equipment

Goodyear expanding network to Greensboro, N.C.

Goodyear is expanding its commercial tire and service network to the Greensboro, N.C., market, the company announced this week.  It is bringing its "Total Package Solution" in its expansion, which includes: -A full range of commercial truck tires for every application -Technologies like Goodyear DuraSeal and FuelMax -A full line of retread products, including Goodyear spliceless UniCircle -Goodyear-FleetHQ 24/7 emergency roadside service  -Goodyear SMart Fleet program

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Peterbilt announces new nat gas powertrain option of Cummins ISX12 G and Eaton’s UltraShift

Peterbilt announced this week a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles that combines the Cummins Westport ISX12 G and the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission. It will be available for its Models 579, 567, 384 and 365 and works for both CNG- and LNG-powered trucks.

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Kenworth announces T680 Road Tour

Truck operators will have opportunities to check out the Kenworth T680 Advantage in a three-month road tour announced this week by Kenworth.

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9 items struggling owner-operators usually don’t have

After working with owner-operators for the last 37 years, I’ve concluded there are nine items that struggling owner-ops usually are missing. Here they are.

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Mack recalling 44,000 trucks for hazard light defect, Navistar recalling 300

Mack has issued a recall for 44,047 trucks spanning various years and models for potentially defective hazard warning lights, according to a recall notice made public this week. International is recalling 297 trucks for potential loose or missing bolts in brake calipers.

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Video: Shell engineer details low-viscosity engine oil test

At an engine teardown event held earlier this month, Shell Rotella engineers showed off parts from three engines used in a two-year, half-million mile test of the next-generation low-viscosity oil that's part of the next category of engine oils.

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Meritor unveils plan for ‘intelligent’ axle

Meritor says its new 17X Logic Drive system offers signifiant enhancements in fuel economy for trucks in long-haul applications

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Detroit announces new integrated powertrain package for Freightliner Cascadia

Detroit announced Thursday a new fully integrated powertrain package that includes its DD15 engine, DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles.

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Next-gen oil test: Shell highlights benefits, durability in engine teardown event

Can the fuel economy and emissions reductions benefits of lower viscosity engine oil -- thinner oil, essentially -- be realized without sacrificing durability and, thus, engine life? It's a question that's faced oil makers since development of the next category of heavy duty engine oils began in 2011, and it's a concern Shell Rotella wanted to slam the door on at a special engine teardown event held this week in Greensboro, N.C. Engineers and teardown specialists from ...

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International sells 500 LoneStars to Celadon

In what the company has said is its largest sale ever, Navistar announced it has sold 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors to Celadon Trucking Services.

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