Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Volvo cancels D16; Mack cancels Titan tractor http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor <div class="field-deck"> Diminishing demand reason why Volvo cancelled its D16 engine and Mack stopped Titan production for North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In a mid-day memo to its dealer network last Friday, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks announced that it will no longer be selling its 16-liter D16 engine in the North American market anymore, citing &ldquo;diminishing demand&rdquo; as the reason for the cancellation.</p> <p>Introduced into the U.S. <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/topstory/volvo_unveils_vt880_d16_020305">back in 2005</a>, the D16 offered displacement of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/volvo_d16_engine_mats_truck_033105">550 to 625 hp</a> &ndash; mainly at heavy haul applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor#comments Powertrain Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:06:00 +0000 210131 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Aftermarket service and support will continue for Volvo customers who currently have a D16 engine, the company stressed. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Truck-Lite releases 44 Series combination lamp http://fleetowner.com/equipment/truck-lite-releases-44-series-combination-lamp <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck-Lite Co. has added the 44 Series Stop/Turn/Tail &amp; Back-up Combination Lamp to its current 44 Series offerings. Performing the functions of two lamps in one unit, the 44 Series S/T/T &amp; BU is available in flange or grommet mounts. The lamp also features a hardwired connector for tight-packaging applications, and 3-position LED Fit &#39;N Forget AMP connectors that are compatible with existing connection points on the vehicle harness, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/truck-lite-releases-44-series-combination-lamp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/truck-lite-releases-44-series-combination-lamp#comments Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:22:00 +0000 210071 at http://fleetowner.com OOIDA members can save on new Kenworth sleeper trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-members-can-save-new-kenworth-sleeper-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and the <a href="http://www.ooida.com" target="_blank">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association</a> (OOIDA) have teamed up for the 15th year in a row to provide a $1,000 savings to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks during 2017.</p> <p>Featured eligible Kenworth trucks are the Kenworth T680 or T880 with a 52-in. or larger factory-installed sleeper. The program also includes Kenworth T660, T800 and W900 glider kits equipped with a 72-in. or 86-in. factory-installed sleeper. Both new stock and special order vehicles qualify.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-members-can-save-new-kenworth-sleeper-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-members-can-save-new-kenworth-sleeper-trucks#comments Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:13:00 +0000 210061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kenworth T680 with a 76-in. sleeper</p> Military trucks deploy for the inauguration http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-inauguration <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Part of the security measures for the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45<sup>th</sup> president of the United States, National Guard units from 44 states, three territories and Washington D.C. deployed to support traffic control, crowd management and logistics. Those duties also included using military trucks to create &ldquo;blocking stations&rdquo; at many key locations in Washington D.C., as well as emergency towing service to remove civilian vehicles parked in areas temporarily closed off by the inauguration festivities.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-inauguration#comments Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 210051 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Trucks awarded NJPA contract for truck chassis http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase <a href="http://www.volvogroup.com" target="_blank">Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX and VHD models</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis#comments Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:25:00 +0000 210031 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Volvo VHD plow</p> Jerr-Dan launches new tools for towing operators http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jerr-Dan announced it recently launched its <a href="http://www.jerrdan.com" target="_blank">SURE Method and Tow Performance Calculator</a> to assist customers in selecting the most appropriate product to address some of the challenges towing operators face on the job.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators#comments Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:04:00 +0000 210011 at http://fleetowner.com Outlook brightening for U.S. businesses http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-brightening-us-businesses <div class="field-deck"> Leasing group, other sees confidence increasing in the equipment finance sector and the nation’s business community as a whole. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.leasefoundation.org_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=0RMnTjcyxSYgcI_m82qfNI2pLgeG2IxR3qhmoyQf3VA&amp;s=CcBepR7o2W9uLz7JBXhFMBBY-sXZtQYoMD-GiAvq44w&amp;e=">Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation</a> (ELFF) noted that <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.leasefoundation.org_research_mci_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=0RMnTjcyxSYgcI_m82qfNI2pLgeG2IxR3qhmoyQf3VA&a</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-brightening-us-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-brightening-us-businesses#comments Equipment News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:43:00 +0000 209931 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Lower taxes, less regulation and rising interest rates will be the catalyst to spur capital asset acquisitions, according to one equipment finance company. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> JOST introduces Sensor Coupling System http://fleetowner.com/technology/jost-introduces-sensor-coupling-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.jostinternational.com" target="_blank">JOST International</a> has introduced the JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology.&nbsp; The JSK37USK&rsquo;s Sensor Coupling System allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is properly and safely coupled from inside the cab, the company noted.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/jost-introduces-sensor-coupling-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/jost-introduces-sensor-coupling-system#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:39:00 +0000 209921 at http://fleetowner.com Stertil-Koni introduces ST 1130 heavy lift http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stertil-koni-introduces-st-1130-heavy-lift <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Stertil-Koni has introduced the ST 1130 mobile column lift &ndash; featuring a lifting capacity of 29,000 lbs. per column and 116,000 lbs. for a set of four.</p> <p>According to the company:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stertil-koni-introduces-st-1130-heavy-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stertil-koni-introduces-st-1130-heavy-lift#comments Equipment News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:09:00 +0000 209901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Stertil-Koni&#39;s ST 1130 mobile column lift</p> Sharing trailer spec’ing tips http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sharing-trailer-spec-ing-tips <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>When you expect a dry van trailer to last a good 15 to 20 years in service, developing solid specs to minimize maintenance and repair costs is critical. Steve Porter knows this better than anyone else as he&rsquo;s dealt with nothing but trailers during his 31 years with XTRA Lease. Late last year, Porter - Director of Equipment Services for XTRA - provided Fleet Owner with some of the dry van trailer spec&rsquo;ing insights the company uses to ensure its equipment provides long-lasting reliable service for fleet customers. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sharing-trailer-spec-ing-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sharing-trailer-spec-ing-tips#comments Equipment News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:19:00 +0000 209891 at http://fleetowner.com