Equipment

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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Kenworth opens new parts and service facility in Lafayette, Ind.

Lower Great Lakes Kenworth has opened a 10,000 square-foot parts and service facility in Lafayette, Ind., with convenient access to Interstate 65, State Route 38 and the Sagamore Parkway.

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Shell, TA add liquefied natural gas lanes in San Antonio, Dallas stations

Shell announced recently its liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel is now available at two addition TravelCenters of American truck stops in Texas.

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Peterbilt opening new Lincoln, Neb. dealership

A new Peterbilt heavy-truck dealership is under construction along Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Neb.

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Navistar continues to gain financial ground, reports $64 million loss in second quarter

Navistar reported a multi-million dollar loss in the second quarter of 2015, but the truck and engine maker continues to make strides toward the being back in the black.

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NHTSA publishes Final Rule requiring trucks made in 2017 and beyond to be equipped with stability control systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration June 3 published a Final Rule requiring that all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped with electronic stability control systems that prevent vehicle rollovers.

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Cameras in place of rearview mirrors: Daimler asks DOT to allow it

Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a ...

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Peterbilt introduces ‘stepping stone to autonomous driving’

Peterbilt showcased its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) during a Technology Showcase Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

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