Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News Bytes  from J&J OEM Partners

Caterpillar says the new CT15 Engine offers Cat CT660 Vocational Truck customers greater horsepower and torque for solid performance in demanding applications. The CT15 joins the CT11 and CT13 as the third engine option for the versatile Cat CT660. The 15-liter engine is available with as much as 550 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, which will power the Class 8 truck through heavy-hauling jobs and demanding terrain.

Freightliner Trucks introduced the 2014 Cascadia® Evolution Class 8 truck model. Powered by Detroit™ and featuring some of the most advanced aerodynamic enhancements in the industry, the Cascadia Evolution delivers up to an additional 7 percent improvement in fuel economy over an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia equipped with a first generation aerodynamic package.

Hino Trucks teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2012MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier. The truck is part of a giveaway that benefits The Professional Wreckers of Florida (PWOF) Education and Legislation Programs. This year’s winner was Joe Spina owner of Direct Towing out of Sarasota, Florida. Joe, already has two Hino 258 model trucks in his fleet.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, distributor of America’s low-cab-forward trucks, announced a new process that will enable Isuzu dealers to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb.GVWR) trucks for their customers. Dealers can select a ship-thru option to indicate that they have arranged to have the trucks modified at one of two independent modification centers. This new process will eliminate unnecessary dealer-incurred transportation expenses and will shorten the amount of time to obtain alternative fuel conversions.

Kenworth shared that the new Kenworth T680 recently was the special guest star at the “Exotics at Redmond Town Center,” a unique automotive event. The organized event features 100 to 150 exotic cars and 300 to 400 automotive enthusiasts every Saturday morning from April to October. Organizers heard about the new Kenworth T680, which is considered exotic among Class 8 trucks. So, it was only natural for the group to extend a special invitation to Kenworth to exhibit the T680 at an exotics car show.

Mack Trucks named TransEdge Truck Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, its 2011 North American Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the top-performing distributors within Mack’s North American dealer network. Selection criteria include sales, facilities, personnel, service, parts, general management, customer satisfaction and community service. TransEdge owners Bob and Judy Dwyer opened the Pittsburgh location in 2007 and continue to invest heavily in their facilities and staff as they focus on the TransEdge experience and how to best serve their customers.

Navistar Defense today received a contract for $59 million to deliver 1,357 rocket propelled grenade (RPG) net kits for International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan. The order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command is considered an urgent buy.

Peterbilt Motors Company awarded the 2011 PACCAR MX Engine Dealer of the Year to the Allstate Peterbilt Group of South St. Paul Minnesota. Don Larson, dealer principal of Allstate Peterbilt, accepted the award at the annual Peterbilt Dealer Meeting, which was held this year in Frisco, TX. “The PACCAR MX Engine Award recognizes the Peterbilt dealership group that provides the best all-around sales and service support of the MX Engine product,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.

Western Star marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the Portland manufacturing plant that currently employs more than 1,000 people working two full shifts. The plant produces the full line of Western Star products including the 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models that meet the highest standard of comfort, power, convenience and durability.

Volvo Trucks launched its Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service for North America, which provides a seamless, dynamically connected system of vehicle management tools to help maximize vehicle uptime. Remote Diagnostics will be standard on all Volvo-powered VN model highway trucks. Volvo Trucks’ remote diagnostics maximizes vehicle uptime by keeping customers connected.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this post. These new equipment models sure have lots of amazing features that can ease up the job. Just keep on sharing!

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