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Are you tougher than a Mack Truck?

January 9, 2013

Are you stronger than a Mack truck? Competitors for the World's Strongest Man competition recently took on the challenge

Tags: Equipment, Mack

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Mack Bulldog Hood Ornament Turns 80

October 16, 2012

The iconic Mack Bulldog hood ornament recently celebrated its 80th birthday -- that's about 560 in dog years

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:50 AM | » Comments(0)

Some states are backing away from 'killer chemical' de-icers

Brake shoe corrosion was one of the early indicators of a problem with new de-icers.

December 13, 2011

Here's some welcome news: Some states are looking for alternatives to de-ice their roads, instead of the extremely corrosive magnesium chloride and calcium chloride de-icers that have vexed the trucking industry for the past decade

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:19 AM | » Comments(0)

Navistar Puts a New Spin on EGR Valves

August 15, 2011

You can't help but notice the positive vibe coming out of Melrose, Ill. about the MaxxForce 15 engine.

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, August 15, 2011 2:22 PM | » Comments(1)

Closing the gap

May 10, 2011

When you see drawings or mockups of futuristic trucks, one of the things you'll notice is there's virtually no gap between the tractor and trailer

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:54 PM | » Comments(3)

Ole Number One finds a new home in Iowa

Above, the first driver of the CCX truck talks about the truck. Below, L to R, Gary Frantz, Con-way, Dick Heyob, Con-way driver and original driver of the truck; Dave Miller, former president of Con-way Central, and museum curator Dave Meier.

April 15, 2011

The first truck to go into service for Con-way Central Express, a 1983 Ford CL9000 cabover, has a new home at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 15, 2011 2:18 PM | » Comments(2)

Got a Million-Mile Engine?

Jerry Kissinger and his 1991 Mack SuperLiner with a million-mile engine.

April 8, 2011

How much is a million? A children's book says it would take 23 days to even count to a million and that a goldfish bowl large enough to hold a million goldfish could hold a whale. For truckers, a million miles is about 10 years

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, April 8, 2011 10:10 AM | » Comments(0)

How Cummins is beating vertical integration

Cummins not only makes engines, it also makes aftertreatment and other components used on competing engines.

March 29, 2011

Now that every truck maker has its own captive engine, how does an independent engine company like Cummins survive

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:59 PM | » Comments(0)

Navistar Considering 'Exciting Technologies' for Later Diesels

Jim Hebe, senior vice president, North American sales operations, discussed future emissions technology at The Work Truck Show.

March 9, 2011

Corrected 3/13/2011. Navistar International is looking at some "exciting technologies" to reduce oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust of its later diesels, but aftertreatment using urea -- at least in liquid form -- will not be one of them

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:51 PM | » Comments(1)

Aaanticipation ...

February 28, 2011

I can't remember when there was more anticipation about a new truck model coming out. Cat's new on-highway vocational truck, the CT660, will be officially unveiled later this month at ConExpo show in Las Vegas. HDT Senior Editor Tom Berg will be there

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, February 28, 2011 2:14 PM | » Comments(1)

Trucks of the Future?

December 1, 2010

As the industry comments on the proposed fuel economy standards for medium and heavy trucks, here's an interesting video on YouTube about a designer who has developed futuristic truck prototypes

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, December 1, 2010 6:54 AM | » Comments(0)

Birthday Party for Ford E-Series

Restored '61 Econoline pickup helped Ford begin a celebration of the E-Series' 50th anniversary at the NTEA Product Conference last week in Dearborn, Mich. Bakers decorated special cakes to resemble 1961 and 2011 vans. (Photos by Tom Berg)

September 17, 2010

Ford Motor Co. has begun celebrating the 50th birthday of the Econoline cargo van, which was introduced in 1961 as a more economical alternative to pickup-based "panel trucks" of that day

Tags: Equipment

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, September 17, 2010 9:34 AM | » Comments(0)

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