Equipment

New tech center part of Shell’s plan to tackle next-gen engine oils, future energy challenges

Shell's new high-end research and development center serves two key purposes for the global oil marketer: Gaining traction in an emerging market and harnessing its research capabilities to produce next-gen engine oils and find answers to energy dilemmas facing the world in coming decades.

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Changing Gear: Recapping a busy week of OEM, vendor announcements

Someone must have been in the water last week in Detroit and at other manufacturing points far and wide. The news announcements from some of the nation’s top truck makers and equipment vendors came fast and furious, underlying either a rash of breakthrough technological marvels ...

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Volvo investing $69 million in Va. plant

The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled at the plant.

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Hoses and belts: How to avoid premature failure and maximize the life

Truck engines are hellish environments, so overlooking belts and hoses is an invitation to disaster. Since good maintenance is no guarantee against premature failure, knowledgeable technicians know to change out belts or hoses if even a hint of trouble is spotted.

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Rush Truck Centers discounts via NASCAR partnership

With Tony Stewart taking the wheel of the No. 14 Rush Trucker Centers NASCAR car this weekend, all 106 locations will offer a 14 percent discount up to $150 on parts, service labor and racing merchandise today through Monday, June 30.

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New partnership on CNG trucks

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Watson Engineering are teaming on Mainstay's proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks.

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Eaton to settle with ZF, Meritor for $500 million

The settlement agreement is subject to ZF Friedrichshafen AG corporate approval, which is expected in early July.

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Changing Gear: Truck and engine rewind

This week we’re starting a new 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 ...

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