equipment

Natural gas payoff: Utility, ROI in construction trucking apps

While natural gas engines and retrofits are not cheap, the key question is your return on investment. Does it pay to run a truck or a fleet on natural gas?

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Navistar hires former Peterbilt GM Bill Kozek as president

Navistar announced Monday, May 20, that it has hired longtime Peterbilt executive Bill Kozek as president of its North America Truck and Parts division.

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Penske buys 500 Freightliners

Penske Truck Rental announced this week the addition of 500 new Freightliner tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet, all featuring Eaton’s UltraShift Plus MHP automated transmissions. The transmission uses an electronic clutch actuator to provide faster shifting and smoother engagement and engages the clutch at idle, giving the driver control in challenging situations. Penske provides businesses with sleeper and day-cab semi-tractors, straight trucks, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, trailers, and more. To rent a truck from ...

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Peterbilt names engine, medium-duty dealers of year

Peterbilt Trucks recently named Rush Peterbilt Truck Center the 2012 Medium Duty Dealer of the Year and Valley Peterbilt the 2012 Paccar MX-13 Engine Dealer of the Year. Rush Peterbilt Truck Center, of Nashville, Tenn., led the sale and support of the full lineup of Peterbilt medium-duty trucks. This is the second year Valley Peterbilt, of Stockton, Calif., has received its award.

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Mobil Delvac releases low-viscosity oil aimed at increasing fuel economy, sustainability

Mobil Delvac has expanded its diesel engine oil line to include a low-viscosity synthetic oil, Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 which has been formulated to help owner-operators save fuel and lower maintenance costs.

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Detroit’s automated-manual transmission coming to U.S. market

The Detroit DT12 automated-manual transmission that will be available exclusively in Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with Detroit DD15 engines starting next month.

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Schneider unveils first-ever intermodal tank container for liquids, chemicals

In a move that the carrier says will remove the remove some supply chain inefficiencies, Schneider National Bulk Carriers this week has introduced the first liquid and chemical hauler that can be used for both truck and rail.

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Free load securement webinar

Columbus McKinnon continues its free webinar series with a 3-part series on chain and rigging safety starting Thursday. The sessions are designed to familiarize drivers with federal regulations, engineering standards, and the safe and proper use of chain and rigging products. Register online for part one of the series. Part 1: CHAIN INSPECTION Thursday, April 25th • 11:00 to 11:45 am EST Learn the requirements of OSHA regulations and ASME guidelines for proper inspection of alloy chain slings. Part 2: ...

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Mack introduces transmission fluid

Mack Trucks has introduced the Bulldog mDrive Transmission Fluid SAE 75W-80, for its mDrive automated manual transmission. The fully synthetic, heavy-duty transmission lubricant is available for all applications and is formulated to meet the exacting Transmission Fluid 97318 specification. The fluid is available in five-gallon pails and four one-gallon jugs. Features include a high viscosity index, shear stability, thermal durability and oxidation resistance, and stable, optimized friction properties, Mack says.  

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Navistar gets EPA approval for 13-liter engine, names COO

The 13-liter MaxxForce engine equipped with Cummins aftertreatment has been certified as EPA compliant.

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