equipment

Navistar recalls 124 ProStars, Great Dane recalls 1,008 flatbed trailers

Great Dane is recalling more than 1,000 2013-2015 flatbed trailers for potentially faulty brackets used to store J-hook cargo restraint plates, and Navistar is recalling 124 2014 International ProStar tractors built with rear axle shafts that are too short.

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Something big brewing at Cummins?

OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts hits the road early next week to visit Cummins' headquarters in Columbus, Ind.  While the trip is not inherently out of the ordinary, he writes in a blog post on OD sister site CCJ, the timing is: Cummins had a room full of trucking industry reporters on hand for a presentation and dinner just a week ago at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.  Less than two weeks after that trip, the company's spending "its ...

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Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

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Running ‘free’: Another key to making turbo boost

The extra exhaust flow you'll get from a heavy-duty high-performance ceramic-coated exhaust manifold will allow the turbo to spool up quicker, and the ECM will see the turbo boost sooner and release the fuel earlier. And it'll save you fuel.

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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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