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Dana adds driveshaft to Spicer lineup
January 29, 2019
Dana has added the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to its Spicer lineup while also expanding its Spicer Select portfolio to...
TerraPro pumpers now available with Mack mDrive HD transmissions
January 22, 2019
Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers will be available with Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions this year, making it the first...
Top 10 Products of 2018: Cummins X12
December 17, 2018
The Cummins X12’s 11.8-liter displacement puts it smack in the middle of medium-bore engines, but the ratings for horsepower and...
Freightliner 114SD matched with Cummins X12
December 11, 2018
Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete...
Dana Spicer adds U-joint strap kits
November 15, 2018
Dana’s Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio now includes the most popular U-joints for commercial applications while also adding new U-joint...
Peterbilt expands Paccar engine offerings
October 31, 2018
Peterbilt will offer two new ratings of Paccar’s MX-13 engines in the 2019 model year. A multi-torque 455-hp with a...
Fuel economy package available from Kenworth
October 27, 2018
Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp...
Kenworth upgrades vehicle electronics
October 22, 2018
Kenworth has upgraded the vehicle electronics for T680, T880 and W990 trucks with Paccar MX-13 or MX-11 engines. The updates...
Kenworth expands natural gas lineup
August 22, 2018
Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available...
Kenworth goes with gas
August 10, 2018
Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate...
PowerPro Extreme 5 starter for medium-duty engines
July 31, 2018
Medium-duty truck owners now have access to a new 12-volt, 4.5kW replacement starter from Leece Neville Heavy Duty Systems –...
Volvo brings natural gas to the VNL 300 daycab
July 25, 2018
Regional haulers aiming to leave less of an environmental footprint can now get the new Volvo VNL 300 daycab with...
Predictive cruise for the T680
June 28, 2018
Kenworth’s predictive cruise control system will become a standard offering on T680 trucks as of July 1. The system combines...
MX-11 now available with Paccar 12-speed automated transmission
June 28, 2018
Paccar MX-11 engines are now available with the company’s proprietary 12-speed automated transmission. Features of the transmission include 1.2-million-km oil...
Eaton-Cummins expands Procision coverage
June 8, 2018
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding the medium-duty coverage for its Procision seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to include utility,...
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