Equipment

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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Mack drops Titan, 16L engine

Mack Trucks confirmed this week that its Titan tractor and its MP10 16-liter engine have been discontinued, effective immediately. The news follows confirmation by Volvo this week that it has halted production of hits heavy haul-focused VNX tractor and has discontinued its 16-liter D16 engine.

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Sleeper tractors lost about 30 percent of their wholesale value from January to December, compared to 23 percent through retail channels, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

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Belgian heavy-haul trailer mfg. headed to ConExpo

The Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville returns to Conexpo in March this year and will showcase a range of heavy-haul trailers made specifically for the North American market.

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Volvo halts production of VNX tractor, nixes D16 engine

Market conditions dictated both decisions, Volvo says, as demand for the D16 has waned. The VNX will remain in the company's product lineup, despite the halt in production, the company says.

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Navistar recalling certain model year 2017 trucks for potential battery problem

Navistar says the affected vehicles have a metallic battery cover that could unlatch and contact the battery’s jump start stud, causing an electrical short to ground if the jump start stud isn’t covered.

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Mack’s updates mDrive transmission with auto neutral, rolling start features

Mack Trucks announced at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday it will make rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions.

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Former operator James Brotz and the Super-Air on-board tire-inflation system

Former driver James Brotz details the Super-Air on-board tire inflation system, detailing efficacy in improving tire life and avoiding road calls for flats. Do you have experience with such a system? There are several on the market today.

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