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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Senate nixes 33-foot twin trailer provision in DOT funding bill

The Senate’s original legislation included a provision to increase the tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, but an amendment brought to the Senate floor Wednesday stripped the bill of the provision. Its sponsor calls it a win for small business truckers.

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Congress to attempt to hammer out unified highway bill, owner-op ‘poison pill,’ size/weight already see action

Of key trucking interests on the table heading into the conference committee are potential inclusions of size and weight changes and, perhaps more pressing for owner-operators, fixing language in the bill that could potentially create havoc for about 450,000 carriers, many of them small fleets and owner-operators.

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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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Optronics’ back-up LED lamps

Optronics’ BUL003CB 4-inch round and BUL002CB 6-inch oval back-up lamps are the latest additions to the company’s One LED line of single-diode lamps. Both are engineered to provide a service life of about 100,000 hours and to meet federal photometric requirements for visibility and safety. The ...

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Minimizer’s Freightliner floor mats

Minimizer’s Custom Molded Floor Mats line now includes offerings for Freightliner’s Coronado (model years 2010-16) and 122SD (2013-16). The company’s engineers use technology to scan the interior measurements and angles of each specific make and model to facilitate an exact fit. A retention hook mounted ...

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Bridgestone Commercial’s Bandag trailer retread

Bridgestone Commercial’s Bandag TR4.1 trailer retread is suited for small to medium truckload, less-than-truckload and pickup-and-delivery fleets. The TR4.1 is designed with a smooth and continuous shoulder that facilitates uniform wear, a compound that contributes to long wear, circumferential grooves that help evacuate water and ...

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Amsoil’s Synthetic Air Tool Oil

Amsoil’s Synthetic Air Tool OilAmsoil’s Synthetic Air Tool Oil is formulated to provide added lubricity for pneumatic equipment, including grinders, impact wrenches, ratchet wrenches, chisels, drills, sanders, hammers and nail guns. The oil is designed to lubricate rotary and piston-type air tool bearings and motors ...

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