Equipment

Peterbilt introduces right-hand, stand-up cab for Model 320 refuse trucks

As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320. The redesigned ...

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 ...

“History of the Fruehauf Trailer Company” Book now available

According to Ruth Ann Fruehauf, the story of the trailer company founded by her grandfather is an integral part of the nation's transportation history in the last century and is ...

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cummins as 2014′s Best Heavy-Duty Engine Supplier

Cummins was recognized with the 2014 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan at its North American Growth, Innovation & Leadership Gala, held ...

BF Goodrich Truck Tires redesigns website based on customer input

BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website with the help of its customers who were asked what features would be most valuable to help them better manage their business.  The ...

Photo gallery: Western Star’s new 5700XE

Western Star has entered the Aero Age with its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker unveiled last week. The new truck will appear next year. I was on hand ...

Volvo launches certified used truck program, truck search tool

Volvo Trucks launched Sept. 15 its Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool, which offers customers the opportunity to own a fully inspected, reconditioned and warrantied ...

Double Coin and CMA notify NHTSA of non-compliant sidewall markings on tire models

Double Coin and CMA formally notified the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month of non-compliant sidewall markings on certain Double Coin branded TBR tires produced by Double Coin ...

Buy, sell or hold: As economy rebounds, will equipment trade cycles change?

Chevron launching new oil for start-and-stop applications

Chevron announced last week a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for Sept. 15. Chevron says Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 is ...

Western Star unveils aerodynamic 5700XE on-highway tractor (with photos, video)

Photos, video: Truck platooning system with autonomous cruising, braking unveiled in Detroit

Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso unveiled Sept. 10 a system that can allow multiple trucks to platoon. The system is based on adaptive cruise control systems and autonomous braking. The system ...

Peterbilt demonstrates autonomous driving truck at ITS World Congress

Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators was showcased during the ITS World Congress in Detroit this week. The innovative system was demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model ...

Kenworth adds Dana Spicer 6×2 axle spec to Class 8 truck models

Kenworth now offers the new Dana Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle for order with new Kenworth Class 8 on-highway trucks. Key benefits of the durable, Spicer EconoTrek lightweight drive and tag ...

Mack introduces MP7-based integrated drivetrain

Mack Trucks unveiled its newest integrated powertrain offering, the Mack MP7 405 Super Econodyne (SE). Available with 405 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque, the MP7 405SE boosts fuel efficiency ...