Equipment

Bendix announces free remedy kit for trailer spring brake valve recall

Bendix has directed owners of the trailers to work through their trailer manufacturer or an authorized Bendix parts outlet – depending on how each manufacturer has elected to administer the recall – to obtain the remedy kit.

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Used truck pricing update: 3-5-year-old sleeper tractors lag behind 2015, but remain stable

“The cohort with the best value retention looks to be trucks of model year 2013 with 400,000 to 500,000 miles,” says NADA's Chris Visser. “Trucks in this age and mileage range have consistently returned prices in the low- to mid- $40,000 range since January."

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More than 9,000 trailers added to recall due to faulty valve component

Manac, Polar Tank Trailer, Heil, East and Hyundai recalled a total of more than 9,000 trailers to add to the original group of recalls, which includes Great Dane, Fontaine, Wabash, Wilson, Utility and several other trailer makers.

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Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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‘Why do you hang on to that old truck?’

One answer here from Jenson Lawrence illustrates just what's possible with his recently overhauled Cummins M-11 in a 1996 Freightliner FLD hauling within a 750-mile radius of his Wisconsin home base.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Self-driving Tesla that hit truck, killed driver was speeding at time of crash, NTSB reports

The Tesla hit a tractor-trailer that was crossing the road in front of the car. The Tesla was in its autonomous Autopilot mode, and the car maker said the white trailer disappeared into the bright sky behind it, causing the system to not detect the ...

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Electric truck startup co. promises no-emissions big rig

“We are not aware of any zero emission truck in the world that can haul 80,000 pounds more than 1,000 miles and do it without stopping. The Nikola One requires only 15 minutes of downtime before heading out for the next 1,000 miles.”

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