Equipment

Thousands of International trucks recalled due to fifth wheel jaw release problem

  |  October 28, 2013

Navistar has issued a recall for 16,107 International trucks — year model 2008-2013 LoneStar, ProStar and TranStar trucks — due to an issue that could cause the fifth wheel to release the trailer from the tractor.

One week left for California ’06 reefer-unit extension

  |  October 25, 2013

Orders for verified diesel emissions control strategies for transport refrigeration units operating in California, such as Level 3 diesel particulate filters, must be placed by Oct. 31.

Navistar still under fire from competing truck, engine makers

  |  October 23, 2013

Though Navistar won a court ruling last week that dismissed a case brought by rival truck and engine makers about the validity of the compliance certificates issued to the company, the court battle appears to be far from over.

Goodyear offers big-fleet pricing package to owner-ops

  |  October 21, 2013

A market-share leader in the sales and service of commercial tires to the largest fleets is rolling out out a special pricing package aimed at owner-operators and small fleets – and at improving its share of that market segment.

SAF-Holland fifth wheels now option on International trucks

  |  October 08, 2013

SAF-Holland, a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, announced that its Holland standard-duty fifth-wheel models are now a published option on Navistar’s International truck models and available for online installation.

How to start and stick with a retread program

  |  October 08, 2013

One prevalent frustration in the commercial tire industry is that many owner-operators remain suspicious of retreads. As a consequence, they lack a coherent used tire program – and experts say they simply are throwing money away.

Battling engine inefficiency and emissions together

Bruce Mallinson   |  October 03, 2013

The government is concerned about emissions, and so is trucking. Fortunately, the same things that reduce emissions also make your truck more efficient and profitable, writes engine shop owner Bruce Mallinson.

SAF-Holland’s Neway rear air suspension available on Pete vocationals

  |  October 03, 2013

SAF-Holland announced that its Neway ADZ Rear Air Suspension is now a published option for Peterbilt Motors’ vocational trucks. Holland says the robust low-weight stable air suspension is suited for heavy- and severe-duty applications.