Equipment

DOT mandate for rollover avoidance systems published, making rule law

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Final Rule on the Federal Register Tuesday that will require all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped will electronic stability control systems to prevent vehicle rollovers.

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EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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Kenworth recalling more than 100,000 vehicles, Pete a few thousand

Paccar Inc., who manufactures Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of several recalls, which were issued last week.

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C.R. England unveils new military tribute tractors for Honored Veterans fleet

C.R. England announced it is honoring its military veteran drivers and employees with the addition of six new military-themed trucks and two trailers to the company’s “Honored Veterans” fleet.

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New Mack LR refuse-haul low-cab forward truck

The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325-345 hp and 1,200-1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional.

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Collision avoidance systems recommended by NTSB for all new vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Monday recommending collision avoidance systems become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.

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POLL: What’s your truck’s oil-change interval?

Whether your oil-change interval varies based on oil analysis results or not, what's your most common interval for change?

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Next generation of heavy-duty engine oil expected before 2017

The key PC-11 goals are to improve oxidation stability (basically, handle the hotter engine temps), reduce aeration, provide scuffing and adhesive wear protection and improve shear stability.

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