equipment

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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Detroit unveils telematics system, makes DT12 available for DD13-equipped trucks

Detroit has introduced its Detroit Connect telematics tablet, which is designed to help drivers navigate, comply with hours of service regulations, perform pre- and post-trip inspections and send and receive two-way messages.

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New side skirt for tank trailers from Wabash

Real-world tests with a chemical-tanker fleet showed 7 percent fuel savings running tanks outfitted with the new DuraPlate AeroSkirt.

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7 ways to spend too much on tires

Practices that optimize tread wear, preserve sidewall strength and lengthen tire life in other ways can save hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars a year. Here are the most common tire threats.

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Truck, engine makers want Navistar EPA credits revoked

Some U.S. manufacturers say Navistar's credits came at the expense of its competitors, who invested millions into research and development of modern engine tech.

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4 tips for buying a used truck

Your next truck could generate close to $1 million in revenue – possibly much more. So it’s worth taking plenty of time to make the right choice.

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