Equipment

Shell says ‘StarShip’ concept truck could be ready for cross-country fuel economy test by next spring

The futuristic and highly aerodynamic ‘StarShip’ concept truck in development by Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company could be completed as early as next spring, Shell marketing rep Kate Foucher last week.

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Cummins brings two new, rebranded 15-liter engines to market

Heavy-duty diesel engine maker Cummins this weekend introduced two new 15-liter engine offerings that will come to market late this year. The 2017 Cummins X15 engines offer two new configurations: The fuel-economy focused X15 Efficiency spec for long-haul applications and the X15 Performance spec for ...

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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Tesla says it’s developing all-electric heavy-duty truck

Tesla, makers of electric and semi-automated sedans, announced this week in an online blog post it has already begun work on an electric-powered heavy-duty truck.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage.

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Shell releases new diesel engine oil portfolio as part of next-gen oil category

The CK-4 Rotella products will replace the current CJ-4 Rotella oils used today and work with engines of all ages. The FA-4 products are designed for year-model 2017 and later engines and will have limited backwards compatibility.

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Trillium CNG to open 29 stations in Pennsylvania

Seven of the 29 locations will be open to the public, and more stations could be added, according to Love's. The public stations will be open to the motoring public, as well as light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks.

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International offering new predictive cruise control system for on-highway models

International's predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and updated commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

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Brake Safety Week inspection spree to be held in September

Here are the dates in which North American inspectors will hold a week-long inspection spree focusing on compliance of brake systems and components.

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Car haul for the long haul: Moving the Tesla with Earl Jackson

A run-in at a Nashville-area TA with veteran car hauler Earl Jackson, company driver today for small fleet The Finest Carrier, piloting a 2015 KW T680 w/ 144-inch ARI super sleeper hooked to an enclosed Kentucky trailer loaded with Tesla Model S and Model X ...

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Allison auto tranny available in KW T880

The Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic 7-speed transmission is now available on the T880, the combination suitable for a variety of vocational applications.

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Eaton boosts its manual transmission warranties

Eaton is increasing the warranty coverage for two of the company’s most popular heavy-duty manual transmissions. Customers who spec an Eaton RTLO (13- or 18-speed transmission), with Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will get a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The ...

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