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Western Star: 50 years in the making

New options for Western Star's truck lineup include a straight truck configuration for the 5700 for expeditor and RV applications, a 23,000-pound Detroit front steer axle for the 4800 and ...
Test drive: Western Star's 4900 XD-25

Test drive: Western Star’s 4900 XD-25

The XD-25, and a soon-to-come XD-30, will be powered by a Detroit DD13 next model year.
Natural gas fighting for marketshare against cheap diesel, other alternatives

Natural gas fighting for marketshare against cheap diesel, other alternatives

Driven mostly by engine emission regulations, ACT Research forecasts 6,900 natural gas units will be sold this year – about 4 percent of all heavy truck sales expected for 2017.

Industry reps sound off to FMCSA on autonomous vehicle tech’s safety concerns, opportunities for reform

Those believing FMCSA ought to incentivize adoption/development of highly automated driver-assist technology insisted there has to be a return on investment — the biggest opportunity for such appeared to be ...
Natural gas: Clearing hurdles that aren’t diesel prices

Natural gas: Clearing hurdles that aren’t diesel prices

High upfront costs, low oil prices and the launch of hybrid electric powertrains present hurdles to fleet adoption rates.
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Meritor 13X single-drive axle will be DuraStar standard this summer

Meritor 13X single-drive axle will be DuraStar standard this summer

OnTrac and DriveForce, Meritor's North American sales and service organization, are available to assist customers with solutions before, during and after the sale.
The politics of natural gas trucks

The politics of natural gas trucks

Sales of natural gas trucks are being driven, mostly, by fleets who already use the fuel.
New severe-duty slider system from SAF-Holland

New severe-duty slider system from SAF-Holland

Tilt mounting systems provide for seamless conversion to a rigid No-Tilt fifth wheel for applications where articulation is provided on the trailer.

Toyota testing ‘zero-emission’ hydrogen-powered Class 8 truck at LA ports

“Project Portal,” as Toyota has named the vehicle and its testing phase, is based on a Kenworth T660 and generates more than 670 hp and 1,325 lb.-ft. of torque, the ...
Mack announces heavy haul front axle for Pinnacle

Mack announces heavy haul front axle for Pinnacle

The Mack FXL front axle was developed to provide a stable and smooth ride under heavy load while also simplifying maintenance.
Volvo rolls out new VNR regional tractor

Volvo rolls out new VNR regional tractor

The VNR will be available in three models; daycab, 42-inch flat roof sleeper and 61-inch mid-roof sleeper.
International debuts new regional tractor

International debuts new regional tractor

International Truck on Thursday continued it's product update cycle with the launch of its new International RH Series Class 8 regional haul tractor.
Meet one-on-one with top industry suppliers at CCJ Spring Symposium

Meet one-on-one with top industry suppliers at CCJ Spring Symposium

The suppliers attending Symposium include Dana Incorporated, Omnitracs, Comdata, Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Shell Lubricants, Bendix and Yokohama. Each company will be displaying and featuring their latest offerings, as well as ...
Don't tread on me: Tread pattern's impact on tire lifecycle

Don’t tread on me: Tread pattern’s impact on tire lifecycle

Tire selection is often focused on brand name and application, but tread pattern can have just as much impact on the tire’s lifecycle. “The more rubber you have making contact to ...
Lugs, ribs and their impact on your tires

Lugs, ribs and their impact on your tires

Rib patterns can be straight or zigzagged, and typically are used on steer and trailer axles.