A flamed engine makes all the difference

| June 18, 2012

Ray Rodriguez' repainted engine may be what pushes his '88 Pete to a Best of Show victory.

Farm to market in style — Bill Blankenship’s 1978 W900A

| June 17, 2012

Bill Blankenship, who with his son, Jerry, runs the McMinnville-based Blankenship Farms & Nursery business, found this member of the 1978 class of Kenworth's long-running W900 model eight years ago, buying it to haul the ...

Crossville classic — Bill Bradford’s FL 9664T

| June 15, 2012

I'm out at the Crossville, Tenn., truck show of the Music City Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, where things are just getting under way. Bill Bradford, semi-retired owner of a business selling Land ...

Mack expands natural gas lineup to long-haul trucks

| June 12, 2012

Mack Trucks recently announced a 2013 expansion of natural gas-powered products in the latest versions of its Pinnacle and Granite models. Both models will use the Cummins Westport ISX12, and customer testing is scheduled to ...

Bendix stability systems now standard on Peterbilt models

| June 12, 2012

The Bendix Electronic Stability Program full-stability system with automatic traction control is now standard on the majority of Peterbilt’s Class 8 trucks and tractors, including the new 579, Bendix has announced. Bendix Wingman Advanced, a ...

EPA-compliant reefer generator

| June 12, 2012

Carrier Transicold announced a new line of what it says are ultra-efficient transport refrigeration unit and generator set, dubbed EcoForward, for compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's diesel emissions standards, which are set to change ...

Utility receives safety award

| June 11, 2012

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has received the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Annual Safety Award for its Marion, Va., manufacturing plant. Utility’s Marion plant manufactures 3000R refrigerated trailers. The plant has been honored with the “Category A” ...

Reduced stopping distance brake block

| June 11, 2012

Federal-Mogul recently introduced the Abex Reduced Stopping Distance Brake Block that the company says meets safety standards and is available in three application-specific formulations: RN (organic, 20,000-pound axle rating, copper-free formulation), RSM (semi-metallic, 29,000-pound axle ...

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