equipment

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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LED headlamp test: Not just brighter, but wider and more natural illumination

LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.

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Navistar says it has completed transition to SCR

Navistar, maker of International trucks, says it has completed its transition away from exhaust gas recirculation-only engines to selective catalytic reduction exhaust aftertreatment tech as a means to comply with 2010 engine emissions standards.

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Thousands of International trucks recalled due to fifth wheel jaw release problem

Navistar has issued a recall for 16,107 International trucks — year model 2008-2013 LoneStar, ProStar and TranStar trucks — due to an issue that could cause the fifth wheel to release the trailer from the tractor.

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Two new Peterbilt dealerships open in Ga.

Peterbilt’s network now has two new locations: Peterbilt of Albany (Ga.) and Peterbilt of Tifton (Ga.). Both full-service locations are owned by the John Prince family, who have owned dealerships in south Georgia for more than 45 years.                Peterbilt of Albany is located at:                 1707 South Slappey Blvd.                 Albany, GA 31707                 229-883-6736 local                 229-883-7178 fax   Peterbilt of Tifton is located at:                 1612 U.S. Highway 82 W                 Tifton, GA 31793                 229-386-4060 local                 800-551-8664 toll free                 229-386-4070 fax  

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