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Kenworth is offering Dana Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 tandem axles as an option on its Class 8, on-highway trucks.

The Spicer EconoTrek lightweight drive and tag axle configuration has enhanced fuel economy, weight savings, improved performance, reduced need for maintenance and is up to 3% more fuel efficient compared to traditional 6×4 tandem axles, accordign to Dana.

The EconoTrek is more than 300 pounds lighter than Kenworth’s standard 40,000 pound drive axle configuration. The drive and tag axles can accommodate both dual and wide-base tires and gear ratios ranging from 2.53 – 7.82.

The 6×2 configuration is becoming more popular with fleet truck operators in their efforts to achieve fuel economy gains while also saving weight and increasing payload, said Kenworth. It features a robust housing design and is optimized for use with electronically controlled load distribution air suspension systems and must be specified with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspensions.

Operators must also have a driver-controlled differential lock and the Bendix eTrac traction enhancement option which transfers weight to the drive axle for better low-speed traction.

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In an exciting move, Wallwork Truck Center will increase their hours of operation beginning May 5th, from 8am to 9pm, Monday through Friday.

Service Manager, Chris Thom, states: “This is an exciting move for both parts & service and it will be fun to see this take off and fill a need.  A lot of planning and coordinating has taken place and we are happy to provide the region with the hours needed to keep the trucks moving and our customers happy.”

Wallwork Truck Center is an authorized dealer for Kenworth and has full parts, sales and service centers for new and used commercial truck and trailer needs.

To learn more, please visit http://www.wallworktrucks.com

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Aside  —  Posted: April 25, 2014 in Kenworth
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Paul Baker, parts manager, Wallwork Truck Center, has been elected to serve on the Kenworth Dealer Parts Council. The council consists of parts managers from Kenworth® dealerships across the United States and Canada. Council members focus on continuous improvements in customer satisfaction, product quality, product reliability, client services, associate training, competitive products and warranty issues.

Baker has served on nine dealer parts councils in his 16 years as parts manager for Wallwork Truck Center, allowing Wallwork Truck Center’s parts departments to keep their finger on the pulse of the truck and trailer parts industries.

Paul is a graduate of Moorhead High School and he and his family reside in Moorhead, MN.

Wallwork Truck Center represents Kenworth® and Ford heavy and medium duty trucks and the following trailer lines: Great Dane, XL Specialized, Cornhusker, Dragon, East, R-WAY, Circle R and Ranco.

To learn more about Wallwork Truck Center, please visit wallworktrucks.com

 

 

Wallwork Truck Center and its affiliated trailer repair centers, Northwest Truck & Trailer and Fargo Trailer Center, have been awarded the distinguished  5 Star Dealership Rating from Aurora Parts & Service Network for 2013. This is Aurora’s top honor and is based on a 25 point system including customer satisfaction, year-over-year growth, total parts volume and overall program support.

Mike Conley, vice president of sales for Aurora, states “Wallwork and their trailer divisions are model dealerships for Aurora and I push other Aurora dealerships towards their sales and marketing strategies.  With that being said, Aurora’s Dealer Advisory Group will have their up-coming meeting in Fargo.”

“This award is a very big accomplishment for Wallwork and our trailer divisions.  I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the entire dealership:  parts, service, sales and all of the supporting staff. “ – Tim Meece, parts manager, Northwest Truck & Trailer and Fargo Trailer Center

Wallwork Inc. has named Zachary Johnson as director of information technology. Johnson, originally from Fargo, attended North Dakota State University with studies in management information systems.

“Zach, who most recently was in the role of information technology analyst, before being named to director of information technology, will continue to work at bringing IT and the various business units together for improved processes and productivity. Zach and his team have been a vital part of our company’s growth and success and we look forward to the leadership and value Zach and his team will continue to provide.” – Mike Lausch, general manager, Wallwork Truck Center

Zach shares, “I’m very excited to be part of the Wallwork family and for my new role.”

Zach and his wife live in Mapleton, ND.

Zach Johnson-IT Support Analyst-WTC Fargo Verticle

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Wallwork Truck Center continues its proud tradition and commitment to the National FFA by sponsoring the “Built Ford Tough Collegiate Program” which will award a $1000 scholarship to a student from a local high school.

To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2013-2014 scholarship application at www.ffa.org and bring the required signature page to Wallwork Truck Center for endorsement and official dealer code.

“I am so proud that this is our 16th year of supporting local FAA chapters in their commitment to the National FFA.  We have a commitment going back to the 1920’s believe it or not, to the ag industry, which is the heart and soul of the Red River Valley.  We are privileged to support our future leaders who are the next generation of farmers. Hopefully, Wallwork Truck Center’s Ford division will get to work with these young women and men for many generations to come.”  – Mike Burns, Ford manager, Wallwork Truck Center.

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Wallwork Truck Center and Ford Motor Company are excited to announce a new Ford warranty on Ford Genuine and Ford Motorcraft parts with unlimited mileage for 24 months from the time of purchase or installation.  (Ford’s previous warranty was 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurred first.)  Ford’s new clarity of terms, labor coverage and access to Ford’s nationwide network for coverage, provides greater value and peace of mind for all Wallwork Truck Center/Ford customers whether they are general consumers, fleet operators or independent repair facilities.

“Wallwork Truck Center is dedicated to constant improvement in all we do.  Ford’s new warranty extension is a clear example of what we also strive to do here.  We are proud to have a Ford Senior Master Technician on site and we look forward to continued loyalty from our Ford customers.”  – Scott Gorder, corporate service director, Wallwork Truck Center.

To learn more about Wallwork Truck Center or to request a service appointment, please visit www.wallworktrucks.com