equipment

New partnership on CNG trucks

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Watson Engineering are teaming on Mainstay's proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks.

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Eaton to settle with ZF, Meritor for $500 million

The settlement agreement is subject to ZF Friedrichshafen AG corporate approval, which is expected in early July.

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Mack puts $26M into truck plant

Mack Trucks announced this week a $26 million upgrade project to its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., that will "improve the plant's efficiency and help it deliver even higher quality trucks" to buyers, the truck and engine maker said.  The investment includes a realignment of sub-assembly and material handling to more efficiently support the main vehicle assembly lines.  The plant will also implement new processes and install new equipment to improve its post-production inspection and ...

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Overcoming the ‘gap': A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

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Mack rolls out new website

Mack Trucks says it has — in conjunction with its recently updated branding initiatives — updated its website (macktrucks.com), aiming at ease of use by customers.  The site is optimized for mobile devices and "serves as a straightforward source of information about Mack's products and services and helps customers connect with local Mack dealers," the truck maker says.  The website allows buyers to search for the Mack model best suited for their application — highway, construction, refuse, ...

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Goodyear expanding network to Greensboro, N.C.

Goodyear is expanding its commercial tire and service network to the Greensboro, N.C., market, the company announced this week.  It is bringing its "Total Package Solution" in its expansion, which includes: -A full range of commercial truck tires for every application -Technologies like Goodyear DuraSeal and FuelMax -A full line of retread products, including Goodyear spliceless UniCircle -Goodyear-FleetHQ 24/7 emergency roadside service  -Goodyear SMart Fleet program

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Peterbilt announces new nat gas powertrain option of Cummins ISX12 G and Eaton’s UltraShift

Peterbilt announced this week a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles that combines the Cummins Westport ISX12 G and the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission. It will be available for its Models 579, 567, 384 and 365 and works for both CNG- and LNG-powered trucks.

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Kenworth announces T680 Road Tour

Truck operators will have opportunities to check out the Kenworth T680 Advantage in a three-month road tour announced this week by Kenworth.

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9 items struggling owner-operators usually don’t have

After working with owner-operators for the last 37 years, I’ve concluded there are nine items that struggling owner-ops usually are missing. Here they are.

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Mack recalling 44,000 trucks for hazard light defect, Navistar recalling 300

Mack has issued a recall for 44,047 trucks spanning various years and models for potentially defective hazard warning lights, according to a recall notice made public this week. International is recalling 297 trucks for potential loose or missing bolts in brake calipers.

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