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The biggest heavy-duty truck stories of 2022

Let’s put this year in perspective. In January, just 12 months ago, the U.S. set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. Five months later in May, ACT Expo in-person attendance grew by 60% compared to the show that took place nine months earlier and the truck market was booming but hampered by supply chain shortages. And

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Kenworth enables online TruckTech+ subscription management

Kenworth introduced a new way for fleets and truck operators to manage their Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics subscriptions online through the PACCAR Solutions web portal. By logging into PACCAR Solutions, customers can renew their Kenworth TruckTech+ subscriptions, manage payment options and monitor subscription expiration dates for all their trucks. They also can manage subscriptions for trucks

PACCAR Parts recognized as a top company for Women to Work for in Transportation

PACCAR Parts was recognized as a 2022 Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association (WIT). This is the fourth consecutive year PACCAR Parts has received the designation. Companies included on the list were chosen for maintaining a corporate culture that fosters gender diversity as well as providing

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Peterbilt launches special edition Model 389X

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the launch of the limited-release Model 389X. The 389X celebrates the status of the Model 389 with a new special edition. The 389X embodies the heritage of the Model 389 with its bold styling and bright exterior features.  The 389X includes a highly polished hood crown surrounding a classic-style, louvered grille sheet inspired by

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Kenworth announces PACCAR TX-18, TX-18 Pro automated transmissions available for order

Kenworth announced that the new PACCAR TX-18 and PACCAR TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order. Both 18-speed transmissions build upon the efficiency of the PACCAR TX-12. The PACCAR TX-18 offers additional capability for heavy on-highway use for applications, such as heavy haul transport. The PACCAR TX-18 Pro adds enhanced capabilities and unique features

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PACCAR to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine

PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be specifically designed for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 HP output. The engine will include the integration of the Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies fuel delivery

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Skagit Transportation leverages leasing to maintain preferred status as a top carrier

Like many successful trucking companies today, change and diversification drive the success of Skagit Transportation, headquartered in Mount Vernon, Wash. The company was originally started by Bud and Dode Egbers in the 1940s, hauling grain and hay on their four trailers for local farmers. That grew to hauling bulk foods and ag products throughout the

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Heliox, PACCAR Parts partner to deliver mobile EV DC chargers

Heliox has recently announced a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles. Heliox will supply mobile 25kW and 50kW chargers to PACCAR’s dealers and customers who are building their electric truck fleets. The mobile chargers are lightweight, transportable, and often use existing infrastructure, which is a convenient option for

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PacLease names TLG Peterbilt PacLease as its North American Franchise of the Year

TLG Peterbilt PacLease, a PacLease franchise with eight leasing locations in six states, has been named the PacLease 2021 North American Franchise of the Year. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., the franchise offers Peterbilt’s full line of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for lease and rental. According to Ken Roemer, president of PACCAR Leasing, TLG Peterbilt PacLease

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Jake Brake update enhances PACCAR engine lineup

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has upgraded the company’s engine brake on model-year 2021 PACCAR MX-11 heavy-duty diesel engines. The electronically controlled engine brake now includes a new high-flow solenoid to facilitate faster, smoother gear shifting, resulting in simplified and smoother vehicle operation, as

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Dana earns PACCAR performance an quality awards

Dana Incorporated has announced that it has been recognized by PACCAR as a recipient of its 2021 North American Supplier Performance Management (SPM) Achiever Award and its 2021 10 parts per million (PPM) Quality Award at four manufacturing facilities. The PACCAR SPM Award evaluates suppliers on cross-functional key performance indicators in the areas of product

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Testing the new PACCAR TX-18 Automated Transmission in a Peterbilt truck carrying 140,000 lbs.

Hi! David here, and this week we’re on the road again, as Peterbilt invited us out to experience the all-new PACCAR TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions at the Eaton Proving Grounds up in Marshall, Michigan. And they did this by letting me get behind the wheel of one of their heavy-duty trucks carrying a

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