equipment

Daimler announces mass layoff at Freightliner manufacturing plant

Freightliner parent company Daimler Trucks North America issued in late December layoff warnings to nearly 1,000 employees at its Cleveland, North Carolina, truck manufacturing plant.

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Custom Truck Sales opens new parts and service facility in Saskatchewan

Custom Truck Sales recently opened a new parts and service facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on Highway 4 and the TransCanada Highway.

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Doonan’s new drop deck/boat trailer design

The design of a niche series of 48-foot by 102-inch Black Gold Dropdeck trailers encompasses a 10-foot top deck, V–type cross-members and a 5-foot rear pull-out extension for boat, deck freight hauling.

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Kenworth opens new dealership in Shreveport, La.

Kenworth of Louisiana-Shreveport recently opened a facility about a half mile south of Interstate 20.

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Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper available in 579, 567 models

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s Model 579 and vocational Model 567 in low- and mid-roof configurations.

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Daimler Trucks announces two new medium-duty engines

Daimler Trucks recently introduced its new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines, which will be manufactured at the Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich.

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Eaton, Cummins show off updates to integrated powertrain, Cummins previews ’17 ISX15

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts last week had the chance to test drive the SmartAdvantage powertrain, a joint effort that combines transmission maker Eaton's UltraShiftPLUS automated-manual transmission and Cummins' ISX15 engine.

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Ritchie Bros. auctioning fleet equipment from Swift, Penske, Wal-Mart

Ritchie Bros. will be selling hundreds of professionally-maintained, late-model Class 8 trucks and box trucks from major fleets at its unreserved public auctions in November and December.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be offered for certain Peterbilt models

Peterbilt will offer the Paccar’s new MX-11 engine in its Model 579 and Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13.

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Navistar recalls in some Cummins-equipped ProStars; Cummins recalls some nat gas engines

There have been several recalls issued recently from equipment manufacturers.

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