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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Peterbilt’s New Electric Class 8 Garbage Truck

Peterbilt Class 8 Electric Garbage Truck

Heavy-Duty Truck giant Peterbilt took the wraps off a battery-electric Class 8 garbage truck at the ongoing WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans. Peterbilt already offers a line of diesel Class 8 garbage trucks. It is exploring an electric-drive system in order to help customers meet often stringent state and local emissions regulations, said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. Electric drive systems also can significantly increase fuel efficiency, a priority for most…

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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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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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ELD Mandate May Cost Fleets 15-20% More

ELD Government Mandate Rules

Large fleets that have adopted electronic logging devices (ELD’s) in recent years learned that productivity dropped, said Todd Amen, president of owner-operator financial services provider ATBS. “You lose 10 to 20 percent of your ability to run miles,” said Amen, on Friday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Most small fleets and independent owner-operators will wait until late 2017 to comply with the mandate, which takes effect in December…

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Peterbilt Hendrickson New Suspension Steer System

PeterBilt Hendrickson's New MonoLeaf Suspension Steer System

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched its Softek NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system as an option on both Peterbilt 579 and 567 set forward axle models. Softek NXT is the next generation of Hendrickson’s road proven, weight-saving Softek monoleaf suspension and steer axle system. Softek NXT combines the Steertek NXT axle and monoleaf spring technology with an advanced integrated clamp group design. Setting the benchmark for…

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