Equipment

Blast from the past at MATS: 1928 Hendrickson 6×2 tractor

Here are a few photos of a 1928 Hendrickson 6x2 cab and chassis at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This truck has real wood on it. Here's some stats about it: Waukesha six-cylinder gasoline engine Brown and Lipe four-speed transmission 30,000 pound capacity Vacuum assist brakes Vacuum-operated two-stage fuel system

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Firestone reenters truck market with radial line

Firestone dropped the curtain on three new truck tires designed to offer drivers and small fleets a fuel-efficient replacement option, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., marking its return to the trucking industry. Matt Frank, head of product marketing ...

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Utility introduces new side skirt

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers ...

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Detroit launches Million Mile Club

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Detroit. Membership is open ...

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Kenworth offering expenses paid trip, T880 test drive

Kenworth announced that it will award prize winners with an all-expenses paid trip and tour for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test drive the new Kenworth T880.

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New natural gas, dual-fuel glider kit available from Fitzgerald, APG

American Power Group, Inc. announced a partnership with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and WheelTime to offer the nation’s first natural gas dual fuel glider. APG is debuting the glider at its booth at The Mid-America Truck Show this week. The unit will be available on June 1. “We ...

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Mack showcases new fuel-saving suspension system

In a press event that included talk of full integration of Mack products, the future of natural gas in the trucking industry and a few product announcements, Mack, most notably, unveiled a new suspension system – the Twin-Y — that it says can offer fuel ...

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De-Elegant Model Truck Fleet builds trucking icons with new mag

Kuenn McClinton adds publishing and legend-building to his core longtime model-truck-build business at MATS 2013.

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