Equipment

Putting all the engine torque through the tires on a single drive axle stresses the tires and can cause rapid tire wear. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Choosing Tires for 6x2s

6x2 axle configurations offer undisputable weight and fuel savings, but they take their toll on tires. Does it have to be that way?

PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., is now fully operational. Photo: Paccar Parts

News

Paccar Parts Opens Larger Renton Distribution Center

Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.

Products

Pre-Mold Retread Designed for Urban Applications

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread designed for all position, wide-base single tires in waste and refuse truck applications.

Endurance gasoline V-8s are made in Tennessee and Titans are assembled in Mississippi.

News

Nissan Announces Availability, Price of Titan XD Gas Pickup

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5-liter Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.

News

Stemco and Ridge Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.

A Wabco air compressor for the Cummins’ ISX diesel engine used in heavy-duty trucks. Photo: Wabco

News

Wabco to Supply Cummins with Air Compressors Globally

Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.

Photo via Denso Heavy Duty

News

Denso Supplies Diesel Aftertreatment Components to Hino

Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.

Image: Fleet Advantage

News

Fleet Advantage Launches Quarterly “All-In Costs” Index

Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”

Photo: Wabash National

News

Wabash National Profit Soars Nearly 163% from Year Ago

Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

News

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

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