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Equipment & Maintenance

Volvo investing $69 million in Va. plant

The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled at the plant.

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Rush Truck Centers discounts via NASCAR partnership

With Tony Stewart taking the wheel of the No. 14 Rush Trucker Centers NASCAR car this weekend, all 106 locations will offer a 14 percent discount up to $150 on parts, service labor and racing merchandise today through Monday, June 30.

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DPF ash cleaning retread

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

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

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, automotive battery development has been slow and steady, with most of the resulting improvements focusing on longer maintenance-free life. Now, all that is changing: Rising fuel prices, anti-idling laws, alternative-drive vehicles and an exponential boom in the power requirements on commercial ...

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Freightliner continues to increase market share

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.

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Goodyear offers big-fleet pricing package to owner-ops

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.

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New side skirt for tank trailers from Wabash

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

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Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

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

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Keller launches e-log tablet

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.

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Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

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.

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