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Paccar’s Sobic bullish on truck production

Executive expects a 2.9 percent to 3.9 percent increase in demand for trucks bigger than 6 tons by 2015.

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Loathe to deadhead but may have to

We spent a pleasant day in Sparks, Nev. today but are still sitting here without freight to haul.

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CSA change will help flatbeds

Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.

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FMCSA: Drivers not rated

FMCSA official contends truck drivers do not get a CSA score, as do carriers.

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GT Radial trailer tire

GT Radial introduced its GT979 FS trailer tire, which has received SmartWay verification, to the North American market Thursday in Louisville, Ky. The addition gives the company a SmartWay truck tire for every axle position. Other GT Radial tires are the GSL213 FS steer tire and GT669+ FS drive tire. “This is great news for our customers because trailer tires have a significant impact on fuel economy,” said William Estupinan, GITI Tire technical director for the Americas. He ...

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Mack offers powertrain, service packages

Company introduced Super Econodyne powertrain and Pedigree Uptime Protection service and support package.

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Daimler debuts Detroit Transmission

This completes the truck manufacturer's goal of full powertrain integration to complement its Detroit axle and heavy-duty engine offerings.

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Cargo theft increases

A CargoNet survey of cargo theft activity in the United States last year shows a 17 percent increase in the number of cargo thefts reported in 2010.

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Alliance offers aftermarket fuel tank

Alliance Truck Parts announced the availability of new aftermarket cylindrical fuel tanks offered with an online configuration tool Thursday in Louisville, Ky. Alliance Product Segment Manager Scott Henry said the tanks are targeted primarily to truck owners and fleets in need of a replacement tank after a wreck or those looking for an upgrade from their original equipment. The online configuration program allows customers to spec their tank and supplies a corresponding part number. A printable ticket ...

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Volvo hybrid truck goes for speed

Mean Green hybrid VN race truck will shoot for world speed records.

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