Jason Cannon

Bill opposes hiking new-truck tax

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced the legislation, putting the Senate on record opposing an increase of the FET, which at 12 percent is already the highest tax by percentage levied by Congress on any product.

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Used truck values continue to decline, though slower than in 2015

Used trucks values depreciated at a slower rate in the first few months of 2016 than the same period in 2015, according to analysis and data from the American Truck Dealers. Year-to-date, however, sleepers three to five years of age are retailing for $8,626 less than in the first four months of 2015.

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Used truck prices continue decline, sales inch forward

Sleeper tractors between 3 and 5 years old lost an average of 2.5 percent of their retail value from February to March according to data released Monday by American Truck Dealers.

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Off-road Western Star with ‘transformer’ capability, new extreme-duty spec

The Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer (MBT)-40 – dubbed transformer for its ability to quickly switch out one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application for another – is the first such offering from Western Star and a new concept for off-road equipment markets.

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Startup company targeting owner-operators with electric Class 8 truck

The Nikola One's operational cost per mile is expected to be somewhere between 20-30 cents per mile, roughly half of most diesel-powered semis, but its purchase price is expected to range from $350,000 to $415,000, depending on options.

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Long live your tires, Part 2: Proper maintenance and retreading

Once you’ve chosen the most appropriate tires for your application, the potential for cost savings lies in maintenance. Improper inflation and poor rotation are the two primary causes of irregular tire wear. They’re also among the easiest to avoid.

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Long live your tires, Part 1: Proper tire spec’ing for containing costs

The first step in extending tire life starts with making sure the right one is spec’d for the application.

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Mack announces lineup of 2017 MP engines

For the coming model year, Mack’s 11-liter MP7 and 13-liter MP8 engines get a handful of advancements designed to simplify maintenance and improve efficiency and productivity.

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Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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SuperRigs returns to Joplin with focus on trucks, veterans

Shell expects to team with Fastport, an agency that helps veterans find civilian jobs, to educate veteran attendees about the job opportunities that exist in trucking.

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