equipment

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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Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright options and performance levels of the Paccar MX-13 engine. Users can then save and email an image of their truck and get in touch with a Peterbilt dealership to complete the process. The configurator can be accessed from peterbilt.com’s home page by ...

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Freightliner making Cummins’ nat gas engine available for severe duty truck

Daimler Trucks North America this week announced the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck beginning in 2015.

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Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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Gliders offer simple way to natural gas use

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.  Glider kits can give owner-operators an easier, cheaper way to delve into natural gas power than buying a new dedicated truck off the lot, says Lyle Jensen, chief executive officer of American Power Group, which works with glider kit makers and truck buyers to employ a dual-fuel system. A glider kit that employs ...

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Navistar hit with another class-action suit over alleged EGR-only engine defects

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar-International and its MaxxForce engine line has been made public, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and concealing those defects from truck buyers.

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Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

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Class-action lawsuit accuses Navistar of knowingly selling defective engines

A class-action lawsuit filed July 10 by three trucking companies against Navistar-International echoes claims of similar lawsuits filed this week: The truck and engine maker knew its EGR-only MaxxForce engines had defects and Navistar concealed those problems from buyers.

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Trucking revolution: Industry to see drastic changes in coming years from tech advancements

big, revolutionary changes are coming to the industry — and likely within the next decade — says OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts, based on the technology he's seen on a two-week tour of European truck and component manufacturers.

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