The Ottawa T2 – Maximizing Operator Safety & Comfort

The Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor - Maximizing Operator Safety & Comfort …Because a terminal tractor operator spends an entire shift in and around their terminal tractor, safety and comfort are of utmost importance. When the Ottawa T2 terminal tractor was designed, a human-centered approach was used incorporating feedback from real-life operators - this resulted [...]

August 20th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Supply Chain Constraints Disrupt OEM Truck Production

Supply Chain Constraints Disrupt OEM Truck Production Since the start of 2021, supply chain constraints and part shortages have hindered the production of the new class 5-8 trucks. As the year progressed, the constraints and shortages have continued to increase, forcing lead times to grow and truck production to come to almost a standstill.  The [...]

August 13th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Custom Trucks – Your One Stop Shop!

Custom Trucks - Your One-Stop-Shop Your dream truck just became more attainable with JX Custom Trucks! We are a one-stop-shop for your custom truck needs. Whether you’re looking to add some style with unique stacks or freshen up your truck with a fresh coat of paint, we can help you design the truck of your [...]

July 28th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Now Available: Peterbilt 567 with the UltraLoft Sleeper

Now Available: Peterbilt 567 with the UltraLoft Sleeper It was recently announced by Peterbilt that the model 567 can be ordered with an UltraLoft sleeper. The integrated sleeper will bring more cab comfort, headroom, and space for drivers. Creating the ultimate working and driving environment. The Peterbilt 567 will come with the new 15-inch [...]

July 8th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Bonus Depreciation vs. Section 179: What’s the Difference?

Bonus Depreciation vs. Section 179: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? This year is half over and shortages are making trucks and trailers difficult to find. When you do purchase a piece of equipment, do you take advantage of Bonus Depreciation or Section 179? When your business purchases a piece of equipment, you are supposed to spread [...]

June 25th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Introducing the new Paccar TX-8 Automatic Transmission

Introducing the new Paccar TX-8 Automatic Transmission With the recent announcement of Peterbilts new medium duty “5 Series” on April 4th,  they also quietly released a new automatic transmission. The Paccar TX-8 is named for its 8 gear layout with a wide ratio spread. Unlike its big brother the TX-12, this IS a true [...]

May 28th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

The Ottawa T2 – Quality is Built-in

The Ottawa T2 - Quality is Built-in Product Quality is a key feature of all Kalmar Ottawa products and is built-into the product from the start of design, through procurement, assembly, and delivery.   The earlier in the process a quality issue is found, the less costly it is to address, and the more satisfied [...]

May 20th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

What is the ELD mandate in trucking?

What is the ELD mandate in trucking? If you are in the trucking industry you have heard the terms “ELD mandate”. What exactly is it and who needs it? We take a moment to discuss this hot topic with some frequently asked questions. What is ELD in trucking? As defined by FMCSA, ELD in [...]

May 14th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Here’s what was announced during Peterbilt’s New Medium Duty launch.

Here’s what was announced during Peterbilt’s New Medium Duty launch. What does it mean for you? Peterbilt’s New Medium Duty line has a proven track record for rugged reliability and durability.  Features like a corrosion-resistant aluminum cab, stainless-steel front grille, and industry-leading visibility have customers coming back time and time again for all ranges [...]

April 21st, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Why Finance Transportation Equipment?

Why Finance Transportation Equipment? So, why finance vehicles or equipment in the first place? Isn’t it better to pay cash so you don’t accumulate debt? Yes and No.   Certainly you do not want your business to be saddled with so much debt that you can’t grow. Transportation loans can help you build credit and [...]

April 1st, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments