Equipment

Changing Gear: Truck tech help from Bridgestone, Kenworth of South Louisiana, Webb Wheel, Donaldson, Anderson Flaps

Some of trucking’s top vendors stepped forward last week with lots of helpful services and tips to maximize uptime and keep your big rigs rolling. Here’s a brief sample: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations unveiled its newly rebranded GCR Tires & Service division, with a goal to ...

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Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

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Peterbilt medium-duty cabover rolls off assembly line

The Class 6-7 Peterbilt Model 220 cabover is suitable for an array of applications, from urban pickup-and-delivery to refuse and street sweeping and striping.

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Peterbilt celebration to have ’76 359 giveaway, 400 milestone trucks on display

Peterbilt announced this week it is holding a celebration in October to celebrate its 75th anniversary, where it's raffling off a 1976 Peterbilt 359 and showcasing 400 trucks representing milestones for the company.

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Equipment roundup: Volvo telematics system, reduced-emissions Cummins, Navistar engine update

A roundup of equipment news in the week: Volvo Trucks announced a partnership with Telogis, Cummins introduced a reduced-emissions medium-duty engine and Navistar began shipping SCR-equipped medium-duty trucks.

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APU maker Idle Free acquired by PTI

Phillips & Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems Inc.

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Equipment Spotlight: Add a little TLC

Heavy-duty engine coolants and additives perform a tough job in a tough environment, so consistently having quality protection should be a no-brainer. The evolution of diesel engines have led to an abundance of different types of products, with many of them required for specific types ...

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Class-action lawsuit accuses Navistar of knowingly selling defective engines

A class-action lawsuit filed July 10 by three trucking companies against Navistar-International echoes claims of similar lawsuits filed this week: The truck and engine maker knew its EGR-only MaxxForce engines had defects and Navistar concealed those problems from buyers.

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