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New Peterbilt and Freightliner trucks

New Peterbilt and Freightliner trucks

Peterbilt announces two models  Peterbilt’s new Model 348 is designed for Class 7-8 applications that require rugged durability and a wide range of options. The company has also introduced the medium-duty Model 337, which is suited for pickup-and-delivery, beverage and food service vocations. It will replace the Model 335. The Model 348, replacing the Model 340, has a GVW beginning at 35,000 lbs. and optional capacity ratings to suit most specialty vocations, including those for construction, petroleum  refuse ...

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Slow and Steady

Chris Sheehan can't imagine doing anything else. The Shelton, Wash.-based owner-operator is a "blade runner" who moves massive windmill bla...

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DOT, FCC target distracted driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Communications Commission are joining forces to tackle distracted driving.

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Driver rating system coming next year

Driver rating system coming next year

Under CSA 2010, every carrier and driver will have a safety determination.

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Exide charged up over Extreme Cycler 200 battery

Exide's Extreme Cycler 200 battery is a Group 31 product engineered to handle not just the high-energy needs of a modern commercial vehicle, but the greater power demands driven by no-idle legislation. The product is designed to provide deeper discharge, more vibration resistance and higher cycling than conventional flooded product. Available with a power level of 700 cold-cranking amps (CCA) and 200 minutes reserve capacity (RC), the flooded product is a bridge between the company's pre-existing ...

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Plus 2

Plus 2

Many of those who succeed discover the key to achieving better mileage usually isn't found in changing one driving practice, buying a single additive or spec'ing one component.

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Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Truckers deserve thanks After working as a paralegal and manager stuck in an office for 20 years, I joined my owner-operator husband Vince Connell, as a passenger on his runs hauling Broadway show equipment for Clark Transfer. Here’s some of what I learned while riding with him. Chivalry is alive and well in truck stops. They are clean and safe, the showers are full-fledged bathrooms, and many of the employees are noticeably nice. Truck drivers make maneuvering ...

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Marketplace

Marketplace

Peterbilt announces two models Peterbilt’s new Model 348 is designed for Class 7-8 applications that require rugged durability and a wide range of options. The company has also introduced the medium-duty Model 337, which is suited for pickup-and-delivery, beverage and food service vocations. It will replace the Model 335. The Model 348, replacing the Model 340, has a GVW beginning at 35,000 lbs. and optional capacity ratings to suit most specialty vocations, including those for construction, petroleum  refuse ...

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LogBook

LogBook

DOT plans to ban trucker texting Truck and interstate bus drivers would be prohibited from using text messaging while driving under a rulemaking planned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, DOT plans to place restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Oct. 1 announcement came after a two-day summit on distracted driving. DOT recognizes distracted driving as a problem among all drivers, but the department currently has authority ...

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Tracking taxes

Tracking taxes

Keeping up with fuel purchases can help you avoid last-minute IFTA hassles and save money.

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