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The 2016 Trailers Update

New features displayed at truck shows and announced separately cut weight, add ruggedness and utility.

Isuzu's new Center of Excellence facility. Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

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New Isuzu Facility Aims to Serve Dealers and Customers

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has opened a new complex that it is calling the Center of Excellence, comprised of a parts distribution center, training and technical assistance facility.

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Used Class 8 Truck Sales Jump 15%

Same-dealer sales volumes of Used Class 8 trucks recovered in June, posting a double digit month-over-month increase following a sharp decline in May.

Like all new SuperDuty pickups, this F-450 SuperCrew has an aluminum cab, front fenders, hood and cargo bed. Photos by Tom Berg.

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2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

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Earnings Watch: Hub, C.H. Robinson, Wabash National, Rush Enterprises

The second quarter earnings season continued on Tuesday with companies ranging from a fleet and 3PL to a trailer maker and mega-dealer, with all but one reporting higher earnings than the same time last year.

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Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

In Part 2 of our look at Vnomics True Fuel platform, equipment editor Jim Park takes the wheel and attempts to be the best driver as possible to examine how the system can distinguish between good and bad drivers through its scoring system. Find Part 1 (Bad Driver) here

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Paccar Profits Up Despite Slower Truck Sales

UPDATED -- The parent company of truck makers Kenworth and Peterbilt reported an increase in second quarter earnings despite lower revenue, but it's in the red for the first half of the year due to a big fine.

Screenshot via Mack Trucks

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Mack Uses Virtual Reality to Show Off Vehicles, Technologies

Mack Trucks is offering customers a 360-degree virtual reality tour of its trucks to show what it is like to sit in the cab and ride in a vehicle while on the job.

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Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. In Part 1 equipment editor Jim Park purposely drives poorly to contrast how the system rates bad versus good drivers. In Part 2, watch Jim test his skills against the system.

X15 diesels showed quick throttle response and strong acceleration on the TRC's tracks. Engine brakes were impressively strong, even at low rpm's.

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Cummins: New X15 Engine Offers High Performance, Economy, Reliability

Cummins officials say their next-generation X15 heavy-duty diesel series will offer new value through economy, performance, reliability and support when it replaces existing ISX15 models in January 2017. A year later, a new X12 will supersede the current ISX12.

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