Equipment

Changing Gear: News from Utility, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Hino, Snap-on

In the market for your own flatbed but you’d like a closer look? Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has released a new video showcasing the company’s flatbed and curtainsided trailer models. The video features information on the components and manufacturing process of Utility’s 4000A, an aluminum/steel ...

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Cummins develops iPhone, iPad service app

Cummins announced this week it has released a new app for Apple iOS devices. Dubbed QuickServe Online, it offers users easy, mobile access to Cummins’ parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins serial numbers, the engine maker says. It also has ...

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Kenworth adds ‘virtual driver coach’ option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth introduced Oct. 17 a new driver coaching system that will be available in T680 and T880 models spec’d with the Paccar MX-13 engine and an automated transmission. The Driver Performance Assistant will give immediate feedback to drivers on how their operation of the truck ...

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‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

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Drive test: Western Star’s newly released 5700XE on-highway tractor

Western Star goes for a major style reset with its first aerodynamic tractor.

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Changing Gear: Tire rewind

This week we’re resuming Overdrive’s series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few ...

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Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque of both the engine and your right foot.

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Navistar seeks consolidation of potential 47 lawsuits against the company over EGR-only engines

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other similar lawsuits the company is expecting to come.

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