Equipment

How to: Do a Brake Job

All the parts of the brake system wear, so replace all working parts, not just the linings.

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Tried and true

COVER STORY/ Cascadia quickly earns street cred as an aerodynamic leader on nation’s highways.

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James Hoffman, of Concorcd, N.C., takes his 1995 Peterbilt 379 down the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., at the 2010 Charlotte Diesel Super Show.

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Intermodal flatbed launched

Boyd Intermodal, along with partner Raildecks Intermodal, on Feb. 28 announced the launch of its Boyd/Raildecks flatbed intermodal product designed to allow industrial freight such as steel and aluminum coils to be transported by railroad. Class 1 railroads can enable the flatbed industry to create capacity ...

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Die-cast housing LED headlights

The TruckLite LED lamps, housed in die-cast aluminum housing, have a non-yellowing polycarbonate lens and feature a solid state, bulb-free system.  They are available as replacements for No. 6052, 6053, H6054 and HP6054 using a standard H4 3 blade connector. The lights’ multi-volt design works ...

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Refurbished trailers

XTRA Lease, a national rental trailer company, has added 9,400 trailers to its fleet, now totaling 25,000.  The trailers are equipped with fuel efficient aerodynamic side skirts and comply with California’s SmartWay and Greenhouse Gas regulations.  Refurbished flatbeds are also available, featuring new aluminum floors, ...

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Deep-treaded tire for improved traction

Made to last with a deep 33/32-in. tread to improve mileage and traction, the G741 MSD tire will be available in May in size 11R24.5, Load Range H. The tire’s cut- and chip-resistant and self-cleaning tread design is produced for oil field, mining, logging and ...

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Cummins reveals natural gas engine

Cummins Inc. announced a new on-highway natural gas engine with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G. The ISX12 G is built on the Cummins ISX12 and uses the same base engine and key components as its diesel counterpart. It features Cummins Westport's spark-ignited combustion technology with Stoichiometric ...

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