Equipment

State’s biodiesel requirements spur lawsuit due to pricing, compatibility concerns

The Minnesota Trucking Association, with a coalition of vehicle- and fuel-industry organizations, has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging  Minnesota’s mandate of a 10 percent biodiesel blend for diesel sold within its borders. Put ...

Con-way Truckload purchases 635 new tractors — all with automated manual transmissions

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced its purchase of 635 new, twin-screw tractors — each of which will be equipped with an Automated Manual ...

Ryder simplifies truck rental process with tablet apps

Renting a truck through Ryder has been made simpler through the implementation of new tablet apps for Ryder employees that the company says will streamline the truck rental process. The new apps ...

Prestone offers cooling system tweaks for high summer heat

With the primary goal of delivering a contracted load from Point A to Point B, fleet managers know they cannot control the weather in any region or on any route. ...

Alt fuel innovator seeks fleets/older trucks to beta test emulsified diesel system

A Michigan-based alternative fuel developer is seeking fleets with older-generation tractors to beta test a new emulsified fuel system. Fierce Fuel Systems says that its new X2O  diesel fuel system ...

Carrier Transicold celebrates 75 Cool Years

Carrier Transicold is celebrating a double anniversary this year: 75 years of Carrier road transport refrigeration innovation and the 45th anniversary of the Carrier Transicold business. "Carrier's history encompasses more than ...

Shippers press rail group to disclose truck size/weight lobbying activities

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity — a group of more than 200 shippers — has called on the railroad-funded Coalition Against Bigger Trucks to fully disclose its lobbying activities in ...

Mitsubishi Fuso announces Dealer of the Year honorees

The evaluations, measurements and comparisons are over and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced the winners of its prestigious North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each ...

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz scheduled for June 2-4

Bendix CEO discusses evolution of vehicle “sensing” technology

Sensing technologies that have changed – and are changing – the vehicle landscape were on the agenda April 10 for the 2015 Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship conference at Bowling Green ...

Search is on for North America’s top truck dealer

CCJ sister site Successful Dealer is now taking nomination for its Third Annual Successful Dealer Award, which honors North America's top heavy truck dealer. Last year's winner was Truck Center's Inc.  The award seeks to recognize ...

U.S. Xpress opts for Webb Vortex brake drums

U.S. Xpress Enterprises (No. 12 in the CCJ Top 250) has chosen Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drums for its fleet of 8,000 over-the-road tractors and 22,000 trailers when replacement drums ...

The target on your back

The commercials are ridiculous. At home I instinctively grab the remote and change the channel until they’re over. But at the gym in the evenings, that’s not an option. So I ...

Freightliner, Western Star on-highway tractors recalled over air brake issues

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks. Affected Freightliners include 2015 year model Cascadia, Coronado, Business Class M2, SD108 and 122SD ...

Mack gives lucky trucker commemorative Johnny Cash guitar at MATS

One lucky Mack Trucks fan walked away from the Mid-America Trucking Show with an extra special souvenir: a hand-crafted, Johnny Cash commemorative Martin & Co. D-35 guitar. Ashley Stroud of ...