Equipment

Changing Gear: Truck and engine rewind

| June 23, 2014

This week we’re starting a new series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your ...

1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & PolishImage Gallery

| June 21, 2014

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

Mack puts $26M into truck plant

| June 18, 2014

Mack Trucks announced this week a $26 million upgrade project to its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., that will "improve the plant's efficiency and help it deliver even higher quality trucks" to buyers, the ...

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. It’s up to you.

Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

| June 18, 2014

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

Overcoming the ‘gap’: A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

| June 17, 2014

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

Changing Gear: Online updates from Johnson Refrigerated and Mack, plus Kenworth and Peterbilt reminders

| June 16, 2014

With new technologies and changing times comes new, faster and more colorful ways to reach out to others. Companies continually are tweaking their websites and social media outlets to improve the user experience, and Johnson ...

Changing Gear: High-tech solutions from TruckersBooks, Continental, TMC

| June 09, 2014

Well, in this ever-changing world in which we live, the latest technology breakthroughs come fast and furious. In the trucking world, the latest hardware and software can help make drivers even more efficient and productive. ...

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