heavy duty trucks

Courthouse News Service: ‘Truckers offended by lavender?’

Coast Truck Centers near Portland objected to a billboard above their store's highway-side sign advertising an upscale resort. Wouldn't you?

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Study: Problems increase with lower-emissions technologies

Problems in the trucks rose 9 percent to 223 problems per 100 trucks in 2012, with the biggest issues being engine and fuel problems caused by technology originally designed to reduce emissions.

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Report: EPA underestimated compliance costs

Report claims agency underestimated emission compliance costs for new trucks by a factor of two to five for model years 2004-2010.

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Western Star 4700 SF to premier in test drive challenge

Western Star’s new 4700SF dump truck, equipped with a 450-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 and Allison 4500 RDS transmission, will make its debut in the Serious Trucks Challenge in January at the World of Concrete 2012, said the Fort Mill, S.C.-based truck maker and contest host. The test drive challenge will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 – 26 in the Silver Lot outside the Los Vegas Convention Center, the conference site. Competitors will be ...

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Power to win: Do you have it?

We know Sugar Ray Leonard's got it. He delivered a "Power to Win!" keynote (pictured) to the 2011 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, held in October in Tuscon. The network of parts distributors benefited well from Sugar Ray's message, which drew parallels between the stores of various qualities it takes to run a successful business and those that gave him the strength to come out of retirement to take on Thomas Hearns in that late-80s ...

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Titan serves power lifter contest

Winner Hapfor Julius Bjornsson pulled a Mack Titan faster than the nine other power lifters in the truck-pull event of the Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker announced. Wearing a harness, Bjornsson pulled the 22,000-pound tractor the required 25 meters in less time than of all other contestants at the event held at Wingate University in Charlotte, N.C. Started in 1977, The World’s Strongest Man contest is regarded as a premier event in ...

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Two calls this week highlight driver advocacy efforts in D.C.

Scott Grenerth with Trucking Solutions Group today Those of you who've read this blog with any regularity are probably well familiar with Fikes-leased owner-operator Scott Grenerth (pictured with a new custom-designed bike at the Great American Trucking Show this past August -- Grenerth is also coproprietor of the rideandroll.me site cataloging biking trails in proximity to truck parking). I first met Grenerth when I ran with Jazzy Jordan last year and, since, have had the ...

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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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TRP alternators

New alternators for medium- and heavy-duty trucks feature the RE022 brush series with 150 amps of power and the RE 555 brush series with 160 amps of power, both with a 1-year warranty. The RE035 brushless series features 140 amps of power and the RE036 features 170 amps of power. Both systems have remote sensing capability, which is designed to extend the service life of the truck’s batteries. Both come with a 3-year warranty. The ...

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SpeakOut

Drivers weigh in on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, low per-mile pay, CSA regulations and much more.

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