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Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines, Reps Say
FedEx Freight’s Techs Sweep TMC SuperTech Competition

FedEx Freight’s Techs Sweep TMC SuperTech Competition

PITTSBURGH -- Technicians from FedEx Freight finished first, second, third and fourth in the TMC’s annual SuperTech competition that ended Wednesday, with Mark McLean Jr. from New York state named grand champion.

September 12, 2013

Sleep Apnea CPAP Battery Test Now Underway at Major Fleet, TMC Says

PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major truckload fleet, according to a report at a task force meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

September 9, 2013

TMC Officials Report Record Attendance, Healthy Membership, as Fall Meeting Starts
Navistar to Add Cummins ISB to International Trucks; MaxxForce Diesels Continue
Freightliner’s 122SD, Coronado’s Replacement, Enters Production

Freightliner’s 122SD, Coronado’s Replacement, Enters Production

Freightliner Trucks’ 122SD severe-duty model has gone into full production at its Santiago, Mexico, plant. The truck replaces the Coronado SD, which it resembles, as the builder’s “cornerstone” vocational vehicle, according to Mary Aufdemberg, Freightliner’s director of product marketing.

August 22, 2013

KW Exec: Natural Gas Gaining Popularity but Diesel Will Still Dominate

KW Exec: Natural Gas Gaining Popularity but Diesel Will Still Dominate

CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.

July 15, 2013

Big UPS Order for NG Tractors Follows 300 Million Successful ‘Green’ Miles

ACT Expo Panel Discusses Slow Adoption for Alternative Fuels

Despite all the publicity and development of new products from truck and equipment manufacturers, especially for natural gas, trucks that run on gases and liquids other than diesel and gasoline are still a small minority of all those being bought in recent years, acknowledged panelists at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, which runs this week in Washington, D.C.

June 25, 2013

Nissan Adds Quick, Nimble Compact Van to Commercial Truck Line

Nissan Adds Quick, Nimble Compact Van to Commercial Truck Line

There’s another small van in town. It’s called the NV200 Compact , and Nissan Commercial Vehicles wants you to buy it instead of a Ford Transit Connect or any other compact vehicle you might be considering to deliver goods and services.

June 25, 2013

Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day weekend, stem from moisture accumulation in the trucks’ charge-air cooler, Ford Motor Co. says. Dealers have been informed of a fix and will do the work under warranty.

May 29, 2013

Navistar: Integrated Engineering, Development Functions Working Well

Navistar: Integrated Engineering, Development Functions Working Well

Integration of Navistar Inc.’s engineering and development activities in Chicago’s western suburbs, largely completed last fall, are resulting in smooth cooperation among engine and vehicle people, company executives said yesterday during a tour of their expanded engine manufacturing and testing facilities in Melrose Park, Ill.

May 23, 2013

Private Carriers Honor Fleet Executives, Companies for Excellence

Private Carriers Honor Fleet Executives, Companies for Excellence

National Private Truck Council has honored five individuals and companies for excellence in fleet management and operations with its annual Leadership Awards. The annual awards were sponsored by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and presented during NPTC’s annual conference and exhibition, which concluded yesterday in Cincinnati.

May 1, 2013

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

Revised hours-of-service rules being contested by trucking and outside parties will probably be adopted as presented by federal authorities, the National Private Trucking Council’s staff lawyer, Rick Schweitzer, told attendees at the group’s annual meeting this week in Cincinnati.

May 1, 2013

Cummins, Eaton to Offer Integrated ‘Powertrain Package’