Equipment

Highway ‘devolution’: How has it impacted owner-operators? Reader comments wanted

Owner-operators, how has your operation been affected by highway funding devolution? Greater congestion? More tolls? Greater variability in highway conditions from state to state? Let us know here...

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Sleeper tractors losing value on used market — a look at the latest numbers

Pricing for 3-5 year-old used sleeper trucks lost about 5 percent on average from December to January, according to recent data from NADA. A look at a value comparison chart for the more popular sleeper models...

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Volvo introduces revamped engine lineup for 2017, updates to I-Shift automated manual transmission

At its Hagerstown, Maryland, assembly plant Tuesday, Volvo Trucks North America introduced its model year 2017 Volvo engines, including enhancements to the Volvo D11 and D13 engines and the launch of the Volvo D13 with turbo compounding.

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Daimler adds platooning capabilities to autonomous system, outlines future of truck connectivity

Daimler debuted its Highway Pilot Connect, the next step in it quest for autonomous truck operation. In an on-highway demonstration on the Autobahn on the outskirts of town, Daimler showcased its new capabilities with a platoon of three Highway Pilot Connect-equipped Mercedes Actros trucks.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: Advances in technology point toward hours relief

Technological advances over the next two to three decades could massage one of owner-operators’ biggest pain points: hours of service regulations seen as too restrictive for truckers’ productivity and too rigid for their highly variable schedules. Equipment innovations could play into the industry’s interest in ...

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Volvo issues recall of some 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, VNM models

Volvo is recommending that affected vehicles not be driven until the final remedy is available, adding the company is currently validating an interim remedy that it expects to make available “very shortly while it develops a final remedy.”

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Tomorrow’s Trucker — The new face of independence: Autonomy, partnerships and technology

As the Millennial generation takes the reins of trucking, a new business model built upon connectivity will define the most successful owner-operators. Here’s how owner-operators of the future survive and thrive…

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Lisa Kelly joins Chevron’s ‘Reality of Delo’ campaign

Lisa Kelly, star of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, has joined a new Chevron marketing campaign for the company's Delo diesel engine oil.

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