Equipment

Test drive: Volvo’s new 14 speed I-Shift AMT with crawler gears

The company believes so heavily in the future of shiftless driving that it is targeting growth opportunity in heavy haul and vocational segments by including optional crawler gears in 13 ...

Used truck sales, prices continue free fall

The average price of used Class 8 trucks remained flat month-over-month, while average age climbed in May and mileage improved, dropping month-over-month, year-over-year, and year-to-date.

Cummins recalling nearly 5,500 engines due to ECM issues

The engine control module may short out and blow a fuse, causing the engine to stall without warning.

Report suggests proprietary engines on the rise, diesel fuel will lose marketshare in next 5 years

ACT’s senior partner and general manager, Ken Vieth, forecasts captive engines will gain in market share into 2021, as in-house models increase and displacements are reduced.

Cracking the ‘pencil whip’: Developing and managing pre-trip inspections

The top violations during CSA roadside inspections are generally lights, tires and brakes, each of which can be spotted during a quality pre-trip inspection before they drag down CSA scores.

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Detroit reaches milestone 200,000 installations of Detroit Connect Virtual Technician

The milestone hardware unit was installed on a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution truck equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine and delivered to Penske Truck Leasing Co.

Trailer order numbers hit lowest point since 2010

Orders have totaled 286,000 units for the last 12 months and backlogs are now down 9 percent year-over-year.

Volvo, Mack add Omnitracs to in-house telematics platforms

Built on Mack’s fully-integrated GuardDog Connect telematics hardware and Volvo's fully-integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware, Omnitracs captures information like GPS location, road speed and idle duration and cost and provides an ...

Test drive: Ford’s F-650

The Cummins inline-six and Allison automatic transmission are no longer available on the F-650. Ford has gone all-in on in-house-built gasoline and Power Stroke diesel engines and Ford's TorqShift HD ...

Stoughton Trailers develops new underride guard

Stoughton said the underride guards don’t add weight to the trailers or impact the aerodynamics of the trailers.

Late model used truck depreciation hits double digits

Year-to-date, sleeper tractors three to five years of age are retailing for $8,626 less than in the first four months of 2015, and fell 4.2 percent in April from March.

Peterbilt to offer special edition 567 Heritage

Peterbilt is going back to its roots with its newest vocational truck offering, the special edition Model 567 Heritage.

Court rules against owner-operator emissions flexibility options for California emissions regs

The Superior Court of Fresno directed the California Air Resources Board on June 9 to void the amendments to its Truck & Bus Rule. CARB says the amendments will remain ...

International says driver experience to be the new focus of truck designs

The company came up with four areas of focus for driver-centric features from research conducted for its upcoming line of trucks

Electric truck company says more than 7,000 have been pre-ordered

Still five months from the truck's official debut, Nikola Motor Company Founder and CEO Trevor Milton said Monday more than 7,000 reservations - each accompanied with a refundable $1,500 deposit ...