Heavy Duty Trucks News
PacLease honors franchises of the year

PACCAR Leasing Co. (PacLease) has honored Rush Truck Leasing—Houston and PacLease Edmonton Kenworth as its Franchise of the Year Award recipients. The Franchise of the Year Award recognizes the top performing Peterbilt and Kenworth PacLease franchises for their outstanding success in sales and employees’ dedication to consistently delivering quality products and services. “Based on the

Toyo’s Roy Bromfield, Randy Gaetz interview from MATS showfloor

[Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in the April edition of Tire Review, Fleet Equipment‘s sister publication. The following Q&A occurred on the MATS showfloor. The following is an excerpt—you can read the entire interview on Tire Review.] At last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Tire Review had the chance to sit down

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ACT Research: March preliminary heavy-duty net orders up 24% Y/Y

March NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,600 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 27,400 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month. “Class 8 orders in March represented the lowest intake since November,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst, “but March was also the sixth best

Spec’ing sleepers: Two distinct needs

“We have two distinct needs for sleeper equipped tractors in our operation,” says Jim Bullins, corporate fleet manager at Maines Paper and Food Service. “In both cases, we work closely with Fleet Advantage, our asset management, fleet business analytics and equipment financing provider, to tailor specifications to our fleet operation.” Headquartered in Conklin, N.Y., Maines

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Volvo Trucks optimized series moves efficiently into the next generation

Like the hard-working trucks that move the industry, the heavy-duty market is in constant motion. New technologies, improved equipment and an overall demand for efficiency have spurred a trucking evolution. Sitting down with Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing, Fleet Equipment learned that this is only the beginning of a

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Goodyear brings ‘big fleet benefits’ to owner/operators and mid-size fleets

Owner-operators through mid-size fleets that attended MATS had the opportunity to start enjoying all of the benefits that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. delivers to large fleets by signing up for Goodyear’s Smart Fleet program. “The Goodyear Smart Fleet program gives owner-operators, as well as mid-size fleets, access to the benefits that up until

Arrow Truck Sales re-launches National Account program

Arrow Truck Sales recently introduced an all-new National Account program specifically designed for companies representing large numbers of agents and owner/operators dispersed throughout North America. According to Rick Vuagniaux, Arrow’s national account manager, the program is loaded with valuable customer incentives and backed by more than 63 years of industry experience. “We’ve negotiated an industry-leading incentive package

Mack Trucks: ‘Born Ready’ for the long haul

Fuel efficiency and uptime remain top priorities for Mack Trucks, executives with the company announced at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show. This ongoing focus to help reduce customer operating costs, along with recent investments in products, support solutions, facilities and the brand, has Mack well-positioned for success in the highway market, according to the company.

Kenworth adds T680 Truck Configurator to website

Kenworth Truck Co. is introducing an interactive, easy-to-use Kenworth T680 Truck Configurator to its website. Already a top attraction on Kenworth’s website, visitors can now select key features of their T680 and see the vehicle take shape on screen, as different options are added. The Kenworth T680 Truck Configurator enables customers to begin by selecting the T680

Volvo showcases Greenhouse Gas 2014-certified engines

Volvo Trucks announced its Greenhouse Gas 2014-certified engines are providing greater fuel efficiency than anticipated. The integrated engines are delivering up to a 3% fuel efficiency improvement compared with their 2013 counterparts, according to the company. “We remain focused on ensuring that the ongoing phases of engine and vehicle regulations do not burden our customers,

Toyo rolls out new tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduced three new medium truck tires at MATS: the M177 regional to long-haul steer tire; the M170 regional steer tire; and the M920 drive traction tire for regional and long-haul trucking. Featuring the company’s e-balance technology, the tires deliver improved tire life, endurance, retreadability, reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear, according

Cummins showcases new engine rating, announces connected diagnostics

Cummins Inc. made announcements of fuel-efficiency improvements, a new engine rating and Connected Diagnostics. For the most fuel-conscious fleets, the ISX15 is available with ratings of 400 to 450 HP, which deliver peak torque at 1,000 rpm. All ratings can be uniquely tailored with electronic features like load-based speed control, gear-down protection and vehicle acceleration management