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Kenworth upgrades vehicle electronics
October 22, 2018
Kenworth has upgraded the vehicle electronics for T680, T880 and W990 trucks with Paccar MX-13 or MX-11 engines. The updates...
Kenworth expands natural gas lineup
August 22, 2018
Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available...
Kenworth goes with gas
August 10, 2018
Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate...
PowerPro Extreme 5 starter for medium-duty engines
July 31, 2018
Medium-duty truck owners now have access to a new 12-volt, 4.5kW replacement starter from Leece Neville Heavy Duty Systems –...
Volvo brings natural gas to the VNL 300 daycab
July 25, 2018
Regional haulers aiming to leave less of an environmental footprint can now get the new Volvo VNL 300 daycab with...
Predictive cruise for the T680
June 28, 2018
Kenworth’s predictive cruise control system will become a standard offering on T680 trucks as of July 1. The system combines...
MX-11 now available with Paccar 12-speed automated transmission
June 28, 2018
Paccar MX-11 engines are now available with the company’s proprietary 12-speed automated transmission. Features of the transmission include 1.2-million-km oil...
Eaton-Cummins expands Procision coverage
June 8, 2018
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding the medium-duty coverage for its Procision seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to include utility,...
Kenworth unveils Dana axle options
May 22, 2018
Kenworth has added three Dana Spicer axles to K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers. The truck models are now available with...
Endurant comes to International
May 14, 2018
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant, a 12-speed automated transmission, is now available in International LT and LoneStar trucks. Featured...
Workhorse puts e-Drive to work
May 2, 2018
Dana and Workhorse Group have joined forces to develop a city delivery vehicle featuring Dana Spicer’s electrified integrated e-Drive axle....
Eaton EverTough now tougher
March 27, 2018
Eaton has enhanced its aftermarket line of EverTough Self-Adjust and Manual-Adjust clutches. The release bearing has been upgraded with wider...
T680 sheds weight with MX-11, AMT
March 20, 2018
Kenworth’s T680 can now be ordered with the Paccar MX-11 engine and proprietary automated transmission designed to support linehaul and...
Volvo launches over-the-air updates
March 6, 2018
Volvo Trucks North America has announced it has commenced over-the-air remote updates for engine software and parameter updates. The company...
Mack unleashes the bulldog
March 6, 2018
Mack Trucks has officially begun over-the-air engine updates, just a year after unveiling the underlying technology. So far it has...
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