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Kenworth details T680 Advantage package, launches medium-duty cabovers

The Kenworth T680 Advantage—Kenworth’s new, most fuel-efficient truck—features a special factory-installed aerodynamic package along with the optimized powertrain combination of the PACCAR MX-13 engine integrated with the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Aerodynamic treatments include longer side extenders for the 76-in. sleeper, lower cab fairing extenders, front air dam, aerodynamic mud flaps, rear fairing

Love’s Travel Stops now carry more tire choices

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) has consistently remained a top choice for professional truck drivers because of its commitment to customer service and its adherence to offer a variety of products. Love’s Truck Tire Care centers recently provided more diversity by adding tire brand offerings Goodyear and Continental. The additions provide professional drivers with a well-rounded

Meritor WABCO announces fleet performance management system

Meritor WABCO and SmartDrive Systems developed a commercial vehicle performance management system to help fleets improve safety and operational efficiency. ProView powered by SmartDrive will provide insights into driving situations through video-based analysis. A personalized driving performance improvement program and predictive analytics are also available to help reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency. “ProView tells

Dana offers SPL 350 driveshaft, SPL 250 inter-axle shaft

Dana Holding Corp.’s SPL 350 driveshaft and SPL 250 inter-axle shaft are designed to withstand the increased stress placed on the driveline by high-efficiency; on-highway trucks with downsped engines, as well as severe vocational applications including heavy equipment, mining, oil fields and road trains. Delivering up to 35,000 Nm (26,000 ft.-lbs.) of torque capacity, the

New options for Freightliner Cascadia & Cascadia Evolution

Freightliner Trucks has released several new options for the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution, many of which can be seen at booth during the Mid-America Trucking Show. The new options enhance driver performance and safety, further contributing to the comfort and productivity of the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution. Options include: ParkSmart HVAC system combined with Optimized

Peterbilt celebrates 75 years with new innovations

During the media day at the Mid-American Trucking show, Peterbilt Motors Co. announced a new optimized drivetrain package for its already fuel-efficient leader, the aerodynamic Model 579, bringing even greater levels of fuel economy. Called APEX, the new spec option pairs the PACCAR MX-13 Engine with the Fuller Advantage Automated Transmission. The combination features optimized

Airtronic NG, Espar offer natural gas heating for trucks

Just announced,the newly-developed Airtronic NG Commercial air heater burns compressed natural gas (CNG), which makes it ideally suited for all trucks, the company said. “Our Airtronic NG Commercial is the first air heater that is specially designed for the continuously growing market for natural gas trucks in North America,” explains Dr. Volker Hohensee, president of

Great Dane provides a glimpse into the future of trucking

Visitors to Great Dane’s booth at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) will be among the first to explore the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, the latest in tractor and trailer technology. The project is the result of a multi-year collaboration between a team of vendor partners including Walmart, Peterbilt, Great Dane and Capstone Turbine. Almost

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Goodyear to announce 31st Highway Hero at MATS

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award on March 27, during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. The Goodyear Highway Hero Award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Finalists for the 31st Goodyear Highway Hero

Dometic launches BliZZard battery-operated air conditioner

Dometic Group announced that it will launch the Dometic Split-System BliZZard 134a, a battery-operated air conditioning unit for trucks at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). The BliZZard air conditioning system is an auxiliary A/C unit that allows truckers to cool their sleeper cabs without running the truck engine. The BliZZard is simple to install,

Road Choice Truck Part enters heavy-duty truck and trailer all-makes parts market

Road Choice Truck Parts, a new entry into the heavy-duty truck and trailer private label all-makes parts market, will be present at the Mid-America Trucking Show to feature its growing line of high-demand parts, including air conditioning, air springs, air/electrical coils and accessories, brake chambers, exhaust products, lighting, shock absorbers and universal joints. Road Choice