Equipment

Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

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Annual brake inspection blitz begins Sept. 8

Inspectors will conduct more than 30,000 brake inspections across North America during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week Sept. 8-14.

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Navistar posts $247M third quarter loss, cutting 500 jobs

Navistar reported for the third quarter of 2013 a $247 net loss and says it will be cutting 500 jobs in an attempt to boost profitability.

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Diesel, conventional engines will remain dominant, Shell says

Diesel's not going anywhere, says Shell, at least for the next 35, as its GM Richard Tucker says that in the year 2050 two-thirds of vehicles on the road will still use conventional fuels.

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Low-viscosity oil field trials pushing fuel economy

Field trials of Shell Rotella's lower-viscosity oils have shown up to 3 percent fuel economy improvements as the company works to develop the PC-11 oil category.

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Navistar confirms ‘workforce reductions’

Navistar is cutting jobs, but declines further comment until an event next week, said spokesperson Elissa Maurer. The Chicago Tribune reported on Aug. 9 that the company was planning "a few hundred layoffs." Another 140 contract jobs are reported to be terminated as well. The Chicago-area Daily Herald published a ...

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Keller launches e-log tablet

The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.

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Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

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