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API introduces new donut to differentiate new FA-4 diesel oil

The new donut features a shaded section to differentiate API FA-4 diesel oils from CK-4 oils.

Fleets seeing benefits of fuel efficiency spec’ing

Aero and efficiency technologies have helped battle back miles per gallon losses caused by EGR engines between 2004 and 2007.

New Peterbilt app allows users to design Model 579

A new iPad app from Peterbilt will allow prospective buyers to design their own Model 579, Peterbilt announced recently.

Low trade-in values keeping truck buyers out of the market

On a model-by-model basis, the Kenworth T660 started out 2016 in the lead, followed closely by the Volvo VNL 730/780.

SuperTruck II project announced by Department of Energy

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar announced the $80 million funding opportunity, subject to congressional appropriations, for research, development and demonstration of long-haul tractor-trailer technology to double fuel economy ...
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ATA names 5 Silver Spark Plug recipients for 2016

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored Monday night five industry professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the opening of its 2016 TMC Annual ...

Hebe discusses OEM challenges, warns of used truck crisis

The heavy-duty truck manufacturing business faces the dawn of new era and the challenges that surround it are daunting, said Jim Hebe, former Navistar executive, during a luncheon address at ...

Alcoa debuts three new UltraONE wheels

Alcoa has added three new wheel sizes to its lightweight UltraONE Wheel with MagnaForce allow family.

Shell, Bridgestone partner to offer Shell oils at Bridgestone network retailers

The program will make products such as Pennzoil, Quaker State and Shell Rotella engine oils available at Bridgestone affiliated retailers that choose to enroll in the program.

Four cities added to Freightliner’s ‘Hardest Working Cities’

Freightliner announced New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton and Seattle-Tacoma have been named to its Hardest Working Cities list.

NACFE releases report, website to help fleets make more informed fuel efficiency investments

The report’s goal is to help truck buyers wade through the complexities of fuel economy testing and fuel efficiency claims to make more informed buying decisions when it comes to ...

Chinese tire OEM gears up for entry into U.S. market

Triangle Tire USA hopes to break into the U.S. market before summer of this year.

Grab handle wins Paccar Inventor’s Award

A popular option on Paccar trucks since its launch in March 2014, the hydroformed stainless steel grab handle reduces wind noise.

Emission mandates steering engineers to better MPGs, performance

Following the Volkswagen diesel debacle, a higher level of scrutiny is expected as emissions mandates continue to tighten.

Daimler Trucks set to layoff up to 1,000 workers at N.C. truck plant

Freightliner parent company Daimler said in its layoff notice it expects the cuts to be temporary, citing “a sustained reduction in orders and diminished build rate” at the plant as ...