equipment

Shell Rotella’s Starship concept rig could see cross-country efficiency run in early 2018

The rig, which is being built by AirFlow Truck Company, aims to combine already-existing technologies to create the most efficient truck in the world, as measured by freight-ton efficiency, says Shell and Bob Sliwa, head of AirFlow and the project’s chief designer.

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Luxury old and new: Test driving Volvo’s new VNL

Volvo has made inroads with owner-operators with the roomy comforts and drivability of its VNL 780, but the truck maker is hoping a new super-luxury model will open even more doors.

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Mack announces updates to Pinnacle, Granite trucks

Mack may have debuted a new tractor this week, but that doesn't mean existing models are being overlooked.

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Mack unveils Anthem on-highway tractor

The truck was engineered with an emphasis on driver comfort and productivity and is available in day cab, an all-new 48-inch flat top sleeper and an all-new 70-inch stand-up sleeper that features 35 percent more space than previous models and 27 cubic feet of storage.

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Daimler recalls few dozen Western Star 4900 trucks for front axle weight issue

Daimler Trucks is recalling approximately 38 model year 2017-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks in which the weight of the front axle could exceed the spring capacity.

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International updates LoneStar tractor

International Trucks announced Monday several enhancements to its LoneStar unit, one of the most visually distinct trucks on the highway.

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Cummins reveals all-electric tractor prototype

Cummins on Tuesday became the latest company to introduce an all-electric tractor, unveiling -- just weeks ahead of an expected electric truck introduction from electric vehicle pioneer Tesla -- a Class 7 concept tractor. 

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Navistar recalling some 2018 Internationals with Cummins engines, Trail King recalling gooseneck trailers

Navistar is recalling approximately 224 model year 2018 International HX and LT series trucks with Cummins ISX15 Performance Series engines for a fuel pump issue, and Trail King is recalling certain 2012-2014 gooseneck trailers in which the pivot plate could crack, causing the trailer to detach.

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Nearly 6,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks with optional spotlights recalled

Paccar is recalling approximately 5,731 trucks because the optional spotlight circuit on the affected trucks “may not be adequately protected in the event of a short,” increasing the risk of fire at the fuse block.

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Cummins, Eaton add downsped overdrive model to SmartAdvantage powertrain offering

Alex Stucky, product strategy manager of Heavy-Duty Linehaul Transmissions for Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, says the new SmartAdvantage model is capable of the lowest cruise RPMs in the trucking industry for best in class downspeeding.

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