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Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

| January 21, 2014

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

Cummins — at least temporarily — abandons development of 15L natural gas engine

| January 15, 2014

Cummins will be halting development of its ISX15 G natural gas-powered engine due to uncertainty of the market and lack of infrastructure, the engine maker says. It will re-evaluate the market later this year.

Kenworth, Freightliner issue recalls for some ’13, ’14 model trucks

| January 14, 2014

Certain 2014 Kenworth trucks may have a tail light defect, while Freightliner Cascadias made between December 2012 and November 2013 could have faulty wiring in their electronically controlled air suspension.

Goodyear Expands Retread Network

Overdrive Staff | January 10, 2014

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors, a Richmond, Va.-based firm that serves trucking fleets with new Goodyear commercial truck tires, Goodyear ...

Continental introduces new tire products

Overdrive Staff | January 06, 2014

Continental introduced new tire products in December, including the HTL1 wide single truck tire as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive ...

Navistar loses $154M in fourth quarter, mostly due to 2010 engine warranty claims

| December 20, 2013

Navistar announced Dec. 20 it had slashed its quarterly losses in the fourth quarter but still reported a net loss of $154 million, down from 2012's Q4 $2.8 billion loss.

International ProStars recalled over fuel tank issue

| December 20, 2013

Navistar says it is recalling nearly 3,000 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab trucks manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year, due to an issue that could rube holes in the ...

Cash, training up for grabs at Rush Tech Rodeo

| December 16, 2013

Sunday marked the beginning of the 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo in San Antonio with a paint and body repair challenge. The event continues through Tuesday when the Texas-based dealership group will crown its ...

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