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    • It’s hard to say an EUP could never develop plunger leak. Look at how many years some cores could be moving in and out of chassis’s. The originals were designed pre low sulfur(dry) fuel. The engineering is fascinating, you’d never think fuel film could seal so perfectly.  On the flip side I’ve never seen one leaking from the stem and have been surrounded by them for 21 years. Currently, at work, we have 28 EUPs pounding fuel into cylinders daily. None of them have developed the leak your describing.  
    • Drop another bucket - I got room. With a 12 yard side dump body, this 1951 Autocar DC-20064SN weighed 43,500 lbs empty. What's the capacity? Until it's full, and then some more. #AutocarDC #AlwaysUp #TBT #ThrowbackThursday Thanks to Mike Lusher. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
    • Descartes Systems Group has acquired BestTransport, a cloud-based transportation management system provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors. View the full article
    • "Hino Motors began producing trucks on American soil in 2004 at parent company, Toyota's manufacturing facility in Long Beach, California. " Wrong. The first Hinos built in America were assembled by Jim Moran's Southeast Toyota Distributors in Jacksonville, Florida in 1983, model FFs and FGs (25,500lb to 32,000lb GVW). I was there. https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=15709348&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjIzNTU4MDMwNywiaWF0IjoxNTY2NTIyODc2LCJleHAiOjE1NjY2MDkyNzZ9.6LjS10YE68KmQ6bTDTCssq4-oXxMO4wzQ1fBHQK_3KE  
    • Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)  /  August 22, 2019 Hino Motors has officially opened its new 1,000,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. The ceremony took place Wednesday, August 22, capping a two-year effort that saw a former retail distribution center turned into a truck factory. The first truck rolled off the new assembly line in June. Current production stands at 66 trucks per day on one shift. Hino expects production rates to grow to 15,000 units on one shift by 2020. “Hino is committed to building its trucks and products in the market it operates in," said Hino Motors Ltd. President and CEO, Yoshio Shimo. "We have committed $100 million in capital investment into our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, generating 250 new jobs. Today, I am excited to announce an additional commitment of $40M to meet increased demand and product configurations, creating an additional 250 new jobs, totaling 800 team members." The current workforce stands at 470 team members with plans to expand that to 550 by next year.   The facility will build all of Hino's Class 6, 7 and 8 conventional trucks, including the newly released class 7 and 8 XL Series. Hino Motors began producing trucks on American soil in 2004 at parent company, Toyota's manufacturing facility in Long Beach, California. That facility closed in 2007 and production transferred to Williamstown, WV. Hino produced over 50,000 trucks at that facility. Today the Williamstown plant is vacant but remains a Hino property. All production has since shifted to Mineral Wells. No plans for the Williamstown facility were discussed during Wednesday's ceremony. Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. president, Takashi Ono, offered thanks to the town of Williamstown for being Hino's home for the past ten years, noting that all the Williamstown employees were transferred to Mineral Wells. "This plant will serve as the manufacturing foundation and define the excellence of Hino Trucks in the United States," he said. "I'm proud, knowing that from New York to Dallas to Los Angeles, the DNA of Hino Trucks will shine with the passion, dedication and craftmanship of West Virginians." "But I believe the greatest accomplishment for us may not be this new plant or the new trucks produced here, but that we managed to keep all of our team members. We could not have asked for a better outcome. You are our greatest asset. It is what you do every day that truly defines Hino." The event was attended by West Virginia Governor, James C. Justice, III, state senators, Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley Moore Capito (R), Congressman David McKinley (R) and several county and local officials. “Hino has been a tremendous partner to the State of West Virginia since 2007,” stated Governor Justice. “With 800 West Virginians planned to be employed by Hino, they continue to be one of West Virginia’s biggest employers. We thank Hino for their continued investment in the great state of West Virginia.” Prior to the official grand opening celebration, Hino executives and visiting dignitaries took part in the traditional Japanese tree planting ceremony, and later shared the Kagami-Wari ceremony to consummate Hino’s growth commitment to the U.S. In addition to producing Hino’s current line up of conventional trucks, the Mineral Wells assembly plant will produce a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks, the XL series, powered by Hino’s A09, 9-liter engine. .
    • Hino Motors opened its new 1,000,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, to serve as the truck maker's manufacturing foundation in the U.S. View the full article
    • First Electric Freightliner eCascadia Models Enter Freight Operations at NFI, Penske Transport Topics  /  August 22, 2019 YOUNTVILLE, California — Daimler Trucks North America has handed over its first two battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia models to NFI and Penske Truck Leasing for use in their daily freight operations. These Class 8 tractors will begin hauling cargo in Southern California, but more significantly, they will help pave the way for the full commercialization of electric-powered trucks in North America . DTNA celebrated the milestone Aug. 20 here at Cliff Lede Vineyards with executives from NFI and Penske and members of the trade press. “This is revolutionary. This is the start of a major change in the way companies will operate in the future,” Sid Brown, NFI’s CEO, told Transport Topics at the event. “You don’t get a chance too often in your lifetime to be at the forefront of a technological revolution,” he added. Richard Howard, DTNA’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, said the first eCascadias were the result of a “co-creation” process between the truck maker and its fleet customers, and hailed the official handoff of the trucks to NFI and Penske as “an extremely special moment.” The heavy-duty eCascadia and its smaller sibling, the medium-duty eM2, are slated to enter series production in late 2021. Ahead of that broader rollout, NFI and Penske are acting as pioneers by deploying the first iterations of those vehicles in real-world operating conditions. These initial test trucks, dubbed the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet, will enable DTNA and the fleets to build knowledge about how best to implement the technology. DTNA plans to expand this test fleet to a total of 20 eCascadias and 10 eM2s, a target the manufacturer aims to achieve by the end of this year, said Andreas Juretzka, director of product development for e-mobility. “We are excited,” he said. “We are hoping for so much feedback so we can tune it into our future product.” Juretzka also characterized these first steps toward commercial vehicle electrification, particularly in the Class 8 segment, as a “huge moment” for the industry. Advances in battery technology have created a real chance for electric propulsion to eventually overtake internal combustion engines, he said. But the integration of electric vehicles into trucking operations will be a long journey. “This is just the first small step,” said Michael Scheib, director of e-mobility platform at DTNA. “This is going to be a long and winding road until we scale up this technology to make it mainstream in this industry.” In the near term, electric trucks will be best suited to shorter routes. NFI plans to put its eCascadias to work in port drayage operations, hauling freight between the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex and warehouses in Southern California, where air quality requirements are set to become much more stringent. To meet those targets, “you have to go big,” said Matt Miyasato, deputy executive officer for science and technology advancement at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which partially funded the Innovation Fleet with a nearly $16 million grant. The greater Los Angeles region suffers from the worst air quality in the nation, Miyasato said, highlighting the value of zero-emission trucks for that region. “From an environmental standpoint, this is absolutely the best way to go,” NFI’s Brown said. For Penske Truck Leasing, operating the eCascadias and eM2s will enable the company to build expertise in this emerging technology and share that knowledge with its truck leasing customers. “We are always evaluating the latest technology because our customers are demanding that from us, so we want to make sure we understand what is out there and what is available,” said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing. “We’re just over the moon about the opportunity to put a vehicle like this in the hands of our logistics team.” Penske plans to utilize its eCascadias in dedicated shorthaul applications in Southern California. “This is going to transform the industry,” Rosa said. “When drivers get a chance to get into this type of vehicle, they’re not going to want to go into something else.” NFI’s Brown said his company’s fleet is an ideal fit for electrification because the vast majority of its vehicles return to base each day. Looking ahead, Brown believes further improvements in battery technology will expand the range of electric trucks in the coming years, which would clear the way for further adoption. “I see by 2025, about 60% of our fleet will probably be electric,” Brown said. “We’re a big believer.” He also envisions installing solar panels at NFI’s warehouses to help power its future fleet of electric trucks. In addition to the environmental impact, Brown believes electric trucks could ease the burden on maintenance shops and help address the technician shortage because the vehicles have far fewer parts than diesel trucks — and none of the diesel aftertreatment systems. Electric trucks also run much more quietly than diesels, which could allow trucks to operate at warehouses during the night without noise violations, and therefore take some truck traffic off the road during the day, he said. .
    • A V8 Detroit in an RS... couldn't have been many like that built. https://www.bigiron.com/Lots/1974MackRS600LTAwaterTruck
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    • BillyT  »  Freightrain

      Bob was asking about you the other day,"laundered" my flip phone in the pocket of my jeans so gotta get another before I can get back to him.Broke my hip recently I don't recommend anyone doing that! I'm walking again without walker, cane etc have been off the site for awhile.
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    • Adrian Purdie  »  Jeff M

      I am very interested to buy a Mack b61, please e-mail me on adrianvpurdie@gmail.com .
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    • binderbob  »  terry

      thanks for complement! yes it is pretty straight. appears to have not been used in winter!? 3 coats of paint, and one miner crack behind passenger door. Its a keeper not for sale.
       
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    • binderbob  »  j hancock

      oil looks thick and heavy but no signs of coolant or other contaminants. good to know multi weight OK have always used rotella with great results. 
       
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    • binderbob

      Thanks for adding me to the community!! 
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