equipment

International says new ‘mission’ will be on truck uptime

Navistar-International announced Feb. 4 its new mission in its truck, engine and parts business will be to maximize uptime for truck owners, and its launching a concurrent marketing campaign for the International truck brand, “It’s Uptime at International.”

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International announces ProStar to offer Bendix active safety system, WorkStar now available with Cummins ISB

Navistar-International announced this week that the International ProStar will now offer Bendix active safety system, which includes electronic stability control, autonomous braking collision mitigation tech and lane departure warnings.

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Peterbilt’s Model 320 hits milestone production numbers

Peterbilt announced that its low-cab forward Model 320 reached record production in 2014 with more than 1,600 trucks built, a 12 percent year-over-year increase. The specialty vehicle – used primarily in refuse operations and concrete pumper applications – recently was introduced with an entirely new interior, and a right-hand stand-up cab configuration was announced late last year. The Denton, Texas-based company said it would introduce a dual-steer configuration later this year. Among the 320’s new features are ...

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Volvo launches long-haul autohauler

Adding to its lineup of Volvo Autohauler models, Volvo Trucks North America has introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes the VAH 200 day cab and the VAH 430, which features a 42-inch sleeper and full-size bunk. The VAH 630, now available for order, features a 61-inch sleeper, offering a full-sized bunk, ample storage cabinet capacity and space for ...

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Eaton enhances split shaft PTO for UltraShift Plus

Eaton said it has expanded the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off capabilities that allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a vehicle’s cab. The company said that eliminating the need for operators to enter and exit the cab to change transmission gears helps enhance jobsite efficiency and reduce fatigue. Based on vehicle application and body builder design, the transmission also allows ...

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Onspot’s GSA contract renewed

Onspot of North America, a provider of automatic tire chains, announced that its General Services Administration contract has been renewed for another five years. Onspot’s automatic tire chains are designed to allow the operator to engage and disengage tire chains with a dashboard switch without stopping, enhancing traction and braking in snow and ice while remaining productive. Under the GSA contract, Onspot supplies its devices to the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Parks and Recreation Department, ...

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Mack offering special financing for veterans

Mack Financial Services has announced that it will again be offering returning veterans special financing terms for new Mack commercial vehicles in 2015.

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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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