equipment

Used truck prices tumbled 23 percent in 2017

A tractor that sold for $75,000 Jan. 1, 2017 would have sold for $57,900 on Dec 31, 2017, according to data from J.D. Power and Associates.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt recall trucks with certain Eaton, Paccar transmissions; Wabash, Walker recall trailers

More than 1,200 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors are being recalled following the announcement last week of a recall from Eaton Cummins of certain automated manual transmissions. Additionally, Walker and Wabash are recalling approximately 75 trailers in separate recalls.

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Eaton Cummins recalling more than 1,300 Endurant, Paccar transmissions

Affected transmissions may allow the engine to crank while the shifter is not in neutral.

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Two Daimler recalls affect nearly 28,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

One recall is in response to the Kidde fire extinguisher recall first announced in November. The other is for certain trucks with brake caliper bolts that are not properly torqued. East Manufacturing also announced it is recalling approximately 88 dump trailers.

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Autonomous Peterbilt, hydrogen-powered Kenworth on display at CES next week

The Kenworth T680 daycab is a prototype zero-emission truck part of Paccar's Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration project. A Peterbilt 579 autonomous truck will also be on display at the Paccar Innovations booth at the show.

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Volvo Trucks releases 2018 calendar

The calendar, available for $15, features photos of the new VNR regional haul tractors, as well as the new VNL long-haul trucks.

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This year’s mammoth Christmas-tree haul to St. Peter’s Square, across the pond

Wonder how the mammoth 82-foot spruce that served as a Christmas tree this year on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican got to its destination? This pictorial, from reps of the Belgian Faymonville trailer manufacturer, tells the story.

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UPS the latest to place major order for Tesla Semi, securing 125 trucks

UPS’s order of 125 trucks passes PepsiCo who, last week, confirmed the reservation 100 trucks. That bumped Anheuser-Busch‘s 40 trucks from the top order spot.

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Navistar in the black for 2017, first time in 6 years

The gains posted during the fourth quarter this year – Navistar’s second consecutive profitable quarter – represent a swing of $169 million compared to 2016 and was more than enough to push the company to a profit for the 2017 fiscal year. For 2017, the company reported an income of $30 million, versus a net loss of $97 million for fiscal year 2016.

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Kenworth T680 to come standard with 12-speed automated transmission in 2018

The transmission is ideal for applications up to 110,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The Paccar MX-13 engine is available with up to 510 horsepower and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque.

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