equipment

13 reasons you hang on to that old truck

Having a truck paid off makes for a boost in versatility in decisions about the business -- in a variety of ways, too, many associated with outright ownership of specifically older equipment, readers say.

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Kenworth ending T660 production, adds new T680 daycab options

Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing Jason Skoog said Friday the company will cease production of its T660 later this year, signaling the end of the line for a truck that once led the company’s charge into modern aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

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Used truck pricing update: 3-5-year-old sleeper tractors lag behind 2015, but remain stable

“The cohort with the best value retention looks to be trucks of model year 2013 with 400,000 to 500,000 miles,” says NADA's Chris Visser. “Trucks in this age and mileage range have consistently returned prices in the low- to mid- $40,000 range since January."

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Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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International offering new predictive cruise control system for on-highway models

International's predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and updated commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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Navistar International sees first profit since 2012

The $4 million in net income is well above the $64 million net loss Navistar reported for the same time period in 2015. The truck and engine maker has been battling back from the financial fallout brought on by its 2010 emissions strategy.

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