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 … More What’s Happening at CommercialTruckTrader.com?

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 … More Agricultural Equipment Sales Expected to Rebound in 2011

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 … More Caterpillar D Series Mini Excavators Add More Performance and Operator Convenience

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

Increased Used Truck Sales a Hopeful Sign – Used Class 8 Sleeper Tractors a Big Seller

Fleet Owner.com reports a rise in used truck registration over the last two quarters, a hopeful sign that trucking companies are buying more vehicles to match business growth. According to Fleet Owner.com, the firm R.L Polk & Co. have reported increased 18.9% rise in registration of new and used trucks in the first half of … More Increased Used Truck Sales a Hopeful Sign – Used Class 8 Sleeper Tractors a Big Seller

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 … More The Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Wins Court Fight

China’s Expanding Heavy Equipment Market Could Determine Future Leaders of the Industry

Photo Credit: Wikipedia/Sebastien Poncet A Forbes.com’s China Tracker blog reports on the battle for the Chinese construction equipment market and how companies who prosper in China will be future leaders of the equipment business worldwide. The story reports that China’s heavy equipment market becoming the largest in the world, leading the way in demand for … More China’s Expanding Heavy Equipment Market Could Determine Future Leaders of the Industry

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 … More Kenworth Adds Lane Departure Warning System as Option for Kenworth T700

Thanks for Making The Equipment Trader iPhone App and Mobile Site a Success

Equipment Trader’s iPhone application has been a huge success. The free Equipment Trader application can be downloaded from the business section of the iTunes Store by searching the key phrase “Equipment Trader.” We would like to thank everyone who has downloaded our app. We constantly working to make it better. Our EquipmentTraderOnline.com mobile site has … More Thanks for Making The Equipment Trader iPhone App and Mobile Site a Success

Con-way Truck Equipped With New Safety Technology Could be the Truck of the Future

CNN Money features video of a new truck for Con-way equipped with state of the art safety technology. According to the video, the new technology ranges from a camera that scans the road to make sure the truck is staying in its lane, to a computer system that helps drivers keep the truck stable to … More Con-way Truck Equipped With New Safety Technology Could be the Truck of the Future

American Transportation Research Institute Conducts Survey Of Trucking Industry Issues

American Transportation Research Institute wants to know the top concerns of the trucking industry and is conducting its annual survey for 2010. You can take the survey online at the ATRI site or download a PDF to write it out and mail it in. According to Transportation Topics, the 2010 survey is designed to rank … More American Transportation Research Institute Conducts Survey Of Trucking Industry Issues

Construction Associations’ Coalition Will Help Contractors Cut Emissions

The Associated General Contractors of America homepage reports that The Associated General Contractors of Greater Florida,in partnership with a coalition of construction associations in the Southeast, will invest more than $1.6 million over the next two years to cut diesel emissions from off–road construction equipment that is currently in use. The U.S. EPA has awarded … More Construction Associations’ Coalition Will Help Contractors Cut Emissions

Con-way Driver is 2010 National Truck Driving Grand Champion

The American Trucking Associations reports Carl Krites, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in Wapakoneta, Ohio was named the 2010 National Truck Driving Grand Champion. According to the ATA, Carl’s driving skills and knowledge of transportation and truck safety information topped those of 415 other professional drivers from all across the United States in … More Con-way Driver is 2010 National Truck Driving Grand Champion

Volvo EC460CHR Demolition Excavator Boasts Enhanced Engine Power and Torque

Photo Credit: Volvo Construction Equipment The Volvo homepage features details on the EC460CHR, a part of the growing line of Volvo high-reach demolition excavators. The EC460CHR features an 89-foot-7-inch boom and arm and is supplied with both high-reach demolition boom and standard excavator configuration digging boom / arm and a changeover process that takes as … More Volvo EC460CHR Demolition Excavator Boasts Enhanced Engine Power and Torque

Legislation Could Raise Gross Vehicle Weight Limit For Trucks. Just Add an Axle!

According to a story on logistics news site DC Velocity.com, states could be permitted to raise the gross vehicle weight limit for trucks to 97,000 pounds, but there is a catch: trucks would have to add a sixth axle. The story reports that bill S. 3705 would require that a sixth axle be added to … More Legislation Could Raise Gross Vehicle Weight Limit For Trucks. Just Add an Axle!

Kenworth T700 Now in Full Production

The Kenworth homepage reports the T700 is now in full production at the Kenworth Truck Company manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. Photo Credit: Kenworth “We’re seeing positive demand for the T700 and expect it to increase as customers purchase fuel-efficient, aerodynamic trucks as their business and the economy strengthens,” said Marilyn Santangelo, Kenworth assistant general … More Kenworth T700 Now in Full Production

John Deere Skidder Features Autoshift For Improved Operability and Decreased Fatigue

Photo Credit: John Deere John Deere has announced the introduction of new Autoshift functionality on its popular line of H-Series Skidders. According to John Deere, the elimination of shifting allows operators to use their right hand to run the grapple and focus on pulling the load, which effectively makes the skidder easier to operate, increases … More John Deere Skidder Features Autoshift For Improved Operability and Decreased Fatigue

FedEx Sends 114 Drivers to Compete in The National Truck Driving Championships

FedEx reports one hundred and fourteen drivers from 45 states representing FedEx will compete in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Columbus, Ohio, August 3-7. Photo Credit: FedEx According to FedEx, each driver earned the right to compete in the NTDC by qualifying at state-level truck driving championships. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors … More FedEx Sends 114 Drivers to Compete in The National Truck Driving Championships

The New Caterpillar TH514 Telehandler Designed To Handle Tough Applications

The Caterpillar home page introduces the new Caterpillar TH514 telehandler, designed for general construction and industrial markets, as well as specialty markets including power plants and wind farm applications. Photo Credit: Caterpillar Caterpillar reports load-sensing, flow-sharing hydraulics allow for all three boom functions to be operated simultaneously and proportionally. The system provides smooth control of … More The New Caterpillar TH514 Telehandler Designed To Handle Tough Applications

The John Deere SeedStar XP Provides Real-Time Information About Planter Performance and Seed Placement

The John Deere homepage features details on the new SeedStar XP monitoring system from John Deere. Photo Credit: John Deere According to John Deere, the SeedStar XP provides more real-time information about planter performance and seed placement to the operator in the tractor cab, making it easier for the operator to make on-the-go adjustments to … More The John Deere SeedStar XP Provides Real-Time Information About Planter Performance and Seed Placement

Mack Truck Reports Customers Order More than 10,000 Near-Zero Emission, EPA 2010 Certified Class 8 Trucks

Mack Trucks, Inc. has announced that its orders for Class 8 vehicles equipped with EPA 2010-compliant engines, when combined with those of its sister company Volvo Trucks North America, have exceeded the 10,000 mark. Photo Credit: Mack Trucks MACK MP engines feature the Mack ClearTech selective catalytic reduction system, which delivers near-zero emissions and is … More Mack Truck Reports Customers Order More than 10,000 Near-Zero Emission, EPA 2010 Certified Class 8 Trucks

Caterpillar Purchases CleanAIR Systems, Inc.

Caterpillar Emissions Solutions has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase CleanAIRSystems, Inc. CleanAIR Systems is a privately owned company in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is a leader in designing and manufacturing customized stationary aftertreatment solutions for internal combustion engines. The broad product line includes California Air Resources Board (CARB) verified particulate … More Caterpillar Purchases CleanAIR Systems, Inc.

Kenworth Truck Company to Offer Front Drive Axles for the Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 Models

Kenworth Truck Company has announced that it will offer factory-installed, front drive axles for the Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models. The new Kenworth front drive axle was introduced this week at the 57th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va. Photo Credit: Kenworth “This is Kenworth’s first factory-installed, … More Kenworth Truck Company to Offer Front Drive Axles for the Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 Models

New York City Parks Department Uses Kenworth Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks To Reduce Emissions

The Kenworth Trucks homepage reports on the addition of 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks to the truck fleet of the New York City Parks Department. According to Kenworth, New York City has set a goal to curb carbon dioxide by 30 percent by the year 2017, with all areas of city government striving to … More New York City Parks Department Uses Kenworth Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks To Reduce Emissions

New Holland P1070 Air Cart Boasts Expanded Payload

The New Holland homepage reports on the introduction of the new P1070 three-tank air cart with a 580-bushel tank capacity. Photo Credit: New Holland According to New Holland, with this payload, 150 bushels larger than New Holland’s previously largest air cart, producers boost efficiency by spending more time seeding and less time filling. Like all … More New Holland P1070 Air Cart Boasts Expanded Payload

Now Hiring: The Trucking Industry Needs 400,000 Drivers

CNN Money reports that the U.S. trucking industry is looking for a few good drivers, around 400,000 good drivers that is. According to CNN Money, a report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals states the industry will need 200,000 by the end of this year, then another 200,000 by the close of 2011. … More Now Hiring: The Trucking Industry Needs 400,000 Drivers

John Deere Construction & Forestry’s New Knuckleboom Loaders

The John Deere homepage features details on John Deere Construction & Forestry’s new Knuckleboom Loaders. Photo Credit: John Deere According to John Deere, productivity-increasing features include the fuel-efficient John Deere 6068 Tier 2 PowerTech engine with a high-pressure common rail electronic fuel injection system for improved cycle times and new Pressure Compensated Load Sensing (PCLS) … More John Deere Construction & Forestry’s New Knuckleboom Loaders

Sharp Increase In Demand For Trucks and Trailer Space Push Up Rates

The Journal of Commerce reports that freight brokers are seeing truckload rates rising 10 percent or more due to higher demand. According to the story, a sharp increase in the demand for trucks and trailer space have pushed up truckload rates, sometimes as high as 20 or even 30 percent in some markets. Due to … More Sharp Increase In Demand For Trucks and Trailer Space Push Up Rates

New Generation of Clean Diesel Fuel Gets Expanded Availability Nationwide

The Diesel Technology Forum reports on the recent deadline related to the transition to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) for off-road uses. “Today is another milestone for clean diesel and clean air, as our nation’s farm tractors and construction machines will now have access to cleaner ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director … More New Generation of Clean Diesel Fuel Gets Expanded Availability Nationwide

New Holland Agriculture Launches YouTube Channel Dedicated to Farming

New Holland has launched a dedicated YouTube channel as a resource for a wide variety of farm equipment-related information. The channel, http://www.youtube.com/NewHollandNA, currently has 36 videos covering topics ranging from making great hay to equipment at work in the fields, as well as, how-to tips and animated videos that reveal the inner workings of farm … More New Holland Agriculture Launches YouTube Channel Dedicated to Farming

Navistar Unveils eStar All-Electric Commercial Truck

Photo Credit: Navistar Navistar, Inc. has announced during a web conference with the U.S. Department of Energy and FedEx, that it will deliver to FedEx the first full-production eStar—Navistar’s all-electric commercial truck. The company is currently taking orders for the eStar and intends to deliver 400 units by the end of 2010. The eStar all-electric … More Navistar Unveils eStar All-Electric Commercial Truck

New Caterpillar Mobile Shears for Large Excavators

Photo Credit: Caterpillar The new Cat S365C and S385C Mobile Shears for scrap processing and demolition applications feature bolt-on piercing tips for thorough protection in critical wear areas, easy maintenance for optimal piercing performance, and field serviceability without welding. The shears also feature structural changes for extended durability. The Cat bolt-on piercing tip design offers … More New Caterpillar Mobile Shears for Large Excavators

Capstone Working With US 1 Industries and CalMotors to Install C65 HEV Microturbine System in Class 8 Tractor-Trailer Truck

Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced it is working with trucking company US 1 Industries and CalMotors to install a Capstone C65 in a Class 8 tractor-trailer truck. The ultra low-emission C65 will serve as the on-board generator. US 1 Industries which operates over 1,400 trucks across the United States, will work with Capstone and CalMotors … More Capstone Working With US 1 Industries and CalMotors to Install C65 HEV Microturbine System in Class 8 Tractor-Trailer Truck

New Leica PowerDigger 3D Provides Contractors Cable-Free Control Panel For 2D and 3D Applications

Photo Credit: Leica Geosystems Leica Geosystems has released its next-generation 3D guidance system for excavating construction machines, Leica PowerDigger 3D. Leica PowerDigger 3D expands on the unique PowerSnap concept, which provides total flexibility and interchangeability of machine control products and of machines such as excavators, dozers, and graders. Unique PowerSnap concept makes it easy to … More New Leica PowerDigger 3D Provides Contractors Cable-Free Control Panel For 2D and 3D Applications

New Meritor Trailer Suspension Series Brings Performance Benefits to Truck-Trailer Operators

ArvinMeritor, Inc. has unveiled an all-new series of durable, trailing-arm air ride trailer suspensions to meet the needs of North American truck-trailer operators in vocational markets. The Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) series of top-mount and low-mount models completes the company’s lineup of air suspension solutions. Final customer integration and manufacturing readiness — on the first … More New Meritor Trailer Suspension Series Brings Performance Benefits to Truck-Trailer Operators

Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.9% in March from February

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) homepage reports that the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.9 percent in March from its February level, rising for the third consecutive month. The BTS reports the March Freight TSI rose 2.6 percent from March 2009, the first year-to-year increase in the freight index … More Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.9% in March from February

Navistar and J.B. Hunt Sign Five-Year Supply Agreement

The Navistar homepage reports that Navistar, Inc. and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. have announced that the two companies have reached a long-term supply agreement for Navistar to be the principal provider of International brand commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt through 2014. Photo Credit: Navistar “We’re excited to once again be J.B. Hunt’s principal commercial … More Navistar and J.B. Hunt Sign Five-Year Supply Agreement

Heavy Equipment Shows Off at Bauma 2010 by Dunking Baskets and Making Snack Food

Heavy equipment manufacturers are always trying to prove the flexibility and user-friendliness of their new models. It appears that digging holes and picking up heavy loads isn’t enough anymore. To make a big impression, heavy equipment now plays basketball and prepares tasty snacks. The Digger Construction Equipment Blog reports on unique equipment demos at the … More Heavy Equipment Shows Off at Bauma 2010 by Dunking Baskets and Making Snack Food

Cat 336D L Hydraulic Excavator Delivers Expanded Versatility and High Productivity

The Caterpillar homepage features details on the Cat 336D L Hydraulic Excavator. Photo Credit: Caterpillar According to Caterpillar, the 336D L features greater performance, flexibility and versatility compared to the C-Series model. A new, spacious cab and new styling also set the D-Series apart from previous machines. And additional guarding for demolition applications helps ensure … More Cat 336D L Hydraulic Excavator Delivers Expanded Versatility and High Productivity

Navistar Adds New Dealers in Key Markets

Navistar, Inc. recently announced changes in its dealer network that will strengthen its distribution and service channel. Photo Credit: International Trucks“As conditions in the truck market continue to put more pressure on our customers, we are committed to providing them with North America’s most complete and capable dealer network,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s … More Navistar Adds New Dealers in Key Markets

Resolution Could be Near for Mexico/U.S. Cross-Border Trucking Program

Trucking Info reports that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently said during a hearing in Washington D.C. that a resolution over the disputed cross-border trucking program with Mexico was “very close”. Originally part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the cross-border program would have permitted fewer restrictions on truck traffic along the U.S./Mexico border, but … More Resolution Could be Near for Mexico/U.S. Cross-Border Trucking Program

John Deere Power Systems Receives EPA and EU Interim Tier 4/Stage III B Certifications for Off-Highway

Photo Credit: John Deere John Deere Power Systems recently announced that their PowerTech PVX 9.0L and PowerTech PSX 9.0L models are the first of their off-highway 56 kW (75 hp) and above engines to be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Union (EU) as compliant with the Interim Tier 4 and Stage … More John Deere Power Systems Receives EPA and EU Interim Tier 4/Stage III B Certifications for Off-Highway

New Plan Introduced to Get Cleaner Trucks on the Road

Photo Credit: The Port of Los Angeles The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports on an environmental sustainability program to help trucking lines update their fleets with cleaner trucks. The plan was presented by The Coalition for Responsible Transport, which includes retail giants such as Walmart, Lowe’s, and Target, during the Greenport Americas conference taking place … More New Plan Introduced to Get Cleaner Trucks on the Road

CommercialTruckTrader.com Launches Mobile Site

CommercialTruckTrader.com has announced the “mobilization” of its portal. With this launch, more than 60,000 trucks and trailers for sale can be viewed using any mobile phone that has internet access. “Accessing online information through mobile phones has exploded, and it will only continue to grow. Making our portal accessible from mobile phones is a no-brainer,” … More CommercialTruckTrader.com Launches Mobile Site

EquipmentTraderOnline.com Launches Mobile Site

EquipmentTraderOnline.com has announced the “mobilization” of its portal. With this launch, more than 40,000 pieces of construction, farming, lifting, forestry and grounds care equipment for sale can be viewed using any mobile phone that has internet access. “Accessing online information through mobile phones has exploded, and it will only continue to grow. Making our portal … More EquipmentTraderOnline.com Launches Mobile Site

2011 Hino 268 and Peterbilt Model 384 Named as the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010

American Truck Dealers reports that the Peterbilt Model 384 and the 2011 Hino 268 have been awarded the titles as the American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010. The ATD Commercial Truck of the Year recognizes one winner from the medium-duty truck category (classes 3-7) and another from the heavy-duty truck category … More 2011 Hino 268 and Peterbilt Model 384 Named as the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010

Commercial Truck Trader Visits The American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo in Orlando, Florida

Mark Bondi reports from the ATD Convention and Expo, which runs April 23-26, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. During the convention, truck dealers will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with their manufacturer representatives at 12 franchise meetings and with suppliers on the expo floor. More than a dozen workshop … More Commercial Truck Trader Visits The American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo in Orlando, Florida

Caterpillar and Demlone Take Demolition To New Heights with DEM50

The Caterpillar homepage features details on the DEM50 ultra high demolition (UHD) machine manufactured by Demlone. The DEM50 offers a flexible working height of 18, 21 or 23 meters and can carry a work tool weighing up to 3,000 kilograms throughout most of the working range. This means improved performance and versatility for demolition contractors … More Caterpillar and Demlone Take Demolition To New Heights with DEM50

PACCAR Announces Improved First Quarter Revenues and Earnings

Photo Credit: Kenworth The PACCAR homepage reports improved revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2010. “PACCAR’s results reflect the benefits of stronger truck sales in North America and an improvement in financial services profits and parts revenues worldwide,” said Mark C. Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. “I am very proud of … More PACCAR Announces Improved First Quarter Revenues and Earnings

More Than 150 Customers and Dealers Attend “Volvo Power Summit” at Volvo Powertrain Plant

Photo Credit: Volvo Trucks North America The Volvo Trucks North America homepage reports that more than 150 customers and dealers attended the “Volvo Power Summit” at the Volvo Powertrain plant in Hagerstown, Md. on April 7th. As a result of Volvo’s extensive testing program, and a $150 million investment in engine development, testing and assembly … More More Than 150 Customers and Dealers Attend “Volvo Power Summit” at Volvo Powertrain Plant

Daimler Trucks North America Introduces Special Offers and Industry Tips Through Email

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced they now offer commercial truck and bus operators the option to receive email notification of valuable special offers containing hundreds of dollars in instant savings on commonly-used parts, service and preventive maintenance repairs. Also included in the emails are useful tips containing the latest industry news and information … More Daimler Trucks North America Introduces Special Offers and Industry Tips Through Email

New John Deere 900 KH-Series Tracked Harvesters Offer Extra Power and Productivity

The John Deere homepage reports on the new 900 KH-Series Tracked Harvesters. According to John Deere, this new harvester offers extra power and productivity to take on the toughest trees, with dual power options at 300 hp or the industry-first 330 hp. Photo Credit: John Deere The 900s feature a larger displacement Tier 3 PowerTech … More New John Deere 900 KH-Series Tracked Harvesters Offer Extra Power and Productivity

Daimler Trucks North America’s Mercedes-Benz Engines Rank Highest in Vocational Engine Segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

Photo Credit: DetroitDiesel.com Daimler Trucks North America recently announced that its Mercedes-Benz engines have received the award for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Vocational Heavy-Duty Truck Engines” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Studysm. According to Daimler Trucks North America, the results from the 2009 Heavy Duty Truck … More Daimler Trucks North America’s Mercedes-Benz Engines Rank Highest in Vocational Engine Segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

Caterpillar Introduces XQ1250G Natural Gas Generator Set for Mobile Applications

Caterpillar has announced the availability of the XQ1250G natural gas mobile generator set. Sold and rented exclusively through Cat dealers, it is rated for continuous operation at 1,250 kW 480/277 V 60 Hz. Photo Credit: Caterpillar According to Caterpillar, the Cat XQ1250G is an easily transportable, self-contained, natural gas power plant. It offers an easy-to-use … More Caterpillar Introduces XQ1250G Natural Gas Generator Set for Mobile Applications

Equipment Trader Magazine to be Available at No Charge

Equipment Trader has announced a significant shift in how magazines will be distributed. Beginning in May, Equipment Trader’s magazines will be available at no charge, as opposed to being sold through stores. “Information today is free. Now, so are our magazines,” said Mark Bondi, Director of Sales & Marketing. “This move is part of our … More Equipment Trader Magazine to be Available at No Charge

Commercial Truck Trader Magazine to be Available at No Charge

Commercial Truck Trader has announced a significant shift in how magazines will be distributed. Beginning in May, Commercial Truck Trader’s magazines will be available at no charge, as opposed to being sold through stores. “Information today is free. Now, so are our magazines,” said Mark Bondi, Director of Sales & Marketing. “This move is part … More Commercial Truck Trader Magazine to be Available at No Charge

Big Crowds at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Here are some more photos from Commercial Truck Trader at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, running March 25-27. Don’t forget the special giveaway. We’ll be giving away two $100 Wal-Mart gift cards. To enter, people will have to text the word “Driver” to 44733, or stop by either our booth (#13252) or the Careers … More Big Crowds at the Mid-America Trucking Show

More Photos of Commercial Truck Trader at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Here are some more photos from Commercial Truck Trader at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, running March 25-27. First day at MATS, attendance is way up at CommercialTruckTrader.com booth #13252 this year. Commercial Truck Trader sales consultant John Merner talks “trucks” with a visitor to the booth. Lots of interest in the annual MATS … More More Photos of Commercial Truck Trader at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Commercial Truck Trader Sets Up For The Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on March 25-27

Commercial Truck Trader is attending the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville March 25-27. Here are some photos and video from before the show. Exhibitors are setting up for the show in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Charles Bowles and Mark Bondi talk about setting up for the show. These photos are … More Commercial Truck Trader Sets Up For The Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on March 25-27

Visit Commercial Truck Trader at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on March 25-27

Commercial Truck Trader will be at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville March 25-27. While we’re at the show, we’re running a special giveaway. We’ll be giving away two $100 Wal-Mart gift cards. To enter, people will have to text the word “Driver” to 44733, or stop by either our booth (#13252) or the Careers … More Visit Commercial Truck Trader at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on March 25-27

Caterpillar Contemplating Shift of Excavator Production from Japan to United States; Plan Could Double Number of U.S. Employees Building Excavators

Photo Credit: Caterpillar Caterpillar has announced it has undertaken a study that could lead to a new hydraulic excavator facility being built in the United States. Such a move could triple the current capacity of hydraulic excavators now produced by the company in the U.S. and significantly increase Caterpillar’s employment in the U.S. dedicated to … More Caterpillar Contemplating Shift of Excavator Production from Japan to United States; Plan Could Double Number of U.S. Employees Building Excavators

Kenworth Announces 2010 Engine Offerings for Medium Duty Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company reports the announcement its 2010 engine offering for its medium duty product lineup during a press conference today at The Work Truck Show in St. Louis. Photo Credit: Kenworth “The 2010 PACCAR PX-6 and PACCAR PX-8 engines offer enhancements in torque and horsepower options which will provide greater benefits to Kenworth customers … More Kenworth Announces 2010 Engine Offerings for Medium Duty Trucks

Freightliner Trucks Enhances Business Class M2 106V

Photo Credit: Freightliner Freightliner Trucks has showcased the new improvements made to the Business Class M2 106V at the Work Truck Show. The Business Class M2 106V boasts updated features that enhance performance and efficiency while also accommodating the new 2010 emissions requirements. The versatile Business Class M2 106V is ideal for medium and heavy-duty … More Freightliner Trucks Enhances Business Class M2 106V

Case Wins Multiple Industry Awards For Product Introductions

Case Construction Equipment received awards from three leading industry publications for 2009 product launches and innovations. Photo Credit: Case Construction Equipment Construction Equipment magazine and RER (Rental Equipment Register) both honored Case for innovation in the company’s introduction of joystick steering for Case E Series wheel loaders. And Better Roads magazine named the Case 650L … More Case Wins Multiple Industry Awards For Product Introductions

More Images From the Deep South, Southern and Southeastern Equipment Dealers Annual Meeting

EquipmentTraderOnline.com is attending Deep South / Southern / Southeastern Equipment Associations meeting in New Orleans. Feb. 21-24 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Dealers were deeply engaged in the seminars designed to successfully grow by changing the culture of the people within the dealership. Later on there was panel of equipment manufacturers to answer questions.

CommercialTruckTrader.com Focuses On Search Engine Optimization to Better Serve Customers

By Mark BondiAs CommercialTruckTrader.com continues to expand offerings for our customers in 2010, one of the areas where we are focusing our energy is search engine optimization. The more traffic we have on our site, the more leads our dealers/customers will get. We’ve already seen growth of 25% over same time last year in visitors … More CommercialTruckTrader.com Focuses On Search Engine Optimization to Better Serve Customers

Fuel Saving Devices for Trucks Under Development by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA, and Navistar

Photo Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Some of the same labs that work with astronauts and jet fighter pilots are developing ways to help truckers save money on fuel costs. According to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website, the lab has teamed with Navistar Inc., NASA’s Ames Research Center, the U.S. Air Force and industry … More Fuel Saving Devices for Trucks Under Development by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA, and Navistar

Equipment Trader Attends Deep South / Southern / Southeastern Equipment Associations Meeting in New Orleans

EquipmentTraderOnline.com is attending Deep South / Southern / Southeastern Equipment Associations meeting in New Orleans. Feb. 21-24 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Over 330 dealers are attending this important meeting being held at the Ritz-Carlton. Registration begins at 10 am, and the vendors are feverishly working to get set up in time to meet and greet … More Equipment Trader Attends Deep South / Southern / Southeastern Equipment Associations Meeting in New Orleans

John Deere Introduces State-Of-The-Art Motor Grader Operator Training Simulator

John Deere’s homepage features details about the new John Deere Motor Grader Operator Training Simulator. “We’re responding to an industry shortage of skilled operators with an excellent tool for attracting and training new operators to run one of the most complex machines on a jobsite,” said Michael Hoeg, senior instructional designer and developer, John Deere … More John Deere Introduces State-Of-The-Art Motor Grader Operator Training Simulator

Freightliner Trucks Partners with Allison Transmission to Offer Optimized Drive-line Packages for Vocational Trucks

Freightliner Trucks has announced a partnership with Allison Transmission, Inc. to offer Allison Optimized packages for vocational markets. Photo Credit: Freightliner Trucks Freightliner Trucks reports Allison Optimized is a holistic approach to configuring a vehicle’s driveline that delivers optimal performance, durability, fuel efficiency and driveline protection for specific vocational trucks. Partnered with Freightliner Truck’s industry … More Freightliner Trucks Partners with Allison Transmission to Offer Optimized Drive-line Packages for Vocational Trucks

MVASIST Gives Mack Customers More Uptime, Control Over Service Experience

The Mack Truck homepage features information on MVASIST, an Internet-based system from Mack Trucks, Inc., that gives truck fleet managers control over their service experiences. MVASIST brings all information and communication about a truck service event into one online folder. This advance streamlines communications and the service write-up process to improve vehicle uptime, reduce costs … More MVASIST Gives Mack Customers More Uptime, Control Over Service Experience

Kenworth and PACCAR Financial Introduce No-Cost, Extended Warranty Program For Class 8 Customers

Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR Financial recently announced the introduction of a new Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers who purchase new 2010 emission-compliant Kenworth Class 8 factory trucks that meet eligibility requirements. Photo Credit: Kenworth Under the new program, eligible Kenworth customers will receive a no-cost, 3-year / 300,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty by … More Kenworth and PACCAR Financial Introduce No-Cost, Extended Warranty Program For Class 8 Customers

Video From World Of Concrete 2010 in Las Vegas – The Mood is "Optimistically Cautious"

Equipment Trader’s Mark Bondi interviews Bill and Joan Dawson from Clean Seal about the mood at the 2010 World Of Concrete show. Clean Seal’s product line includes extruded rubber, grip seals, trim seals, trim moldings, locking bulb wipers, and injected molded parts. They are just one of the many participants in this year’s World of … More Video From World Of Concrete 2010 in Las Vegas – The Mood is "Optimistically Cautious"

World of Concrete in Las Vegas Continues Today

Equipment Trader is spending another day at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Charles Bowles sent us this photo from the monorail station overlooking the outside exhibits. The Equipment Trader team will be posting updates from the show on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Check out Equipment Trader on… Twitter: http://twitter.com/EquipmentTrader Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/equipmenttrader

Equipment Trader Visits World Of Concrete 2010 in Las Vegas

Equipment Trader is visiting the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. Charles Bowles sent us video from the show. Equipment Trader is in booth N2448 at World of Concrete. Be sure to pay them a visit if you are at the show. Here is video of Mark Bondi from the show. Mark mentions the … More Equipment Trader Visits World Of Concrete 2010 in Las Vegas

New Features Make the Cat 973D Track Loader More Powerful, Productive and Fuel-Efficient — Plus Easier to Operate

The Caterpillar home page has details on the new 973D, featuring load-sensing hydraulics, joystick steering, new operator’s station (with tilting cab) and 10 percent more power than its 973C predecessor. Photo Credit: Caterpillar According to Caterpillar, the new loader carries on the 973C’s “all-purpose performer” reputation and retains much of its solid design, including the … More New Features Make the Cat 973D Track Loader More Powerful, Productive and Fuel-Efficient — Plus Easier to Operate

Chrome Shop Mafia Tricks Out Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado

The Freightliner homepage reports two of the sleekest trucks on the road today – the Freightliner Cascadia and the all-new Coronado – were recently handed over to the Chrome Shop Mafia to trick out. Photo Credit: Freightliner The Chrome Shop Mafia, based in Joplin, Mo., is notorious for overhauling big rigs that have seen better … More Chrome Shop Mafia Tricks Out Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado

Navistar’s Pure Power Technologies Acquires Holley EGR Valve Technology

Photo Credit: Navistar Navistar, Inc. has acquired from Holley Performance Products, Inc. certain assets including intellectual property rights to some of Holley’s valve technology for diesel engine exhaust-gas recirculation systems. Pure Power Technologies LLC, a Navistar company, will manufacture the advanced EGR valve at its Blythewood, S.C., plant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. … More Navistar’s Pure Power Technologies Acquires Holley EGR Valve Technology

New Holland High-Clearance Tractor Gives Vegetable and Specialty Crop Farmers More Power and Precise Movement

Photo Credit: New Holland New Holland’s TS6030 high-clearance tractor puts the power of 96 PTO horses into rows of tall vegetables or specialty crops without worry of plant damage. A generous maximum crop clearance of 30 inches at the drawbar prevents damage to valuable crops while cultivating or harvesting. Both axles adjust from 72 to … More New Holland High-Clearance Tractor Gives Vegetable and Specialty Crop Farmers More Power and Precise Movement

Volvo Construction Equipment Presenting Sponsor For AEM’s Annual Construction Challenge

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Volvo Construction Equipment have signed an agreement which makes Volvo the presenting sponsor for AEM’s annual Construction Challenge teen competition. Photo Credit: Volvo Construction Equipment The challenge is a creative problem-solving program that educates young people about the value of construction industry careers, as well as industry contributions … More Volvo Construction Equipment Presenting Sponsor For AEM’s Annual Construction Challenge

Kenworth Offers $1,500 Rebate To OOIDA Members on Qualifying New Sleeper Truck Purchases in 2010

Kenworth Truck Company has announced that it will extend a successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)through 2010. Photo Credit: Kenworth Originally introduced eight years ago, the program offers a $1,500 rebate to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth trucks equipped with large sleepers. Buyers must show their OOIDA membership … More Kenworth Offers $1,500 Rebate To OOIDA Members on Qualifying New Sleeper Truck Purchases in 2010

Front-Mounted Snowblowers Fit Bobcat Tractors.

Photo Credit: Bobcat With the recently frigid winter weather, snow clearing attachments really come in handy. Bobcat compact tractor owners have a new, more comfortable option to clear snow during the winter. Two new models of front-mounted snowblower implements are now available for Bobcat compact tractor models CT120 to CT235. “Using a snowblower on the … More Front-Mounted Snowblowers Fit Bobcat Tractors.

CommercialTruck Trader Releases iPhone App

The new Commercial Truck Trader iPhone application lets truck shoppers search more than 65,000 new and used commercial trucks and trailers for sale, then quickly find truck dealers in the Commercial Truck Trader Dealer Network. The app can be downloaded from the business section of the iTunes Store by searching the key phrase “Commercial Truck … More CommercialTruck Trader Releases iPhone App

Look For Commercial Truck Trader At Upcoming Shows and Expos

Commercial Truck Trader is hitting the road. Look for us at upcoming shows and expos around the country. Come see us at booth N2448 during the World of Concrete show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Feb. 2-5 2010. The Deep South / Southern / Southeastern Equipment Associations meeting in New Orleans. Feb. 21-24 at … More Look For Commercial Truck Trader At Upcoming Shows and Expos

Curtis Introduces New Cab for Kubota BX Series Compact Tractors

Curtis Industries LLC has introduced a new cab system for the Kubota BX Series compact tractor. The WorkPro SS cab system for Kubota’s BX 25 is available with soft doors and the Work Pro SE is available with steel doors, glass side windows and a metal roof with acoustical headliner. Photo Credit: Curtis Industries According … More Curtis Introduces New Cab for Kubota BX Series Compact Tractors

A New Commercial Truck Trader Homepage For 2010

Commercial Truck Trader is getting ready to launch a new homepage for 2010! We are doing this for three main reasons. First, the new homepage will make it easier for truck buyers to find the inventory they are looking for. Second, we are launching search engine-friendly elements that make it easier for Google, Yahoo!, Bing, … More A New Commercial Truck Trader Homepage For 2010