Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Newsbytes From J&J OEM Partners

says early response to the new Cat® CT660 Vocational Truck, introduced in 2011 and on display at MINExpo 2012, has been positive. According to some of the truck’s first buyers and drivers, the new heavyduty Class 8 truck is surpassing expectations for reliability, productivity and comfort. With its eye-catching style, rugged components, exceptional visibility, driver comfort features and easy-to-service design, the CT660 is proving to be a natural extension of the Cat product line.

launched a new interactive community, Team Run Smart, www.teamrunsmart.com. An open online community offering industry resources, Team Run Smart was developed to help owner-operators, company drivers, and fleet managers advance in the trucking business. It features interactive tools that assist in multiple facets of the business, as well as many articles and blogs.

new Class 5 195 (diesel) and 195h (hybrid) COE trucks will be arriving across the country this fall with the launch of Hino’s new cab-over. Both trucks feature 210 HP and 440 lb-ft of torque from Hino’s 5-liter J05E Series engine. Both models also feature an ergonomically friendly wide cab with a standard 33” frame rail width, and a standard center-mounted rear fuel tank. The cabs’ styling emphasizes aerodynamics and visibility and offers a roomier interior and versatile mobile workspace.

announced increased coverage for its certified pre-owned trucks. Isuzu dealers will now be able to offer increased powertrain component coverage for 24mo/50,000
miles (whichever comes first) on qualified vehicles under their Gold Star program. Under the Gold Star Plus program, Isuzu dealers will be able to offer coverage for fuel injectors, fuel injection pump, turbocharger, turbo control module, alternator, starter and water pump for 12mo/20,000 miles.

announced that Truck Enterprises, Inc. is celebrating being in business for 50 years this month. Dwight Hartman, a Harrisonburg, Va. native, founded Truck Enterprises in 1962, as one of the first Kenworth truck dealers on the East Coast. The company employs 350 people across the Mid-Atlantic and it also awarded three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to high school-age children of employees
for continuing their education at the college level or a vocational-tech school.

expands their presence in the US with assembly of the MACK mDRIVE® automated manual transmission. More than a third of the highway trucks currently rolling off the assembly line at the Macungie, PA truck plant feature the automated manual transmission. The mDRIVE® transmission improves fuel efficiency and provides better drivability and enhanced driver satisfaction. The investment in this technology by MACK created 50 new jobs at their Hagerstown plant.

announced recently that it supplied the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with International® MXT Armored Personnel Carriers. The new vehicles will provide increased protection and rescue capabilities for officers and the public during high-risk situations. Navistar has used
its manufacturing and engineering flexibility to customize the MXT carriers to meet the RCMP’s specialized needs. Vehicles were produced in West Point, MS.

has announced that Bendix® air disc front brakes are available on Models 382 and 348. These brakes offer improved performance and productivity, as they require less maintenance and last longer. Air disk brakes offer a number of advantages, including reduced stopping distance, extended service intervals, reduced downtime during service, and internal automatic brake adjustment.

introduces new powertrain options for all 6900 truck configurations. The DetroitTM 15.6 liter DD16® engine increases fuel economy and features up to 600 hp and 2,050 lb per feet of torque. The Detroit Series 60® Tier 3 engine is now available for the Western Star® 6900TS truck, ideal for the
most rugged off-highway applications. The Allison RDS 4500 and 4700 automatic transmissions are also available for the 6900TS.

today launched its Proven Tour, an interactive customer and dealer road tour showcasing the company’s proven leadership in fuel efficiency, driver productivity, safety and vehicle uptime.The Proven Tour will stop at 27 Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada during the next four months, making its first stop at Pare Centre du Camion Volvo in Quebec, Canada. A Volvo VNL 780 tractor will pull the 53-foot expandable Proven trailer, which was built to serve as a mobile experience and educational facility for Volvo dealers and customers.

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