equipment

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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Volvo adding QR codes to all new trucks

Volvo announced it will be incorporating QR Codes into all new trucks in an effort to reduce downtime for owners and drivers and increase efficiency of technicians.

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Mack selects fifth-wheel supplier

Mack Trucks announced that Jost International, a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, landing gears and kingpins, will supply fifth-wheel coupling devices as a standard feature on Mack Pinnacle, Titan and Granite models. Jost fifth wheels, which are manufactured in Greeneville, Tenn., are made with only four moving parts, making them simple and safe. The wheels utilize a spring-loaded steel locking bar that slides into position securing the kingpin automatically.  

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Navistar records $3 billion net loss in 2012

Navistar reported a loss of $2.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, stemming largely from restructuring efforts and warranty claims on its 2010 MaxxForce engines.

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Vanguard opens Mack dealer

Vanguard Truck Centers announced the opening of its newest Mack and Isuzu dealership in St. Louis, Mo. The dealership is located in downtown St. Louis, off Highway 64 and Highway 44. The new location’s address is 2350 Chouteau Avenue, and is the previous home of F&C Truck Center. Vanguard and its sister company Norwood Equipment now offer a total of 12 locations across the U.S.

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EPA verifies Goodyear

Three Goodyear truck tire retread products have received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max. The verification, the tire maker says, highlights its commitment to fuel efficiency and the three products provide low-rolling resistance among other benefits. Features of the products include Goodyear's Tredlock Technology and grooves made specifically for certain applications like wet or snowy roads.

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Kenworth offering rebate

Kenworth announced it will extend a $1,000 rebate to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members through 2013 on qualifying new sleeper truck purchases. The program, originally introduced 11 years ago, can be used with the purchase of the Kenworth T660 and T800 models, among others. The W900 with 72-inch AeroCab or 86-inch studio AeroCab sleeper, T680 with 76-inch sleeper, and T700 with 75-inch Aerodyne sleeper are also eligible. Buyers must show their OOIDA membership card to ...

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Obama applauds Detroit Diesel’s new plant

Obama visits to praise the company for its $120 million investment into a Redford, Mich.-based plant to build its DT12 automated-manual transmission.

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