equipment

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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Cash, training up for grabs at Rush Tech Rodeo

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 top medium- and heavy-duty technicians.

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Court sides with engine makers, against EPA and throws out rule that benefitted Navistar

Federal appellate judges this week again tossed out a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed for the approval of Navistar's heavy-duty truck engines that did not meet 2010 emission standards.

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Peterbilt’s new model 567 in full production

The newest addition to Peterbilt’s vehicle lineup – the vocational Model 567 – is now in full production. The truck or tractor can be configured to meet a range of heavy- and severe-duty applications. Peterbilt unveiled the new model earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. It was developed through product research and development and was tested at the Paccrar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. The Model 567 comes standard with the ...

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Owner-operators have potential to get the most out of aero devices, SmartTruck says

SmartTruck's Mitch Greenberg says owner-operators could stand to gain most effectively the benefits from its UnderTray aerodynamic system. The company detailed its rigorous testing methods this week at proving grounds in S.C.

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Mack Twin Y Air Suspension Wins 2013 Swedish Steel Prize

The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension won the 2013 Swedish Steel Prize, an annual award recognizing the world’s most innovative design utilizing high-strength steel. The award was given by SSAB during an event Nov. 21 in Stockholm, Sweden. Mack Trucks was one of four finalists for the award. The Mack Twin Y air suspension is the trucking industry’s first suspension to utilize high-strength steel in a Y-shaped design. The strong, yet lightweight design reduces suspension windup ...

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Wabash rolls out 100,000th AeroSkirt

Wabash Composites, a division of Wabash National Corporation, has produced its 100,000th DuraPlate AeroSkirt. Wabash National developed the DuraPlate AeroSkirt in 2009 to address customers’ needs for improved fuel economy. The solution improves fuel economy by up to 6 percent, the company says, and provides a low total cost of ownership for fleet owners. The DuraPlate AeroSkirt is EPA SmartWay approved. Its structural composite material, DuraPlate, consists of two external steel skins thermally bonded to ...

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