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    Freightliner 114SD gets Cummins X12

    December 11, 2018 9:35AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete mixers, refuse trucks, and auto haulers. Weighing in at 2,050 lb., the engine is about 600 lb. lighter than other

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    Volvo’s Payload Plus sheds the pounds

    December 5, 2018 11:31AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Volvo Trucks’ new Payload Plus packages for VNR and VNL trucks have been unveiled to maximize payloads and fuel economy in weight-sensitive applications like tankers, bulk haulers, and specific dry van operations. Up to 540 lb. are shed from VNR

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    Kenworth unveils new colors, interiors

    October 27, 2018 12:59PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 are now available with new color options with both Diamond VIT and Vantage interiors, beginning in the new year. The new colors include a black dash top and updated “hydrographics” accent trim panels. The door

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    Kenworth adds fuel economy package

    October 27, 2018 12:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp at 1,650 lb-ft of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, 40K tandem rear axle, and enhanced Kenworth predictive cruise control. The MX-13

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    T880S adds factory-installed twin-steer

    October 24, 2018 2:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth is adding a factory-installed twin-steer configuration to its T880S vocational trucks, featuring a set-forward front axle with a 61-inch axle spread to maximize payloads. The truck’s 114-inch BBC allows larger bodies to be installed closer to the cab, the

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    T880 stars in video series

    October 9, 2018 10:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    T880 vocational trucks are the star of a new Body Builder Academy Training video series from Kenworth. The six videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integrating electronics between the body and truck, and optimizing the driver

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    Navistar standardizes Dana Spicer single drive axles

    July 24, 2018 10:54AM by Truck News

    Navistar has made Dana Spicer single drive axles standard on its MV Series medium-duty trucks. It will include the Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as well as the 060 series. “Our medium-duty trucks and buses are

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    BYD trucks cleared for Canada

    June 27, 2018 11:24AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Canadians now have access to battery-electric trucks from Build Your Dreams (BYD) Canada, with Transport Canada confirming they comply with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. BYD trucks can be imported for applications including municipal

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    Cummins X15, Endurant available in LT and LoneStar

    May 8, 2018 4:51PM by Truck News

    Buyers of International LoneStar and LT Series trucks can now order a Cummins X15 engine paired with an Endurant transmission – the product of an Eaton-Cummins joint venture. The X15 features an 80,000-km oil drain interval that can be extended

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    Volvo brings new LED headlights to VHD

    January 25, 2018 10:00AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Volvo Trucks has announced new LED headlights for its VHD series of vocational trucks. The announcement was made at World of Concrete. The new LED headlights are now standard on the VDH 300 day cab and

  • Western Star’s “Wings of Awesomeness” continue to soar for 2018

    January 11, 2018 5:24PM by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – John Denver may have been on the “wings of an eagle,” but Western Star drivers can be on the “Wings of Awesomeness.” For the limited edition graphics package’s 50th anniversary, the truck producer is extending its popular