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Kris-Way Adds New Service Trucks to Fleet

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  Kris-Way has recently added 2 new mobile service vehicles to the fleet. One will be located in Waterville, Maine and the other has been designated to Concord, NH. The service vehicles are fully outfitted to perform maintenance at customer locations or on the road. As part of Kris-Way’s 24 hour road service and on-site maintenance programs these mobile “shops” help keep customer equipment on the road.     Each Kris-Way service location in Maine and New Hampshire is equipped … Read More

Rental and Leasing Continues to Expand Market Share

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Rental and Leasing continues to grow at a strong pace. Both financial and operational needs are given as reasons for companies turning to leasing. The complexity of today’s equipment, the cost of maintenance, and increased safety concerns are all factors. Truck Rental & Leasing to Expand at CAGR of 5.4% from 2019 to 2025  

Rising Transportation Costs – Time to Try a New Approach?

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With the costs of running and maintaining a fleet consistently rising, when does it make sense to look at a new approach? The average cost per mile increased 7.7% in 2018 for motor carriers. The cost of equipment continues to rise. Trucks get more and more complex due to both regulation and safety each year. They become more difficult to diagnose and repair. The industry also faces a shortage of qualified technicians and the cost of maintenance is rising. The … Read More

It Comes Down to Service

Companies lease trucks so that they can rely on the expertise of the leasing company. Leasing companies provide technical knowledge, leverage with the manufacturers, extended service hours, and so much more. Competitive financing, substitute equipment, and regulatory support are just a few of the other services a leasing company can provide. But in the end it really comes down to providing superior customer service. This allows customers to focus on their core business and not on the day to day issues … Read More

Sip of Sunshine

Kris-Way partner Creative Imaging installed the decals on a new Vacationland Distributors truck today. Vacationland distributes Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Maine and New Hampshire. Kris-Way provides the truck, service, and regulatory support which allows Vacationland to bring the beer to you. Customers are realizing that trucks are rolling billboards for their products. A well maintained  and clean vehicle helps promote the image Kris-Way customers want. They make the effort to come up with creative and eye catching decals for their … Read More

New Rental Refrigerated Straight Trucks – Available Now

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Kris-Way continues to upgrade our rental fleet to keep pace with customer demand. We offer everything from 16′ 14,500 GVW cabovers to 26′ tandem axle dual temp trucks. Our aggressive maintenance program keeps our rental equipment in good shape and ready to go. Whether it’s a seasonal, long term, or short term rental need Kris-Way has the latest and greatest. We welcome you to come see what we have to offer and take a look at the equipment first hand. … Read More

Beverage Distributors Turn to Kris-Way

Kris-Way Truck Leasing has a long history of catering to both beer distributors and brewers. In Maine and NH we serve 9 distributors and 8 local breweries. Our expertise comes in handy when customers look to spec out a truck that will fit their exact needs. Kris-Way can help determine the proper body setup, the correct liftgate, and if needed proper refrigeration. We also have flexible terms and get to know each customer’s business so that we may create a … Read More

Kris-Way Cares

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Kris-way organized a crayon drive to help elementary kids in the Portland area fill their school bags with supplies they might not have started the school year with. Kris-Way employees took it upon themselves to expand it to more than just crayons and donated markers, pencils, glue sticks and more. The supplies were delivered to an area school the day before school started and were handed out to the kids the first day. Our generous employees donated more than 225 Crayola … Read More

Leasing Increasing as Percentage of Truck Market

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According to a new industry survey released by The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), members purchased 29% of all Class 2 through 7 commercial trucks in the U.S. and purchased more than 23% of all Class 8 tractors in 2016. The overall percentage total of Class 2-8 over the road trucks and tractors was 27.6% in 2016, which is a significant increase compared to less than a decade ago. As the cost of ownership increases along with the complexity … Read More

New Logo Looks to the Future

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Kris-Way is changing our look. After over 30 years with the same logo we’re making a change. It reflects both our growth as a company and us embracing the future. As we invest, upgrade our capabilities, and embrace new technologies our logo and branding should keep pace with a modern theme. What won’t change is our consistency of service, people, and philosophy. It’s been our calling card for over 30 years. We remain the employer of choice in the markets … Read More

Assisting Good Shepherd Food Bank in Feeding Maine’s Hungry

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc. is happy to welcome Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine as a new business partner. As part of their effort to feed Maine’s hungry, Good Shepherd has upgraded their fleet with a new Full Service Lease on a 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tandem axle tractor. Good Shepherd Food Bank distributes to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other assistance programs statewide. Each year they move millions of pounds of food and maintain 3 distribution … Read More

New Efficiency Goals Set for Tractors, Engines

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Increasing stringent standards are coming in 2021, 2024, and 2027 in regards to fuel economy and new trucks. The goal is to tighten greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would phase the standards in. The new proposal will follow the 2014 efficiency standards that are scheduled to get tighter in 2017. The new proposal is phase 2 of these standards. The proposed cut in carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks is as much as 24% by … Read More

Evan Keefer Named MMTA Chairman

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Evan Keefer has been named the Maine Motor Transport Chairman. Tom Keefer had previously served as MMTA Chairman from 2000-2002. Founded in 1946, the MMTA works to foster the transportation industry both  in Maine and beyond. Members are offered an array of services and benefits. The MMTA not only provides benefits and services but also acts as a single voice for the transportation industry. Kris-Way is proud to be a supporting member.

More Fleets Turn to Leasing

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Bolstered by increases in both purchase prices and the cost of maintenance, more fleets are turning from ownership to lease. NationaLease as a whole expects to grow its truck fleet by 10%. Also adding incentive is the challenge of finding and retaining good technicians. In the June 22, 2015 issue of Transport Topics, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association estimates that at least 35% of the class 3-8 market is now leased or rented. Customers are looking to use their … Read More

Thank You to Our Customers

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Kris-Way appreciates the opportunity you have given us to serve you. Our customers are what makes Kris-Way and the relationships we enjoy allow us   to excel. We wish you all a great Holiday Season.

Kris-Way Prepared to Help Customers with New FMCSA Rules

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Let Kris-Way help by including an electronic log system in your next Full Service Lease. FMCSA is close to issuing a new ruling on electronic logs. For more information please contact Evan Keefer (207) 799 8593 x118.

NationaLease Ensures the Strenght of Reciprocal Road Service

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Reciprocal Service is the cornerstone of the NationaLease system and an invaluable resource for its members and customers alike. In an effort to ensure the highest quality of our Reciprocal Service standards, we enlist the NationaLease Test Call Program. The program is designed to help uncover any areas of weakness throughout the system. Kris-Way has been recognized for excellent performance in 2014 by NationaLease for successfully responding to all test calls.  Through NationaLease, Kris-Way offers road service no matter where … Read More

Proposed Lease Accounting Changes Stall

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Proposed lease accounting standards have been delayed due to differences between FASB and IASB. It now seems that any final standards will not begin to take shape until at least next year. Both businesses and preparers have also soundly rejected the latest draft put forward in 2013.

Kris-Way Continues NH Expansion, we are hiring.

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Kris-Way’s continued growth in New Hampshire with new accounts such as Favorite Foods, Stonewall Kitchen, and American Yeast Sales has led us to continue to search for talented technicians. Both our Manchester and Concord facilities are hiring. Any interested candidates should contact Mike Brown in Human Resources at 207 799 8593. Kris-Way offers competitive benefits and the chance to be part of a growing company that serves some of New England’s most well know companies. Founded in 1978, Kris-Way  is … Read More

DOT Proposes to Cut Daily Reports

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is going to propose eliminating the requirement that inspection reports be filed daily even when no defects are found. He believes it will save the trucking industry $1.7 billion per year.  

Associated Grocers of New England Shines at Driving Championships

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  Associated Grocers of New England places first and third in the New Hampshire/Vermont Truck Driving Championships. Dave Gelinas placed 3rd in the 5 axle division. Richard Charity placed first in the 4 axle division. He will go on to the Nationals. The event includes a difficult driving-skills challenge, pre-trip inspection and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations. Associated Grocer’s performance is proof of how committed to safety the drivers are, and the company as … Read More

Is Your Fleet Ready for the Holiday Rush?

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Is your fleet ready to handle the holiday season rush? Many businesses face a spike in demand during this time period which requires a short term need for equipment. Kris-Way Truck Leasing has a modern fleet of rental vehicles that can help. The Kris-Way rental fleet offers: Tandem axle sleeper tractors Tandem axle day tractors Single axle day tractors 18 ‘ – 26’ refrigerated trucks 14,500 GVW – 52,000 GVW 18’ – 26’ straight trucks 14,500 GVW – 52,000 GVW … Read More

Seeking Technicians

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Kris-Way is seeking experienced technicians in NH. Great benefits, opportunity for advancement, and the chance to be part of a growing locally owned company.  

Kris-Way and College Gameday

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Kris-Way rolls into Fargo, ND with ESPN’s College Gameday with Gaem Creek Video. Game Creek provides the mobile production for ESPN and is an important Full Service Lease customer.

Kris-Way is Hiring

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Kris-Way is looking for experienced diesel technicians for the Manchester, NH and Concord, NH locations. We offer a strong benefits package and the opportunity work for a growing company.

Diamler Trucks Presents Tips for Fuel Economy to NationaLease

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Daimler Trucks North America recently presented a seminar to NationaLease on achieving maximum fuel economy. Each of the factors that have an effect on fuel economy were covered. Gearing, aerodynamics, maintenance, weather, and driver behavior were all dissected and solutions to each were provided. For more information on how to have Kris-Way provide you with modern fuel efficient equipment please contact Evan Keefer at 603 518 5334.

Kenworth T680 ATD Heavy Truck of the Year

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Kenworth Truck Co. captured the American Truck Delear’s heavy duty truck of the year with the T680 76″ sleeper. The T680 has been described by Kenworth as their most aerdynamic model. In addition, the truck was designed to provide an enhanced work environment with best in class visibility, reduced noise, and improved storage space and amenities. The other 2013 nominees were the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, the Peterbilt 579, and the Wester Star 4700SF. The Hino 195h took the class 3-7 … Read More

Kenworth Launches T880

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The T880 is a vocational truck that was recently launched at the Mid America Truck Show. Key features include more interior room and better visibility. The T880 is available in 116.5 BBC and 122.5 BBC. I can accomodate the Paccar MX engine as well as the Cummins ISX in the 122.5 BBC.  

Kenworth Now Offers T680 52″ Sleeper

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Kenworth now offers a 52″ raised roof and mid-roof sleeper option for the T680. The mid-roof is a good option for tanker and flatbed fleets. Both models were put on display at the Mid America Truck Show.  

The LL Bean Boot

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing is proud to be a partner with LL Bean. For several years Kris-Way has provided LL Bean with Full Service Lease vehicles. Kris-Way will now assist LL Bean by providing an over the road service plan for the LL Bean Boot Truck as it makes its way around the country. Kris-Way provides a strong over the road service network through our PacLease and NationaLease affiliations.  

Seat Belts Save Lives

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Here are some interesting facts that come to us from the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association on seat belt safety.   Seatbelt Facts: – 60% to 75% of all injuries in a motor vehicle crash may be prevented by using a seatbelt. – 40% to 50% of traffic fatalities could have been prevented by wearing seatbelts. – People are four times more likely to die when ejected from a vehicle. – An unbelted passenger, weighting 180 pounds be-ing hurtled at … Read More

Kris-Way Places Platinum in NationaLease Master’s Club

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Evan Keefer has achieved Platinum status for the 2012 NationaLease Master’s Club. Gold Level the previous 2 years, Evan tallied enough sales points in 2012 to gain the highest level attainable through NationaLease. Sales people are awarded points for each lease and contract maintenance unit signed in the calendar year. This year, through the efforts of the Manchester and Concord branches and the interest that marketplace has in a strong independent leasing company, Kris-Way was able to achieve the prestigious … Read More

NationaLease Buying Power

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Kris-Way has access to increased purchasing power through NationLease. We offer our customers access to this advantage when we secure equipment for our customer under our Full Service Leasing Program. Some of the OEM’s we deal with include: Freightliner, Hino, Kenworth, Isuzu, Volvo, Utility Trailers, Hyundai Trailers, Carrier, Thermo King, Morgan Bodies, Johnson Bodies, Kidron Bodies, Supreme Bodies, and Ottowa Yard Tractors.  

Navistar to Continue with EGR on Medium Duty

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Navistar sources say it’s a “pretty good bet” that they’ll continue to use EGR on the medium duty products through 2013. Due to the failure to meet EPA standards Navistar is now offering SCR Cummins engines in their heavy duty trucks and will also switch to the SCR platform in their own heavy duty engines. Navistar has enough credits to continue running the EGR engines until 2014 in the medium duty trucks. Their plan is to transition to SCR over … Read More

Carrier and Thermo King Discuss New Emissions Rules

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The following excerpt is from Trucking Info Magazine: “Through the years, reducing exhaust emissions to meet federal and California limits for any kind of vehicle has cost billions of dollars and added complexity for owners. Will it be the same for operators of transport refrigeration units, which must meet Tier 4 Final emissions limits this January? The answer will be yes for higher purchasing expense (how much higher, the reefer manufacturers aren’t publicly saying), but the diesel engines on reefer … Read More

Rapid Reaction

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Kris-Way now offers rapid reaction to diagnostic fault codes through our offering of PeopleNet. Our service managers are able to gain access in real time to engine fault codes as they happen. This allows us to diagnose issues over the road without having to spend time coming to the truck to plug in. Several of our customers have chosen to add PeopleNet to their equipment both as an on board computer to handle driver logs and IFTA as well as … Read More

T. Boone Pickens to Speak at NationaLease Annual Meeting

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NationaLease members have the exclusive opportunity to have their questions answered by legendary oil and gas entrepreneur, T. Boone Pickens. During the session, moderated by Jane Clark, Mr. Pickens will be answering member questions about his experience as the national’s most effective energy expert. Kris-Way is committed to helping our nation gain energy independence and will be in attendance.

New Trucks Present New Challenges

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In a recent Transport Topics article, carriers are happy with the new engine technologies and aerodynamics in regards to fuel economy. The results are a mixed bag however when talking about maintenance. Many fleets report having issues with trucks that have traveled less than 40,000 miles. A common theme is the engines have become so sophisticated they present a whole new set of challenges. Another item that fleets now face is the cost of the technology to maintain the new … Read More

Navistar Switching to SCR

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From Fleet Owner Magazine: Navistar International is switching its 2010 EPA emissions strategy to a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. During a morning investor conference call, Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president & CEO, made the announcement that the company would be adding “urea-based aftertreatment” to its Advanced Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology to allow its engines to meet emissions standards of 0.20 grams of NOx. The new solution, to be available in early 2013, the company said, will be called … Read More

AG New England Shines at NH/VT Truck Driving Championships

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Associated Groces of New England had three drivers place at the 2012 New Hampshire/Vermont Truck Driving Championships. The event was hosted at their facility in Pembroke on June 2nd, 2012. John Gagnon placed 3rd in the Sleeper Division. Marvin Sowers placed 2nd in the Stright Truck Division. And Paul Cunha placed first in the 4-axle Division. Kris-Way would like to recognize their outstanding achievement and their commitment to their profession. The challenge was both a written test and a series … Read More

Safe Driving Is Crucial

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A driver was found guilty of homicide in a recent case in Minnesota. Please stress the importance of safe driving to your drivers. The article describing this case from FleetOwner is pasted below and is a good lesson to take proper care when operating a truck. Distracted trucker found guilty of homicide Driver might have had his eyes off the road for almost a minute Deborah Whistler, Fleet Owner May 25, 2012 9:52am A judge has found that a truck … Read More

Orders Jump, Lead Time on New Equipment Lengthening

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If you’re looking to replace current equipment or are adding trucks to your fleet please be aware that the lead time on new equipment is longer than usual. Production is hampered by parts shortages and an increase in orders over the previous year.

Consumer Prices Increase .04% in April

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The cost of living in the United States rose in April, led by increases in food and fuel. This follows a .05% increase in March. Excluding food and fuel the gauge rose .02%. Rising commodity prices are now pressuring prices. Prices increased 3.2% in the 12 months that ended in April. CPI rose 1.3% from April 2010, the most since February 2010.

Natural-Gas Trucks Face Long Haul

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Natural gas engines are often sighted as an up and coming alternative to diesel engines. But they still face several obstacles.

Industry Trends Lead Fleets to Look to Leasing

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Many of today’s fleets are looking towards leasing equipment instead of ownership. A recent article in Heavy Duty Trucking highlights some of the reasons.

TCA in Support of Electronic Logging Devices

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The Truckload Carriers Association endorsed electronic logging to monitor driver hours last week. The American Trucking Association is moving in the same direction. These developments come in the wake of the FMCSA’s proposal to require electronic on-board recording devices for more than 500,000 motor carriers. The TCA currently has “no position” on electronic on board recorders that monitor truck performance events.

Fuel Prices Rising – Reduce Your Cost

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As fuel prices increase the importance of having the right piece of equipment for your application increases. Proper specifications lead to better fuel economy. Here is a link to retail fuel prices for the United States. Just 2 tenths of a mile per gallon in improved fuel economy can save an operator $2,300 per year per truck assuming an average of $3.60 per gallon and 100,000 miles traveled per year.

What is the Right Engine for Your Fleet?

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Many fleets are moving to using a single uniform spec. For example Con-Way has gone to the Freightliner Cascadia with the Detroit DD13 engine. One reason is that the 13 liter engines used to offer 1,150 lbs-feet of torque back in 1992. The DD13 now offers up to 1650 lb/ft and up to 470 horsepower. The goal is now to balance torque and horsepower needs against fuel economy and weight factors. Of course durability and price are also key factors. … Read More

Improve Fuel Economy with the Right Equipment

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Last week oil finished at over $91 a barrel. Higher fuel prices can be combated with equipment that has been built to customer specifications to meet their operational demands. Kris-Way sales personnel have years of experience putting folks in equipment with the right specifications to do the job. Items such as rear axle ratio, transmission, torque, tires, among many others can make a big difference with fuel economy. Full Service Leasing offers customers access to the latest equipment without … Read More

Wet Systems and Dump Trailers

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Kris-Way recently took on a customer that utilizes hydraulic wet systems on their tractors to operate 4 stage frameless dump trailers. Having a knowledgeable lease sales representative, service personnel, and the right piece of equipment to do the job is critical for customers in this type of operation. Never could “once size fits all” be more dangerous to the customer. Items such as full differential locks, heavy suspension, correct hydraulic tank size, and the correct fittings are crucial. Kris-Way also … Read More

Finding Success in Southern New Hampshire

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Kris-Way is quickly finding success in Southern, NH. Just a short year and a half ago Kris-Way was just getting started in the Manchester marketplace. At the time it seemed like it might be a tough road given the economy. But we forged ahead confident that the Manchester, Nashua, Concord marketplace was in need of a strong independent leasing company. With fewer than 10 full service lease vehicles we opened Kris-Way Manchester in 2009. Fast forward to January 2011 and … Read More

2010 Class 8 Truck Sales 14.6% Higher Than Last Year

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Reports sighted in the December 27th issue of Transport Topics suggest that demand for new trucks will accelerate sharply in the coming years. Larger fleets are currently driving demand up as older equipment needs to be replaced and late model used trucks are hard to come by. Many fleets have delayed purchasing new equipment but are now at a point where they cannot hold off any longer. Also, some customers are now seeking out 2010 technology SCR based engines looking … Read More


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There is has been a lot of debate on the difference between the two solutions for the 2010 EPA emissions standard. Here is a good article from PacLease on the subject.

Cold Weather Driving Tips

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I found a good article today on winter driving. As we enter the winter season we ask that all drivers take extra care. Truck Driving Job – Stay Safe and Survive the Winter Roads Author: Armil Velos Few months from now and December is here again. It means that Christmas season is on its way and together with that is the cold weather or winter! Winter brings some of the worst driving conditions and professional drivers are aware of that. … Read More

Vehicle Washing – Improve Image and Performance

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Image is very important to many of our customers. A clean fleet can go a long way to enhancing your image. Kris-Way offers vehicle washing as part of our Full Service Lease program. Our facilities are equipped with heated wash bays. Our South Portland facility offers a fully automated drive through wash bay. Regular washing also helps extend the life of equipment by cutting down on corrosion. Sodium chloride (rock salt), calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride can have a big … Read More

Shippers Turn to Logistics Providers to Meet Market Demands

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Demand for third party logistic services is on the rise due to anticipated restraints in freight hauling capacity. Customers are also turning to logistics providers as their supply chains become more and more complex. Companies are looking to reduce their costs. To guard against supply disruptions firms are moving inventory closer to customers and are using cross dock facilities to supply their stores more rapidly. As the economy rebounds capacity is also a concern. Kris-Way Truck Leasing offers dedicated logistics … Read More

Heavy and Medium Duty Truck Sales Rise

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Truck sales continue to increase as fleets look to replace aging equipment and can no longer delay the inevitable. Full Service Leasing offers a strong alternative to ownership given the increased cost of new equipment, complexity of the new equipment, and the financing power of a full service leasing company. Kris-Way offers a strong maintenance package, access to technical expertise and technology, and purchasing power.  Many companies that were long time truck owners are now turning to leasing. Kris-Way offers … Read More

Trip Reports

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Please make sure your drivers fill out trip reports when renting a truck from Kris-Way. Drivers are required to fill out daily trip reports for each vehicle so that Kris-Way may file the IFTA on your rental or lease vehicle. Trip reports will be provided when picking up the truck. These should be sent to the attention of Melissa Lundgren. They can be sent by fax (207) 799-8657, email, or mailed to Melissa at 43 Hemco Road, South Portland, … Read More

DEF on Site

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Kris-Way has diesel exhaust fluid on site at each of our locations. DEF is required for new 2010 emissions level engines on all makes and models of trucks with the exception of International. We offer DEF at competitive pricing for our lease and maintenance customers.

New Hampshire Update

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Kris-Way is fully committed to New Hampshire and is actively pursuing expansion in the region. Evan Keefer has moved to NH full time and has assumed the title of Branch Manager for all activities in the Granite State. Micah Ranni was recently promoted to service manager in Manchester. Micah has been with Kris-Way for several years and had spent time at Kris-Way Portsmouth, NH and Dover, NH. Kris-Way has enjoyed rapid growth in New Hampshire and has picked up several accounts in … Read More

Kris-Way Rolls Out First Kenworth T700

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Kris-Way put our first Kenworth T700 Sleeper Tractor into service today. The T700 offers maximum fuel economy and comfort. According to Kenworth, ” the hood, fenders, headlamps, windshield, roof, bumper and fairings merge in such a clean and precise shape that the T700 produces the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth. Ever.” In regards to comfort, the T700 offers the following, “A towering 96 inches of headroom. 60 cubic feet of interior storage. Quality materials. World-class styling. A seamless, integrated, … Read More

Kris-Way Caters to Refrigerated Transport

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc. has over 30 years of experience catering to customers that utilize refrigerated equipment. Hannaford, Sysco, Performance Foodservice, and Oakhurst Dairy are just a few of our many long term customers. Kris-Way works with both Carrier and ThermoKing and has factory trained refrigerated technicians at each service location. Our refrigerated substitute equipment is well built to meet the various needs of our customers.  We offer both single temperature and multi-temperature equipment. For more … Read More

Obama Administration Reveals Proposed Fuel Economy Rules

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Crafted jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the new GHG/fuel economy proposals are “tiered” to cover three distinct vehicle categories, according to those agencies: heavy trucks and tractor-trailers, heavy-duty pickups and vans, and vocational vehicles.

Freightliner Develops Hybrid Fuel Delivery Truck

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Diesel Direct and Freightliner Trucks together have developed the first-ever diesel electric hybrid fuel truck. The Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid will be used to deliver fuel to fleets. The truck utilizes features the Eaton® Hybrid Electric Drivetrain System, a parallel hybrid system that enables the truck to operate using the diesel engine alone, or in combination with the hybrid electric motor. Kris-Way Truck Leasing has a long history of serving the energy industry. Our customers rely on … Read More

Kris-Way Expertise Reduces Costs

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Kris-Way can help navigate the turbulent waters posed by today’s cost of equipment. Our strong maintenance program helps extend product lifecycles.  Kris-Way’s ability to spec out the right piece of equipment for each application allows our customers to customize their equipment. Instead of creating a blanket spec for each order, customers can save money on components that might not be required for all their routes. Diamler Trucks sees these trends as a result of the marketplace today. Kris-Way sales … Read More

7 Kris-Way Customers in Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing serves some of the best known local, regional, and national companies. Our customer base is well represented in the 2010 Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers. In fact, three Kris-Way customers made the top 15. PepsiCo, Sysco, and Performance Food Food Group came in at numbers 1, 3, and 12. In total 7 Kris-Way customers made the list. Others include Kraft Foods and Airgas. Kris-Way has the ability to serve customers of any size and complexity. To view the … Read More

Volvo Unveils New Website on SCR Solution

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Volvo, like Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and most other engine manufacturers have chosen to use SCR to meet 2010 emission standards. Here is a link to a site devoted to their 2010 solution.

Detroit Diesel Website Offers Link to BlueTec DEF Locations

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Follow the link below and located on the bottom half of the page is a search engine to find locations that offer Detroit Diesel BlueTec Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Just type in a zip code and click on “go”.  Detroit Diesel produces both te DD15 and DD13 engines.

Kris-Way Can Put You in the Right Piece of Equipment

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Kris-Way offers customer access to the latest equipment built to fit their exact needs. Some of the models included in our fleet are: Kenworth T-800 Kenworth T-660 Kenworth T-700 Kenworth W-900 Kenworth T-370 Freightliner Cascadia Freightliner M-2 106 Freightliner M-2 112 VolvoVN Hino 286A Hino 338 Isuzu N Series For more information please call Evan Keefer at (207) 272-0253.

Educate Your Business About CSA 2010.

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CSA 2010, or the Comprehensive Safety Analysis Program, is currently being tested in several states. A new series of rules will come into effect once the program is enforced nationwide by the end of the year. The stated purpose of the new regulations is to reduce the amount of commercial vehicle related crashes. To learn how this may effect your fleet please visit

Kenworth Unveils the T440

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The T440 offers customers a regional tractor option. • GVW from 33.000 lbs to 68,000 lbs • Standard PACCAR PX-8 engine with ratings to 350 HP and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. • Optional Cummins ISL engine • Front axles from 12,000 to 22,000 lb ratings • Rear axles from 21,000 lb single to 46,000 lb duals • Sloped hood for better visibility • Automatic and manual transmissions • Cab options for rear windows, corner window, or no window can be … Read More

Peterbilt Offers New Models

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Peterbilt offers several new models including the single axle Peterbilt 382 daycab. This model offers increased maneuverability for city applications. Kris-Way is your Paccar Leasing member for Maine and New Hampshire. Please call (207) 799-8593 x142 and ask for Evan Keefer for more details on Kenworth and Peterbilt products.

Kenworth Unveils T-700

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Kenworth unveiled the new T-700 model at the Mid-American Truck Show. The T-700 is Kenworth’s most aerodynamic truck to date. It is an effective option for customers interested in long haul solutions and driver comfort.

Commitment to Service You’ll Notice a Difference

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Going the extra mile for customers is something we do at Kris-Way. For example, it’s 11:32 PM and I am waiting for a rental vehicle to arrive from Bangor for a customer in Manchester. The customer needs a specific spec on their refrigerated bodies to get their product to market. The spec is a specialty piece of equipment and the customer called after hours having been presented with an opportunity to take on some extra business. We were more than … Read More

Kris-Way Hiring In Manchester, NH

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc. is looking to expand our crew in Manchester, NH due to the rapid increase of business we have experienced. Kris-Way is looking for an experienced technician with a Commercial Driver’s License. We’ve discovered that Manchester, NH has significant demand for a locally owned independent alternative to the national leasing companies. Folks that want direct personal relationships and commitment to customer service are discovering that Kris-Way fits the bill.

Lease vs. Buy

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Here are a couple of  good articles courtesy of Fleet Equipment Magazine.

Kris-Way Acquires Patsy’s PacLease

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Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc. has acquired Patsy’s PacLease of Concord, NH. The acquisition will provide Kris-Way customers service capabilities in Concord and access to all PacLease programs. Kris-Way is now the PacLease affiliate in Maine and New Hampshire. Kris-Way had a long standing business relationship with Patsy’s.

Paccar Unveils MX Engine

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After spending $1 billion and 10 years, Paccar (Kenworth & Peterbilt) unveiled the company’s first North American heavy duty diesel engine. The MX engine can already be ordered by customers who purchase Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The first engines are being produced in Europe by the Paccar subsidiary DAF. This summer Paccar’s new Columbus Mississippi plant will begin producing the engines. The MX engines will use SCR to meet the 2010 environmental standards. The MX is a 12.0 liter engine … Read More

David Yates of CN Brown MMTA Driver of the Month

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David Yates of CN Brown was named the MMTA January, 2010 Driver of the Month. David has over 3,000,000 miles of safe driving and has served C.N. Brown for 37 years. According to Ken Cannell, Transportation Manager for C.N. Brown, David brings a positive attitude and a willingness to get the job done.

J&S Oil and Portland Air Freight Win Safety Award

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J&S Oil and Portland Air Freight each won the MMTA Fleet Safety Award for 2009 in their respective classes. The award is based on the driving record and overall company fleet safety program. Kris-Way congratulates both J&S Oil and Portland Air Freight on a job well done. For more information on the criteria, visit the MMTA website

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Available at 2,800 Locations by January 2010

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Diesel exhaust fluid will be available at 2,800 locations in the United States and Canada by January 2010. By the end of the year that number will ramp up to 5,000 locations. The fluid that most 2010 trucks will need to run will be provided by truck dealers, truck stops, and other service facilities. If you have any questions about DEF please contact your Kris-Way representative.

InSight Health Renews Long Term Kris-Way Relationship

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InSight Health Corp. is a provider of diagnostic imaging services, through a network of fixed-site centers and mobile facilities. Their services include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Open MRI, computerized tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and combined PET/CT. As one of the largest integrated providers of diagnostic imaging services in the nation, they serve more than 600,000 patients nationwide on an annual basis. Kris-Way is proud to provide InSight with Full Service Lease tractors that allow their mobile team to … Read More

The Right Specs Equal Satisfied Customers

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Building out the right truck for each individual customer results in less downtime, happier drivers, and better safety. J&S Oil of Manchester, Maine is taking delivery on 2 new 2010 Kenworth T-800 daycabs. These units are built specifically to meet the needs of the customer. J&S Oil chose to add the extended daycab option to these units that is now offered by Kenworth. The extension adds 6” in length, 5” in height, and 2 additional cubic feet of storage. This … Read More

NTSB’s Hersman Urges EOBRs for All Commercial Trucks

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The National Transportation Safety Board’s chairwoman Debbie Hersman said at a recent press conference that all commercial trucks should be outfitted with electronic onboard recorders. Her reasoning is that the electronic recorders would help monitor driver hours and reduce fatigue, which she blamed for truck accidents. She also called the 2007 proposal by the Federal Motor Safety Administration that some carrier be forced to us the equipment as “minimal”. Keep in mind that the NTSB has no regulatory authority. And … Read More

Pre-2010 Engines Are Running Out

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Kris-Way still has a limited supply of new pre-2010 emissions level engines for a few makes and models of trucks. Freightliner M-2 106 straight trucks, Hino 268 and 338 straight trucks, Freightliner Columbia tractors, and International Pro-Star, Trans-Star, and Dura-Star models are still available in limited quantities. The straight trucks include refrigerated equipment. Our modern rental fleet has vehicles that can be converted to lease. In our rental fleet we have Kenworth, Freightliner, and Volvo tractors. In addition, we have … Read More

2010 Engine Surcharges

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Fleet owners should prepare for significant cost increases on 2010 equipment due to the new 2010 engines.  The link below provides a snapshot of these costs.

Hannaford’s Guiding Stars Program Praised by Surgeon General

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As reported by the Griffin Report Supermarket News: “Acting Surgeon General Steve Gaston singled out Hannaford’s Guiding Stars nutrition rating system as an effective way to change consumer behavior and a gold standard of how to get Americans back to healthy eating.” The Guiding Stars program makes it easy for shoppers to identify healthy foods. Congratulations to Hannaford, a Kris-Way customer since 1979.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ New Units Arrive

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ 3 new Freightliner Cascadia tandem axle tractors have arrived. Dunkin’ uses Kris-Way for their Full Service Lease program in Maine and New Hampshire. After making the switch to Kris-Way from our competition, Dunkin’ has remained a loyal customer. When Dunkin’ Donuts made the switch to Kris-Way in 2005 they were looking for a more complete service program. Kris-Way’s 24 hour facilities, competitive fuel program, on site parking, and individual customer attention made the difference.

Downeast Energy Continues Long Term Relationship

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Downeast Energy, a Kris-Way customer since 1980, recently renewed 4 tractors with Kris-Way. Downeast selected the Kenwworth T-800 model. Downeast runs a fleet of 7 tractors, all of which are under Full Service Lease through Kris-Way. Downeast Energy services Maine and New Hampshire and was founded in 1908.

Have a Safe 4th of July

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Remember when you’re enjoying yourself this weekend that all the good food and beverages came to you via truck. And in Maine and New Hampshire, there’s a good chance that it was a Kris-Way truck. Our reliable service lets our customers deliver their products to you the consumer safely and on time.

Skillins Greenhouse Blog

I recently discovered that our customer Skillins Greenhouse also has a blog. You can reach it via If you’re a gardener it has helpful information. Skillins is a long time Kris-Way customer and a strong family owned and operated business.

Manchester Location Off and Running

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Kris-Way Manchester is adding customers, equipment, and capabilities by the day. Our hours will be expanding soon to meet the demands of our customer base. We offer fuel, parking, and a washbay. We’re pleased to say that we’ve been well recieved in the Manchester, NH marketplace. It seems customers have been looking for an independent alternative to national leasing companies. The demand for consistent service and personal attention knows no boundaries.

PFG NorthCenter Foodservice New Trailers

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Performance Food Group Northcenter Foodservice is one of many refrigerated customers that trust Kris-Way to handle their trailer needs. Each of our service facilities employ refrigeration technicians trained to handle any current make or model of refrigeration technology. Our technicians are manufacturer trained by both Carrier and Thermo King.

2009 Service Managers’ Meeting

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On June 23rd Kris-Way will have its annual service managers’ meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to promote best practices as well as to stress the importance of customer service. The latest technologies will be covered. A big portion of the meeting will be dedicated to the 2010 engine technology and how these engines will be serviced. Customers are encouraged to contact us with any questions they may have on how these engines will impact their business. Kris-Way always … Read More

No Substitute for Service

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We face challenging economic times. No doubt about it. But recently a disturbing trend has emerged. In an effort to cut costs folks are looking for bottom dollar prices. Fleets are forgetting that also will cut into their service program. The old adage, “you get what you pay for” still is as true today as when the phrase was coined. Many full service truck leasing companies, in an effort to sell a low ball price, are lengthening their service intervals … Read More

Happy Memorial Day

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Properly maintained refrigerated equipment means a lot for our customers this holiday weekend. Tight delivery schedules multiplied by a heavy demand leaves little room for error. Customers such as Hannaford, Oakhurst Dairy, and Country Kitchen Bread (LePage Bakeries) really rely on Kris-Way during busy holidays. Our lease units are built to customer specifications that meet their operational demands. Little things such as the right liftgate, ramp, or floor make a big difference. Proper specifications are also very important to ensure … Read More