TRUCKMAKERS NEWS * USA and Canada
* Quebec / Canada - Excellence Peterbilt now offering LNG-fuelled rental truck
(Photo: This LNG-fuelled Peterbilt is now available for rent through Excellence Peterbilt)
Sainte-Julie,QUE,CAN -Truck News -Dec 19, 2012: -- Excellence Peterbilt is now offering what it claims to be Canada’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Class 8 rental truck... Nicole Lussier, Excellence Peterbilt said, "Excellence Peterbilt has experience servicing natural gas-powered trucks at both its Laval and Sainte-Julie facilities"... It will offer heavy-duty vehicles powered by CNG for local distribution beginning in 2013, she added...
* N. Caroline - Mack makes Jost International fifth wheels standard
(Photo: Mack Trucks is integrating American-made JOST International fifth wheels as a standard feature on MACK® Pinnacle™, Titan by Mack and MACK Granite® model trucks)
Greensboro,N.C.,USA -Truck News (CAN) -Dec 20, 2012: -- Mack has announced it will be making Jost International fifth wheels standard equipment on new Pinnacle, Titan and Granite model trucks... Jost fifth wheels are manufactured with only four moving parts, making them among the simples and safest coupling devices on the market. The fifth wheels use a spring-loaded steel locking bar that slides into position, securing the kingpin automatically... Because the steel locking bar is supported equally on both sides of the coupling, the trailer load is distributed evenly for increased surface contact and reduced wear, the company says...
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