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Caterpillar partners with nautral gas engine developer

Natural gas engine developer Westport Innovations has signed agreements with Caterpillar to co-develop natural gas technology for off-road equipment.

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Caterpillar dealers to sell Minimizer fenders

Minimizer has announced that its liquid platinum, poly fenders are now available in some Caterpillar dealerships. The truck manufacturer is also displaying Minimizer fenders on some of its demo trucks. Butler Cat in Rapid City, S.D., recently held an open house to showcase its tractors and trailers with the liquid platinum fenders. For more information, visit minimizer.com.

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‘Monkey gouger’ Jimmy Ardis beats the odds to 4 million safe miles

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis of Sumter, S.C., leased to Moultrie, Ga.-based Sapp Trucking, learned to drive "in a 1971 International 4070 cabover with a 250 Cummins in it," he says, running to the West Coast and back. He'd driven farm tractors prior to that. "I pretty well had it mastered by the time I went over the road." This might be a story emblematic of so many owner-operators', but for the fact that, as is well evident ...

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Cat cabover truck planned for global markets

Caterpillar and Navistar said they plan to build and sell a cabover-engine Cat vocational truck that would be sold globally.

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Cat vocational truck now in production

Caterpillar is shipping its CT660 vocational truck to North American customers.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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MarketPlace

An ISX engine brake, a digital driving assistant, two suspension offerings and an emergency spill kit are among the products featured.

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Cat fined $2.55M to settle clean air case

Cat allegedly shipped more than 590,000 highway and non-road diesel engines without correct emissions controls, according to the EPA.

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Torsional viscous dampers

The torsional viscous dampers for Caterpillar C10, C12 and C13 engines are direct replacements for the original parts. They are recommended for installation at the 300,000-mile crankshaft vibration damper service interval or at an engine rebuild. The dampers are made of steel and coated with a rust preventive, and they self-tune to exact engine harmonic frequency across the engine’s entire rpm range. Vibratech TVD, vibratechtvd.com, (716) 592-1000

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Digital driving assistant

The Heavy Duty WatchDog device acts as a driving coach and provides visual and audio feedback on safety and fuel efficiency. A score ranging from A to F is displayed on the digital gauge package, depending on how well the driver is doing. The device can be integrated with GearMaster technology to help drivers keep track of the proper gear. The Heavy Duty WD works with Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel engines. BULLY DOG, bullydog.com, (940) ...

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