equipment

Analysis shows problematic background on 3% of used trucks

A RigDig study of all truck history reports run by customers during the five months ending Sept. 3 showed 2.9 percent of the trucks had been flagged as junk, salvage or having a serious issue, such as fire or flood damage.

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Minimizer introduces coding system

Minimizer has implemented the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standard system for its line of fenders and other products. The Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standard, or VMRS, is a trucking business system that describes parts and maintenance activities using numbers instead of words. VMRS helps repair facilities improve maintenance management for their customers or their own fleets by providing a way to extract consistent data from repair orders, Minimizer says. Originally designed as a universal translator for communicating from the ...

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Kenworth starts 2013 Kenworth Road Tour

Kenworth Truck Company launched the 2013 Kenworth Road Tour this week. The tour takes the new Kenworth T880 vocational model and the Kenworth T680 on-highway model with the new mid-roof 52-inch sleeper on the road to customer events hosted by 34 Kenworth dealerships across the United States and Canada before year-end. The Kenworth Road Tour opens at MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, Mo.  The tour truck and comprehensive trailer exhibit will make stops at various Kenworth dealerships in ...

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Firestone begins football tour

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions launched the second leg of its Firestone Drives America Tour at the NCAA College Football game between Stanford and San Jose State Saturday, Sept. 7. The tour continues this fall as the road show stops at eight select college football games. The road show crossed the country this summer, stopping at 12 Minor League Baseball games. Tour attendees learned about company’s new line of Firestone eco-Products. Firestone made donations to local food banks along the ...

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Dealer group opens new Pete facility

Salt Lake City is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership in the company’s 270-plus dealer network with the relocation of Jackson Group Peterbilt’s flagship location to a 128,000 square-foot facility. The new full-service dealership includes 2,500 square-feet of retail display space and 70 service bays – six of which are certified for the maintenance and repair of natural gas vehicles. The new dealership is located at: 1910 South 5500 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 801-486-8781 local 800-633-7383 toll free Its ...

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VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

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Cummins rolls out 1.5 millionth Jamestown plant engine

Cummins Inc. recently celebrated the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. The JEP, established in 1974, is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide and has exceeded 100,000 engines annually in recent years. JEP also remains one of the company's largest manufacturing facilities, as it accounted for 12 percent of Cummins’ total engine production in 2012. Jamestown is one of Cummins’ 28 worldwide manufacturing locations ...

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Wabash named one of 50 best manufacturers

IndustryWeek has named Wabash National Corporation one of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers in the magazine’s July 2013 issue. To select the top 50 manufacturing companies, IndustryWeek evaluated members of its U.S. 500, a list of the largest U.S. public manufacturers, based on financial performance in the following six key areas from 2010 to 2012: inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity and revenue growth. Performance for the most recent year ...

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Mack opens merchandise shop at Pa. HQ

A Mack Shop is now open inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pa. The store will carry a full assortment of Mack-branded merchandise in a location convenient for visitors to the Mack Customer Center and the Lehigh Valley community. The 850 square-foot shop will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The store offers a selection of Mack merchandise and features Mack die-cast models representative of what visitors will see while touring ...

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Navistar’s SCR transition nearing fruition with TranStar model

The launch of the International TranStar regional-haul tractor with a MaxxForce 13 engine employing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology continues Navistar's SCR transition.

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