equipment

Owner-operator feedback inspired new line of truck seats, Minimizer says

The seats, which include 14 standard features, three optional features and a lifetime warranty, were originally introduced in July.

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Chevron introduces lineup of CK-4, FA-4 oils

Chevron Delo today at the Great American Trucking Show unveiled its new Delo 400 lineup of CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils, part of the new engine oil category licensing that begins in December.

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Peterbilt offering Bendix Wingman Fusion on 579, 567 models

Wingman Fusion uses radar, video, multiple sensors and the truck's braking system to create an view of everything going on around the truck.

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Truck purchase v. lease: How to weigh the choices

Things have been going well for owner-operator John Doe. His primary customer has offered him greater load frequency, but taking advantage of the opportunity will require another dependable truck. Weigh his choices to purchase or lease here and weigh in with your own.

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Uber enters trucking via Otto acquisition, co.’s announce plans for freight matching system

Trucking tech startup Otto announced Aug. 18 it has been acquired by ride-sharing tech giant Uber. The two companies say they have plans for not only deploying an autonomous retrofit system on tractor-trailers, but also for bringing Uber-type technology to trucking to create a nationwide load-truck matching platform.

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Full-service leasing on the rise?

Combine rapidly developing and complicated truck technology with new-equipment cost pressures and the Millennial generation’s rising presence in trucking, and some watchers see full-service leasing being increasingly attractive to small fleets.

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Making the truck acquisition decision: To lease or purchase?

Rising equipment, maintenance costs drive closer looks at options old and new for acquiring a truck by purchase, lease-purchase or full-service lease deal.

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Kenworth ending T660 production, adds new T680 daycab options

Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing Jason Skoog said Friday the company will cease production of its T660 later this year, signaling the end of the line for a truck that once led the company’s charge into modern aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

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Bendix announces free remedy kit for trailer spring brake valve recall

Bendix has directed owners of the trailers to work through their trailer manufacturer or an authorized Bendix parts outlet – depending on how each manufacturer has elected to administer the recall – to obtain the remedy kit.

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More than 9,000 trailers added to recall due to faulty valve component

Manac, Polar Tank Trailer, Heil, East and Hyundai recalled a total of more than 9,000 trailers to add to the original group of recalls, which includes Great Dane, Fontaine, Wabash, Wilson, Utility and several other trailer makers.

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