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New free load board on the way

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

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Volvo offering financing discount to military vets

Veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past 24 months can get a half-percent discount off approved finance rates for new highway or vocational units.

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New MHC Kenworth locations listing parts in Surplus Solutions

MHC El Paso and MHC Ashville bring the total to eight MHC locations with more than 2,100 total part numbers listed in the website's search engine.

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Ryder expands online used truck selection

Ryder System announced an expanded selection of used trucks, tractors, trailers and vans available at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com. The website now includes more economical “As-Is” condition vehicles, cab and chassis; and high-horsepower trucks. Ryder’s selection of pre-owned cab and chassis trucks includes diesel-powered straight truck models with a full range of payload capacities; a pre-assembled cargo container, freight box or flatbed is not included. The company’s pre-owned high-horsepower truck inventory includes a variety of different body configurations. Customers can ...

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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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Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

Peterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. “The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader, and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.” Like the set-back axle ...

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KeepTruckin enables GPS location

With the latest update to the KeepTruckin logbook for iPhone and Android and fleet management dashboard, fleets can view drivers’ current locations on an interactive map.

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Eddie Kilroy anchoring new Freymiller radio station

Kilroy, former longtime host on XM Radio's "Willie's Place," hosts a morning show 8-12 CST for driver call-ins and country music on the carrier's online radio station.

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Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

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