Class 8 trucks

Peterbilt LNG is first SmartWay alt-fuel

Model 386 liquefied natural gas truck meets fuel-saving, low-emission equipment requirements set for Class 8 trucks.

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J.D. Power: Truck quality improves but at what cost?

Among trucks in service between 13 and 18 months, problems have decreased by 23 percent during the last six years, the J.D. Power study finds.

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Side rollover protection system

The IMMI RollTek side rollover protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride, high back driver’s seat on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. RollTek combines side airbag protection with seatbelt technology. The system deploys within a quarter-second to minimize impact. PETERBILT, www.peterbilt.com

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Peterbilt to make air disc brakes standard

Move will apply to entire Calss 8 truck lineup.

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Is large truck lemon law needed?

There's only a couple effective lemon laws in the country that actually provide protection from "defective" Class 8s for buyers. If you've as yet missed my March cover story in Overdrive on the subject, click on the images here to read, or access the text version here. Among sources was Mike Noll, a retired owner-operator in Sun Prairie, Wis., whose career ended "on something of a sour note," as runs the story's beginning. A new ...

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Record used truck registrations in 2010

The demand for clean used equipment was greatest for Class 8 vehicles.

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Fair or foul? Self-examination via the four-wheeler perspective

We've brought it up from time to time here, no doubt -- no secret that the large majority of on-highway accidents involving large trucks follow an initial mistake made by the driver of a four-wheeled vehicle of one sort or another. By and large, truck drivers are justified in holding a desultory opinion of the piloting abilities of the motoring public writ large, and most keep it high in their minds navigating the nation's highways, ...

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Caterpillar to launch vocational trucks

The trucks are being developed with Navistar International, although details haven't been released.

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Industry pitches trucking stimulus plan

A coalition proposed a short-term 10 percent tax credit buying Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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Used truck sales slow in July

Unit sales were up year-over year and are running 43 percent above 2009 year-to-date, according to ACT Research.

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