advertising Low-viscosity heavy-duty engine oils are beginning to get some attention as an easy way to improve fuel economy, while maintaining the protective qualities truck owners have come to expect from time-tested 15W-40 oils. Since 15W-40 oils are the predominant type used in heavy-duty truck engines today, essentially any thinner oil can be characterized as [...]
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advertising Mack Trucks introduced the newest generation of the MACK® Econodyne® family, the MACK MP8 Econodyne+, a powerful and high-performing engine ideal for on-highway customers who require additional muscle to move their loads. The 13-liter MP8 Econodyne + engine is available in MACK Pinnacle™ models and offers 505 horsepower with 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque when [...]
Hyundai Motor Company’s commercial division today unveiled its new heavy duty truck Xcient at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The next generation of Trago, which debuted in 2006, returns with greater styling and a variety of improved features. The Xcient is expected to set new standards in the heavy duty truck market with an impressive [...]
There is ongoing upward pressure on operating costs for medium-duty truck fleets. Most medium-duty trucks are used in regional and local applications. “Increased urbanization, stop-and-go traffic, and worsening road conditions have necessitated more frequent component replacements, particularly brakes and tires,” said Steven Spivey, program leader, North America, Automotive & Transportation for Frost & Sullivan. “Moreover, [...]