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Changing Gear: Updates from Western Star, Fontaine, Progressive, Beall, Stemco

| February 17, 2014

Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.

Changing Gear: Updates from TRP, Western Star, East, Fontaine

| February 11, 2014

TRP Aftermarket Parts unveils a new user-friendly website, while Western Star brings a tough Allison transmission into the fold and more.

Changing Gear: Updates from Double Coin, Goodyear-Love’s, Volvo, Howe’s, Imperial

| February 04, 2014

Double Coin Tires and CMA launch a new Double Coin mobile application, while Volvo gets dressed for success and other product-related news you can use.

Most important thing I learned this week

| December 06, 2013

CARB's fleet trailer regs, EOBRs, speed limiters, GHG/mpg standards -- all are hitting at more or less the same time; it's going to be a tough economic road near future.

Reg rage

| November 29, 2013

Peeling air-bag warning label = recall of almost 19,000 cars. "Who is the real winner in this whole sorry story? I don’t think it’s the average American."

Webasto says warm ‘em up first

| November 15, 2013

Winter is hard on trucks and drivers alike. That thought occurred to me today as I was reading over a study released by Webasto showing that pre-heating diesel engines in cold climates has dramatic performance ...

This truck brand reigns in diecast model market

| March 23, 2013

One of the back aisles staples of the Mid-America Trucking show is the vendors of model trucks. What truck brand wins the hearts of buyers? Over the years, it's Peterbilt. That's according to Larry Black, ...

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

| February 01, 2013

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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