, and parent company PACCAR contributed an additional $110,000. “Peterbilt and our employees are dedicated to helping improve the lives of friends, neighbors and those in our community who need our help,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Together, with the generous contributions of our employees ...

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Scenes from the 2010 Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, this morning at the site of Rush Truck Centers' fifth annual Tech Skills Rodeo, which pits 65 (out of more than 700 entering) of the truck dealer/service center network's best diesel technicians against each other and a set of bugged vehicles. On the heavy-duty side of the competition, 15 techs each trying to beat the clock in Cummins, Caterpillar and Eaton categories -- with 45 minutes to troubleshoot rough running ...

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Kenworth T700 tour returns

Veteran trucker Mike McDowell is driving a Kenworth T700 equipped with a 2010 Paccar MX from Maine to Texas in an encore of the truck tour that began this summer, Paccar announced. After the tour’s Canadian run ends in Moncton, New Brunswick, Oct. 1, it will continue with a stop at C-B Kenworth-Bangor in Hermon, Maine, Oct. 5. The tour will make the following stops through Oct. 28: Tri-State Kenworth, Enfield, Conn., Oct. 7; Youngstown Kenworth, Hubbard, ...

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Peterbilt ramps up training for new 12.9-liter MX

Production of Paccar’s new 12.9-liter MX engine has begun at the new plant in Columbus, Miss.

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Paccar looks to suppliers

Dan Sobic said a recovering truck market will demand quality and cooperation from vehicle and supplier manufacturers.

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Feature Article: An on-highway standard

Peterbilt’s new aero Model 587 combines improvements to achieve new level of efficiency.

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Peterbilt launches all-wheel drive for 337, 348

Peterbilt Motors Co. on Tuesday, March 9, launched All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for its vocational models 337 and 348.

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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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