Diesel News & Updates

Feb
3
2017

Accelerate Growth for your Diesel Repair Shop

In today’s economy, growing your business is essential to staying in business. If you don’t find ways to create steady, sustainable business growth, increasing expenses, declining...

Feb
2
2017

Diesel Engine Break In Procedure

We often get calls about the break in procedure of a newly rebuilt engine. Proper break in is critical and sometimes overlooked. Even though you may have used one of our outstanding overhaul kits...

Feb
18
2016

Website Update

Thank you for your patience while we update our website to provide a better customer experience. Please be assured that we are currently working on this and apologize for any inconvenience that...

Dec
11
2015

New Products for November

844-215-3406 New Products   Additional Waukesha VHP Gasket Sets The two newest entries enable quality and cost effective top end overhaul on the 8.5 inch bore 16...

Nov
24
2015

Caterpillar C15 3406E Spacer Plate

This spacer plate , resembling a large gasket, fits between the engine block and the head on Caterpillar's diesel engines. This product is an update from the aluminum spacer plate that was...

Sep
18
2015

Legislation Could Raise Weight Limit On Interstate Trucks

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble introduced last week the latest version of his Safe, Flexible and Efficient Trucking Act, which would give states the flexibility to allow 91,000-pound trucks with six axles...

Sep
2
2015

OnGuard Active Introduces Enhanced Collision Mitigation

Meritor Wabco has introduced a radar-based collision mitigation system that will react to stationary and slower moving objects in a truck’s path and plans to release it early next year....

Aug
20
2015

Are Low Rolling Resistance Tires Right For Your Truck?

According to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, low-rolling-resistance tires are proven to save fleets fuel. Low rolling resistance tires are meant to minimize wasted energy as a...

Jul
20
2015

The Next Generation of Trucking

Consumer cars have recently been trending toward achieving higher MPG and using alternative fuels. In turn, the government has mandated that the trucking industry make certain improvements to...

Jun
10
2015

Diesel Prices in 2015

Lately diesel fuel prices have been fluctuating quite a bit around the $3.00 mark. Last week the average price of on-highway diesel was $2.90. This may seem high, but compared to last year at this...

May
13
2015

HHP Offers Free Shipping on Select Orders

When you purchase $750 or more of parts that weigh less than 75LBS total, we’ll pay for the freight! Mix & Match Need a turbo for one customer’s truck, but a water pump...

Apr
23
2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Fall, Medium-Duty Orders Rise

Class 8 truck orders were below expectations in March with just over 24,600 units ordered. According to the latest report from ACT Research this is due to a 7-month backlog of unbuilt...

Apr
8
2015

Mack Trucks Update Natural-Gas Semi Tractors

Natural gas still hasn't caught on as a fuel for private passenger vehicles, but it's finding more success in commercial applications. The selection of natural-gas commercial vehicles...

Feb
17
2015

New Detroit Diesel Drive Axles

New Model 6 Detroit Drive Axles introduced by Detroit Diesel Corporation. Available in single drive 4×2 or tandem 6×2 configurations with ratios from 2.28 – 5.88, the new...

Jan
28
2015

We've Moved! New HHP Location

Highway and Heavy Parts has moved to it's new location at 5015 N Dickenson Rd in Coleman, Michigan. They are now only five minutes from US-10 between Midland and Mount Pleasant. The new...

Jan
7
2015

December is 3rd Consecutive Month with Class 8 Orders Above 40,000

FTR has released preliminary data showing December 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 43,620. This marks the third consecutive month above the 40,000 level. December’s order...

Dec
18
2014

What’s Driving New Truck Orders?

By now, you may be aware that October and November new Class 8 orders were through the roof. This 2 month period is the strongest we’ve seen in 8 years. Why now? What has changed in the economy...

Dec
4
2014

Brand New Caterpillar Cylinder Heads

Highway Heavy Parts is bringing you a new option when replacing Caterpillar Cylinder Heads. Now available for 3406E, C15 and C15 Acert engines is the brand new replacement cylinder head. The...

Nov
19
2014

FTR’s Trucking Condition Index Reflects Strong Market Trends

Each month, the FTR releases an exclusive Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) number which summarizes the industry at a glance. September’s TCI was a positive reading of 9.07 which reflects very...

Oct
14
2014

Diesel Prices Trending Downward

Continuing the trend, diesel and unleaded gasoline prices fell by a few cents this week according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department. The average price of diesel was down about...

Sep
23
2014

Cummins Wins Frost & Sullivan 2014 US Overall Best Heavy-duty Truck Engines Award

According to Frost & Sullivan’s independent research surveying heavy-duty fleet, safety, maintenance and service managers across the US, Cummins Inc. was named the overall best heavy-duty truck...

Sep
22
2014

Caterpillar 3512 Series Engines Specifications

With the boom in oil and gas production the Caterpillar 3512 series engine has been in increasing demand. The 3512 series engine is not new to the diesel market. It can be found in many different...

Sep
4
2014

Natural Gas Truck Sales Not What Experts Expected

The higher pricing of natural gas powered heavy trucks along with their limited amount of fueling stations is stunting the increased sales that experts predicted. Nearly 10,500 of the...

Aug
20
2014

Consumers Support Higher Fuel Efficiency

A study recently released by the Consumer Federation of America shows that consumer opinions strongly support higher energy efficiency standards for automobiles. This is no shock, as many of the...

Jul
16
2014

Trucks Equipped with Cummins L Series Defy Sales Trends

With overall new sales of GVW 8 vehicles down from 2013, manufacturers are seeing a sales decrease in most of their products. However, some products are defying this trend and selling more despite...

Jun
26
2014

New MPG Standards for Highway Trucks

In a historic decision by Obama Administration, new fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks have been passed. These stricter standards, legislation passed as part of President...

May
7
2014

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) Expands Coverage of Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel Engine Applications

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new products to their existing line of diesel engine components. These new products include an array of...

Apr
21
2014

PKY Truck Beauty Winners from Mid-America Trucking Show

Did you make it to the Mid-America Trucking Show last month? We enjoyed seeing all the new products, meeting with vendors and seeing old friends but one of the highlights was the 25th...

Apr
10
2014

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) Expands Coverage of Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel Engine Applications

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new products to their existing line of diesel engine components. These new products include an array of...

Mar
19
2014

The Mid America Truck Show is Coming March 27 -29! Are you Ready?

The truck show this year looks to be as exciting as ever. If you haven't registered for your spot yet, you can still do so online. Registering online costs the same as at the door but shortens...

Jan
28
2014

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) Now Has Engine Rebuild Kits For Caterpillar C13 Engine Applications

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) now has aftermarket engine overhaul rebuild kits to fit Caterpillar C13 Engine applications. These previously un-available kits are now in stock for immediate...

Jan
28
2014

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) Expands Coverage of Caterpillar, Cummins, Waukesha and Detroit Diesel Engine Applications

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new products to their existing line of diesel engine components. These new products include an array of...

Dec
26
2013

Highway & Heavy Parts Adds New Parts To Inventory For Increased Coverage

Highway and Heavy Parts (HHP) is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new products to their existing line of diesel engine components. These new products include an array of...

Oct
30
2013

HHP Expands Coverage of Caterpillar’s 3114/3116/3126/C7 Model Engines

Highway and Heavy Parts   is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new diesel engine products to their existing line of Caterpillar parts. The addition of these...

Oct
20
2013

New black Diamond™ Coated Gaskets for 6.0L & 6.4L Power Stroke® From HHP!

Highway and Heavy Parts Midland Michigan is proud to introduce all new engine sealing products for the Ford Power Stroke, Chevrolet and General Motors Duramax® Diesel Engines.  Black...

Oct
13
2013

Got a Sprinter? HHP's Got The Parts

Highway and Heavy Parts Midland Michigan is pleased to announce the release of a new comprehensive product line for Sprinter engines!  The latest parts feature pistons with GRAFAL®...

Sep
30
2013

Diesel Worldwide Use Set to Surpass Gas Fueled Vehicles by 2020

DIESEL WORLDWIDE USE SET TO SURPASS GAS-FUELED VEHICLES BY 2020 By James E. Guyette Diesel’s future as a global motor fuel is far from sputtering. Petroleum consumption forecasters are...

Sep
29
2013

HHP is pleased to announce the availability of new International DT466 diesel engine parts

HHP is pleased to announce the availability of new International DT466 diesel engine parts. These engine parts additions expand their broad offering to completely cover most model years. The...

Sep
23
2013

Aftermarket Diesel Parts - Today's Option for Saving Money

HHP's look at the pros and cons of using aftermarket diesel engine parts. Here at Highway and HeavyParts we sell aftermarket diesel parts . An aftermarket part is any...

Sep
8
2013

HHP is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new diesel engine products to their existing line of parts

Highway and Heavy Parts is pleased to announce the addition of a wide range of new diesel engine products to their existing line of parts. The addition of these products to HHP’s...

Sep
1
2013

Highway and Heavy Parts has expanded its coverage for all Caterpillar C12 engine applications

Highway and Heavy Parts has expanded its coverage for all Caterpillar C12 engine applications. Included are the additions of camshafts, injectors, and cylinder heads to our already...

Aug
18
2013

New Cummins ISX Engine Rebuild Kit Options

ISX engine overhaul rebuild kit options for Cummins engine applications. Replacing the N14 engine model in 1998, the Cummins ISX engine has been used in a wide range...

Aug
12
2013

New 4059429 connecting rods for Cummins ISX engines

New Product Release! New 4059429 connecting rods for Cummins ISX engines. Connecting rod 4059429 replaces connecting rod 4923749.  This is a...

Jul
31
2013

Caterpillar C12 Exhaust Stud Kit

Highway and Heavy Parts Midland MI has released a new C12 Exhaust Manifold Stud Kit This high quality C12 exhaust manifold stud kit (which also fits standard C13 exhaust manifolds) is...