Jack Roberts

Cummins unveils new truck, engine for Chinese market

Cummins unveiled April 8, along side Chinese truck maker Foton, a new truck and a new engine developed for the Chinese market, but innovations from the engine could come to Cummins' North American lineup.

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Peterbilt releases ‘Epiq’ fuel economy package, special edition anniversary truck

Peterbilt turned 75 years old back in January. And the truck manufacturer is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with a special edition Model 579 tractor that will be the star of a nationwide tour starting in April.  But not content to rest on its laurels, Peterbilt continues to work on enhanced fuel economy features for its customers, including a new APEX optimized drivetrain package for the Model 579, that brings even greater levels of fuel economy. Click here ...

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Cummins announces new technology focus and vehicle telematics system

If you hold press credentials for the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, KY, then the traditional kickoff event for the show is always a dinner hosted by Cummins the evening before press days begin. This year, Cummins used the opportunity to showcase several new products targeting fuel economy and fleet efficiency enhancements. According to Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President of Cummins' heavy-duty, mid-range engine businesses, for the past several years, Cummins has been focused on meeting sequenced Federal ...

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Grid power: How electric lane technology from Europe could transform U.S. trucking

Now experiments in Germany and California with another type of electric truck could lead to a radically new way for trucks as heavy as Class 8 to move freight in the United States.

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Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

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Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

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Freightliner continues to increase market share

The company finished 2013 with nearly 38 percent of the overall Class 6-8 market share, also increasing to 30 percent of the vocational market.

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China, the moon and you

What will the Chinese "Jade Rabbit" moon landing mean for trucking? An explosion of Chinese aftermarket technologies for big rigs, perhaps?

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Most important thing I learned this week

CARB's fleet trailer regs, EOBRs, speed limiters, GHG/mpg standards -- all are hitting at more or less the same time; it's going to be a tough economic road near future.

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How to prep your truck for Old Man Winter

Nothing tests a truck’s readiness for climate change like a hard, frigid blast of arctic air. That’s why winter preparation is an annual event for owner-operators. Basic preparation can pay big dividends by avoiding unnecessary downtime.

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