Equipment

Kenworth T880 explored: 40-inch vocational model offers weight savings, new suspension

Though Kenworth still will continue manufacturing its narrower T800, customers are moving to the wider T880 that has become the company’s flagship vocational model, accounting for about 30 percent of total sales.

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ELD privacy concerns an ‘illogical extreme,’ groups argue in court filings

The court battle over a federal rule to mandate electronic logging devices for truck drivers saw two carrier-backed parties file briefs in support of the mandate this week, with both filings touting the perceived benefits of the rule and dismissing claims brought by trucker-backed groups ...

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Rand McNally introduces line of dashcams

Rand McNally has released a line of three dashcams with varying numbers of features on each.

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Alt fuel engines expected to gain market share over next 5 years

While diesel engines currently make up 98.5 percent of the Class 8 market share in North America, a new report says that dominance will lessen within the next 5 years.

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More than 5,000 Cummins ISX12, ISX15 engines recalled

Cummins has recalled 5,430 ISX15 and ISX12 engines due to a faulty engine control module that can short out and blow a fuse, causing the engine to stall.

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Used truck values continue to decline, though slower than in 2015

Used trucks values depreciated at a slower rate in the first few months of 2016 than the same period in 2015, according to analysis and data from the American Truck Dealers. Year-to-date, however, sleepers three to five years of age are retailing for $8,626 less ...

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Volvo, Mack integrate Omnitracs into telematics systems

Omnitracs' software monitors drivers by capturing information like GPS location, road speed, and idle duration and cost, and provides an in-depth analysis of driver performance based on the data collected.

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Is your aftermarket parts distributor worthy of the Distributor of the Year?

Roughly three weeks remain for all commercial fleets and vehicle owners to nominate their best industry partners for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. TPS is a sister publication of Overdrive.

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