Equipment

TA head breaks down industry’s obstacles for natural gas conversion

Thomas O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters of America, broke down what he called three "roadblocks" for trucking companies wanting to convert from diesel to natural gas.

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Thick & thin: Next-gen oil will have low-viscosity fuel-efficient version

A key component of pushes for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased fuel economy in the next few years will involve new engine oil categories.

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Modern, no-emissions diesel engines gain market penetration

According to a report released this week from the Diesel Technology Forum, about 28 percent of trucks registered in the U.S. employ 2007 or later emissions mitigation technology and output almost no particulate matter.

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Mack announces plans for DME-powered trucks

Mack Trucks announced this week it will begin producing dimethyl-ether-powered trucks in 2015, starting with its over-the-road Mack Pinnacle axle-back models.

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1,340 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks recalled due to defective ignition switch

The parent company of Kenworth and Peterbilt — Paccar — has issued a recall for several 2014 model trucks for both truck makers, stemming from a defective ignition switch that allows trucks to start when the key is partially in the ignition but not turned.

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Navistar recalling 7,700 trucks that could have braking issues

Navistar has issued a recall for 7,756 2012 and 2013 year model International ProStar and TransStar trucks for an issue that could cause brakes to not operate.

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What good are modern trucks if you don’t utilize the features?

What good are the productivity and safety enhancing systems on modern trucks if you don't use them?

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Easing into ownership: The successful path to lease-purchase

9 tips to help turn a lease-purchase in your favor.

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