Equipment & Maintenance

Equipment Spotlight: For today’s tech-heavy trucks, AGM batteries may be best

| April 14, 2014

Vehicular batteries are technological marvels. But for all our dependence on them in both commercial and consumer applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail, of course. For most of the past century, ...

Freightliner continues to increase market share

| February 18, 2014

The company finished 2013 with nearly 38 percent of the overall Class 6-8 market share, also increasing to 30 percent of the vocational market.

Goodyear offers big-fleet pricing package to owner-ops

| October 21, 2013

A market-share leader in the sales and service of commercial tires to the largest fleets is rolling out out a special pricing package aimed at owner-operators and small fleets – and at improving its share of that market segment.

New side skirt for tank trailers from Wabash

| September 17, 2013

Real-world tests with a chemical-tanker fleet showed 7 percent fuel savings running tanks outfitted with the new DuraPlate AeroSkirt.

Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

| September 07, 2013

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

Keller launches e-log tablet

| August 29, 2013

The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.

Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

| August 28, 2013

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

BumperStumper from Alliance

| August 28, 2013

Alliance Truck Parts' BumperStumper contest offers Alliance merchandise and prizes for guessing the make and model of a truck by a picture of its bumper only.

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