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    DRIVING THE PETERBILT MODEL 579 EPIQ

    September 2, 2014 11:31AM by James Menzies

    Peterbilt’s new Model 579 has been a hit right out of the gate and it promises to be even more popular with the introduction of its EPIQ package, which the truck maker says will improve fuel economy another 10%. The

  • MERITOR STEPS UP CAMPAIGN TO LEGALIZE 6×2 AXLES IN CANADA

    September 2, 2014 8:51AM by James Menzies

    As reported last time out in Hooked Up, the province of Ontario has finally announced it will allow full-length trailer tails through a deferred enforcement policy that will be in place until legislation can be modified to permanently allow their

  • News Equipment

    Canadian DEF prices the same or slightly lower in August

    August 28, 2014 12:59PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) prices in Canada have stayed stable at the pump while decreasing in bulk and smaller quantities. According to DEF Tracker, truckload and less-than-load bulk prices in Canada decreased in August, while the average

  • Benefits of 6×2 axles, Canadian restrictions focus of new video

    August 27, 2014 7:49PM by Truck News

    With Canadian policymakers set to discuss regulations that prohibit advanced 6x2s axle configurations later this year, manufacturers and fleets have stepped up their efforts to raise awareness of the technology’s benefits. Meritor has produced a nine-minute video, including appearances from

  • Garmin’s new fleet navigation tools compatible with Android

    August 25, 2014 7:32AM by Truck News

    OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin has released two new fleet navigators that are compatible with Android devices. The fleet 660 is designed for local fleets while the 670 is intended for commercial truck fleets. “The fleet 660 and 670 are our

  • Product Equipment

    Bridgestone offers new Firestone steer tire, Bandag retread

    August 25, 2014 6:59AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced a new Firestone steer tire and Bandag retread. The Firestone FS561 is suitable for on-highway use in high-scrub environments. It’s an all-position radial recommended for regional and P&D applications. “The new FS561

  • News Equipment

    Mack offers new 505C+ engine

    August 25, 2014 6:49AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack has announced availability of a new 505-hp 505C+ engine based on its MP8. The new offering is intended for customers looking for big power from a 13-litre engine, the company announced. The MP8 505C+ offers 505

  • SmartTruck comes out with new trailer aero system

    August 22, 2014 11:25AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — SmartTruck has come out with a new TopKit fairing system for dry van and reefer trailers, which mounts to the back of the trailer and provides fuel savings of 5.5% according to SmartWay evaluations. The company said

  • 2014 shaping up to be ‘best year of the cycle’ for truck orders: ACT

    August 22, 2014 11:12AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Robust net orders for Class 8 and medium-duty trucks in July are setting 2014 up to the best year of the cycle for truck order activity, ACT Research reported in its State of the Industry report. Class

  • News Equipment

    The Peterbilt Model 579 EPIQ

    August 22, 2014 10:37AM by James Menzies

    Peterbilt’s Model 579 got a lot more fuel-efficient with the introduction of the EPIQ package, a set of specifications that can improve fuel mileage by as much as 10%. We travelled to Texas to drive the 579 EPIQ.

  • News Equipment

    Driving the Peterbilt Model 579 EPIQ

    August 22, 2014 10:37AM by James Menzies

    Peterbilt’s Model 579 got a lot more fuel-efficient with the introduction of the EPIQ package, a set of specifications that can improve fuel mileage by as much as 10%. We travelled to Texas to drive the 579 EPIQ.

  • WHY AL SMITH IS THE HAPPIEST GUY IN ONTARIO

    August 19, 2014 12:40PM by James Menzies

    Al Smith is the happiest man in Ontario this week. Al was hired this spring by ATDynamics to grow its trailer tail business in Canada. Problem was, the devices could not yet be legally operated on this side of the

  • Feature Equipment

    HOW IMPORTANT IS ENGINE PROGRAMMING? PIT WILL LET US KNOW.

    August 19, 2014 12:33PM by James Menzies

    Project Innovation Transport (PIT) has secured funding from the Quebec government to explore the issue of engine programming. This is an interesting project and because the government is paying for it, PIT will share the results with all of us

  • Feature Equipment

    JAMES GOES TO JAMESTOWN

    August 19, 2014 12:25PM by James Menzies

    Earlier this month I drove down to Jamestown, N.Y., midway between Buffalo and Erie, Pa., to partake in the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Cummins plant there. Forty years is an accomplishment worth celebrating, but there was some extra exuberance

  • News Equipment

    Allison’s FuelSense package now available in International trucks

    August 18, 2014 8:37AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced Allison Transmission’s new fuel-efficiency package is now available on medium-duty and vocational International trucks. Allison’s FuelSense fuel-efficiency package is available on 1000- through 4000-series transmissions, in International TerraStar, DuraStar, WorkStar and PayStar trucks. The