equipment

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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Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

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Questioning combustion: New engine designs question century-old engine concepts

Diesels engines modified to run on gasoline and a gasoline engine that doesn't use spark plugs to initiate combustion? Though these may sound far-fetched, they're two examples Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts notes in a blog post on innovative engine design on OD sister site CCJ.

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ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

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Gaining turbo boost: Start with a new muffler, then look at air intake

Instead of opting for a larger turbo, opt to make you engine run "free," by allowing better exhaust flow, writes Bruce Mallinson. That'll then yield better fuel mileage, performance and longevity.

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Mack announces rebranding effort, new logo at ConExpo

Mack Trucks this week announced a new branding strategy and an updated logo at the ConExpo/ConAgg construction convention in Las Vegas.

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Beall now building tankers in Wis.

Beall Trailers, part of Wabash’s Walker Group division, started manufacturing its 406 petroleum and dry bulk tank trailer models at Walker Group manufacturing facilities in Fond du Lac and New Lisbon, Wis., in addition to its Portland, Ore., location. Portland-based Beall Trailers has a line of petroleum and pneumatic trailers designed to meet the needs of refined fuel and dry-bulk markets. Prior to the acquisition by Wabash National Corporation in February 2013, Beall’s tank trailers were mostly ...

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Schneider to sell used trailers

Schneider will add 5,700 trailers to its offering of used equipment for sale. The truckload carrier plans to invest in more new equipment this year. Over 400 used trailers are immediately available and additional trailers will be added to Schneider’s inventory monthly throughout the year. Trailers offered by Schneider are 1999-2004 model-year 53-foot dry vans. Prices range from $4,000 to $8,000. The company’s used fleet equipment inventory can be viewed at www.schneidertrucks.com. Schneider also has used fleet ...

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Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

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Mack offerings at ConExpo

Mack Trucks today revealed the Mack models which will be showcased at the upcoming ConExpo-ConAgg 2014 show in Las Vegas. Mack will display 10 vehicles. The following Mack vehicles can be found in Mack Booth No. 60416 indoors and No. 5113 outdoors at the Las Vegas Convention Center: Mack Granite Axle Back    Engine: Mack MP7 MaxiCruise 395 hp, 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque Body/equipment:  Beck 10.5-yard rear discharge mixer with air disc brakes   Mack Granite Axle Back Engine: Mack MP7 MaxiDyne ...

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