Heavy Duty Trucks News
Parker introduces fleet fuel dispensing solutions for compressed natural gas

Parker Hannifin Corp. introduced its complete industrial and fleet fuel dispensing solutions for high-flow, high-cycle compressed natural gas (CNG) applications, featuring a four-to-one safety factor on all pressure-rated metal parts. Central to the solutions is the new Parker Industrial Bulk CNG Dispenser, the only entirely integrated fuel dispenser on the market. It features certified components

Parker launched the fleet and bulk CNG dispenser
Rush Enterprises, 3M to partner on natural gas transportation fuel systems

3M and Rush Enterprises  announced an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America. The agreement allows for 3M to supply tanks with proprietary technology and for Rush Enterprises to provide enhanced fuel systems,

Rush Enterprises, 3M to partner on natural gas
Ryder and Quantum reach long-term compressed natural gas agreement

Ryder System Inc. announced it has entered into a long-term agreement with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. for the purchase and supply of complete compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for businesses that lease CNG trucks from Ryder. With the agreement, Ryder will purchase CNG tank systems directly from Quantum and install them onto

Hino Trucks approved for New York alternative fuel vehicle – Voucher Incentive Program

Hino Trucks’ Class 5 195h and 195h-DC diesel electric cab-over has been approved by the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). The NYT-VIP is a partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and CALSTART. $19

What side of B50 life are you on?

There was a day—most of those who read this will remember—when the million-mile truck was obtainable and B50 life was virtually unknown to most of us. It now also has become something of the past. The B50 phrase referred to those components that lasted 50% of some sort of life. In our world, it was a

Navistar inks largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks

Navistar Inc. announced that it has completed its largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks. Celadon Trucking Services, one of North America’s largest truckload carriers based in Indianapolis, has purchased nearly 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors with Cummins ISX15 engines. “Celadon is a true partner and this is another example of the confidence the market

Celadon Trucking Services purchased nearly 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors.
Peterbilt’s anniversary book is now available

Marking Peterbilt Motors Co.’s milestone anniversary, a new deluxe, limited-edition book – Peterbilt 75 Years of Class – is now available through the Peterbilt Store at Peterbilt’s website. Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company’s past, present and future through more than 200 pages of in-depth narrative and stunning photography.

Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company
Talbert Manufacturing highlights 35-ton traveling axle trailer with Corsol WB corrosion protection

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures. The Corsol WB system is made by corrosion solutions manufacturer PRP Industries. The process is used

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection
Kenworth natural gas-powered T680 offers Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission

The new Kenworth Truck Co. T680 natural gas truck will be available with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated transmission as an option. The announcement came in conjunction with this week’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long, Beach, Calif. During ACT, Kenworth is exhibiting a T680 52-in. mid-roof sleeper specified with an integrated powertrain package

Eaton Ultra Shift Plus Transmission
Optimizing wide base tire options for weight reduction, fuel savings

Adoption of wide-base tires has increased since their entrance into the market in 2000. At first, fleets were hesitant to adopt these tires at first, primarily because there was initially a learning curve that needed to be addressed. Now that fleet operators know and understand the basic benefits of wide-base tires, the conversation has turned

wide-base tires with aluminum rims can reduce a truck’s GVWR by at least 1,100 lbs.
Yokohama Tire Corp.’s ultra wide base tires now available at Love’s Truck Tire Care locations

Fleets looking for Yokohama Tire Corp.’s (YTC) ultra wide base (UWB) tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB tires—the TY517 (drive) and RY407 (trailer). Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5. “This is great news

Love's will carry two UWB Yokohama tires
Talbert Manufacturing features its telescopic 55-ton HRG trailer

Talbert Manufacturing‘s telescopic 55-ton hydraulic removable gooseneck (HRG) trailer offers a 20-in. deck height, the versatility to extend deck length and the flexibility to operate with multiple rear axle configurations. Talbert designed the 55-ton HRG with a telescopic deck capable of extending from 30 to 50 ft. long. Extended, the unit has a 27-ft. wood deck

The HRG features a 96-in. swing radius and a gooseneck extension.