equipment

Stay in control of your warranty

Manufacturers can invalidate warranties for many reasons. Here are some tips to keep you in the clear.

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Inland Truck Parts expands

Inland Truck Parts has moved to a new 37,000 square-foot facility at the corner of Highland Road and Highway 26 in Scottsbluff, Kansas.

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Detroit Diesel approves recycled oil

Safety-Kleen Systems announced that Detroit Diesel has approved its EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM for use in Detroit Diesel engines. To make EcoPower, Safety-Kleen collects used oil and rerefines it and cleans it, and the finished product, Safety-Kleen says, is cleaner than the original. It's put through a closed-loop refining process to removed contaminants like fuel, water, sulfur and dirt. Click here to see a video from Safety-Kleen about EcoPower and a million-mile engine test ...

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Photo timeline: Kenworth celebrates 90 years

Kenworth turns 90 this year, the truck manufacturer announced this week. Here are photos of Kenworth trucks through the years.

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RigDig to be offered on CommercialTruckTrader.com

Used truck history report service RigDig will now be accessible directly on Commercial Truck Trader's website, per a new partnership formed between the two. RigDig also began a partnership — announced this week — with the Wholesale Industrial Network, which will allow dealers and buyers easier, quicker access to the service's truck history reports. On CommercialTruckTrader.com, reports can be had simply by choosing a vehicle. RigDig is owned by Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly's Equipment Data Associates and is the ...

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Kenworth T680 named ATD’s Truck of the Year

The Kenworth T680 with the 76-inch sleeper and Paccar's MX engine was named as the American Truck Dealers' 2013 Commercial Truck of the Year in the Class 8 category.

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Paccar engine brochure available

The new Paccar MX-13 engine brochure is now available to customers and dealers. The brochure contains operating features and technical specifications, as well as highlighting the MX-13 engine’s technology and fuel-economy innovations, Paccar says. The MX-13 is available in Peterbilt’s on-highway and vocational product line-up. The engine comes in  horsepower ranges from 380 to 500, and meets the EPA’s 2013 emissions requirements.

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XTRA adds 2,000 trailers

XTRA Lease has ordered more than 2,000 new trailers for 2013, including a mix of dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, chassis and lift-gated van trailers. In addition, the company is retrofitting hundreds of 2010 model trailers in California with side skirts, making them compliant with CARB requirements. Fuel-saving aerodynamic side skirts and low-rolling resistance tires have become standard features on all new XTRA Lease trailers, the company says.

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Daimler Trucks cutting up to 1,300 jobs

In a move that will leave 1,300 North American factory workers out of a job, Daimler Trucks North America is laying off 2,100 people worldwide, according to multiple reports.

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More states working on APU weight exemptions

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

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