Newly Designed Virtual Showroom

Commercial Truck Trader and Equipment Trader Online are proud to announce the extensive and impressive updates we have completed to the Virtual Showroom. These updates will be accessible to our dealers with Inventory Management Tool, as well as potential buyers visiting the sites. Updates include –   Clean, modern layout –   Customizable showroom colors –…

Hashtag? You Mean Pound Sign?

Whether you’re an active Twitter user or not, the truth is that the use of the ‘hashtag’ has invaded most mainstream social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Former Google developer and inventor of the hashtag, Chris Messina states in an interview with WCCO-TV, “It was one of those things where I had so…

IMT Enhancements

With a new season comes new updates! We are proud to announce the release of Commercial Truck Trader and Equipment Trader Online’s Inventory Management Tool enhancements. Below you can find all of the great additions and features that can now be found within the IMT. Build a Video Brochure With One Button! Need a video…

Greening Your Fleet

Being green isn’t just about recycling, hemp lotion, and eating superfoods like kale- new technologies are making it easier to “Green Your Fleet.” The Association for the Work Truck Industry, NTEA, “expects that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release Phase 2 of their final rule for medium- and…

Think VROOM & SCREECH

The Chicago Cubs. The Solomon Islands. The LA Lakers. A Round Trip to the Moon. What do these all have in common? They could be bought for about $1 billion. Add one more thing to that list. $1 billion is the amount of revenue lost nationwide each year due to theft of construction equipment and…

Track What Matters

Phone calls, emails and walk-ins are all considered leads to a dealership and should each be handled as important as the next. With buyers becoming more savvy and conducting more research, it’s important that the highest quality experiences are provided. Since the “selling” is often done way before the dealer is even aware of the…

Meet Terry Williams

Equipment Trader Online and Commercial Truck Trader welcomes Terry Williams to our organization in the position of Strategic Relationships Manager. In this newly-created role, Terry will be responsible for developing relationships at the manufacturer level with heavy-duty, construction, and agriculture OEMs. Terry has extensive experience in the field- he served as marketing manager for Volvo…

Straight Outta NADA 2016

Were you part of the largest automotive industry event of 2016? Commercial Truck Trader sure was! Over a 4-day span, 16,500 car and truck dealers and 32,500 franchises (both domestic and international) descended upon the 2-million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center for an action-packed automotive extravaganza! The National Automobile Dealers’ Association Convention and Expo…

The Difference An Hour Makes

As we adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time this weekend, let’s look at what happens every hour on Equipment Trader Online and Commercial Truck Trader. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” on Sunday, March 13th.

The FCA Experience

In February, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) hosted their annual BusinessLink Dealer Meetings at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both meetings provided an intimate setting for the Commercial Truck Trader team to engage with an array of dealer personnel including Company…

World of Concrete 2016

The Equipment Trader Team attended the 2016 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, NV on February 2-5. First introduced in 1975, this 41-year-old trade show boasts more than 55,000 registered industry professionals, houses more than 1,400 exhibits and stretches more than 675,000 square feet of exhibit space. Equipment Trader had a prime booth, located in the…

Winterizing Your Fleet

2016 is here and many states are experiencing cold frigid weather. The drop in temperature can take a serious toll on your dealership units. Below are some beneficial tips that will help you prepare your trucks for the harsh elements of winter and include them in your routine fleet maintenance. Check Fluids Ensure engine oil,…

Stay Visible On The Web

With an ever-increasing demand from consumers to have ample amounts of information at their fingertips, it’s widely important for you as a business owner to make sure you are staying in front of them. From social media to search engine results pages, there are several key details one should remember: Organic search is all about…

Effective Logo Design

Are you looking to make a mark in the world and grow your business within the marketplace? Would you like to stand out from the rest of the pack? One way of accomplishing this is by having a unique, yet simple logo that reflects your business.  A logo is an essential part of a company’s brand….

Social Media Etiquette for Business

Many businesses, small and large, use social media outlets as a way to enhance their business by connecting and engaging with current and prospective customers. Social media allows businesses to create a community around their company to share products & services, trends, ideas and generate leads. Although, it is important to share engaging content with…

Why do so many leads go unanswered?

Why do so many leads go unanswered? Leads: a term used more often than necessary and is really just jargon for interested buyers. Interested buyers can turn into actual buyers, which equates to money in your pocket. So, why do consumers feel the need to call 5 different businesses before one will call them back?…

Is your truck prepared for a natural disaster?

 Regardless of geography, at some point you’ll be faced with having to prepare for a natural disaster. Whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or cosmic explosion, don’t be left ill-equipped. Below are some helpful tips to prepare yourself and your truck for when disaster strikes. Taking the steps to prepare your truck is critical for…

Odyne Systems, LLC Wins 2014 Governor’s New Product Award

Odyne Systems LLC receives the 2014 Governor’s New Product Award. On June 4, 2015, the leader in medium- and heavy-duty trucks was provided the award by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers, whose mission is to “support the ethical practice of Professional Engineering.” The Best of State, First Place award in the small employment category…

The top ten “musts” when purchasing a commercial vehicle.

In honor of Commercial Truck Season, Commercial Truck Trader has created a list of top ten “musts” when purchasing a commercial vehicle.  Given the importance and immediacy that typically accompanies a purchase this large, the below list will hopefully assist in any current or future commercial vehicle purchases. First and foremost, it’s important to do…

Resale vs. Auction

Sometimes we’re asked the hard questions, such as “Why should I use you when I can sell my used units at auction?” Is resale or auction the way to sell a heavy-duty truck? Online resale of heavy-duty vehicles, capture much better prices than the same units do in auction. The difference between selling at retail…

Modern classics — The Volvo L30G and L35G wheel loaders

It’s not easy improving on machines as popular as the best-selling Vo lvo L30 and L35 compact wheel loaders, but in their new G-Series guise, these models are more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before. The updated L30G and L35G wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment may be compact — making them ideal for tight…

Are you ready to take advantage of the power of Mobile Advertising?

We’ve still got mobile advertising spots left on m.CommercialTrucktrader.com and on m.EquipmentTraderonline.com! Reach the coveted mobile audience with a custom message in your geographic area. Check out this page and contact us for more info: https://thedealerconnection.org/heavy-equipment-and-machinery/mobile-advertising-opportunities/    

Performance Truck Houston holds open house event

Our friends at Performance Truck in Houston had a great open house event last weekend! Here’s some photos from the day. Congratulations guys! PS – see their full line of trucks on Commercial Truck Trader: http://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/find/dealers/Performance-Truck—Houston/2883280

If It Were Me

By Ken Taylor In twelve years working with commercial departments in over 150 dealerships I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t when a dealership makes the decision to start a commercial department.  It has gotten to the point that I know when to turn a dealership down that I know…

Google Searches and Dealerships – New for 2014

Today, I received a question from  sales rep: “Can you clarify in layman’s terms about keywords and Google using a new approach?  I have a lot of franchise dealers and a big objection is that so much of their budget goes to purchasing key words.” Of course! Here goes: As mobile devices with voice search…

NEW ENHANCEMENTS: PART 3

New Enhancements: Part 3   Mobile Website We realized our mobile websites, m.commercialtrucktrader.com and m.equipmenttraderonline.com were antiquated.  This year they would’ve been five years old, so before 2012 ended, we determined that we had to modernize them.  How did we do that?  We added all of the search filters we have on the web site to the mobile sites. …

New Enhancements: Part 2

If you have a VIN handy while at your desk in the dealership, you can “pre-setup” adding inventory to Commercial Truck Trader by typing in the VIN, then letting us do the decoding.  This can really save a great deal of time manually selecting axles, engines, fuel types, make, model, and class, among a few…

IMT Enhancements

New Enhancements: Part 1 of 3 If I have to pick a single word to describe our focus in 2012, it would be “mobile”.  While we didn’t spend all of our time working purely on mobile products, we spent the vast majority doing so.  The biggest parts of this effort were the IMT Tablet and…

World of Concrete 2013

World of Concrete 2013 was a blast! Commercial truck Trader, Equipment Trader, and the Wholesale Industrial Network joined forces to exhibit at this fun show.  Our favorite highlights:  – cool CAT display of their new models  – Seeing our friends from RAM, RigDig, John Deere  – the John Deere simulator! Fun  We saw so many…

Shipping Heavy Equipment

By Terese Kerrigan of Freight Center Equipment Trader makes it easy to shop for heavy equipment, but did you know that shipping your newly purchased equipment can be just as simple? Shipping oversize or heavy haul loads can get expensive, which is why it’s important to shop around for the right carrier at the best price….

From Our Perspective

Commercial Trucks Truck sales continue to surpass last year and point toward a sustained recovery; however, new orders for Class 8s have been down for the past six months. These kinds of mixed signals in the heavy-duty class sales make it difficult to forecast what next year will look like in big truck sales. We…

Industrial News: From Our Perspective

– Equipment Update-  Agricultural equipment sales have seen a good year so far. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ June Flash Report Retail Sales indicates that tractor sales are doing just fine, with a total year-to-date farm tractor sales growth of 6.7%. Construction equipment sales continue to struggle, and will do so until the economy gets…

Hot Summer

This heatwave is becoming dangerous! To our beloved truckers and other Commercial Truck Drivers, please be safe. -Your friends at Commercial Truck Trader ]

From Our Perspective

By Charles Bowles Equipment Congressional passage of H.R. 4348, otherwise known as the highway bill, will certainly help to boost the equipment marketplace. The funding uncertainty had caused many projects to become delayed or postponed.  This will enable transit, road and bridge construction to continue without more delay. This is especially good news for construction…

From our Perspective

By Charles Bowles Commercial Trucks We all are breathing a sigh of relief now that Congress has passed the Highway Bill that will fund construction programs through September 2014. This will enable transit, road and bridge construction to continue without the fear of more delay. The trucking industry depends on a strong infrastructure to operate…

Optimize & Catch More Buyers Online!

I bet if you’re a seller on one of our sites that you really like getting phone calls about a piece of inventory you’re advertising for.  That is, after all, the first step into closing a sale, right? What if I told you that the first step into closing a sale is the information you…

Here’s a Guest Post from our friends at I80 Equipment. Enjoy! Buying Used Bucket Trucks from a Reputable Dealer Many businesses need to buy used bucket trucks every year in order to make their companies more efficient and get the quickest return on their investments. Being in the market for a bucket truck can be a…

Advice from the Road’s most Seasoned Pros

Here’s a fun infographic from our friends at Atlas Van Lines! Road Trip Tips by Atlas Van Lines Here is the link to the infographic: Road Trip Tips. And for more information about the infographic and the King of the Road survey, you can visit: Survey reveals favorite food, coffee, hotel and other highway essentials and King of the…

From Our Perspective

By Charles Bowles Commercial Trucks Replacement purchases still account for the great majority of heavy-duty truck sales. Couple that with a steady drop in diesel prices and we have a continuing sales growth pattern for Class 8s. According to several sources, however, it’s leasing companies that are driving the current sales growth. We still aren’t…

From Our Perspective

By Charles Bowles Equipment We’re finally seeing a wee bit of movement in the world of heavy equipment. The number of new units posted online has increase slightly over the past few months, which is a sign that dealers are seeing some mitigation in the risk associated with placing new equipment on the lot. The…

2011 Mark of Excellence – Uebelhor & Sons

Commercial Truck Trader would like to take this opportunity to congratulate one of our dealers for a recent award.  Uebelhor & Sons fleet and commercial sales team received two awards at the GM Fleet and Commercial sales conference held in Savannah, GA on April 3rd and 4th.  They were honored as the third largest dealer in…

Spring Cleaning & Site Updates

Spring is always especially busy for us in the technology group.  While we deal with increasing amounts of website traffic, we also work to upgrade critical systems while building new products for our future.  Our Architecture group has moved our webserver traffic onto a smaller cluster of much more powerful computers.  This makes us much…

Spring Cleaning & Site Updates

Spring is always especially busy for us in the technology group.  While we deal with increasing amounts of website traffic, we also work to upgrade critical systems while building new products for our future.  Our Architecture group has moved our webserver traffic onto a smaller cluster of much more powerful computers.  This makes us much…

From Our Perspective…

By Charles Bowles Equipment Construction equipment sales are still sluggish, particularly those related to the housing market.  Leasing continues to be a bright spot in the equipment market, with the posting of consistent year-over-year increases. Grain prices are helping to drive equipment sales in the agriculture sector. The sale of implements and zero-turn mowers are…

From Our Perspective…

By Charles Bowles Commercial Trucks It doesn’t appear that there will be a slowdown in commercial truck sales any time soon. According to WardsAuto.com, Domestic medium- and heavy-duty new truck sales rose for the 27thstraight month in March. And, the supply continues to tighten in the used sector. We are, however, seeing some decreases in…

When Predictions Meet the Real World

Until this month, few studies have ever compared the EPA’s cost predictions to the actual cost of meeting its motor vehicle emission mandates. A recent study completed by NADA/ATD, which looks back at the 2004-2010 medium- and heavy-duty truck emissions mandates, reveals that the EPA underestimated actual compliance costs on average by a factor of…

John Deere Displaying World’s First Walking Forest Machine Prototype

We are fans of robots here at MetalMiner. From the nimble small ones to the sizeable giants, we appreciate the skill – and metal – it takes to create these sci-fi creatures. That being said, when we stumbled upon this blast-from-the-past machine from John Deere, we were a little excited: Source: Deere.com Manufactured back in…

From Our Perspective

Congress’s passage last week of a 90-day extension to the funding of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will allow for the continuing operations of existing projects; however, it will keep the construction industry in limbo. Without a long-term funding plan in place, investments in new equipment are unlikely to take place, thereby perpetuating sluggish domestic…

From Our Perspective

Truck sales continue their much-needed growth. While at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY a couple of weeks ago, I was astonished at how upbeat the industry is. Based on a number of conversations I had while at MATS, a number of owners will be expanding their fleets, thereby growing unit sales beyond…

Day One at MATS & New Trucks Unveiled

By: James MenziesLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar all introduced new truck models today, on the eve of the Mid-America Trucking Show. Kenworth T680 Kenworth came out with a new T680, which the company boldly claimed is 10% more aerodynamic than the current best-in-class truck model, resulting in a 5% fuel economy improvement. The…

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Texting. Talking on the phone. Eating. Searching for a radio station. At some point while driving, you’ve probably participated in at least one of the above distractions – leading you to take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel and your mental focus off driving.These types of diversions increase your risk of…

From Our Perspective…

Equipment The end of stimulus funding for transportation and the overall malaise of the economy are taking their toll on construction equipment sales. When you add to that the pull-back of construction spending by state governments, the short-term sales outlook for construction equipment is not so great. A bright spot in the construction industry is…

From Our Perspective…

Commercial Trucks Domestic commercial truck sales, particularly in the heavier classes, are showing significant growth over last year. It appears that this trend will continue throughout 2012, as replacement demand is driving these results. Light-duty is still making headway over last year, but the growth is not as pronounced as it is in heavy-duty. The…

Nothing Like World of Concrete…

The 37th Annual World of Concrete Show happened in Las Vegas in January 23rd– 27th.  Since 1975, this show has been the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.  One word to simply describe this show is massive – indoor and outdoor exhibits, leading suppliers showcasing innovative products…

Nothing Like Word of Concrete…

The 37th Annual World of Concrete Show happened in Las Vegas in January 23rd– 27th.  Since 1975, this show has been the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.  One word to simply describe this show is massive – indoor and outdoor exhibits, leading suppliers showcasing innovative products…

Press Release from Our Friends at IronPlanet

IronPlanet to host February 2012 auction in FloridaLeader in online auctions brings global marketplace to winter Florida auctions   PLEASANTON, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2011) – IronPlanet® (www.ironplanet.com), a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment, will host its first onsite and online auction from February 21 – 24, 2012, at the Fantasy of Flight attraction near…

Mahindra Max is Coming Out

Moments ago we received an exciting email from one of our manufacturers, Mahindra, about their newest product launch.  After looking into it, we decided it was a “must-share”… Mahindra is coming out with a line that is called Mahindra Max.  This line will showcase revolutionary sub-compact tractors and focus on “Max Value, Max Performance, Max…

Keep Your Machines Up And Running In Cold Weather

Written By: Garrett Ginglen Cold weather can be hard on machines. Here are important tips to keep your machines running in great condition during cold weather. Cold Weather Recommendations: Always maintain your machine per the Operation and Maintenance Manual during cold weather To better prepare your machines for cold weather, try the following: Use block…

Calling all CTT Fans!

We have so many new plans and great ideas rolling around here at the home office of CommercialTruckTrader.com and we would love to get some of our customers feedback of what we have been doing.  As part of our preparations, we are scanning our communities and followers to determine and understand why we are a…

Meet One of Our Featured Dealers – Pro-Tech

CommercialTruckTrader.com has many dealers who our team and customers have come to know over the years… In honor of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we would like to feature some of our dealers over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for a dealer that may be in your area… Tell them we sent you!!  …

Happy Holidays from Marketing

We want to take the time to wish all of you cheer and joy as the 2011 holiday season approaches. It is a time of sharing and caring, and also to think about what 2012 may bring us. We have so many new products and initiatives for 2012 we want to work on, and all…

Meet One of Our Featured Dealers – Pro-Tech

EquipmentTraderOnline.com has many dealers who our team and customers have come to know over the years… In honor of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we would like to feature some of our dealers over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for a dealer that may be in your area… Tell them we sent you!!  …

Happy Holidays from Marketing

We want to take the time to wish all of you cheer and joy as the 2011 holiday season approaches. It is a time of sharing and caring, and also to think about what 2012 may bring us. We have so many new products and initiatives for 2012 we want to work on, and all…

Meet One of Our Featured Dealers – Lou Fusz Ford

CommercialTruckTrader.com has many dealers who our team and customers have come to know over the years… In honor of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we would like to feature some of our dealers over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for a dealer that may be in your area… Tell them Commercial Truck Trader sent…

UTA Annual Meeting: Fun in the Sun

  We at Commercial Truck Trader are really excited to tell you all about our experiences at the Used Truck Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ!  This meeting took place last week and our team was there from Wednesday through Saturday.  Our team members from Norfolk, VA were excited about the weather Arizona was expecting… Coming…

Coming Soon: Big Inventory Management Updates

I know it’s been some time since I’ve blogged and that’s because we’ve been working hard on several new initiatives.  I would like to mention some of the upgrades we’re implementing into our Inventory Management Tool. We’re focusing mainly on these User Experience upgrades: Easy application of Premium or Featured Photo features Easy Ad Copy…

[UPDATED] Coming Soon: Big Inventory Management Updates

I know it’s been some time since I’ve blogged and that’s because we’ve been working hard on several new initiatives. One of these we’ll talk about a whole lot more after the Used Truck Association Convention in Scottsdale, AZ next month. For now, though, I’ll mention some of the upgrades we’re implementing into our Inventory…

Should you jump into Google+?

Over last couple weeks, I’ve spent quite a bit of time figuring out Google+.  Part of that process is understanding who is going to get the most out of the product, how it fits in with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter both from a personal and professional point of view.  In doing that, it’s been a…

Place An Ad Update & Other Stuff

Can you believe the year is more than 1/2 way over?  I cannot, but we’ve been busy updating the site so time has been steadily passing for us.  Which is nothing new, but I did want to highlight some of the specific updates we’ve done and foreshadow some new stuff in the works, too! Did…

Keeping Pace with Change

Most of us have been impacted in some way, shape, or form over the last five years by a steadily accelerating technological revolution.  Begun in the ’60’s and ’70’s with the rise of mainframe computers, transforming in the ’80’s with the personal computer, again in the ’90’s with the wide spread use of the internet,…

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2011: News Release

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2011 attracted nearly 120,000 registered attendees; the shows were the global industry gathering place for the year and the largest gathering in North America since 2008 for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmissions/motion control industries.  The shows were held (in March) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Attendees said they…

With Featherlite Model 8270 semi stock trailer, bigger can be better!

CRESCO, Iowa (May 26, 2011) – Featherlite offers stock trailers in many lengths and configurations, including semi livestock trailers up to 53 feet, to serve any size of farming operation.  New for 2012, Featherlite’s semi livestock trailer Model 8270 is now available in lengths starting at 34 feet, giving farmers and commercial haulers even more…

We need your feedback!

A few months ago I had referenced how we are changing gears to try to solicit more user feedback from the site.  We would be doing more beta programs, providing more options for you to share your opinion, and making sure we consider points that our users made. To that end, we put together two very…

We need your feedback!

A few months ago I had referenced how we are changing gears to try to solicit more user feedback from the site.  We would be doing more beta programs, providing more options for you to share your opinion, and making sure we consider points that our users made. To that end, we put together two very…

IE9, CSS, and our websites [UPDATE]

A few weeks ago, I blogged here about how our sites were not compatible with Internet Explorer 9.  Because of that blog post and tweet, an individual from Microsoft reached out me via Twitter to learn more about what wasn’t working correctly.  Through the exchange of some emails, Microsoft offered to add our sites to a compatibility…

Nissan Commercial Vehicles

One minute you’re working onsite, the next you’re creating contracts or taking calls from customers. Do it all more effectively and comfortably with the new Nissan NV. It’s the little things (like driving comforts) and the big things (like cargo room) that help you run your business more efficiently than ever, maximizing your mobility and…

Sany America Introduces New Equipment Models

Sany America introduced several new equipment models at the recent Conexpo show in Las Vegas.  Here are a few of the highlights: Concrete Sany America’s Concrete Pump Truck division made a dramatic statement at the show by introducing 4 new pumps for the North American Market.  The 37 meter and 40 meter pumps are brand…

IE9, CSS, and our websites

The wonderful world of web browsers is always tricky to navigate as a web developer.  Subtle differences in how each major browsing engine works can surprise web masters at inconvenient times.  One of these small differences is affecting our TraderOnline.com websites and while it looks fairly simple to solve on the outside, it’s actually causing a bit…

Why Keyword Stuffing Hurts

I hope this blog post finds your March going well! We’ve been busy at CommercialTruckTrader.com and EquipmentTraderOnline.com working on the new search, traveling to Conexpo / Conagg, and continuing several other projects that I hope to begin revealing to the world at large in the very near future. There has been an issue highlighted, however,…

What’s Happening at CommercialTruckTrader.com?

First, introductions. My name is Ryan Goodwin and I’ve been with Dominion Enterprises, what used to be Trader Publishing Company, for about ten years. I came here out of college, with a degree in computer science, and have since shuffled around within the TraderOnline universe. About five months ago, I was promoted to lead our…

Agricultural Equipment Sales Expected to Rebound in 2011

According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, agricultural equipment sales are expected to rebound in 2011 after a few years of declining sales due to the global economic downturn. Growth is expected beyond 2011 as well. The growth is expected to come primarily from the developing world, with slower growth forecasted for developed economies. Greater mechanization…

Ford Announces New F-150 Engine Specs

According to PickupTrucks.com, Ford Motor Co. released the 2011 engine specs for its popular F-150. The horsepower ratings for the four new engines will range from 302 to 411. The entry level engine will be a 3.7 liter V6 that is rated at 302 hp. Also available will be a 5.0 liter V8 rated at…

Caterpillar D Series Mini Excavators Add More Performance and Operator Convenience

The Caterpillar home page features the new Cat D Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators — models 303.5D CR, 304D CR, 305D CR and 305.5D CR. Photo Credit: Caterpillar According to Caterpillar, with model designations that closely reflect their operating weights (3.5 to 5.5 metric tons), the new machines feature enhanced stability for greater productivity, a redesigned…

Veteran Truck Driver Takes The Kenworth T700 and PACCAR MX Engine On Tour

The Kenworth homepage reports the Kenworth T700 and PACCAR MX Engine Tour recently completed its 5-month, 20,000-mile U.S. journey, which offered fleets and drivers a close-up look at the new, aerodynamic Kenworth T700 and the fuel-efficient 2010 PACCAR MX engine during stops at more than 80 Kenworth dealerships. Photo Credit: Kenworth According to Kenworth The…

The Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Wins Court Fight

Photo Credit: The Port of Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times Blogs reports on a recent U.S. District Court ruling on the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program. The ruling states that the Port of Los Angeles can require trucks using the port to meet emission standards. The American Trucking Association had sued the…

Kenworth Adds Lane Departure Warning System as Option for Kenworth T700

Kenworth Truck Company has announced it offers the Takata SafeTraK 3 lane departure warning system as an option for the Kenworth T700. Photo Credit: Kenworth According to Kenworth, the system combines an interior, windshield-mounted video camera with vision software to help promote enhanced driver awareness and attention to turn signal usage by sending audio alert…