Peterbilt

Peterbilt dealers support safety program

Dealers in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa, and Norfolk, Neb., are supporting the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” safety campaign.

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Texas governor signs natural gas bills

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed three bills at Peterbilt Motors Co.’s plant in Denton, Texas, that support the development of natural gas initiatives in Texas, the truck maker announced. Senator Jane Nelson, Commissioner Bryan Shaw and Representatives James Keffer and Tan Parker were also in attendance. Senate Bill 20 establishes a natural gas transportation corridor in the Texas Triangle, which includes Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, by increasing the number of natural gas refueling ...

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Owner-Operator of the Month

Jeff Ledbetter’s self-reliance and creativity have made him a go-to guy for rookies at Hogan Transport.

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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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Hardage custom combo unit gets final fix

You might remember Jeff Hardage, owner of the J&C Investments small fleet, based in Garland, Texas, if you've been paying any attention whatsoever to the news coming out of the Pride & Polish competitions at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas the past several years. Most recently, I wrote about Hardage's son Eric's 1963 Mack B83 with a winch body, itself Jeff's own father's truck from the generation prior, in the December issue of ...

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Custom rig as educational shuttle — a Mack contribution to the space program

It’s not as big as its sister ships. Nor has it ever gone into orbit. But for more than two decades, the Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission -- educating students about space exploration.  Mack Trucks has been part of the story all along. In the early 1980s Bob Boehmer, a teacher at Schnecksville Elementary school just outside of Allentown, Pa., came to Mack with an old military transport bus. Boehmer’s vision was to ...

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Final season one episode of American Trucker on Speed Channel this Thursday

If you missed the news two weeks back, the final episode of the first season of American Trucker on the Speed Channel will features the production crew's documentation of the last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery and, more particularly, the trucks that are front and center in preparations for the journey. Among them are some that have been present at space missions since the beginning of the shuttle program -- like the walking-tall Peterbilt ...

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Side rollover protection system

The IMMI RollTek side rollover protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride, high back driver’s seat on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. RollTek combines side airbag protection with seatbelt technology. The system deploys within a quarter-second to minimize impact. PETERBILT, www.peterbilt.com

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American Trucker features NASA trucks

The season finale takes an inside look at the trucking team readying every Shuttle mission for takeoff.

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Peterbilt to make air disc brakes standard

Move will apply to entire Calss 8 truck lineup.

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