Omnitracs seeks to build on Qualcomm legacy while parting ways

Since being under new ownership since November, 2013, Omnitracs has made big changes to its leadership team, relocated its headquarters from San Diego to Dallas, and is working on developing new products.

Paccar, Cummins report increased 2Q revenues, earnings

Improving truck sales in the U.S. and Canada and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide pushed Paccar's revenues and net income forward during the second quarter of 2014. Cummins attributes its revenue increases to stronger on-highway demand.

FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on driver whistleblower, carrier retaliation claims

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.

Kenworth offering Bendix SmarTire on T680 and T880 models

The Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T880 are now available with the fuel-saving SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS as an option when specifying these models. The factory-installed Bendix system uses wheel-mounted sensors in each tire to monitor the tire’s pressure and temperature. Sensors ...

American Power Group partners with Green Buffalo Fuel to open Canadian LNG markets

American Power Group Inc. (“APG”) will be working with Green Buffalo Fuel, LLC (“GBF”) to begin marketing APG’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged System using GBF’s unique patent pending  LNG fuel tank in the Canadian market. GBF is already marketing APG’s vehicular dual fuel system in ...

Senate opts for short-term highway fund fix, pushes for lame duck session

The Senate on Tuesday voted to prop up the Highway Trust Fund through December with a modified version of the bill the House passed last week, but those changes now set up a showdown between the chambers just three days before Congress is set to ...

Daimler touts vocational market leadership, offers ISX12 G engine for 114SD

David Hames, general manager of marketing and strategy for DTNA, says the truck maker has increased marketshare by 20 percent in the Class 6 and 7 vocational segment since 2009.

J.J. Keller adds ALK mapping platform to online Encompass dashboard

ALK Technologies, a global provider of GeoLogistics systems and navigation software, announced that ALK Maps and PC Miler Web Services are now available as part of J.J. Keller’s Encompass with E-Logs Premium Edition online tool.

Mack expands customer support in Texas

Mack Trucks today announced further investment and growth in its extensive customer support network with a new dealership in Cotulla, Texas, scheduled to open late August. Valley Truck Centers’ new 40,000 square-foot facility also features the world’s largest Mack Trucks pylon, measuring in at 17 ...

Kenworth announces Spicer AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle spec for Class 8 models

Kenworth has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup and delivery, regional haul and line haul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension. “The Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle is an excellent, fuel-efficient addition for new Kenworth Class 8 ...

Video: Hands-on with ZF’s tablet-controlled tractor-trailer

In this video, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts checks out ZF's new system that allows drivers to get out of their truck in parking situations and drive the truck via a tablet.

Ryder System announces new warranty for used refrigerated trucks

Ryder System announced the launch of its new “Keep It Cool” promotion in the United States and Canada.  The promotion is available through September 1, 2014 and offers a free 12-month warranty, underwritten by Premium 2000+, on qualified used refrigerated trucks.  The new Ryder warranty offering ...

Diesel continues downward streak, still at lowest point in 8 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, according to the DOE. That’s the fourth consecutive week the U.S.’ average diesel price fell, and it’s still at its lowest point since ...

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