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Rise of the automatic and automated manual transmissions?

With the growing popularity of automatic and AMT transmissions, and the focus on fuel efficiency, what will become of the tried and true manual transmissions? “As the driver pool becomes less experienced, I think we’ll continue to see some transition to automation, but there will always be a good place for manual transmissions in the

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Automatic and automated manual transmissions can improve fuel efficiency

Pouring over specs, investigating equipment options and analyzing your equipment usage, you work hard to build the most efficient, dependable trucks for your fleet. You carefully take stock of your business needs and build a truck to exceed those expectations, calculating costs and mitigating equipment risks. And then you put that perfectly spec’d machine into

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Combined Transport leverages technology, the right specs

Specialized operations require equally precise equipment and maintenance practices, and that is exactly the case at Combined Transport Inc. The Central Point, Ore.-based specialized motor carrier, as well as a hauler of general commodities throughout the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada, routinely handles oversized loads with multi-axle heavy haul trailers. Additionally, the company’s Glass

Putting heavy-duty truck aerodynamics to the test

In the fight for fuel efficiency, fleet managers are assaulted with a litany of efficiency products that claim to reduce fuel usage. The aerodynamic product category is starting to come into its own, where the impact has shifted the question from “Do these products work?” to “How do these products work for my fleet?” There

Putting heavy-duty truck aerodynamics to the test
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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Peterbilt 2014 calendar celebrates milestones, innovations

The New Year marks the 75th anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Co., and provides the foundation for the 2014 Peterbilt calendar that is now available for sale. “Our calendar has been a fixture on the walls of trucking professionals and Peterbilt enthusiasts since the early 1970s,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing. “In

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Hendrickson All Makes readies AERO CLAD bumper for Peterbilt 367, 587 models and a Universal Tilt Mount for the International ProStar

Now available in the aftermarket from Hendrickson Bumper and Trim is the new All Makes AERO CLAD bumper for Peterbilt Model 367 and Model 587 trucks. The latest additions to the company’s AERO CLAD All Makes aftermarket bumper program, according to Hendrickson, provide an additional 2.8 in. of ground clearance compared to the factory supplied

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Peterbilt Model 567 enters production

The newest addition to Peterbilt’s vehicle lineup–the vocational Model 567–is now in full production. The truck or tractor can be configured to meet a wide range of heavy- and severe-duty applications as a day cab or with the OEM’s complete line of detachable sleepers. Unveiled earlier this year, the new model was developed during an

Peterbilt Model 567 Enters Production
Engine overhaul: Good maintenance, high-quality components support engine life

While following manufacturers’ recommended maintenance procedures will ensure the longest possible life of a fleet’s engines, eventually there may come a time when an overhaul is necessary. Particularly, as fleets strive to maximize uptime and equipment life, reman engines—which are rebuilt from the bottom up according to very stringent guidelines—are becoming more popular. Working with truck

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