equipment

Mack announces $70M investment in truck assembly plant

Plant enhancements will include a 75,000 square-foot expansion to improve material handling and flow; new manufacturing IT systems; equipment and tooling; and a new building for conducting quality audits on completed vehicles.

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Freightliner recalling almost 9,000 Cascadias

The recall notice says affected units may have insufficient contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins and the overheated connection, which can increase risk of a fire.

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Volvo sells 100,000th I-Shift-equipped truck in North America

Volvo introduced the I-Shift in North America in 2007, becoming the first truck manufacturer to bring an integrated AMT to the market. The I-Shift became standard on all Volvo-powered models in 2013.

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International offering seats with rollover protection as option on ProStar models

International has announced it will offer a seat with rollover protection as an option on its ProStar Class 8 trucks.

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Dometic’s new solar-charge truck battery systems

Dometic Group unveiled its new solar power systems with partner eNow for heavy-duty truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Truck Enterprises Hagerstown relocates to larger facility

The new location is less than a mile southeast of the former Truck Enterprises site on 8 acres near Interstate 81 and State Highway 11.

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Shell Rotella coolant recalled for lack of bitterant

Shell has asked distributors and retailers to return certain coolant products after it was discovered the products were under-treated with bitterant -- an additive used to make the product unpalatable for animals and children.

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FMCSA orders recall-affected Volvo trucks out-of-service

Affected trucks include model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM trucks manufactured from May 11, 2015 through March 8, 2016.

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Volvo issues recall of some 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, VNM models

Volvo is recommending that affected vehicles not be driven until the final remedy is available, adding the company is currently validating an interim remedy that it expects to make available “very shortly while it develops a final remedy.”

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Kenworth offering Bendix Wingman Fusion system on Kenworth T680, T880

Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates and advances a suite of Bendix safety technologies – radar, camera, the vehicle’s brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS – into a comprehensive driver assistance system.

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