Equipment en Touring Paccar’s Renton distribution center <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Paccar Parts recently provided a tour its newest regional parts distribution center (PDC) located in Renton, WA, not far from Seattle; one of 17 distribution centers serving <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> Truck Co. and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> Motors Co. dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and in Western Canada. The 160,000 sq.-ft. PDC, which opened for business in April, incorporates a number of energy efficiency enhancements such as 320 light emitting diode (LED) lights with motion sensors and 120 skylights that use &ldquo;daylight harvesting&rdquo; technology to reduce energy usage by some 40%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:42:00 +0000 194741 at Bendix: Brake shoe kits 'reduce installation time' <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">MAT Holdings</a> announced the launch of the Bendix Brakes brand <a href="" target="_blank">automotive brake shoe kits</a>, &ldquo;which include all of the components necessary for a complete brake shoe job and drastically reduced installation time,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:20:00 +0000 194711 at <p>Bendix launched its automotive brake shoe kits brand.</p> The market for used Caterpillar trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Caterpillar</a></span> announced earlier this year that they will no longer produce on-highway trucks.&nbsp; I wanted to determine how this has impacted the trucks on the used market in terms of pricing and volume changes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite lower average ages, the CT660S model prices much lower than the CT660L with even higher average mileage given their ages.&nbsp; The volume of each model on the used market has influenced the pricing as the number of these trucks available for sale has risen so far in 2016.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:58:00 +0000 194691 at Cummins preps for July ISX ECM recall <div class="field-deck"> Recall affects ECMs on ISX12 and ISX15 engines built between March and April this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Faulty engine control modules (ECMs) on certain Cummins ISX12 and ISX15 truck engines are being recalled by the OEM, with notifications expected to begin on July 7 this year.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:20:00 +0000 194671 at <p>Fault may cause short circuit and stall the engine, which cannot be restarted until the ECM and fuse are replaced, Cummins noted. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> BorgWarner introduces Delco Remy 18SI Alternator for Sprinter Vans <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>BorgWarner, manufacturer of <a href="" target="_blank">Delco Remy Genuine Products</a>, is now offering the 18SI heavy-duty alternator, engineered to improve fuel economy for Sprinter Vans.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are committed to providing our aftermarket customers with solutions developed for the applications they need,&rdquo; said Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. &ldquo;Our engineers have responded to this growing, global market by designing an alternator with industry-leading performance, durability and efficiency.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:47:00 +0000 194641 at Racor releases new fuel filter water separator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has introduced a <a href=";vgnextfmt=default&amp;vgnextfmt=EN" target="_blank">new fuel filter water separator</a> for <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Transit vans and mini buses.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:35:00 +0000 194631 at Updates from the Light Truck World <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The official rollout of Honda&#39;s 2017 model Ridgeline pickup, a sneak-peek at the redesigned exterior of the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup, and a new 2016 Mopar custom pickup model - of which only 500 will be made - are just some of the events making news in the light truck market these days. (<em>All photos courtesy of <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span>, General Motors, FCA, Toyota, and Honda</em>)</p> </div> Equipment News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:05:00 +0000 194521 at Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches new website <div class="field-deck"> Website highlights company’s full portfolio of heavy-duty brands and products </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a new website covering its portfolio of brands and products for the <a href="" target="_blank">heavy-duty engine and vehicle markets</a>. The <a href="" target="_blank">new site</a> offers product and technical information covering the company&rsquo;s lines of Abex commercial grade friction, FPDiesel engine and fuel system components and gaskets, National oil seals and bearings, ANCO wipers, Champion spark plugs, MOOG steering and suspension and Wagner lighting products.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:47:00 +0000 194501 at VoTech or NoTech <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In some previous posts, I&rsquo;ve admitted that I&rsquo;ve created problems in the trucking industry, introducing high-tech products for engines, transmissions, brakes, instrumentation and more. I feel obligated to take some steps to improve the situation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:42:00 +0000 194471 at Continental releases new tire line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Continental Tire the Americas launched a new line of commercial vehicle tires for <a href="">2016 branded AMERI*STEEL by General Tire</a>. &ldquo;This new line of both long haul and regional products pays homage to past General Tire commercial truck tires and includes drive and steer tires that combine competitive affordability with trusted reliability of the Continental and General Tire brands,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:47:00 +0000 194431 at