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In Focus: Auxiliary Power Units

No Idle? No Problem   While APUs may be optional for many fleets, APU makers say driver comfort isn’t   By Jack Roberts     Smart fleets know that idling simply is untenable in an age of $4-a-gallon diesel fuel, and more states are cracking down on the practice as noise and ...

Equipment

No more controversy   With VN, Volvo proves it was right all along     Usually, when you ask an OEM if you can borrow one of their trucks and take it for a spin, they generally toss you the keys to the most tricked-out truck in the lineup. So ...

Journal

Costs of EPA’s 2004-10 emissions rules questioned Mandates led to more expensive trucks, lower sales, layoffs, study contends The National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers on March 8 released a report that questions the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s cost analysis of emissions control requirements for ...

Journal

Leading news, trucking market conditions and industry analysis     Legislators ask Obama to withdraw hours rewrite President Obama should withdraw the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed hours-of-service revision because its costs would hurt the U.S. economy, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor wrote Oct. ...

Equipment in Focus

Changes loom for truck, engine designs Variety of technologies needed to curtail emissions further President Obama, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with considerable cooperation from the trucking industry, have set ambitious fuel economy requirements for heavy trucks to achieve by 2017 ...

Equipment

Caterpillar recalls 590,000 Acert engines $2.55M penalty part of Clean Air Act settlement Caterpillar agreed to pay a $2.55 million penalty – $2.04 million to the United States and $510,000 to the state of California – as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

Journal

U.S., Mexico formalize cross-border program Mexican drivers must have EOBRs, be tested for drugs U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transportation Dionisio Arturo Pèrez-Jàcome Friscione on July 6 joined in Mexico City to sign agreements resolving the long-running dispute between the United ...

Fuel Savvy

More fuel savings seen in trucks’ future New regulations focusing on fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction are expected Equipment 10 years from now will be much more fuel-efficient thanks to technologies coming into acceptance and others yet to be introduced, executives forecasted at “SuperSession: Tomorrow’s Trucks and ...

Court: California can regulate reefer units

California may continue enforcing its restrictions on transportation refrigerated units as a result of a ruling Friday, April 2, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The court rejected a challenge by the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers ...

Equipment

Navistar makes medium-duty splash   TerraStar, new engine take aim at Class 4, 5 market At the 2010 National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show last month in St. Louis, Navistar announced its new MaxxForce 7 V-8 diesel engine and International TerraStar vocational truck, both aimed squarely at ...