equipment

Mack announces new 405-hp MP7 engine

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 8 the new Mack MP7 405 Super Econodyne engine, available with up to 405 hp and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Tango claims it bought 450 defective engines in latest Navistar lawsuit

Major national carrier Tango Transport has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and 2012. Tango claims the engines were defective and Navistar concealed that information from buyers.

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Navistar cuts losses, sees $250M year-over-year turnaround in third quarter

Navistar International announced Sept. 2 a third quarter net loss of $2 million — positive news for a company that’s seen losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in recent quarters.

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Goodyear offers fleet benefits to independents

Independent owner-operators attending the Great American Trucking Show have the chance to win up to two tires if they sign up for the Goodyear Smart Fleet program.

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Kenworth adds nat gas option to T880

Kenworth announced this week it is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck.  The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque. The ISX12 G is available with manual, automatic and Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission options. Kenworth says the nat gas option is "ideal" for T880 dump trucks, mixers, ...

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Navistar denied request to dismiss lawsuit over alleged engine defects

A federal court Aug. 18 ruled to deny a motion made by Navistar-International to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against it over its EGR-only MaxxForce engine line, according to court documents.

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Photos: How gliders come to be

Note: This story is part of a larger package on glider kits and their viability for owner-operators. Click here to see the main story.  Fitzgerald’s plant in Byrdstown, Tenn., specializes in putting engines and transmissions into the glider bodies, says Tommy Fitzgerald. It receives engines from a Fitzgerald plant in Kentucky, where the company tears down old trucks. Once the engines have been inspected and the blocks are approved for remanufacturing, they’re shipped to the Tennessee ...

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Volvo: 2016 models see fuel efficiency boost from aero, powertrain changes

Volvo Trucks says its 2016 VN series of on-highway tractors has better aerodynamics and a more sophisticated powertrain than current models, both of which it says will push the company’s next line of trucks to better fuel economy.

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Cummins N.Y. plant celebrates 40 years

Cummins celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. Typically, more than 400 engines are built per day at JEP, and the plant produced its 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine in the summer of 2013. Each of the plant's engines meets the emissions regulations in every part of the world to which they are shipped. "The Jamestown Engine Plant plays a critical role in our company's ability to produce a broad range of ...

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Volvo, Freightliner issue recalls for some on-highway tractors

Volvo is recalling 862 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks. Freightliner is recalling 194 2015 model Cascadia, 122SD and Business Class M2 units.

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