An indefinite strike by some truckers at three Los Angeles area drayage companies entered its third day July 9 with little fanfare, and according to a press release issued July 10, picketing will continue throughout the day today.
Shell's gas-to-liquid plant takes natural gas and turns it into a form of diesel that can be dropped into diesel engines already on the road. But it's cleaner, quieter and has a higher cetane rating.
Transmission maker ZF unveiled a new automated transmission and a new system that allows drivers to operate their truck from outside of the cab using a tablet computer. Here's OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts' footage from test driving both.
Former military members who operated commercial-type vehicles in the service can now obtain their commercial driver's license in any state without having to take a skills test within the first year of their separation from the military, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week.
"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.
ZF showed off a wide array of new systems this week, but the highlights are an all-new dual-clutch automated manual transmission and the new Smart Truck Maneuvering System, which allows trucks to be "driven" remotely with a tablet computer.
PrePass weigh station bypass service announced July 8 that its participation in May reached 475,000, a record-high for the company. PrePass has 304 opreation sites in 31 states and is the largest truck safety pre-clearance system ...
Three trucking companies have filed lawsuits against truck and engine maker Navistar, claiming its '11-'12 MaxxForce engines were defective and didn’t meet federal emissions standards. The lawsuits further allege Navistar knew its engines were flawed yet concealed that information.
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