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Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new dealerships

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, Calif.; and Charlotte, N.C. Here are local details: • Dallas: 4415 Irving Blvd.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; 972-728-4209. • Conyers, Ga.: 1481 Dogwood Drive S.W.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 770-483-5263. • Mississauga, Ontario: 1610 Enterprise Road, Unit B; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 905-696-7775.

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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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Kane Is Able opens California distribution center

Scranton, Pa.-based third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able Inc. opened a 211,000-square-foot distribution center in Rialto, Calif., to address growing customer demand in the Southern California market. The Inland Empire facility, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, will provide cross-dock, distribution and transportation services.

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A. Duie Pyle opens logistics center

A. Duie Pyle opened a new logistics center to support all of the West Chester, Pa.-based company’s services, including its less-than truckload, truckload, warehousing and distribution, custom dedicated and brokerage operations. The facility in Westampton, N.J., has a 132,000-square-foot warehouse and 101 doors for progressive loading and unloading and is located near both the Ports of New York and New Jersey, as well as a railyard for consolidation and deconsolidation.

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Fleetmaster adding tractors, trailers

Fleetmaster Express added 60 new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractors to its 300-truck fleet. The Roanoke, Va.-based company said it also recently added 40 other new Cascadias and that its latest order represents a 10 percent increase in growth and will allow it to hire more drivers and haul more weight up to 50,000 pounds with its 1,400 trailers. Fleetmaster also announced the purchase of 100 new Wabash DuraPlate trailers, with plans to add 100 more by ...

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Webinar to discuss diesel contamination, cleaning solutions

Clean Fuel Solutions, a division of Donaldson, is offering a free 20-minute webinar discussing how different types of diesel contamination can affect operations. The webinar, featuring experts from Donaldson Clean Solutions, will examine how fuel-related downtime impacts the bottom line. Participants also will learn methods of avoiding this costly downtime through diesel cleanliness. The webinar will be offered Thursday, Jan. 22, at noon and 3 p.m. CT and also on Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 a.m. ...

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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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