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PacLease Provides Online Safety Courses to Trucking Customers

March 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety

PacLease has announced a new safety course program in partnership with J.J. Keller. The subscription-based program, called PacTrainer, allows PacLease customers to take full advantage of more than 360 online courses and tutorials that aim to improve driving skills and compliance. “We worked closely with J.J. Keller, which has been [...]

Kenworth T880 Adds Hendrickson ULTIMAAX Severe Duty Suspension

March 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Kenworth T880 Adds Hendrickson ULTIMAAX Severe Duty Suspension

The vocational flagship Kenworth T880 is now available for order with the Hendrickson ULTIMAAX advanced severe-duty rubber suspension. The ULTIMAAX suspension offers a balance of empty ride quality and loaded stability for driver comfort, while also cushioning the load and protecting the chassis, cargo and body equipment from excessive vibration [...]

Kenworth T880 Mixer Highlights Truck Lineup at World of Concrete

February 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management
Kenworth T880 Mixer Highlights Truck Lineup at World of Concrete

A Kenworth seven-axle, T880 short hood mixer with a Paccar MX-11 engine is Kenworth’s showcase construction truck at this week’s 2016 World of Concrete Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The T880 mixer appears daily through Friday in the Kenworth booth (No. C6348). The mixer represents a new T880 [...]

Truck Markets Drive Paccar’s Record Annual Revenues and Profits

February 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Truck Markets Drive Paccar’s Record Annual Revenues and Profits

Paccar reported record annual revenues of $19.12 billion and record net income of $1.60 billion — an 8.4 percent after-tax return on revenues for 2015. Paccar achieved its 77th consecutive year of net income, according to Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “Paccar’s financial results reflect the company’s premium-quality products and [...]

Kenworth Truck’s 40-Inch Sleeper Offered for T880 and T680 Models

January 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Kenworth Truck’s 40-Inch Sleeper Offered for T880 and T680 Models

Kenworth’s new 40-inch sleeper is now available for order with either the T880 or T680. The T880 is suitable in vocational applications that use straight trucks, such as petroleum haulers or the tow industry, and for tractors that transport flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight are a [...]

Kenworth T370 Becomes 150,000th Truck Produced at Paccar Plant

January 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Kenworth Assistant General Manager Jason Skoog, left, presents the keys to the 150,000th truck built at the Paccar -Ste.-Therese plant to Rich Demski, Florida chief engineer and manager for Pierce Manufacturing.

A Kenworth T370 was recently recognized as the historic 150,000th truck produced at the state-of-the-art Paccar factory in Ste-Therese, Quebec. The milestone vehicle is a new Kenworth 4×2 T370 straight truck produced for long-time customer Pierce Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. The truck will be upfitted by [...]

October’s Used Truck Volumes Off 3% But Stable Year Over Year

November 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Used Truck Volumes Off 3% But Stable Year Over Year

ACT Research said used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in October, with volumes shrinking 3 percent month over month, despite longer-term comparisons being stable. Volumes are down only one percent year over year, and the past nine months have been flat compared to the same period last [...]

Tour Truck Returns to Kenworth Plant with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

November 18, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Tour Truck Returns to Kenworth Plant with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

A new Kenworth T680 76-inch mid-roof sleeper that was built just last month by employees at Kenworth’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, returned to the plant this week carrying a special cargo — the official 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Kenworth employees gathered for a brief ceremony to see the [...]

Haldex Truck Air Brake Manufacturer Honored with Paccar Quality Award

November 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Haldex Truck Air Brake Manufacturer Honored with Paccar Quality Award

Haldex, a leading global manufacturer of air brake systems for trucks, trailers and buses, has received Paccar’s 2014 50 PPM Quality Award. Haldex earned the award by meeting Paccar’s expectation that supplier parts and components achieve 50 PPM or better quality. Since customer satisfaction is the final measure of quality; [...]

Paccar’s Q3 Results Second-best Quarter in Company’s History

October 28, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Paccar’s Q3 Results Second-best Quarter in Company’s History

Paccar reported strong revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2015, according to Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer, reflecting the benefits of increased truck sales in North America and Europe, as well as excellent aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide. “This was the second best quarter in [...]