Peterbilt

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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Peterbilt displays alternative fuel vehicles

Peterbilt Motors Co. hosted a meeting with America’s Natural Gas Alliance in Denton, Texas, to showcase some of the truck maker’s alternative fuel vehicles. Attendees had the opportunity to test drive some of the vehicles and take a tour of the manufacturing plant. For more details, visit the Peterbilt website.

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Service deal at Midwest Pete dealer promotes safety with savings

If you missed the news yesterday, the network of Peterbilt dealers in Sioux City Truck Sales has jumped in with support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's “Buckle Up in Your Truck” safety campaign. Big deal, right? Well, yes. The dealer is putting its money where its mouth is on this one. In the coming months, owner-operators utilizing one of their four locations in Sioux City, Council Bluffs and Des Moines, Iowa, and Norfolk, Neb., ...

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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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