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    Remote diagnostics now on Kenworth medium-duty trucks

    May 14, 2019 2:55PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth medium-duty conventional trucks now come with the option of TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics. The system will be available in new Kenworth T270, T370, T440 and T470 models equipped with Paccar’s 6.7-liter PX-7 engine, 8.9-liter PX-9 Paccar engine, or Cummins Westport

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    Pinnacle adopts Anthem grille elements

    April 11, 2019 12:33PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mack’s Pinnacle trucks will echo the grille stylings of the Mack Anthem beginning in the third quarter of 2019. The axle-forward Pinnacle is available in daycab and sleeper configurations. The grille is framed by LED headlights, which are 66% brighter

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    Fontaine, Daycab can extend HX cabs

    March 29, 2019 1:04PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Fontaine Modification Company and Daycab Company can now add eight inches of interior space to the rear of International HX Series truck cabs. The HX Series has a short bumper to back of cab measurement, which makes it a fit for applications where length

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    Bendix launches safety system retrofits, SafetyDirect enhancements

    March 25, 2019 9:59AM by Truck News

    Bendix announced at the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council updates to its safety systems, and a new retrofit program. Bendix Wingman Fusion, Wingman Advanced, VORAD VS-500, AutoVue lane departure warning, Blindspotter side object detection, and SafetyDirect can

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    Volvo expands workstation availability

    February 11, 2019 2:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Drivers who work the wheels of select Volvo trucks will soon have the option of a new space to work within the sleeper. The VNL 760 and 740 tractors, along with the VNX 740, can now be equipped with a

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    Western Star enhances Model 4700

    January 24, 2019 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Western Star has enhanced its 4700 model, introducing a series of changes in the name of productivity, safety, upfitting time, and weights.

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    Twin-steer suspensions for 4700

    January 21, 2019 9:38AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Western Star’s 4700 SB and SF models can now be fitted at the factory with a twin-steer front suspension from Simard Suspensions. Assembly lines will now pre-drill frames and relocate diesel particulate filters, diesel exhaust fluid tanks, battery boxes, and

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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