Equipment News Roundup

August 1, 2006
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Equipment News Roundup

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6- and 8-liter engines will be installed exclusively in Peterbilt and Kenworth North American conventional medium-duty vehicles, effective Jan. 1, 2007.
Dana-Eaton is developing a hybrid electric power system for Class 8 trucks aimed at improving both on-road fuel efficiency and reducing idling.
International Truck and Engine has updated its 8600 model regional-haul tractor with a variety of new features, including new onboard tire and battery monitoring technology and other electronic functions such as a parking brake alarm, automatic windshield wiper speed control, pre-trip exterior light inspection and a theft-deterrent system.
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has published its Spring/Summer 2006 Work Truck Industry Resources catalog, which contains an array of products, including buyer's guides and directories, news publications, business management and market data resources, training guides and vehicle life-cycle cost analysis program.
The Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) is offering its 2006-07 Recommended Practices Manual on CD-ROM. The two-volume set includes maintenance and equipment-testing information and Recommended Engineering Practices Manual that details spec'ing, design and construction practices.
Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks, both part of the Volvo Group of companies, will use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) along with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to achieve the rigorous federal diesel engine emissions regulations scheduled to take effect in 2010.  

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