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Peterbilt Offers Maxwell Technology’s Engine Start Module

August 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
Peterbilt Offers Maxwell Technology’s Engine Start Module

Maxwell Technologies Inc., which develops and manufactures ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, said that Peterbilt Motors Co., is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module (ESM) on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option. Maxwell’s ESM enables fleets to give their drivers the superior starting reliability they demand [...]

Increased Truck Sales Help Paccar Achieve Record Q2 Profit

July 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Increased Truck Sales Helps Paccar Achieve Record Q2 Profit

Paccar achieved record quarterly net income in the second quarter of 2015, according to Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer. “Paccar’s excellent financial results reflect the benefits of increased truck sales in North America and Europe, record quarterly aftermarket parts profit and robust financial services results worldwide.” Paccar earned $447.2 million [...]

International Truck Challenges Its OEM Competitors to a “Drive Off”

July 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Technology
International Truck Challenges Its OEM Competitors to a “Drive Off”

International Truck this week challenged each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing of products to take place the week of Aug. 31 at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. The company sent letters to Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo, urging the OEMs [...]

Navistar Names Jeff Sass To Head Truck Sales And Marketing

June 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Navistar International Corp. has appointed Jeff Sass as senior vice president of North America Truck Sales and Marketing. Sass joins Navistar following a 20-year career at Paccar Inc. in various roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, dealer development, customer service and sales for Paccar Leasing, Paccar Parts, Kenworth Truck Co. [...]

PacLease Celebrates 35th Anniversary; 40,000 Trucks in Network

June 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

This month marks the 35th anniversary of Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease). The Bellevue, Wash.-headquartered company, has grown to become the fourth largest rental and leasing company with nearly 40,000 trucks in its fleet and more than 550 locations.. “We launched PacLease in 1980 as an extension of the Kenworth and [...]

Initial DOT Study Supports Fuel Benefits of Truck Platooning

May 29, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Safety, Technology

The first phase of a final report on the Driver-Assisted Truck Platooning (DATP) initiative shows that following trucks in a platoon gain up to 10 percent in fuel economies with the lead truck showing a 5 percent gain. The DATP truck platooning research, which was funded by a grant from [...]

PacLease Debuts New Leasing Program for Medium-duty Trucks

May 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) introduced an innovative medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec at last week’s National Private Truck Council (NPTC) convention in Cincinnati. “We’re seeing continued growth in the U.S. and Canadian medium-duty lease market — especially in the Class 6 segment, since drivers are not required [...]

Peterbilt Trucks Adds Tire-Pressure Monitoring System to its Model 587

May 7, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety
Peterbilt Trucks Adds Tire-Pressure Monitoring System to its Model 587

Peterbilt Motors Co. says the Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressuring Monitoring System (TPMS) that helps improve fuel economy and safety is now available for Peterbilt’s aerodynamic, integrated cab-and-sleeper Model 587. “TPMS provides operators with real-time, on-demand tire status that helps ensure peak performance and can give the operator early warning before [...]

Paccar Leasing Showcases Medium-Duty Trucks at NPTC

April 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Paccar Leasing Showcases Medium-Duty Trucks at NPTC

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease announced its medium-duty leasing program called the PacLease Value Spec during the just-concluded National Private Truck Council (NPTC) convention in Cincinnati. “We’re seeing continued growth in the U.S. and Canadian medium-duty lease market — especially in the Class 6 segment — since drivers are not required [...]

Paccar’s Q1 Earnings Up 38%; Revenues Increase 10%

April 22, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
DAF celebrated the production of its one-millionth truck during Paccar's first quarter 2015.

Paccar reported higher revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2015 with Paccar’s truck segment results showing improvements over last year as a result of stronger industry truck sales in North America. Ron Armstrong, Paccar’s chief executive officer, said the company also generated excellent aftermarket sales and financial [...]