Equipment

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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To save turbo, keep oil clean – and your foot light

Turbochargers are sensitive pieces of equipment and are abused many times during everyday driving conditions. They are put through hell — Here's how to help yours survive.

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Volvo, Freightliner issue recalls for some on-highway tractors

Volvo is recalling 862 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks. Freightliner is recalling 194 2015 model Cascadia, 122SD and Business Class M2 units.

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Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright options and performance levels of the Paccar MX-13 engine. Users can ...

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Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension. The AdvanTek 40 axle incorporates a gearing ...

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David Adkins’ 2013 glider gets a home

After seeing Overdrive's original article on Landstar-leased David Adkins' terminal cancer diagnosis and subsequent attempts to sell his 2013 Coronado glider, fellow Landstar BCO John Rentz is making moves to pick the truck up...

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Freightliner making Cummins’ nat gas engine available for severe duty truck

Daimler Trucks North America this week announced the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck beginning in 2015.

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Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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