Equipment

TMC news roundup: Cummins and Eaton further partnership, Michelin introduces tire monitoring program and more

  |  February 23, 2015

The 2015 Technology and Maintenance Council was held last week in Nashville, Tenn., where industry manufacturers like Cummins, Michelin, Meritor, Dana and others made announcements about new products or services.

DumpTruckLoads.com board launches

  |  February 20, 2015

A new construction industry start-up from Pennsylvania has launched a dump-truck-specific load board as an online service, accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers, that enables members to find trucks or loads. Dump truck owners can receive real-time ...

Changing Gear: Updates from Truck-Lite, Peterbilt, Ryder

  |  February 18, 2015

Things are starting to look even brighter at Falconer, N.Y.-based truck lighting supplier Truck-Lite Co., which recently acquired another LED lighting manufacturer, Rigid Industries, a Phoenix-based company that targets the offroad, powersport, agricultural, marine, industrial ...

E-log, speed limiter mandates delayed, DOT says in latest regulatory report

  |  February 16, 2015

The DOT has pushed back projected publication dates for several major trucking regulations expected this year, according to its monthly rulemakings report. Here are the dates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expects to publish each.

PIB tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

  |  February 13, 2015

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and ...

Q&A: Mobil Delvac’s Hurtado talks fuel economy benefits of next-gen ‘thin’ oil

  |  February 13, 2015

Prior to this year's Technology and Maintenance Council's annual meeting, CCJ sister site CCJ had the chance to talk to ExxonMobile's Lilo Hurtado, the company's senior applications engineer, about upcoming regulatory changes and changing technology in the trucking industry

CARB offering class this month on complying with emissions regulations

  |  February 11, 2015

The California Air Resources Board announced will hold a half-day seminar Tuesday, Feb. 24, to help truck owners better understand and comply with the state’s stringent truck emissions regulations.

Rule to require stability control systems on trucks reaches OMB

  |  February 11, 2015

The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.