Equipment

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News

Kenworth Makes 52-inch Mid-Roof Option Available for T680 Advantage

Kenworth’s more fuel efficient 52-inch mid-roof sleeper Advantage Package for regional haul and less-than-truckload applications is available for order.

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Arconic Signs $450 Million in Supply Deals for its Alcoa Wheels

Manufacturing company Arconic has signed more than $450 million in long-term agreements, including a major deal with Paccar, to supply its forged aluminum Alcoa wheels to makers of commercial vehicles serving global markets.

Rusty Rush talks about the importance of service during the Rush Tech Rodeo. Photo courtesy Rush.

News

Rush Truck Center CEO Predicts Mixed Year for Truck Sales

Rush Truck Center CEO Rusty Rush said he expects to see a flat year in Class 8 over-the-road sales in 2017, but predicts that certain market segments and medium duty sales will remain strong.

Videos

Ultimate Test Drive: Freightliner's New Cascadia Pt. 1 [Video]

This five-part series examines Freightliner's New Cascadia. It's not a rework or a remake of the popular Cascadia, but a clean-page design that improves much of what made it popular. In Part 1, equipment editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the aerodynamic enhancements that do much to improve the truck's fuel efficiency. 

News

Navistar Centralizes Used-Truck Reconditioning

Navistar has officially opened its new Used Truck Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park, Illinois, designed to be the new home for the Diamond Renewed 180-plus point inspection and serving pre-owned truck reconditioning program for used International trucks.

Chris Cooler Photo: East Manufacturing

News

East Manufacturing Names Dump Trailer Product Manager

East Manufacturing appointed Chris Cooler as its product manager for dump trailers in addition to his role as Mid-South regional manager.

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico -- but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency. Credit: Mexico Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

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Daimler: Mexico a 'Land of Opportunity'

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico – but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency.

Germany’s Daimler Trucks this year announced that it is pushing its global platform strategy beyond the existing modular drivetrain components. Photos: Daimler Trucks

Articles

Truck Technology Is Global and Local

Even as innovative technologies leap borders, the engineering focus of truck builders and suppliers remains fixed on meeting the needs of local markets.

Logo: Armie Bautista

News

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 18% in November

Orders of Classes 5 to 7 vehicles fell 18% in November from October and 10% from a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Swift will retrofit 40% of its 65,000 existing tractors with FlowBelow AeroKits and install them on new purchases. Photo: FlowBelow Aero Inc.

News

Swift Adopts FlowBelow Kits for Existing and New Tractors

Aerokits improve fuel economy on Swift’s tractors by a “solid 1.5%,” the procurement VP said. The payback comes in 24 to 26 months.

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