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1988 Pete 379 Wins Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

June 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
1988 Pete 379 Wins Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Jake Lindamood of Irving, Texas, captured Best of Show honors with his 1988 Peterbilt 379 at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held last weekend at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC trailer. “We won [...]

PacLease Recognizes its Top Trucking Franchises of the Year

May 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
From left to right are Ken Roemer, PacLease president; Ron Neumuth, JX PacLease general manager; Randy Buening JX PacLease vice president of operations; Jake Civitts, PacLease director of operations.

PacLease has announced its North American franchises of the year for 2015. Kenworth Sales Co., in West Valley, Utah, was named the Kenworth franchise of the year, while JX PacLease in Waukesha, Wis., was named the Peterbilt winner. Both companies were presented with the PacLease Standard of Excellence award, during [...]

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 [...]

Ohio Flatbed Fleet Orders 1,500 Peterbilt 579 Trucks for its Drivers

February 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Ohio Flatbed Fleet Orders 1,500 Peterbilt 579 Trucks for its Drivers

TMC Transportation, which claims to be the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the United States, has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s in a multi-year agreement announced recently by Peterbilt Motors Co. “TMC has long been a Peterbilt partner,” said Rod Simon, TMC’s vice president of maintenance. “We take great [...]

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 [...]

There Are Five Levels of Autonomy in “Self-Driving” Trucks

November 18, 2015 By: Joe Puff, NationaLease Tags: Blogs, Technology

We’ve all heard the “buzz”  about autonomous vehicles, but what’s the state of that technology when it comes to commercial trucks? The trucking industry has been talking about automation since Freightliner announced Inspiration, a so-called self-driving truck, earlier this year. Since then, Peterbilt announced its Advanced Driver Assistance System, which it says [...]

Peterbilt Offers Paccar MX-11 Engine In Model 579, 567 Trucks

November 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment

Peterbilt announced availability of the lightweight, fuel efficient PACCAR MX-11 engine for its flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567. The new 10.8-liter engine will be available for order through Peterbilt dealerships beginning on November 13. The MX-11 engine has an output of up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bendix Delivers its 400,000th Electronic Stability System for Trucks

August 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Bendix Delivers 400,000th Electronic Stability System for Trucks

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said it has delivered more than 400,000 Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP) systems as the market continues to drive adoption of full-stability technology. Robust, growing sales over the last five years led to this latest delivery milestone. Bendix ESP, the first full-stability solution widely available for [...]