trucks

Florida to raise weight limit

Law will allow the state to issue special permits for vehicles up to 88,000 pounds on specific non-Interstate routes.

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Rush opens Oklahoma City facility

Rush Enterprises opened a brand-new 115,000-square-foot truck sales and service center.

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Bills would retain truck lengths, weights

Senate, House measures would freeze truck lengths and weights on the National Highway System.

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Trucks on Pakistan’s Grand Trunk Road

If you missed National Public Radio's recent reporting along the Grand Trunk Road, an historic connection between far eastern and western sections of the Indian subcontinent, from Bengal to Peshawar in Pakistan, you probably missed this report by John Poole from a truckstop outside Islamabad. The stop, a rather informal spot on the Grand Trunk Road from his description of it, serves not only as stopover point but also as a sort of bazaar where artists ...

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Firm forecasts growing truck demand in 2011

A growing economy and tight capacity in the truckload sector could produce significant demand for new equipment, said ACT Research.

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Trailer orders surge in March

Commercial trailer net orders have posted year-over year growth for six consecutive months.

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Chrome technology

Lincoln Industries' NeverBlue technology provides an effective solution to meet both emissions regulations and prevent the "bluing" of highly cosmetic chrome.

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Bennett recruiting 200-plus owner-operators

A nationwide recruitment campaign to lease on more than 200 new owner-operators in 30 days.

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First step toward EOBRs for all?

Within the next few days, the federal goverment is expected to publish a final rule that will mandate electronic onboard recorders for the worst violators of the hours-of-service rule. Last week the rule cleared the White House, where it underwent some changes from what the U.S. Department of Transportation set over a few months ago. Although we don't yet know the details, tt is expected to also contain performance standards for EOBRs. While this rule only deals ...

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The grand gesture — rival Maine log-hauling families spar

The Pelletiers and the Crawfords of Maine are known far and wide for their success in the log-hauling business in the north woods, the Pelletiers the subject of the Discovery Channel's American Loggers series, which I wrote about in December when they took delivery of a couple new Mack Titans. The Crawfords, meanwhile, deserve and have gotten plenty recognition of their own. Their mostly Western Star fleet trucks are not strangers to media treatment. I wrote ...

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