equipment

Kenworth T880 picks up Truck of the Year honors from ATD

The Kenworth T880 was named the American Truck Dealers’ Commercial Truck of the Year this weekend at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, besting the the Peterbilt 567 and the International WorkStar 7600.

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KLLM-Frozen Foods Express selects Truck-Lite LED headlights

KLLM-Frozen Foods Express announced its selection of Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all new trucks. The Richland, Miss.-based fleet, which operates more than 3,500 tractors and 5,000 trailers in 48 states, will begin its transition by spec’ing Truck-Lite Custom LED headlights on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models – nearly 700 trucks – with delivery beginning next month. "This is a complement to our existing suite of safety features," said Jim Richards, president of KLLM-Frozen Foods ...

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Webb Wheel OEM establishes Specialty Truck Business Unit

Webb Wheel OEM has established an independent business focusing exclusively on wheel end products for the specialty truck and vocational markets. Webb said its Specialty Truck Business Unit already has pre-established partnerships with truck manufacturers and will continue operations at its current facility in Ferdinand, Ind. Webb said STBU will take advantage of its engineering expertise to introduce additional rotor, hub and drum products designed for the specific needs of specialty and vocational equipment operators and ...

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Peterson marks 70th year in business

2015 marks vehicle safety lighting provider Peterson Manufacturing Co.’s 70th year of business. The family-owned business says that since its inception in 1945, it has grown into a quarter-billion-dollar multifaceted corporation now providing thousands of lighting-related products for customers worldwide. Peterson’s headquarters is on a 44-acre corporate campus in Grandview, Mo., housing its vertically integrated operations in a 670,000-square-foot facility staffed and equipped for core manufacturing and marketing. That includes engineering and design, photometric and environmental ...

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Peterbilt to roll out new Model 567 mixer configuration

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced it will unveil a new Model 567 configuration suited for concrete contractors and other weight-conscious applications during the World of Concrete show Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas. “Peterbilt’s Model 567 has been in production for just over a year, and it’s already far surpassing our high expectations for it,” said Charles Cook, Peterbilt marketing manager for vocational products. “It’s helping customers across a wide range of applications achieve new levels of productivity. ...

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14 suits against alleged defects of Navistar’s EGR-only engines consolidated

The suits against Navistar allege that the truck and engine maker knew that its 2008-2013 model MaxxForce engines had defects, yet the company concealed those defects form buyers and knowingly sold and marketed the products as otherwise, the suits allege.

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Utility makes Bendix trailer roll stability standard 3000R spec

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced the addition of trailer roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard base specification on its 3000R refrigerated trailer. The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced with Bendix Trailer Roll Stability Program (TRSP) system combines anti-lock braking with trailer sensors and is available in single-channel and optional multi-channel configurations. Utility says it is the first trailer manufacturer to include roll stability as standard on its refrigerated trailers. “Trailer roll stability systems can dramatically ...

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International unveils new ProStar ES tractor built for fuel efficiency

Navistar-International introduced Dec. 5 a truck the company says is “the best fuel efficiency package in the industry.”

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SafeConnect to power reefer units at new GSF center

Golden State Foods opened last month a distribution center that will serve about 450 McDonald’s in the Chicago area. In an initiative to make the facility more energy efficient, the facility equipped the center with SafeConnect electric standby connection systems to power the fleet’s refrigeration units. SafeConnect is a plug-in docking stations that is compatible with straight trucks and trailers. It also has a failsafe self-disconnect system that prevents drive-offs from causing contact with high-voltage electricity.

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Schneider Finance touts easier online credit application

Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an easy-to-complete credit application for drivers looking to lease new or used trucks from SFI, a division of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider.

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