Kenworth Truck has added the Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions as options for T680, T880 and W990 models running Paccar MX-11 or MX-13 engines. Both 18-speed transmissions build upon the efficiency of the Paccar TX-12, which was designed to be the most efficient on-highway automated transmission. The TX-18 offers additional capability for on-highway use, such as heavy haul…Read More
Our annual roundup of innovations from heavy-duty OEM, body builders and niche manufacturers serving mixer, dump, tanker and flatbed fleets. REMORA | TRUCK EXHAUST CO2 CAPTURE Pittsburgh-based flatbed fleet JLE Industries plans a 90-day pilot for a truck frame-mounted tank assembly that filters and isolates tailpipe carbon dioxide. Tanks capture up to 80 percent of the CO2, which represents about…Read More
Peterbilt Motors has added Models 537 and 548 to its Class 7/8 segment offering, crediting the trucks’ versatility to robust multiplex electrical architecture and engineering that deliver “seamless body builder integration allowing customers complete customization.” Both trucks feature the new eight-speed Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission, paired with Paccar PX-7 or PX-9 engines. The transmission monitors changes in road grade, vehicle…Read More
Sources: Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas; CP staff Peterbilt Motors has added Models 537 and 548 to its Class 7/8 segment offering, crediting the trucks’ versatility to robust multiplex electrical architecture and engineering that delivers “seamless body builder integration allowing customers complete customization.”Read More
Sources: Kenworth Truck, Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction and other vocational applications, Kenworth has added a light Class 8 truck whose 107-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning…Read More
Kenworth Truck and Peterbilt Motors parent Paccar Inc. concluded 2020 recognizing its Columbus, Miss. engine operation for “10 years of manufacturing excellence and a strong commitment to its community,” as indicated in delivery of 250,000-plus MX-11 and MX-13 units over the decade.Read More
Original equipment manufacturers anticipate 2016 heavy-duty truck shipments down against near-record 2015 delivery levels, especially due to a drop in demand among mainline freight customers. In the vocational segment, including mixer- and dump-grade models, OEM and body builders report more stable market conditions this year.
Daimler Trucks North America has named Kelley Platt as chief diversity officer and Western Star Trucks president, and appointed her to the DTNA Operating Committee. The primary purpose of the former position is to ensure alignment of diversity and inclusion strategies with organizational goals. DTNA reports that employees come from all walks of life, bringing a wealth of skills and experience to their roles; diversity and inclusion have flourished in 2015 through the advocacy and support of Employee Resource Groups, which now include 1,000-plus individuals. The Western Star role has been expanded to include executive oversight of the company’s Portland, Ore., manufacturing plant.Read More