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Driver Safety Plays Pivotal Role in Spec’ing Choices for Kenworth T680s Brian Gigoux and other executives at Groendyke Transport knew they would be making a bold move when they reduced the company’s trade-in cycle for its trucks from nine years to five. But the need to bring on trucks with the newest and latest technologies […]

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Mack Trucks expanded the availability of a pre-wire option for equipment from Lytx® – the global leader in video telematics – to the Mack® Granite® model. Mack made the announcement during a ride and drive event featuring Lytx DriveCam®-equipped Mack models in Fontana, California. “Expanding the Lytx offer to our Granite model means customers with on- and off-road […]

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced several significant updates that will positively impact the customer experience. Enhanced digital solutions, a new parts distribution center, and a new retail strategy will benefit customers at every touch point and will help DTNA realize its vision of achieving 24-hour or less repair time.   “Our customers have diverse […]

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The proprietary Kenworth AG400L tandem rear suspension is now standard equipment for the Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship. The disc brakes-compatible Kenworth AG400L is rated at 40,000 pounds. The cost-effective, four-bag suspension is especially well-suited for over the road and pickup and delivery applications. The AG400L provides a smooth ride through a proven trailing arm design. […]

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OnCommand® Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics has been integrated with the software of Fleetsoft, a leading provider of fleet maintenance and inventory management software. The integration will immediately provide Fleetsoft’s customers in the school bus industry with OnCommand Connection’s actionable, real-time insights into vehicle health and maintenance requirements, enabling a proactive maintenance approach that delivers increased reliability, […]

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Kenworth employees at the company’s headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, have been busy this summer giving back to their community by volunteering at the National Special Olympics in Seattle, raising money for Northwest Harvest to help feed the hungry in the state, and participating with three trucks in the local Fourth of July Parade. 2018 Special […]

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Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its focus on training skilled professional vehicle service technicians through expansion of the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program. Beginning in early 2019, Volvo will partner with three colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas. The DATE for Volvo Trucks curriculum will be taught by dedicated Volvo-certified instructors at Jones Technical […]

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Diesel Laptops, the leading distributor for commercial truck diesel diagnostic software and hardware, has announced the launch of its innovative Remote Programming Kits. These rental kits are a first in the  commercial truck and off highway industry and are offered exclusively through Diesel Laptops. Remote Programming Kits are the perfect solution for fleet managers, shop […]

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The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with the JOST JSK37USB fifth wheel. JOST fifth wheels offer a simple and safe design with only four moving parts. The positive coupling design ensures a true connection, providing Kenworth drivers with the assurance of a safe coupling. JOST’s simple mechanism allows infinite adjustments versus notched adjustments. […]

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DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components,constantly searches for ways to increase young people’s access to technical education and help develop tomorrow’s workforce.Aiding this effort, the company’s philanthropic arm – DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) – today announced it will donate nearly $1 million in overall funding to 25 institutions of higher learning across North America to support science, technology, engineering […]

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