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Mack Trucks launches 6×2 liftable pusher axle for OTR Pinnacle

Mack Trucks has honed in on a very specific set of goals in the years ahead, and integration is a central focus. “(Integration) is about application excellence; about finding and developing a truck that is going to work in that specific application,” says Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Integration also optimizes communication between drive and power trains, in turn boosting efficiency.” In another step toward application excellence, Mack Trucks introduced Thursday at the 2015 ...

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Trucker named Highway Hero for rescuing jailer

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Thursday at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. He won $5,000, a trophy and a Highway Hero ring. Finalists David Fredericksen, a driver from Windermere, Fla., and Mack Guffey, a driver from Gainesboro, Tenn., were present for the announcement and won $1,000 each. Blackburn was grateful to receive the award ...

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Bridgestone brings back Dayton Truck tire brand

After falling dormant for the past several years, Bridgestone is breathing new life into its Dayton Truck Tire brand. In January, Bridgestone committed to resurrecting the brand but rather than trying to compete Bridgestone, the company’s OE line or Firestone, the company’s retail brand, Dayton was slated to take a different path. Matt Loos, director of truck & bus marketing for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, says Dayton was brought back from the abyss as an owner-operator and small ...

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Alcoa’s new wheel greatly increases corrosion resistance

Alcoa introduced the Dura-Bright EVO, an improved version of its primary commercial vehicle wheel, Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The wheel is 10 times more resistant than prior products to corrosion primarily caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to chemicals found in the toughest truck cleaning agents, said Victor Marquez, vice president and general manager for the Americas. This durability enables the use of a wider variety of ...

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Photos: Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck concept

Freightliner this week unveiled a futuristic concept vehicle, the SuperTruck, which it says has been in the works for half a decade. Here's a look a the truck.

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Navistar makes OnCommand diagnostics system free, standard on International trucks

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

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Judgment Day: Sampling of custom trucks showing at MATS

A warm, sunny Wednesday made a nice setting for PKY Truck Beauty Championship contestants to apply lots of elbow grease to their tractors and trailers. Today it was time for contestants to relax as the judges dodged the rain to inspect dozens of entrants at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here is a sample of the trucks:                

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Internet Truckstop launches re-branding effort at MATS

Internet Truckstop has a new look. The brand and online freight-matching service, operational for two decades, has become Truckstop.com. Chat negotiation features, also, is rolling out to board subscribers.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

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General Tire celebrates 100 years with truck tires for every tractor-trailer position

With the launch of General HS, HD and HT tires , Continental Tire is re-emphasizing high durability at the lowest cost-per-mile with an intent to serve the owner-operator-to-100-truck small fleet market.

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