trucks

Vids of the new Caterpillar truck — the CT660

"No one knows heavy-duty like Caterpillar," says the official promo vid for the new Class 8 from Caterpillar, the CT660. Long-awaited in the wake of Cat's announcement that the company was getting out of the on-highway engine market, and entering the truck market, the new truck is here (pictured), built in partnership with Navistar. For several separate video glimpses of it, including reactions from the show floor at ConExpo in Las Vegas, where it was officially ...

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Antique and Working Truck Show

MAY 21: American Truck Historical Society Music City Chapter, Lebanon, Tenn., (615) 330-0475.

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TURBO3000D announces availability at Petro: Lube

TURBO3000D, a fuel emission reduction retrofit device, has made Petro: Lube, with 50 locations nationally, its exclusive truck stop network for sales and installation. The retrofit device and mounting kits are available for sale and installation in all of he truck stop's locations, which are opened 24 hours per day. The device does not void manufacturer warranty and can be retrofitted to both new and old engines. www.turbo3000d.com

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Swiveling caster

The heavy-duty forged casters from Hamilton feature Hamilton Precision Integrated swivel technology and have load capacities ranging from 600 to 23,000 pounds per caster to handle operations like automatic guided vehicles and tow-line carts. The swivel design doubles the casters’ number of contact points and have hardened raceways. Casters with HPI include the Maxi-Duty, Enhanced Precision Super Duty, Extra Heavy Duty and Extended Services Series. HAMILTON, hamiltoncaster.com

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Fuel filter line

The fuel filter line from Donaldson Co. includes filters that fit Cummins engines, Racor fuel systems, Stanadyne Fuel Manager FM100 fuel systems and Davco Fuel Pro 380/382/482 fuel processors. The lineup covers applications in both on-road and off-road vehicles and are designed for easy installation. Many of the filters also feature Twist & Drain valves to simplify water removal due to a wide “thumb and forefinger” profile, self-venting design and a single-threaded port in the ...

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Mid-America Trucking Show

Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, www.truckingshow.com, (502) 899-3892

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Reports confirm strong freight demand

Three positive reports came in today about the state of trucking (or the economy) at the end of last year. These agree with recent earnings statements from publicly traded truckload carriers, most of which made strong profits in the fourth quarter.

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Do you have an interesting type of haul? A distinctive business practice that has helped you succeed? How about an unusual hobby or talent?

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‘American Trucker’ premieres on SPEED channel Feb. 24 — with a familiar face

Imagine my surprise when, upon clicking over to a YouTube preview of SPEED's upcoming "American Trucker" series, I came upon a familiar face within the first several seconds. That face was Sparta, Wis.-based Paul Sagehorn (pictured here with his father, Craig), owner-operator of two classic pop-culture Kenworths, one employed in the filming of the Movin' On TV series in the 1970s, the other, more recent acquisition (and which I've written about extensively in the past ...

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December: Renamed CSA goes nationwide

The new federal safety program you’ve been hearing about all year expanded to all 50 states this week.

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