CCJ Top 250
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Peterbilt, Kenworth add new 18-speed AMT to lineup
The Eaton-engineered Paccar TX-18 and Paccar TX-18 Pro automated transmissions are available with the Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 and Peterbilt models 567, 389 and 579 equipped with MX-13 and MX-11 engines.
February 15, 2022
Diesel prices surge to highest national average since 2014
The national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.78, the highest since September 2014. Also: Mack's Predictive Cruise with Econo-Roll now standard on new Anthem, Pinnacle models.
January 26, 2022
Isuzu, Cummins to collaborate on electric prototype
Following a successful demonstration and pilot phase, Isuzu plans to explore opportunities to commercialize medium-duty battery electric trucks.
January 20, 2022
Paccar announces recall of 1,100 trucks
The recall was prompted by an issue with the trucks' methane detection systems. Also: Florida DOT holding public meetings about truck parking expansion along I-4 corridor.
January 13, 2022
Trailer manufacturer expanding to increase intermodal chassis production
Stoughton Trailers is building a new facility in Texas and expects to be manufacturing chassis there by the second quarter this year. Also: J.B. Hunt paid nearly $10 million in appreciation bonuses last year.
January 4, 2022
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2021: A year in truck test drives
The pandemic shut down a lot of my test driving after late March 2020, but I had high hopes for making up time and miles in 2021.
December 29, 2021
November truck orders hit 26-year low
October data showed the Class 8 backlog was nearly 281,000 units and at October’s build rate the backlog-to-build ratio was 14.6 months.
December 7, 2021
Used truck prices likely to extend climb into 2022
Carriers turning to the used truck market to supplement tractor count have been met this year with record prices nearly every month, and that's not likely to change in the immediate future.
November 24, 2021
Western Star recalling 7,600 trucks for steering, electrical issues
Two recalls affect model year 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks, and 2021-2022 49X models. Also: Wisconsin DHL workers vote to join Teamsters; CVSA launching Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative.
November 23, 2021
Test drive: Mack MD Series
The MD is Mack’s first all-new truck model since the 2017 debut of Anthem and is one of very few bulldogs to offer a non-Mack powertrain.
November 16, 2021
Western Star canceling 5700XE
The sculpted and sleek 5700XE – XE is for Extreme Efficiency – was Western Star's official attempt at an aero-tractor.
November 10, 2021
Navistar to pay $52M to settle drawn-out EPA suit
EPA sued Navistar for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act in 2015. As part of the settlement, Navistar will also mitigate at least 10,000 tons of NOx emissions. Also: New dealership group forms in Oklahoma, Texas; ATA's Image Award winners announced.
October 28, 2021
Navistar updating its A26 engine with more power, efficiency
The coming generation A26 engine marks a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency since the engine’s initial 2017 launch.
October 20, 2021
Isuzu kicks off production of F-Series, including its first foray into Class 7
All F-Series models are available in eight wheelbases (from 152 to 248 inches) accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length.
October 19, 2021
Tesla's Musk 'hopeful' Semi production starts in 2023
Citing supply chain challenges, Elon Musk said even if Semi was ready for production "we would not be able to make it."
October 8, 2021
Volvo makes turbo-compounding 13-liter standard on VNL
In the Volvo VNL 740, 760 and 860 models, the new D13TC engine offers more fuel savings for a wider range of applications.
October 7, 2021
Money laundering, meth operation leads to sentencing of former fleet owners
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced the final sentencing in an ongoing case that involved a meth and money laundering group and a trucking company. Also: Two small Peterbilt recalls; Capitol Christmas Tree tour set.
October 5, 2021
Working around supply chain constraints
The shortage of microchips is all over the news, but there are also issues with steel, lumber, tires and other components that have made it increasingly difficult for vehicle manufactures to complete building both trucks and trailers.
October 4, 2021
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Service and repair
Maintaining proper tire pressure presents 'huge opportunity in today's volatile fuel market'
Aside from keeping an eye on the numbers at the pumps, tire experts advise keeping a close eye on tire pressure to help maximize fuel economy at a time when fuel prices have reached historic highs.
Supreme Court will not hear trucking's AB 5 case, law will take effect for industry
Growth of used truck values rival stock market from mid-2020 to mid-2022
Kenan Advantage Group acquires Louisiana petrochem company
USA Truck acquired by DB Schenker
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