equipment

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper available in 579, 567 models

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s Model 579 and vocational Model 567 in low- and mid-roof configurations.

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Daimler Trucks announces two new medium-duty engines

Daimler Trucks recently introduced its new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines, which will be manufactured at the Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich.

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Eaton, Cummins show off updates to integrated powertrain, Cummins previews ’17 ISX15

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts last week had the chance to test drive the SmartAdvantage powertrain, a joint effort that combines transmission maker Eaton's UltraShiftPLUS automated-manual transmission and Cummins' ISX15 engine.

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Ritchie Bros. auctioning fleet equipment from Swift, Penske, Wal-Mart

Ritchie Bros. will be selling hundreds of professionally-maintained, late-model Class 8 trucks and box trucks from major fleets at its unreserved public auctions in November and December.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be offered for certain Peterbilt models

Peterbilt will offer the Paccar’s new MX-11 engine in its Model 579 and Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13.

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Navistar recalls in some Cummins-equipped ProStars; Cummins recalls some nat gas engines

There have been several recalls issued recently from equipment manufacturers.

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Nearly 11,000 trucks being recalled in Fontaine fifth wheel recall

All major North American truck manufacturers have issued recalls for certain trucks equipped with Fontaine Ultra LT Fifth Wheel connectors, which were recalled by Fontaine in September.

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Midwest regional Truck Centers Inc.’s new website

TruckCentersInc.com combines both heavy truck sales and parts/service functionality for customers.

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Equipment news from ATA: Kenworth dealer certification, 40-inch sleeper for T880, new aero kits

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition took place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking equipment news announcements.

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Electrical system tech tip: Choosing a trailer nosebox

Space and moisture and circuit protection dominate concerns when choosing a nosebox to house wiring on the trailer.

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