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More than 30,000 trailers recalled from several major manufacturers due to faulty valve component

Bendix has issued a recall on more than 190,000 of its SR-5 Trailer Spring Brake Valves, resulting in more than 30,000 trailers being recalled by 11 trailer manufacturers.

Video: Automated truck braking/steering system from ZF and WABCO in action

ZF and WABCO unveiled June 30 a new system that enables Class 8 trucks to autonomously brake and steer to avoid a rear-end collision should the truck determine it cannot ...

Schneider receives Freightliner Ride of Pride truck for 10th time

This year's tractor features historical images representing all U.S. conflicts from World War II through the present. It showcases black and white imagery of a beach invasion on D-Day, a ...

How a coin toss led to e-commerce: Estes exec talks evolution at ALK Summit

In a keynote address at the ALK Technology Summit, an executive of Estes Express Lines shared the technology the company uses to overcome common challenges in the LTL industry.
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New Kenworth dealership opens in Phoenix

The 110,000 square-foot facility is part of an 85-acre business park which also includes new locations for a truck stop with a restaurant and tire center, along with a truck ...

API introduces new donut to differentiate new FA-4 diesel oil

The new donut features a shaded section to differentiate API FA-4 diesel oils from CK-4 oils.

Fleets seeing benefits of fuel efficiency spec’ing

Aero and efficiency technologies have helped battle back miles per gallon losses caused by EGR engines between 2004 and 2007.

New Peterbilt app allows users to design Model 579

A new iPad app from Peterbilt will allow prospective buyers to design their own Model 579, Peterbilt announced recently.

Low trade-in values keeping truck buyers out of the market

On a model-by-model basis, the Kenworth T660 started out 2016 in the lead, followed closely by the Volvo VNL 730/780.

SuperTruck II project announced by Department of Energy

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar announced the $80 million funding opportunity, subject to congressional appropriations, for research, development and demonstration of long-haul tractor-trailer technology to double fuel economy ...

ATA names 5 Silver Spark Plug recipients for 2016

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored Monday night five industry professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the opening of its 2016 TMC Annual ...

Hebe discusses OEM challenges, warns of used truck crisis

The heavy-duty truck manufacturing business faces the dawn of new era and the challenges that surround it are daunting, said Jim Hebe, former Navistar executive, during a luncheon address at ...

Alcoa debuts three new UltraONE wheels

Alcoa has added three new wheel sizes to its lightweight UltraONE Wheel with MagnaForce allow family.

Shell, Bridgestone partner to offer Shell oils at Bridgestone network retailers

The program will make products such as Pennzoil, Quaker State and Shell Rotella engine oils available at Bridgestone affiliated retailers that choose to enroll in the program.