equipment

UPS partners with Thor to develop and test electric delivery trucks

UPS announced Tuesday it is collaborating with electric truck startup Thor to develop and test a fully electric Class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif., later this year.

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Tools to help truckers get their jobs done

Even the best, most proficient truck driver on the road today needs a little help from time to time, and he can get it from some of today’s top technologies. Garmin’s got it going on The latest entries in Garmin’s growing line of truck-centric navigation devices do more than just refine and improve on earlier models, they actually bring new features and capabilities to make driving easier and safer. New on the dēzl 780 LMT-S and dēzl Cam ...

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Cummins recalling half a million engines on voluntary basis due to degradation of emissions-control systems

In financial reports issued for the 2017 fiscal year and for the first quarter of 2018, Cummins noted that the EPA and the California Air Resources Board had pulled “certain pre-2013 model year engine systems for additional emissions testing” and that “some of these engines failed...tests as a result of degradation of an aftertreatment component.”

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I-State adds Freightliner dealership in Bismarck

Interstate Companies, headquartered in Minneapolis as of early this month added the North Dakota-based Trucks of Bismarck dealership to what is a growing network of locations. 

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Penske Truck Leasing opens new Colorado location

The new facility offers full-service truck leasing, truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and more. It has two service bays and one wash bay.

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Cummins natural gas engine now available in Volvo VNL 300

With available engine ratings of 350 horsepower with 1,450 lb-ft torque up to 400 horsepower with 1,450 lb-ft torque, the ISX12N natural gas-powered engine is approved for gross combination weights of up to 80,000 lbs.

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Small number of International trucks recalled for fuel line issue

Navistar announced recently it is recalling approximately 19 model year 2018-2019 International HX and LT tractors equipped with Cummins ISX engines and Wabco 37.4 air compressors. The air compressor discharge line may contact the fuel lines, and the heat could damage the fuel lines.

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Daimler recalling more than 18,000 Freightliner Cascadia tractors

According to NHTSA, the brake caliper mounting bolts on approximately 18,105 Cascadias manufactured between Jan. 2, 2017, and May 19, 2018, may not have been properly tightened, which could result in the caliper detaching.

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More than 3,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors recalled

Paccar is recalling 3,043 trucks in which, in the event that the anti-lock braking system loses battery and/or ignition power to the controller, the dash warning light for the ABS may not light up to warn the driver.

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Kenworth makes Jost fifth wheel standard on T680

Kenworth announced Friday that the Jost JSK37USB fifth wheel now comes standard on the Kenworth T680, the company's flagship on-highway tractor.

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