heavy duty trucks

Courthouse News Service: ‘Truckers offended by lavender?’

| July 31, 2012

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

Study: Problems increase with lower-emissions technologies

| June 29, 2012

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.

Report: EPA underestimated compliance costs

Jill Dunn | March 08, 2012

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

Western Star 4700 SF to premier in test drive challenge

| December 30, 2011

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, ...

Power to win: Do you have it?

| November 30, 2011

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 ...

Titan serves power lifter contest

| November 28, 2011

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 ...

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

| November 02, 2011

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 ...

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.

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