Jason Cannon

Toyo adds to M-Line of commercial tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is expanding the size availability for the Toyo M920 drive tire and the Toyo M149 Super Single. The premium M920 drive traction tire, with its wide and staggered tread block, is designed for trucks that require all-season capabilities. Its two wide circumferential grooves are designed to shed water during wet conditions.  New sizes added to the M920 lineup include a 315/80R22.5 with a Load Index of L, also an 11R24.5 and a 285/75R24.5.  The total M920 size range ...

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Sleeper tractors lost about 30 percent of their wholesale value from January to December, compared to 23 percent through retail channels, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

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Used truck prices down more than 20% in 2016

Depreciation of used commercial trucks has accelerated in the second half of 2016 according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since January, 3-to 5-year-old sleepers have lost about $14,500 (21 percent) of their retail value, which J.D. Power says translates to just over 2 percent depreciation per month.

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Navistar reports loss of $97M in 2016, says feds have approved Volkswagen deal

Revenue for the fiscal year 2016 was $8.1 billion, compared to $10.1 billion in fiscal year 2015. The truck segment recorded a loss of $189 million, compared with a fiscal year 2015 loss of $141 million.

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Chevron releases new Delo diesel engine oil product line

Chevron says the new oils offer up to 68 percent better wear protection; 46 percent better piston deposit control; and 35 percent better oxidation control versus previous generation oils.

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New diesel engine oils hit shelves Thursday

Earlier this year, API’s Lubricants Group approved the new API CK-4 and FA-4 specifications – previously widely referred to as PC-11 – to address the needs of modern engine technologies and to help diesel engine OEMs meet increasingly stringent emissions requirements.

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Autonomous truck startup Otto set to haul second load, this time in traffic

Unlike last month’s Budweiser delivery, which was done during pre-dawn hours to avoid traffic and pedestrians in the Denver, Colo.-area, this week’s run truck will include driving through traffic.

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An ‘honor and a privilege’ –Terry Fish on what it means to drive the ‘Optimus Prime’ of breast cancer awareness

'Optimus Prime' of breast cancer

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NACFE: Truck platooning boosts fuel economy, ‘next logical automation’

In a two-truck platoon, the potential fuel consumption savings versus an isolated single vehicle varies depending on the separation distance of the trucks, but the report says at a following distance of 40- to 50-feet platooning can lead to 4 percent average savings over the two trucks after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon.

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Advanced cruise control system pushes Navistar SuperTruck to double efficiency standards set by DOE, company says

The CatalIST SuperTruck achieves a fuel economy of 13 mpg. Navistar says one of the major gains made by the SuperTruck development is in its predictive cruise control, which looks ahead of the vehicle and recognizes the terrain and continuously calculates the most efficient speed and gear for optimal fuel economy in real time.

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