Equipment

Carrier Transicold unveils remote control panel for reefer units

Carrier Transicold says its new APX remote panels add convenience and efficiency for refrigerated transport operations by placing trailer refrigeration controls in locations more easily accessible to operators.

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Clarification: EPA’s clearance for Calif. enforcement of aero device regs applies to trucks, too

An EPA ruling clears CARB to enforce aero add-on requirements on 2011-2013 year-model tractors with integrated sleepers, in addition to the trailer requirement reported earlier this week.

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Fitzgerald, Hogebuilt team for Pete fenders, marketing

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced that Hogebuilt fenders will be featured as its standard option on all of its Peterbilt 389 and 386 truck models.

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CARB can enforce rule requiring aero add-ons to trailers, EPA says

CARB has been granted permission by the federal government to enforce its requirement that trailers in the state be equipped with certain EPA-verified aerodynamic equipment.

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Changing Gear: New tech trends from American Power Group, Optronics, Kenworth, King Controls

I get a lot of announcements from companies that have made relatively minor tweaks to traditional must-have products such as tires and brake pads, but every now and then I hear from vendors that are making some neat high-tech updates to their products, some in ...

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Cummins N.Y. plant celebrates 40 years

Cummins celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. Typically, more than 400 engines are built per day at JEP, and the plant produced its 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine in the summer of 2013. Each of the plant's engines meets the ...

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Peterbilt adds Alcoa Ultra Wheels as Class 8 spec

New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy that provides additional strength and lower weight are now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

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California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales

DPF sales jumped 65 percent year over year in the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to a recent report, presumably as truck owners purchased them to come into compliance with California's emissions regs.

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