equipment

Cummins nat gas recall affects some Mack, Volvo trucks

Mack and Volvo both have issued truck recalls in relation to the larger recall by Cummins and Cummins-Westport for two of their natural gas engines.

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Bridgestone releases Tire Advisor app

Bridgestone introduced a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about Bridgestone brands. Called Tire Advisor, the app is a one-stop resource connecting users to a catalog offering multiple search capabilities with the ability to create a library for future reference.  Bridgestone says it created the app format tailored to the needs of commercial truck tire buyers, as well as those buying retread products. Additional Tire Advisor mobile app features include: Information ...

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All major U.S. truck makers affected by Cummins nat gas recall, Autocar the latest

In paperwork filed with NHTSA, Cummins says its recall of more than 25,000 natural gas engines affects all major North American truck manufacturers.

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NASCAR haulers switch to Mobil Delvac

ExxonMobil has announced that NASCAR began this month using Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 engine oil in its 65-truck fleet as part of the sport's Race to Green initiative.

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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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Navistar recalls 124 ProStars, Great Dane recalls 1,008 flatbed trailers

Great Dane is recalling more than 1,000 2013-2015 flatbed trailers for potentially faulty brackets used to store J-hook cargo restraint plates, and Navistar is recalling 124 2014 International ProStar tractors built with rear axle shafts that are too short.

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Something big brewing at Cummins?

OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts hits the road early next week to visit Cummins' headquarters in Columbus, Ind.  While the trip is not inherently out of the ordinary, he writes in a blog post on OD sister site CCJ, the timing is: Cummins had a room full of trucking industry reporters on hand for a presentation and dinner just a week ago at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.  Less than two weeks after that trip, the company's spending "its ...

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Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

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Running ‘free’: Another key to making turbo boost

The extra exhaust flow you'll get from a heavy-duty high-performance ceramic-coated exhaust manifold will allow the turbo to spool up quicker, and the ECM will see the turbo boost sooner and release the fuel earlier. And it'll save you fuel.

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Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built model trucks and buses.

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