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Revamped IdleAir plans expansion

Electrification services will expand from 21 sites currently in operation to 100 by the end of 2013 with more expansion planned, shorepower provider IdleAir announced at the Great American Trucking Show Thursday in Dallas. Regions targeted for site development include Interstate 95 along the East Coast, the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, where demand is highest ...

Dana receives technology grant for hybrid, electric vehicle research

Dana Holding Corp. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, announced that it will receive a $2 million grant from the Province of ...

Peterbilt hosts America’s Natural Gas Alliance

Peterbilt Motors Company recently hosted America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) for an educational presentation showcasing Peterbilt’s comprehensive family of alternative ...

Kenworth to feature products at Great American Trucking Show

The aerodynamic Kenworth T700 equipped with the Paccar MX engine will be featured in Kenworth’s booth (No. 12137) at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 25 -27 at the Dallas Convention Center. The Kenworth T700 possesses the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth truck in the company’s history and ...

Bendix names Beyer VP/engineering, R&D

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the addition of the new position of vice president of engineering, research and development. Richard Beyer, who previously had been the Bendix director of technical sales, will serve in the new position, which will focus on strengthening the company’s research and development network ...

Peterbilt adds options to model 382

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced additional options for the model 382, offering higher axle ratings, horsepower and torque configurations to an expanded market range. According to Peterbilt, the Model 382, available in both truck and tractor configurations, and is ideally suited to meet municipal specifications and a variety of ...

Grote unveils new marker lamp

Grote Industries has announced the introduction of its new MicroNova Dot, a family of clearance/marker lamps with dual intensity capabilities that it says is specifically designed to resist the dimming common in other penny-sized LED lamps. According to Grote, small LED clearance/marker lamps share a flaw — they visibly ...

TruckWeight releases new mechanical scales

TruckWeight has introduced a new scale for mechanical suspension systems that can mounted as an aftermarket installation. The new mechanical suspension on-board scale requires no welding or special tools and can typically be installed in one hour on tractors and trailers with walking beam, leaf-spring and other mechanical suspensions, ...

Broadmeadow named Volvo Trucks’ VP of national accounts

Herb Broadmeadow was named vice president of national accounts for Volvo Trucks in North America. According to Volvo, Broadmeadow’s long track record of success at Volvo Trucks makes him ideally suited to lead the company’s national accounts team, responsible for providing total fleet solutions to truckload, less-than-truckload and private ...

Snap-on offering instant rebate tiers

For a limited time, Snap-on is offering four tiers of instant rebates when tools, storage units or equipment are purchased from participating franchisees and made on a qualified extended credit program contract. Snap-on’s 4x4 rebate program runs through Nov. 30 and has four rebate levels: • Net sale of $2,500 ...