equipment

Retreads: Modern money savers?

Do you utilize retreaded tires in your operation? If not, you could stand to save money doing so, says an in-depth look at the issue on Overdrive sister site CCJ.

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Bridgestone unveils new Ecopia

Bridgestone has developed the a new drive radial, the M760 Ecopia, that is EPA SmartWay verified and CARB compliant.

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New KW T680 available for order

The Kenworth T680 with a 52-inch sleeper is now available for order, the truck maker announced this week. Kenworth unveiled the truck in March at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The company says the 52-inch sleeper is well-suited for regional hauling applications, including tank, bulk, flatbed, heavy-haul and lowboy, where drivers may spend just two or three nights on the road during a typical week. The sleeper offers operators up to approximately 600 pounds in weight ...

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Goodyear boosts tire availability

Steer, drive and trailer tires in the tire manufacturer's Fuel Max line will be available at TA and Petro locations in July 2013.

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SEC fines Paccar for accounting, reporting error

PACCAR, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has been fined by the SEC for an accounting error in reporting its earnings.

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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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