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Shell Rotella SuperRigs drives into Charlotte Motor Speedway for truck beauty contest

The 32nd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held May 15-17 at the zMAX Dragway, which is part of Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., from May 15-17 for the biggest SuperRigs ever. With a theme of “Go Big,” the event will host beautiful big rigs, over $25,000 in cash and prizes, access to

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Truck Parade will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Peterbilt Technician Institute graduates first class

The inaugural class of the Peterbilt Technician Institute graduated all 10 students representing six dealer groups, Peterbilt Motors Co. recently announced. According to the company, all 10 participants in the program graduated and will now begin careers with Peterbilt dealerships throughout the country. “Congratulations to each graduate of the first ever Peterbilt Technician Institute and

Peterbilt Technician Institute graduates first class
Parker introduces fleet fuel dispensing solutions for compressed natural gas

Parker Hannifin Corp. introduced its complete industrial and fleet fuel dispensing solutions for high-flow, high-cycle compressed natural gas (CNG) applications, featuring a four-to-one safety factor on all pressure-rated metal parts. Central to the solutions is the new Parker Industrial Bulk CNG Dispenser, the only entirely integrated fuel dispenser on the market. It features certified components

Parker launched the fleet and bulk CNG dispenser
Rush Enterprises, 3M to partner on natural gas transportation fuel systems

3M and Rush Enterprises  announced an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America. The agreement allows for 3M to supply tanks with proprietary technology and for Rush Enterprises to provide enhanced fuel systems,

Rush Enterprises, 3M to partner on natural gas
More than 300 CNG-capabile Ford F-150 pickups ordered by Oklahoma, Dallas

The state of Oklahoma, its agencies and the city of Dallas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas. Since 2010, Ford CNG-prepped truck sales have increased more than 250%, said Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sales manager. Cumulative sales are expected to exceed 50,000 trucks by the

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas
Utility announces Legacy Museum Trailer begins North American tour

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers announced the launch of its 2014 Legacy Museum Trailer Tour in North America. Debuted at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, Utility’s Legacy Museum Trailer consists of four interactive touchscreen monitors and audio equipment

The museum tour begins in Salt Lake City, Utah with Utility Trailer Sales of Utah
Navistar inks largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks

Navistar Inc. announced that it has completed its largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks. Celadon Trucking Services, one of North America’s largest truckload carriers based in Indianapolis, has purchased nearly 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors with Cummins ISX15 engines. “Celadon is a true partner and this is another example of the confidence the market

Celadon Trucking Services purchased nearly 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors.
Jeff Jones to retire from Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc. announced that Jeff Jones, vice president of North American engine business and marketing communications, will retire from the company on June 30, 2014. “While we are excited for Jeff as he heads toward a well-deserved retirement, the company will miss his leadership,” said Rich Freeland, president – engine business, and vice president –

Cummins Jeff Jones
Peterbilt’s anniversary book is now available

Marking Peterbilt Motors Co.’s milestone anniversary, a new deluxe, limited-edition book – Peterbilt 75 Years of Class – is now available through the Peterbilt Store at Peterbilt’s website. Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company’s past, present and future through more than 200 pages of in-depth narrative and stunning photography.

Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company
Talbert Manufacturing highlights 35-ton traveling axle trailer with Corsol WB corrosion protection

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures. The Corsol WB system is made by corrosion solutions manufacturer PRP Industries. The process is used

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reflects stressed supply conditions

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) in March rose more than one point to a reading of 8.69, reflecting the extremely tight capacity in the Truckload sector. There is a possibility for some relief of the tight truckload capacity over the next few months if freight growth slows as expected in the second quarter, the company

Kenworth natural gas-powered T680 offers Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission

The new Kenworth Truck Co. T680 natural gas truck will be available with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated transmission as an option. The announcement came in conjunction with this week’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long, Beach, Calif. During ACT, Kenworth is exhibiting a T680 52-in. mid-roof sleeper specified with an integrated powertrain package

Eaton Ultra Shift Plus Transmission