Equipment

Minimizer’s tire-mounted work benches now available through distribution network

Aftermarket product provider Minimizer has since the March unveiling of its Tandem Wheel Work Bench sold out of the product twice — a sign of the market demand of a ...

Driver concerns drive equipment specs today, top fleet officials say

Leading fleet executives shared their insights in a wide-ranging discussion at the inaugural CCJ Market Movers conference, a new fast-paced conference at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, ...

Kenworth Icon 900 glider kit now available from Fitzgerald’s

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced Aug. 27 it has added the the Kenworth Icon 900 and the Western Star 4900 to its glider kit offerings. The announcement came at the Great ...

Meritor WABCO enhances OnGuard platform (with video)

Meritor WABCO unveiled Thursday OnGuardACTIVE, an active braking driver assist feature that triggers on stationary objects and serves as an add-on to the company's OnGuard platform. NHTSA estimates collisions with stationary objects ...

CV Outlook: Current innovations driving future evolutions in remote diagnostics, automated vehicles

Tomorrow's trucks will be equipped for wireless remote updating of spec's for specific operating conditions, such as crossing mountains, speakers said at a trucking conference Aug. 27. Further developments in that ...

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Green Fleet Technology Leading to All Kinds of Green

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Here in the real world: CV Outlook panel tackles applying technology in today’s industry

After discussions on smart wallpaper, buying goods by blinking and driverless trucks that self-diagnose and repair while on the road, the final panel at this year’s CV Outlook returned to ...

Evolving use of U.S. highways, increasing truck freight efficiency highlight CV Outlook panel on freight infrastructure

Increasing truck size and weight limits will boost the U.S. trucking industry’s productivity, reduce the number of truck-involved accidents each year and, most importantly, level the playing field between the ...

CV Outlook, focusing on future of trucking, starts today: Here’s how to follow

Fleet executives and managers will get a glimpse of trucking's future today and Thursday at the CV-Outlook conference being held in Dallas, Texas, where speeches and panel discussions will focus ...

The comforts of home: More fleets using in-cab TV to recruit, retain drivers

One of the great joys of the modern age is relaxing in front of the television set after a hard day at work, or catching the big game on the ...

Note to disgruntled former trucking editors: Trucks are not killing us

Over the weekend, an op-ed piece titled The Trucks are Killing Us appeared in The New York Times. The piece was written by Howard Abramson, a past executive at the ...

Jury awards $2.6 million to Swift owner-operator for negligence in equipment maintenance

A jury in a Houston-based federal court has found Swift liable in a lawsuit brought by an owner-operator leased to the company who claimed negligent maintenance practices by Swift caused ...

Volvo offers a deep-dive look at its new Adaptive Loading system

Volvo lifted the veil on its new Adaptive Loading Axle system at the Mid-America Truck Show earlier this year. And last week, on a stretch of I-84 running through the Utah-Idaho border, ...

Paccar delivers 100,000th North American MX-13 engine

The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, who will operate the engine in a Peterbilt Model 579. The engine was presented to ...