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T680 sheds weight with MX-11, AMT

March 20, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth’s T680 can now be ordered with the Paccar MX-11 engine and proprietary automated transmission designed to support linehaul and regional haul applications with gross vehicle weights up to 110,000 pounds. The MX-11 offers up to 430 hp and 1,650 […]

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DD8 engine ready to roll

February 21, 2018 by Rolf Lockwood

The new Detroit DD8 engine, first hinted about in 2015 and formally introduced a year ago, has been in production since late last year. Now, says Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), it has been installed in a production truck for the first time.

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Working Above its Weight Class: The Cummins X12

January 9, 2018 by Jim Park

Cummins’ new X12 engine is slated to hit the street sometime early this year, probably shortly after its formal launch in February or March. The engine was introduced in August 2016 and I had a short drive with it then […]

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Cummins’ New Little Brother: X12

January 3, 2018 by Dan Robinson

With ratings up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb-ft of torque, the X12 will be running with the big boys. The X12 is also nearly 1,000 lb lighter than the X15, so weight sensitive fleets will be looking very closely at this engine.

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REVIEW: X12 fights above its weight class

December 22, 2017 by John Smith

JAMESTOWN, NY – Cummins’ new X12 engine is slated to hit the street sometime early this year, probably shortly after its formal launch in February or March. The engine was introduced in August 2016 and I had a short drive with it then around the 11-kilometer track at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio. It wasn’t much of an opportunity to get to know the engine, but it whet my appetite. Cummins invited me to drive the new X12 this past November on a longer real-world route, starting from the plant in Jamestown, New York, where the X12 is to be built.
The X12’s 11.8-liter displacement puts it smack dab in the middle of the medium-bore market, but its published ratings put it squarely in 13-liter territory for torque and horsepower. Tipping the scales at just 2,050 pounds, it has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any heavy-duty engine from 10 liters to 16 liters in size, but it’s actually lighter than any of the 11-liter blocks on the market (subject to interpretation on how “dry weight” is determined).

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Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California’s Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler’s new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.

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Mack’s MP8 505 C+ MaxiCruise

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

The latest version of Mack’s 13-litre workhorse will cause a lot of operators to rethink their need for big-block power.

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Isuzu engine durability

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

Isuzu has increased the B10 rating of its 4HK1-TC diesel engine to about 600,000 kilometers. This is the point where 10% of engines would require a major repair or rebuild. The previous B10 ratings were at 500,000 kilometers. The turbocharged, […]

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Detroit DD8 engine builds on medium-duty lineup

March 16, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine aimed at the vocational truck market, building on the medium-duty platform introduced last year with the DD5.

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International unveils new A26 engine

February 28, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – International has launched a new 12.4-liter engine, known as the A26, drawing on an engineering project that became known internally as Project Alpha – as well as selected European components.

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Cummins’ New Little Brother: X12

July 18, 2016 by Dan Robinson

With ratings up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb-ft of torque, the X12 will be running with the big boys. The X12 is also nearly 1,000 lb lighter than the X15, so weight sensitive fleets will be looking very closely at this engine.

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Road Trip: Volvo’s Canadian dealers in Hagerstown

March 24, 2016 by John Smith

Volvo’s Canadian dealers are celebrating. Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, noted that the company’s retail share in Canada hit 16.3% in 2014, complete with 54% of the sleepers that have 10-13-litre engines. Employees responded to numbers like that with chants of “all time high”. And today they represent the first wave of North American dealers to learn about several powertrain enhancements available to buyers in 2017.

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All quiet on the engine front

February 23, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO – Here’s part one of a two-part look at the emissions regimes we have now and what sort of dust-ups we can expect in the not-distant future.

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Quebec’s Excellence Peterbilt named best engine dealer

February 9, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

DENTON, TX- Quebec-based Camions Excellence Peterbilt was named the best PACCAR MX engine dealer of the 2014 by Peterbilt Motors Company.

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Cummins posts record revenue in 2014

February 6, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

COLUMBUS, IN- Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. has reported record revenue in 2014 and an 11-percent increase in the fourth quarter from the same time the year before, due to improvements in the North American truck market.