Equipment

ELDs and privacy: Will requirement to track truckers derail DOT mandate?

The legal challenge against the DOT's electronic logging device mandate centers on the rule's requirement to track truckers within a one-mile radius while on duty, which opponents say violates truckers' Constitutional rights. Will the court agree?

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Width-adjustable heavy-haul trailer

With its new DualMax line of heavy/oversize-haul equipment, the European Faymonville manufacturer was recently able to offer a modular trailer that can be widened -- even under a load -- to the U.S. market.

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Former staffers from tech giants Google, Apple, Tesla partner on autonomous Class 8 development

A handful of former Google employees who worked on the company’s self-driving car project have turned their attention to a new start-up aimed at developing an autonomous retrofit system for Class 8 trucks.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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AxleTech’s air disc brake pad line

AxleTech’s air disc brake pads are designed for added performance at higher axle ratings and more aggressive duty cycles seen in the on-highway, vocational, transit and coach markets. The pads are compatible with air disc brake models from Knorr-Bremse, Meritor, Bendix and Wabco. The company’s ...

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Wilson’s mobile booster

Wilson’s weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR mobile booster is engineered to amplify in-cab cell signals up to 32 times stronger. The device receives a cell signal, amplifies it and sends it over the cable to an antenna, which broadcasts the amplified signal throughout the cab, improving ...

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Purkeys’ liftgate tester

Purkeys’ Liftgate Double Check is designed to test liftgate charging systems by allowing fleets to simulate loads, even if a trailer is not available, to ensure there is no issue with the trailer or tractor. An LED light display indicates a connection to a good ...

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BorgWarner’s remanufactured turbos

BorgWarner’s expanded Reman turbocharger line for trucking fleets and operators of agricultural and construction equipment is engineered to combine the quality of an OEM turbocharger with the competitiveness of a remanufactured system. The turbochargers are restored with new production-validated parts by disassembling the unit, replacing ...

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