Class 8 trucks

Peterbilt LNG is first SmartWay alt-fuel

| September 16, 2011

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

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

| June 30, 2011

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.

Side rollover protection system

| May 31, 2011

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 ...

Peterbilt to make air disc brakes standard

Jack Roberts | March 30, 2011

Move will apply to entire Calss 8 truck lineup.

Is large truck lemon law needed?

| March 11, 2011

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 ...

Record used truck registrations in 2010

| February 18, 2011

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

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

| December 08, 2010

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 ...

Caterpillar to launch vocational trucks

Jack Roberts | October 26, 2010

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

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