Equipment

Photos, video: Peterbilt, Great Dane concept truck for Walmart unveiledImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

In addition to the teardrop shaped body that’s supposed to improve aerodynamics by 20 percent over conventional models, it has a fuel-neutral turbine engine, meaning it can run on diesel, gasoline, natural gas and biofuels among other sources.

Kinedyne Retract-a-Bar collapsible load restraint bar

| March 27, 2014

That Retract-a-Bar will be available in 90-120 days, and weight will be around 15 pounds, lighter than a typical jack bar, slightly heavier than a Kinedyne load lock.

Volvo head talks fuel efficiency of ‘14 engines, remote diagnostics

| March 27, 2014

Volvo President Goran Nyberg said the company’s 2014 engines are getting higher fuel economy than the company originally expected, besting their 2013 counterparts by 3 percent, rather than the 2 percent Volvo predicted.

Dometic launches updated battery-powered auxiliary AC

| March 27, 2014

The Dometic Split-System Blizzard 134a moves the split unit away from increasingly difficult-to-find R22 refrigerant into the newer 134a standard.

Daimler brands display ‘star power’ at MATSImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

From show-stopping tie-ins to Optimus Prime, NASCAR and tire-smoking tractors, to more mundane matters such as fuel efficiency improvements and automated transmission sales, Daimler Trucks North America used its press preview hour at the Mid-America ...

Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-AmericaImage Gallery

| March 26, 2014

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck ...

Peterbilt releases ‘Epiq’ fuel economy package, special edition anniversary truck

| March 26, 2014

Peterbilt turned 75 years old back in January. And the truck manufacturer is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with a special edition Model 579 tractor that will be the star of a nationwide tour starting in ...

Continental unveils three new truck tires, new ELD options

| March 26, 2014

Offering a glimpse into the next decade of transportation in North America, Continental’s Paul Williams, unveiled three new truck tires designed to fit applications that are expected to grow in prominence through 2025

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