equipment

International ProStar named heavy-duty Truck of the Year by ATD

International swept Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Expo, as ProStar with the Cummins ISX15 won ATD Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty market, while the TerraStar 4x4 won medium-duty Truck of the Year.

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Mark Lampert retiring from Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014.

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Window tinting group pushes FMCSA for exemption of regs to help driver comfort, health

The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Goodyear Expands Retread Network

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 retreads and other products and services. Colonial Tire Distributors, a subsidiary of Colonial Truck Company, sells new Goodyear commercial truck tires and Goodyear retreads at three locations in Virginia: Richmond, Ashland and Tidewater. Its retread plant in Richmond produces Goodyear precure ...

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Continental introduces new tire products

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 or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5. Wide single truck tires like the Continental HTL1 (Heavy Trailer Long Haul) are often used in liquid and dry bulk hauling applications where weight is a concern, or by fleets seeking to take ...

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

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.

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International ProStars recalled over fuel tank issue

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 fuel tank.

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