equipment

Low-viscosity oil field trials pushing fuel economy

Field trials of Shell Rotella's lower-viscosity oils have shown up to 3 percent fuel economy improvements as the company works to develop the PC-11 oil category.

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Navistar confirms ‘workforce reductions’

Navistar is cutting jobs, but declines further comment until an event next week, said spokesperson Elissa Maurer. The Chicago Tribune reported on Aug. 9 that the company was planning "a few hundred layoffs." Another 140 contract jobs are reported to be terminated as well. The Chicago-area Daily Herald published a similar story.   "We have been in the process of workforce reductions and more details will be covered on our third quarter analyst call on Wednesday morning," wrote Maurer.

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Low-viscosity oils to be integral in meeting next emissions, mileage targets

Follow news editor James Jaillet on Twitter for live updates from Shell Rotella's tech center in Germany, later in the week including action from a Class 8 truck-racing series.

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PHOTO: Welcome to the Big Apple, Kenworth T680

The ATD Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year graced the digital display of the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square last week.

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Navistar’s SCR transition nearing fruition with TranStar model

The launch of the International TranStar regional-haul tractor with a MaxxForce 13 engine employing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology continues Navistar's SCR transition.

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Pulling profits: The pros and cons of trailer ownership

Owning a trailer offers more revenue and business control. Is it right for you?

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KW T370 all-wheel-drive spec

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority chooses all-wheel drive as its standard spec to navigate miles of diverse off-road terrain. Its most recent purchase: several Kenworth T370s in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations.

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Sacramento promoting plug-in over idling

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is working with drivers and truck stop operators to achieve a clean-air alternative to truck idling. SMUD has partnered with federal and state agencies to promote a big rig plug-in program to reduce truck emissions. More than 30 electrical Shorepower hookups have been installed at the Sacramento 49er Truck Travel Plaza, off Interstate 80. The current 18-month demonstration project is intended to gather technical data and determine feasibility. If ...

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Idle Smart/OOIDA partnership

OOIDA members to receive rebate on the purchase of the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop solution for in-cab climate control.

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Inland adds full service

Inland Truck Parts has moved to a bigger, brand-new facility in North Platte, Neb., and is now offering full-service truck maintenance and repairs. The facility is 26,000 square feet and hosts a full drive-in service with six service bays. The new location is on Newberry Access Road, south of I-80.  

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