equipment

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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Navistar still under fire from competing truck, engine makers

Though Navistar won a court ruling last week that dismissed a case brought by rival truck and engine makers about the validity of the compliance certificates issued to the company, the court battle appears to be far from over.

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Fitzgerald Increases production to meet demand

Fitzgerald has increased its production of gilder kits to about 40 to 55 completed units per week to handle larger quantity orders.  With its new facility in Albany, Ky., Fitzgerald has increased its production capabilities, it said this week. Reorganizing the disassembly and reassembly of the glider kit process has given them room to grow at an almost unlimited rate. Fitzgerald Glider Kits is based in Crossville, Tenn., and specializes in completing rolling glider units with non-emission ...

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Court dismisses challenge to Navistar’s use of emissions credits

The "certificates of conformity" allowed Navistar to make and sell non-complaint model engines while being assessed a fine on each one sold.

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How to start and stick with a retread program

One prevalent frustration in the commercial tire industry is that many owner-operators remain suspicious of retreads. As a consequence, they lack a coherent used tire program – and experts say they simply are throwing money away.

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Mack releases Christmas Tree Truck design

Mack Trucks revealed the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree truck decal design for the two custom Mack Pinnacle models transporting the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree cross-country.

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Analysis shows problematic background on 3% of used trucks

A RigDig study of all truck history reports run by customers during the five months ending Sept. 3 showed 2.9 percent of the trucks had been flagged as junk, salvage or having a serious issue, such as fire or flood damage.

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