Equipment

Texas two-step: Driving Freightliner SD models

Test-run in the Freightliner 114SD unladen and a 108SD in a loaded dump application: Freightliner leaned hard on its highway tractors to develop the SD vocational line. That’s a good thing.

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Freightliner increasing medium- and severe-duty truck production at N.C. plant

Daimler Trucks North America has announced it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

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Kenworth adds keyless entry system to T680, T880 trucks

Kenworth has announced a remote, keyless entry system available for its T680 and T880 trucks. There are also retrofit kits available for existing models of these trucks.

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Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. tackles tough road, energy, construction projects six decades running

The GOH 225- to 250-vehicle heavy construction trucking fleet is comprised predominantly of Mack trucks, including Mack Granite dump trucks.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama-Freightliner, Meritor-Kenworth, Bendix, Mahle

Here’s some good news for Freightliner truck buyers who prefer Yokohama Tires: New Freightliner trucks can be equipped with Yokohama’s complete line of commercial truck tires, including ultra-wide base, drive, trailer and steer/all-position. All available Yokohama tire positions are now an option in Freightliner’s Data ...

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Emissions-system issues hamper productivity for one owner-operator

And maybe more than just one, if anecdotal evidence is any indication. A report from Dave Palmer of S.C.-based Holly Knoll Services, whose triaxle dump, put into service in Jan '13, has been in the shop no less than six times over the emissions system. ...

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Kenworth offering rebate on Icon 900 to OOIDA members

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth Icon 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) during 2015.

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Equipment Spotlight: Truck batteries becoming smaller, lighter, tougher, smarter

For all of our dependence on truck batteries in commercial applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail. That’s why most of the slowly evolving developments involving automotive batteries over the past century have centered on longer maintenance-free life. Today, the focus is ...

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