equipment

Recalls issued for Freightliner and Western Star tractors, Wabash trailers

DTNA is recalling some 2016 Western Star 4900 and 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with certain Dana Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. Wabash National is recalling approximately 314 model year 2018 van trailers equipped with certain Meritor suspensions.

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Strick Trailers adds production line

Strick Trailers has expanded its Monroe, Indiana, manufacturing facility by adding a 44,000-square-foot production line dedicated to "the unique characteristics of its custom trailer business," the company says.

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Great Dane, Trail King recalling certain trailers with Meritor axles, suspensions

Great Dane is recalling approximately 90 of its model year 2018 Everest reefer trailers using Meritor axles and suspensions, while Trail King has recalled just two of its Fifth-Wheel Live Bottom belt trailers.

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Fuso unveils all-electric Class 8 tractor

A division of Daimler Trucks, Fuso unveiled its Vision ONE Class 8 concept truck at the Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight of 51,150 pounds and a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge when fitted with 300 kilowatt hour batteries. Vision ONE’s 11 ton payload is just two tons fewer than its diesel counterpart.

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Dealer’s half-century in trucks

This month, La Crosse Truck Center in La Crosse, Wis., marks its 50-year anniversary in the truck business.

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Small number of 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadias recalled

The company says some model year 2017-2018 Cascadias may have an upper steering pinch bolt that isn’t properly tightened, which could result in the mechanical disconnection of the steering wheel and the front wheels.

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ZF tech takes steering to new level

ZF’s latest steering system promises significant advances in autonomous technology, ease of driving and safety.

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Test drive: Mack composes its new Anthem

The Anthem will replace the Pinnacle axle-back models that have helped Mack carve out about a 2 percent share of the long-haul segment. While the exterior bears little resemblance to the model it will supplant, it does manage nods to Macks of years past

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Steer axle recall expands to include nearly 19,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth, International trucks

The recall issued by Paccar includes approximately 17,737 model year 2016 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks in most models, along with approximately 1,175 model year 2016 International tractors in most models.

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Pink load bars for breast cancer awareness

Save-A-Load by Fleet Engineers offers pink versions of its Save-A-Load bars, available year-round, and a portion of the revenue from sales of those bars is donated to Breastcancer.org on a quarterly basis.

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