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December 15, 2014

2014 Class 8 Update

We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.

December 15, 2014

Class 8 Update: As Economy Builds, Almost Everybody’s Buying

Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.

December 15, 2014

Fontaine to Reopen Facility in Garland, Texas

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services will reopen its modification center in Garland, Texas, which has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved out of the area.

December 4, 2014

Montana Peterbilt Opens Fourth Location

Montana Peterbilt opened its fourth dealership, a parts-only facility located in Sidney, Mont. It is strategically located in the Bakken Shale region of the state.

November 25, 2014

East Manufacturing Releases Scale Model Tractor-Dump Trailer

East Manufacturing is offering an East 1/64th scale Limited Edition Die-Cast Dump Trailer with Peterbilt or Kenworth tractors. There is a choice of either a model Peterbilt 379 or Kenworth W900L.

November 17, 2014

Peterbilt Manitoba Expands with Third Dealership

The Canadian dealership group opened a new parts and service center called Peterbilt Manitoba-East operating in Springfield, Manitoba.

October 31, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck A Walk Around

In the last installment of the Ultimate Test Drive video series, Equipment Editor Jim Park does a walk around of the SuperTruck with Bruce Bezner, a project engineer at Peterbilt. The two talk about the numerous aerodynamic improvements that make the SuperTruck so efficient. 

View Part 1 Here.  View Part 2 HereView Part 3 Here.

October 27, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck Technology Imitates Life

The SuperTruck's Road Load Managment System acts like a more intelligent cruise control that reads the terrain and adjusts the truck's speed to optimize fuel efficiency on tough hills while increasing speed in other areas. The time to destination stays the same, but fuel economy is improved. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains the system in this Ultimate Test Drive video. 

View Part 1 here.  View Part 2 here.

October 23, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck's Finer Points

We go underneath the hood and between the rails to find out what makes the Peterbilt/Cummins SuperTruck so efficient – 86% more efficient, to be precise. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this Ultimate Test Drive video. 

View Part 1 here. 

October 20, 2014

Optional Package Adds Frame Rail Space to Peterbilt 220

The Peterbilt Model 220 has a new optional clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space over the previous clear frame rail package.

October 20, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck An Overview

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck is a vehicle built for fuel efficiency. With clever aerodynamic additions and new technologies, the goal of the project was to create a truck that would provide a 50% improvement in efficiency. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us an overview.

 

October 17, 2014

2015 Medium-Duty Truck Trends

We take a look at the latest medium-duty offerings and highlight the 2015 models while manufacturers weigh in on industry trends and issues.

October 2, 2014

Dana Spicer Axle Now Compatible With Peterbilt Trucks

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem driver axle is now available for all of Peterbilt’s heavy-duty truck models, the truck maker has announced.

September 25, 2014

Peterbilt Trucks with Anti-Theft System Need a Code to Start

Peterbilt’s new anti-theft system for Model 579 and 567 trucks uses a passcode to protect vehicles from being stolen.

September 22, 2014

More Than 63,000 Fleetguard Fuel Filters Recalled

Cummins Filtration is recalling more than 63,000 fuel filters due to the possibility they could fail. The filters were distributed in both the aftermarket and on certain Cummins engines manufactured earlier this year.

September 18, 2014

Quick Spin: Peterbilt Model 220

Peterbilt's new Class 6/7 COE is ideally suited for city P&D as well as landscaping applications.

September 16, 2014

Peterbilt Offers Right-Hand Stand-Up Model 320

Peterbilt is offering a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its cab forward Model 320 truck.

September 9, 2014

Peterbilt Shows off Autonomous Driving

Peterbilt showcased the latest autonomous driving technologies in a concept truck at the ITS World Congress in Detroit.

August 27, 2014

Peterbilt Adds New Configuration for SmartAir System

Peterbilt has added a compact space-saver battery box for the no-idle SmartAir system for Model 579 trucks.

August 20, 2014

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

Peterbilt has expanded the Peterbilt Technician Institute to a second location in Lisle, Ill.

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