Equipment

All major U.S. truck makers affected by Cummins nat gas recall, Autocar the latest

In paperwork filed with NHTSA, Cummins says its recall of more than 25,000 natural gas engines affects all major North American truck manufacturers.

NASCAR haulers switch to Mobil Delvac

ExxonMobil has announced that NASCAR began this month using Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 engine oil in its 65-truck fleet as part of the sport's Race to Green initiative.

Equipment Spotlight: For today’s tech-heavy trucks, AGM batteries may be best

Vehicular batteries are technological marvels. But for all our dependence on them in both commercial and consumer applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail, of course. For most of the past century, automotive battery development has been slow and steady, with most of the resulting improvements focusing on longer maintenance-free life. Now, all that is changing: Rising fuel prices, anti-idling laws, alternative-drive vehicles and an exponential boom in the power requirements on commercial vehicles all are driving more battery research and development. Experts say the next generation of truck batteries will be smaller and lighter with greater energy storage capacity. Moreover, these batteries will be smarter: They will be able to control and prioritize energy consumption while automatically counteracting ...

Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

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Hamilton Caster’s heavy-duty series

Hamilton’s 7700 Caster Series is a line of dual-wheel solid pneumatic casters designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8,400 pounds per caster. The series is rated for heavy-duty ground support and is built for greater stability due ...

Webb Wheel Aftermarket’s brake drum

Webb Wheel Aftermarket’s Vortex Unlimited brake drum features the company’s wear indicators and Cool Running Technology vents designed to conduct heat away from brakes and increase airflow to facilitate cooler operating temperatures, improved braking ...

Bully Dog’s ECM tuner

Bully Dog’s latest ECM Tuner is available for Cat, Cummins, Detroit and Paccar engines. The tuner’s “Economy” setting is designed to help drivers achieve mileage gains of 6 to 12 percent or more and to increase horsepower and torque by up to 15 percent ...

RoadPro’s Wilson clear-view antenna

RoadPro’s Wilson T2000 Series CB Antenna line now is available with a clear-view feature with a stainless-steel center-loaded coil exposed by a clear exterior shell. The antenna uses silver-plated copper wire to help facilitate added power and easier tuning, ...

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