equipment

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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Hodyon recalls all Dynasys APUs

Hodyon, maker of the Dynasys auxiliary power units, announced this week on its website that it has "determined a potential safety risk" with all Dynasys APU models and is asking Dynasys owners to discontinue use.

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Lean and mean vs. big and tough: Is a 13- or 15-liter engine best for you?

The leading heavy-duty engine sizes differ by only two liters, and one now dominates the market. Make sure you’re powered by the best fit for your operation.

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15L engines more fuel efficient than ever

Engine makers understand that bigger engines still fit many applications, which is why all continue to offer – and improve upon – larger-liter designs.

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Bridgestone reintroduces Dayton brand

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced this week the reintroduction of its Dayton medium-duty truck tire line for 2013. The tires are made in the U.S. and, because of lower costs, Bridgestone says, they're made for small fleets and independent drivers. The tires are available for steer, drive, and trailer applications, and each application comes in a variety of sizes.

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13-liter vs. 15-liter: Which is right for you? Part 1

The leading heavy-duty engine sizes differ by only two liters, and one now dominates the market. Make sure you’re powered by the best fit for your operation.

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