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Thermo King introduces three new power management products

The new products include a boost charger, which takes the input power and boosts it to a healthy level for what is being charged; an auto-start module that automatically activates ...

Video: Test driving Volvo’s highly efficient SuperTruck

CCJ Equipment Editor Jason Cannon got behind the wheel of Volvo's SuperTruck concept vehicle last month. In the video here, Volvo engineers discuss the SuperTruck's features and how the company ...

Q&A: Martin Daum reflects on time as DTNA chief

Since 2009, Martin Daum, former president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America and newly appointed Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for the Daimler Trucks and Daimler ...

Volvo cancels layoffs at truck plant, cites positive market trends

Volvo said in December it would likely have to layoff 500 workers due to high truck inventories and sinking truck demand. A slight reversal of those trends of late -- ...

Modern trucks present fleets with challenges, opportunities

The technological sophistication of today's trucks has presented carriers with a host of challenges, with some of them disguised as opportunities, said an HDAW panel Monday.
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CCJ Innovator: U.S. Xpress takes command of true lifecycle asset costs

U.S. Xpress brought a multi-disciplinary team together to tackle big challenges in fleet maintenance using business intelligence.

Volvo braking-related recall affects more than 6,000 trucks

The company says the parameters for the dryers were set too low at one-third of the required volume, which can cause oil and water to contaminate the brake system and ...

Volvo to lay off 500 from truck plant

“The industry is continuing to manage through a period of excess inventory and reduced demand, and we’ve seen that softening particularly in the long-haul segment, which is core for Volvo,” ...

Collaborative dealer network propels Daimler to market share lead in Mexico

  Daimler Trucks North America has steadily grown its market share in recent years to become the Class 8 market leader in Canada and the United States, and it now says ...

FMCSA warns fleets to repair Keith Huber cargo tanks or put them OOS

Because the company is out of business, FMCSA says owners of the cargo tanks can either remove the DOT specification plate and take the cargo tank out of hazmat service ...

Volvo Trucks shows off new Driver Assist platform with latest crash avoidance tech

The system constantly reads the road ahead, using the camera system to identify other vehicles and the radar system to track their movement. Should the system detect an impending rear-end ...

Upgraded Utility Trailer location opens in Tolleson, Ariz.

Utility Trailer announced recently it has replaced its facility in Tolleson, Ariz., with a new facility that is four times the size of the old site.

Initial results from Best Fleets to Drive For survey revealed

Of the 5,300 driver surveys received in 2016 , only 28 percent of respondents said pay was something that needed to be improved

It begins: shippers adding new FDA safety rules to carrier contracts

Shippers are starting to revise motor carrier contracts to meet the April, 2017, deadline for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Bill to cut excise tax on natural gas trucks introduced in House, Senate

A bill has been introduced in both chambers of Congress that is intended to make the prospect of buying alternative fuel trucks more attractive for fleets.