equipment

More than 9,000 trailers added to recall due to faulty valve component

Manac, Polar Tank Trailer, Heil, East and Hyundai recalled a total of more than 9,000 trailers to add to the original group of recalls, which includes Great Dane, Fontaine, Wabash, Wilson, Utility and several other trailer makers.

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Several trailer manufacturers recall more than 30,000 trailers due to faulty valve component

An affected trailer, according to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will have an audible air leak from the dash-mounted park control valve or red glad hand when it’s disconnected before the trailer is decoupled, and the leak will continue until the trailer reservoirs and spring brake chambers have no air pressure.

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eNow cab/trailer roof solar-charge system for battery-based APUs and more

Jeff Flath of eNow says the company's five years' worth of design and testing work with partners among the larger fleets has proven out the design of their system, ready to market to owner-operators with auxiliary battery-based anti-idling systems.

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Daimler brings industry’s first electric-powered truck

Daimler Trucks, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, introduced Wednesday the industry's first take on an electric-powered truck, besting upstart Nikola Motor Company and electric vehicle maker Tesla, both of whom announced plans this year for a heavy-duty electric truck.

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Mack showcasing mDrive HD 13-speed AMT in virtual reality videos

Using virtual reality headgear, Google Cardboard or a smartphone, drivers can take a 360-degree look of the cab interior, while also seeing the truck while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway.

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Shell says ‘StarShip’ concept truck could be ready for cross-country fuel economy test by next spring

The futuristic and highly aerodynamic ‘StarShip’ concept truck in development by Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company could be completed as early as next spring, Shell marketing rep Kate Foucher last week.

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Cummins brings two new, rebranded 15-liter engines to market

Heavy-duty diesel engine maker Cummins this weekend introduced two new 15-liter engine offerings that will come to market late this year. The 2017 Cummins X15 engines offer two new configurations: The fuel-economy focused X15 Efficiency spec for long-haul applications and the X15 Performance spec for heavy-haul and other more demanding applications.

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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Shell releases new diesel engine oil portfolio as part of next-gen oil category

The CK-4 Rotella products will replace the current CJ-4 Rotella oils used today and work with engines of all ages. The FA-4 products are designed for year-model 2017 and later engines and will have limited backwards compatibility.

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International offering new predictive cruise control system for on-highway models

International's predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and updated commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

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