Equipment

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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Trucking revolution: Industry to see drastic changes in coming years from tech advancements

big, revolutionary changes are coming to the industry — and likely within the next decade — says OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts, based on the technology he's seen on a two-week tour of European truck and component manufacturers.

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