equipment

Cummins ISX15 earns EPA 2014 certification

The engine maker has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.

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Eaton supports hybrid program

Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel-efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project is a program to help speed the introduction of hybrid trucks with financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 for eligible vehicles. Some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with Eaton hybrid ...

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Navistar discontinues MaxxForce 15, drops ICT+ terminology

Navistar announced today at that it will drop its MaxxForce 15-liter heavy-duty diesel engine in favor of the Cummins ISX15.

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Programs for buyers low on cash or credit: Used truck market, Part 3

Buyers who lacking a big down payment or extra money for a warranty can often find carrier programs that meet their needs.

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Qualifying for lending: Used truck market, Part 2

Though some owner-operators may find it difficult to get financing, lenders are much more willing to work with used truck buyers than in recent years.

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Daimler debuts advanced aero truck and trailer

Daimler Trucks announced an Aerodynamics Truck & Trailer initiative that it says provides a more fuel-efficient design between tractor and trailer.

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Used truck market: The toll of emissions standards, recession

Used truck customers – including first-time buyers – will find qualifying for financing the easiest it’s been since the recession, say analysts and lenders. They’ll also find the trucks to be older and more expensive.

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First Peterbilt 579 delivered

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the delivery of the first Model 579 to TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa.

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FleetPride acquires MI facility

FleetPride, Inc., a heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer. The 15,300 square-foot facility is located in Westland, Mich., and marks FleetPride’s ninth location in Michigan. The Great Lakes Truck & Trailer was founded in 1979 by Dan Cable. Upon acquisition, employment offers were extended to the 16 previous employees of the company. For more information, visit FleetPride.

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Great Dane plant’s first trailer

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., refrigerated trailer plant sent its first customer trailer to Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla.

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