equipment

Mack Twin Y Air Suspension Wins 2013 Swedish Steel Prize

The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension won the 2013 Swedish Steel Prize, an annual award recognizing the world’s most innovative design utilizing high-strength steel. The award was given by SSAB during an event Nov. 21 in Stockholm, Sweden. Mack Trucks was one of four finalists for the award. The Mack Twin Y air suspension is the trucking industry’s first suspension to utilize high-strength steel in a Y-shaped design. The strong, yet lightweight design reduces suspension windup ...

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Wabash rolls out 100,000th AeroSkirt

Wabash Composites, a division of Wabash National Corporation, has produced its 100,000th DuraPlate AeroSkirt. Wabash National developed the DuraPlate AeroSkirt in 2009 to address customers’ needs for improved fuel economy. The solution improves fuel economy by up to 6 percent, the company says, and provides a low total cost of ownership for fleet owners. The DuraPlate AeroSkirt is EPA SmartWay approved. Its structural composite material, DuraPlate, consists of two external steel skins thermally bonded to ...

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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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