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The power of choice: International integrates plenty of options into its new LT Series

International’s newly unveiled LT Series is a clear response to the pillars of productivity that International has been talking about for the past several years—from uptime and DriverFirst amenities to connectivity and improved fuel efficiency. “Driver retention is one of the things that every fleet talks about right now. We’re making it easier for fleets

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Bendix Wingman Advanced now available for Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks. The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. “This proven Bendix technology is popular with our Class 8 fleet customers.

Boyle Transportation: Improving safety and efficiency

“Safety is behind every decision we make at Boyle Transportation,” says Ben Curtis, Boyle’s fleet manager. “From our vehicles to our professional drivers and in our maintenance operation, we have a safety-first philosophy.” Headquartered in Billerica, Mass., Boyle Transportation transports security-sensitive cargo across the U.S. and Canada with a fleet of 65 tractors and 165

Trucks: Today’s rolling technology platforms

Daimler Trucks North America Senior Vice President Friedrich Baumann is clear as to the direction in which the North American truck industry is going. “Today, it is as much about the service as it is the product,” he says. You have heard this many times before. In fact, it’s been a nigh-on constant refrain from

How to develop a national energy dependency policy

I think I’m as patriotic an American as anyone. I believe we as a country can continue to lead the world with innovative thinking. However, when it comes to energy independence, we have suffered because politicians from both parties refuse to work together for the good of our nation. The United States has little control

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New video series showcases propane technologies

The Propane Education & Research Council released video interviews with U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. to capture footage of propane technologies in production. Companies featured in the series include Freightliner Custom Chassis

Empire Express deploys technology and the right equipment, fields trained drivers to meet expectations

Empire Express has always had an excellent long-term safety record, says Tim Gatlin, president and chief executive officer of the Memphis-based general commodities and contract carrier. “As a specialist in hauling hazardous materials and time sensitive freight,” he adds, “we’re always looking for ways to refine our practices and improve our performance.” A good deal

Extreme flexibility: Western Star 4900 FE offers versatility, durability, fuel efficiency

The Western Star 4900 series truck is a model for multiple applications, from trucks and tractors in a variety of vocational configurations to the more aerodynamic on highway tractor model. According to, Guy Lemieux, marketing segment manager Western Star Trucks Inc., “The 4900 base model is like a ‘Swiss Army knife,’ it provides total versatile

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Rush Enterprises: After acquisition, it’s time for consolidation

After a year of explosive growth through acquisition of 34 International dealerships in six states, Rush Enterprises Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rusty Rush, says that the company is now in a consolidation mode as the International “stores” as he calls them, are brought into the Rush operation and culture. In an interview at the

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Ground breaking news: Yokohama Tire Corp.’s commercial truck tire manufacturing plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. broke ground Monday on a commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss. The facility is the first manufacturing plant the tiremaker has built from the ground up in the United States. The TBR plant is expected to roll out its first tire in October 2015.