Equipment

Wide left gone wrong — truck driver’s fault or not?

John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this accident preventable by Doe?

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Robotic trucks set to push drivers out of a job?

According to some analysts, it could make good financial sense to fleets to switch early to self-driving trucks.

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67 ways to save on fuel

$4 a gallon diesel is the new normal, and that figure may be considered dirt cheap a few years from now. Here's a comprehensive list of fuel tips to help you extend your fuel as far as it'll go.

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Recall issued for 23,000 Volvo trucks for potential stopping issue

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain2007-2014 VAH, VHD, VNL, VNM and VT model trucks due to a lack of a redundant clutch disengagement switch that could cause braking problems.

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Firestone giving away truck, touring baseball and football games

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced this week it will be giving away a 2013 Peterbilt to a Class 8 CDL holder in its Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes, which is part of the company's Firestone Drivers America tour that kicks off this month.

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Getting 140,000 pounds up a mountain on natural gas: Done and done

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts took a natural gas powered Pete for an a-typical test drive in Vancouver, where the truck was responsible for lugging 140,000-pound flatbed doubles – a “bi-train,” as the Canadians call it – into the Cascade Mountains.

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White House plan would tighten fuel standards, emissions for trucks

President Barack Obama proposed this week more comprehensive and challenging standards for truck emissions and fuel economy that would be phased in through 2018.

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TA head breaks down industry’s obstacles for natural gas conversion

Thomas O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters of America, broke down what he called three "roadblocks" for trucking companies wanting to convert from diesel to natural gas.

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