equipment

Volvo dealer expands in Mich.

M&K Truck Centers has acquired two Volvo dealerships in Flint and Saginaw, Mich., increasing M&K’s footprint to 18 locations in four states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Daimler recalls certain 2012-2015 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

According to NHTSA documents, in certain front axle, brake lining and brake spider combinations, braking can cause high vibrations, resulting in the failure of the tie rod tube. A tie rod failure would cause a disconnect between the front wheels, resulting in a loss of steering.

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First Volvo truck built in Va. facility comes back

The 1982 Volvo F7 model will reside at the Volvo Trucks Customer Center, adjacent to the plant, as a piece of history -- it was donated by its original owners, the Wilson Trucking company.

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Instrument panel issue prompts recall of 45,000 Freightliner Cascadia tractors

In total, 45,667 model year 2017-2019 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured between May 3, 2016, and July 11, 2018, are included in the recall. if the ignition in the affected trucks is turned from on to off to on too quickly, the ICU may not perform the required bulb checks.

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Daimler recalling some 2019 Cascadias over tire issue

Approximately 435 model year 2019 Freightliner Cascadia trucks are being recalled over potential problems with certain Continental tires installed on the rigs.

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Tesla Semi rolls through California scales

California's Highway Patrol on Friday posted a few pictures of a Tesla Semi, the all-electric Class 8 tractor from electric car pioneer Tesla, under inspection at the state's Donner Pass Inspection Center in Truckee, California. Sparse with details, CHP says the Tesla was "very easy to inspect and very clean."

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Kenworth adds natural gas engine option to T680, T880, T880S trucks

The T680, T880 and T880S offer the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport L9N rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The engine operates on 100 percent natural gas, which can be carried on the vehicle in either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) form.

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola, autonomous upstart Kodiak land investment cash

Investment news from Nikola, who's a leading contender in the fledgling truck electrification market, and Kodiak Robotics, a startup eyeing development of an autonomous truck system.

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Toyota to begin testing next iteration of its hydrogen-powered Class 8 tractor

Toyota’s first Project Portal truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while emitting nothing but water vapor. The Beta vehicle will begin drayage operations in the fall.

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Drivers warned of potential scam with South Dakota truck dealership

The South Dakota Department of Revenue reports that the South Dakota Trucks website lists an inventory of trucks, trailers and other equipment, and an investigation found that the inventory is already titled in other states through various dealers.

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