equipment

XTRA Lease 2013 Size and Weight Guide now available

The 2013 Size & Weight Guide is now available from XTRA Lease, containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations. Fleets and owner-operators can download a digital version or request that a booklet version be mailed. The 30-page booklet offers details for where to register for fuel use tax and order IFTA trip permits, register vehicles and order IRP trip permits, register for UCRA, get hazardous materials/waste permits, and get overweight/oversize permits, to name a ...

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Freightliner issues recall of 46,000 Cascadias

Due to a software glitch that is causing daytime running lights to turn off, Freightliner is recalling 46,000 Cascadia model trucks.

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Volvo, Mack, Shell announce natural gas collaboration

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks have announced partnerships with Shell to collaborate on activities supporting the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The agreement is global and non-exclusive, and it will include collaboration on issues such as fuel specifications and emissions performance, as well as sharing of knowledge and experience in this market. The announcement coincides with Volvo’s development of a 13-liter LNG engine for North America, coming  in ...

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10 mpg? It looms, says Daimler’s CEO

Martin Daum said during in an address to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association that trucks getting 10 mpg "will definitely come during our professional lifetimes."

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Hadley SmartValve simplifies electronic height control

A video from the Hadley company details its new SmartValve electronic height control system's potential to reduce the physical burden on drivers raising and lowering landing gear, among other benefits.

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Eaton, Cummins unveil new powertrain package

The companies estimate their new powertrain package -- combining the ISX15 and Eaton's Advantage Series automated series transmission -- will deliver 3-6 percent fuel economy improvements.

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More vocational equipment at Work Truck Show

Among new equipment unveiled at the Work Truck Show this week in Indianapolis were a new Allison hybrid-drive system, the International TerraStar 4x4 and aerodynamic Kenworth medium-duty options.

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Navistar changes top leadership

Navistar President and COO Troy Clarke has been promoted to CEO, along with other changes in the truck maker's leadership structure.

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KW extends engine warranty for T680

Kenworth and Paccar have introduced the Extended Engine Warranty Program available to qualifying customers who purchase new Kenworth T680s equipped with PACCAR MX-13 engines and finance through Paccar Financial.

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Shorepower STEP reopens rebates

The Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) has reopened a limited number of idle-reduction equipment rebates for approved diesel-powered APUs, battery-powered HVAC systems and evaporative cooler systems with electric standby. STEP is also providing more than 1,000 plug-in connection kits to drivers who qualify. The kits are provided on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, but the recipient is responsible for installation costs. Two types of kits are available. The rebates are for 20 percent ...

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