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Phillips 66 to offer extended warranty guarantee for FA-4 10W-30 oils

Phillips 66 Lubricants announced that it has extended its product quality guarantee to protect heavy-duty fleets against lubricant-related failure in the engine when using Guardol FE 10W-30. With more than 92 million miles of field testing on Guardol FE 10W-30, Phillips 66 says that it has proven the FA-4 product, like CK-4 oils, offers excellent

Cummins X12 wins truck writers’ Technical Achievement Award

Cummins’ X12 diesel engine has won the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the Truck Writers of North America Award Committee announced. The runners up were the Peterson Pulse electronic system for trailers, Stemco’s automatically deploying Trailer Tail, and the Stemco-Webb Trifecta wheel hub. Weight is always an issue in spec’ing and operating trucks,

Cummins X12 Engine
Navistar announces new parts distribution center

Navistar Inc. has announced several new initiatives that the company says are focused on customer uptime. To expedite parts deliveries to customers, Navistar is establishing a new Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Memphis, Tenn., while also enhancing its dealer parts inventory management system to increase the breadth of parts already on its dealers’ shelves. In

Kenworth adds two ratings for PACCAR MX-13 engine

Kenworth has added two new ratings for the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine available for the Kenworth T680, T880 and W990. The first new rating of 405 HP and 1,650 lb./ft. of torque provides constant power for line haul applications, enhances integration with the PACCAR powertrain, and offers increased fuel efficiency according to the company. The

Kenworth W990
Donaldson launches Filter Minder connected technology for monitoring truck engine air filters

Donaldson Company Inc. introduced Filter Minder connected technology for monitoring truck engine air filters, using the vehicles’ own telematics system, at the TMC Annual Meeting. Filter Minder wireless sensors and receivers send filter performance data to the cloud, and predictive analytics inform the fleet manager when individual trucks are approaching optimal filter life. Filter Minder

Handling remote diagnostic service notifications effectively to boost uptime

There’s no doubt that today’s advanced telematics systems are improving vehicle uptime. Along with providing information that helps streamline operations, these solutions are proving to be a critical part of eliminating guesswork about the severity of events requiring service. By notifying drivers and fleet managers instantly, telematics systems indicate fault code severity levels and allow

Volvo demonstrates Eco-Drive technology

On March 6, Volvo Group participated in a demonstration of Eco-Drive technology with a Volvo VNL along two connected freight corridors in Carson, California. Eco-Drive integrates traffic signal data with vehicle dynamics to provide real-time speed recommendations. This mitigates harsh driving maneuvers and can therefore reduce the impact of freight movement through disadvantaged communities, the

ACT Research projects growth in Class 8 production

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine Outlook published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel is still the dominant power source, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered.

Eaton Cummins introduces dual PTO variant of Endurant automated transmission

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced a new dual Power Takeoff (PTO) version of the 12-speed model of its Endurant automated transmission. The new dual PTO option of Endurant has two PTO mounting locations: an eight-bolt bottom mount and a four-bolt rear mount with a combined 95 HP capability. A single PTO model with

Jacobs launches engine brake for Hino XL Series trucks

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched a compression release engine brake for the 2020 Hino XL Series truck. The Jacobs Engine Brake is currently available on Hino’s A09 engine and will come factory-installed on all XL7 and XL8 Series trucks. Company engineers collaborated to optimize the engine brake for the new truck, the companies said. Some

LithiumHub.com announces new jump starter battery for diesel engines up to 16 liters

LithiumHub.com has introduced the JumpBooster JP30 a new jump starter battery that the company says is designed specifically to jump start heavy-duty diesel trucks instantly. The unit weighs in at 11 lbs. and produces a full 3,000 peak cranking amps, more than enough to start any diesel truck engine up to 16 liters in displacement according

Watch: Let’s talk over-the-air truck engine updates

The majority of heavy-duty engine manufacturers, namely Cummins, Detroit, International and Volvo Trucks, have rolled out over-the-air (OTA) engine reprogramming this year, giving you the power to update your 2017 model year and newer engines wherever your trucks are on the road (provided there is cellular coverage). What that means for you is that you