Equipment

Special report: Predictive analytics can help fleets boost safety, driver retention

Load One expediter Tom Evans drives team with his wife, Tina, running a three-truck Class 8 straight truck fleet based in Mattoon, Ill. Besides their compensation for doing their jobs ...

Every pound counts: New specs, lift-axle systems save fuel, boost payload

Heavy-duty truck suspensions have a thankless task. If they work correctly, they largely are forgotten in day-to-day fleet operations. It’s not until a suspension fails, or a driver starts complaining ...

Seat belts, natural gas pains and a glimpse at the future

A couple of news stories caught my eye this week – and it’s only Tuesday. The first item, from The Huffington Post, details current research into seatbelts – specifically shoulder belts, ...

Idle Free Systems inks Maine dealer agreement

APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems announced Aug. 25 it had signed a deal with Maine-based dealer O’Connor Motor Company, which has locations in Portland, Maine, and Augusta, Maine. O’Connor sells Hino, ...

Photo Gallery: The 2014 Great American Trucking Show (Part I)

CCJ and Overdrive's parent company Randall-Reilly hosts the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas every August. Click through to see the sights that caught executive editor Jack Roberts' eye ...

CVSA’s annual brake inspection spree happening Sept. 7-13

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced. CVSA says it expects more than 30,000 brake inspections to take place ...

GATS speakers talk drivers’ role in CSA, inspections and nat gas adoption

Jeff Langloss, federal program manager for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the state of Texas, during his “CSA: Pre- and Post-trip Inpection” seminar at the Great American Trucking ...

Mack announces new 13L, 505-hp powertrain option

Mack announced this week it has a new powertrain offering: A 505-hp Mack MP8 dubbed the 505C+. The engine is built on the company’s already existing MP8 platform. In addition to ...

Minimizer celebrating 30 years with $30,000 giveaway

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show. The company is giving away ...

Panel: Telematics come of age, fleets realizing benefits

Technology changing needs of drivers and technicians, panel says

In 2014, a Class 8 truck is as technologically advanced as it’s ever been, and it’s among one of the most sophisticated tools on the road. However, if new truck technologies ...

From data to the driverless truck

The deployment of autonomous trucks isn’t here yet, but Rich Glasmann, vice president, OEM strategy, sales and marketing at Omnitracs, says it’s not as far away as one might believe. Speaking ...

Tech, industry shifts driving changes in equipment trade cycles

The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference is taking place Aug. 20-21. Click here to see all of the coverage of the event. Technology and ever-changing needs of a fleet have drastically altered ...

What will the truck market look like in 2022?

Truck makers, operators ask NHTSA to consider ‘real world’ in setting efficiency standards