Jason Cannon

Chevron rolls out new engine oil for severe duty applications

Chevron announced last week a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for Sept. 15.

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Alcoa rolls out new, lighter aluminum wheel at MATS

Amid a lot of fanfare and anticipation, Alcoa rolled out a new, lighter aluminum wheel at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Thursday. The new Ultra ONE can shed upward of 1,400 pounds from an 18-wheeler fully equipped with what Tim Myers, President, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, calls the lightest heavy duty wheel in the world. Alcoa’s new 40-pound wheel is 47 percent lighter than steel wheels of the same size, and five ...

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Great Dane now offering anti-corrosion coating on flatbeds

Great Dane announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday that it would begin offering its corrosion control coating, CorroGuard, on the main beam of its Freedom Series flatbed trailers. The Great Dane show trailer, a Freedom LT flatbed trailer, has CorroGuard anti-corrosion coating on the trailer’s mainbeam as well as the undercarriage and support gear components. Other special features of the show trailer include an extended full-length rub rail, double pipe spools, a single coil hauling ...

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Cummins — at least temporarily — abandons development of 15L natural gas engine

Cummins will be halting development of its ISX15 G natural gas-powered engine due to uncertainty of the market and lack of infrastructure, the engine maker says. It will re-evaluate the market later this year.

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Navistar loses $154M in fourth quarter, mostly due to 2010 engine warranty claims

Navistar announced Dec. 20 it had slashed its quarterly losses in the fourth quarter but still reported a net loss of $154 million, down from 2012's Q4 $2.8 billion loss.

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Jason Swann named Rush Truck Center Top Tech

Jason Swann, Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician, was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night.

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20 finalists named in Rush Tech Rodeo

Twelve Rush Truck Center technicians advanced to the Rush Tech Rodeo heavy-duty finals Tuesday, while eight medium-duty finalists were selected.

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Cash, training up for grabs at Rush Tech Rodeo

Sunday marked the beginning of the 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo in San Antonio with a paint and body repair challenge. The event continues through Tuesday when the Texas-based dealership group will crown its top medium- and heavy-duty technicians.

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Court sides with engine makers, against EPA and throws out rule that benefitted Navistar

Federal appellate judges this week again tossed out a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed for the approval of Navistar's heavy-duty truck engines that did not meet 2010 emission standards.

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Navistar still under fire from competing truck, engine makers

Though Navistar won a court ruling last week that dismissed a case brought by rival truck and engine makers about the validity of the compliance certificates issued to the company, the court battle appears to be far from over.

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