Baker College Gets Paccar MX-13 Engine Donated

Paccar MX13 Diesel Engine Donated to Vocational School

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute (ADI) of Michigan has been given a $51,558 PACCAR MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group, of Dearborn, Mich., to enable engine-specific technician training. Berger also donated the specialized tools, software and related manuals to service the engine. PACCAR engines are designed for optimized performance, weight savings and durability in Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF Trucks. The 12.9L PACCAR MX-13 is PACCAR’s largest heavy-duty…

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Nvidia Partners with Paccar on Autonomous Trucks

Nvidia & Paccar Announce Partnership on Self-Driving Trucks

Around Silicon Valley, semiconductor giant Nvidia is best known for its graphics chips that power a wide range of video game technologies. But in recent years, the company’s growth has also been fueled by its investments in autonomous truck and connected car technologies. Riding that wave, Nvidia recently made clear that autonomous trucks are a priority as well. Nvidia just launched a partnership with Paccar — maker of the Kenworth,…

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Kenworth Predictive Cruise Increases MPG

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control System Increases Fuel Economy MPG

Kenworth has updated its Predictive Cruise Control functionality for T680 and T880 trucks equipped with the 2017 Paccar MX-11, MX-13, and Cummins X15 engines to improve fuel economy and overall MPG. The update was made with the launch of 2017 emission engines and provides up to a 1% improvement in fuel economy over the current versions with Predictive Cruise Control, according to Patrick Dean, Kenworth chief engineer. Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise…

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2017 Peterbilt Brake Light Switch Recall

Peterbilt Brake Light Switch Recall Alert

PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2017 Peterbilt 325, 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 386, 389, and 587 vehicles manufactured April 20, 2016, to June 13, 2016. The brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” CONSEQUENCE: If the brake lights…

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Paccar Updates MX Engines & Drive Axles

Paccar MX13 Engine

Available in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in January will be new power, torque and fuel efficiency enhancements to Paccar MX-13 and MX-11 engines for North America. Nearly 50% of Peterbilt and Kenworth heavy-duty trucks currently are produced with Paccar MX engines, according to Sproull. Paccar increased the MX-13 engine’s output to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque and increased the MX-11 engine’s output to 430 hp and 1,650 lb-ft…

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Peterbilt Offers Model 579 Daycab Configuration

Peterbilt Model 579 Epiq Daycab

Based on the success of the aerodynamic Model 579 EPIQ sleeper truck, Peterbilt has introduced the aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 EPIQ daycab. Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the new model during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, which ends today in Las Vegas. “Fleets wanting to operate fuel-efficient daycabs have been an underserved market, and Peterbilt is pleased to provide the new Model 579 EPIQ daycab,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s…

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GoodYear & TireCo Commercial Tire Recall

GoodYear TireCo Commercial Tire Recall Alert

Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two Commercial Motor Vehicle Tire recalls from GoodYear and TireCo. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, OH, is recalling about 1,650 of its G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, curing press ID A6L and A6R. The tires were manufactured Jan. 24 to May 28 in Danville, VA, the NHTSA said. Incomplete adhesion may cause tread separation of the tire while it is being used, possibly causing…

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Kenworth’s New Light Weight T680 Truck

Kenworth T680 Light Weight Class 8 Commercial Truck

Lightweight is the holy grail of most bulk haulers, who can often convert a pound cut from vehicle weight directly to payload, be it grain, gravel, chemicals and food-grade liquids, or building materials. Kenworth recently showed off a T680 sleeper-cab tractor that scaled at 14,200 pounds (not counting fuel), according to hosts at a ride-and-drive event staged at their headquarters plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. As with any lightweight specification, saving…

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