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Sales of Class 8 Used Trucks Gain 8% in September; Flat Year Over Year

October 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Sales of Class 8 Used Trucks Gain 8% in September; Flat Year Over Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics were mixed in September, with some dealer sales inching closer to the six-month moving average. Volumes gained 8 percent month over month, but were up just 1 percent year over year. Meanwhile average mileage remained flat month over month, dropping 8 percent year over year. [...]

Kenworth Announces 3 New Options for its Vocational Trucks

October 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
For those operating Kenworth’s T880, the company is now offering a “box bumper” in either steel or aluminum.

Kenworth has announced three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks, including Allison’s 4700 RDS seven-speed automatic transmission with an optional second “deep reverse” that can be ordered on Kenworth’s T880, T800, W900, and C500. The transmission is part of the Allison rugged duty series. “It’s a great choice [...]

Paccar Launches Road-proven MX-11 Truck Engine in North America

October 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology
Paccar Launches Road-proven MX-11 Truck Engine in North America

  Paccar is expanding its range of Paccar engines in North America with the introduction of the MX-11 engine, with an output of up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 pounds-feet of torque. The Paccar MX-11, which complements the award-winning Paccar MX-13 engine, is scheduled to be available with Kenworth and [...]

Wisconsin Kenworth Breaks Ground for New Windsor Truck Dealership

September 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Wisconsin Kenworth Breaks Ground for New Windsor Truck Dealership

Wisconsin Kenworth has officially broken ground for its new facility located at 4539 Kenworth Drive in Windsor, just north of the company’s current dealership. Wisconsin Kenworth is a subsidiary of CSM Companies based in Madison. It operates six commercial truck sales and service locations across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula [...]

Prices for Used Class 8 Trucks Soften Slightly for August and the Year

September 28, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Prices for Used Class 8 Trucks Soften Slightly for August, Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics were generally in line on a year-to-date basis, but all except volumes fell slightly when compared month over month and year over year. Volumes dropped 7 percent month over month, but were up 2 percent year over year, while average mileage decreased 3 percent and [...]

Eaton Adds Low-Speed Enhancements to Automated Transmissions

September 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety, Technology
Eaton Adds Low-Speed Enhancements to Automated Transmissions

Power management company Eaton has added two new optional features to the company’s UltraShift PLUS and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions. The new Urge to Move and Blended Pedal features were added to enhance low-speed maneuverability in situations such as backing into a loading dock or maneuvering in a construction [...]

KW Truck’s New 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Rolling Off the Production Line

September 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
KW Truck’s New 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Rolling Off the Production Line

Kenworth Truck Co. said this week that it’s new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is now in production. The sleeper is optimized for bulk tank, flatbed and other truck operators who prefer a lower roof, aerodynamic, lightweight truck that has the comforts of Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof [...]

Bendix Solenoid Valves for Trucks Surpass a Million Units in 3 Years

September 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Bendix Solenoid Valves for Trucks Surpass a Million Units in 3 Years

Production of two high-performing solenoid valves from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has surpassed one million units just three years after launch. The Bendix SMS-9700 Accessory Solenoid Valve and the Bendix FCS-9700 Fan Clutch Solenoid Valve effectively and efficiently address the electronic control of vehicle air functions not associated with [...]

UPS Receives 50,000th Paccar MX Series Engine Installed in a KW Truck

August 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Kenworth Truck employees surround a T680 day cab featuring the 50,000th Paccar MX series engine.

UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck during a special ceremony this week at Kenworth headquarters. The Paccar MX-13 engine resides in a new, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area. “Kenworth and UPS have an [...]

Trucking Industry Recruits Military Veterans For Truck Driving Careers

August 25, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
U.S. Army soldiers and military veterans at Fort Benning, Ga., explore a Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. The soldiers and veterans are looking at what awaits them as they complete their service and transition into a career in trucking.

In an effort to curb the driver shortage, and create immediate jobs for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, Kenworth, FastPort and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) have come together to promote the industry. As part of the program, FastPort and its trucking track partners will attend job fairs on [...]