Equipment

Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

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Age of U.S. fleets spikes during recession

The average age of Class 8 trucks peaked in 2010 at almost seven years.

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Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.

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Ruling to decide fate of Navistar’s non-compliant engines

The EPA has filed its ruling about Navistar's non-compliant engines, and details are expected soon.

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Report: Natural gas a critical fuel for U.S. transportation sector

A study of alternative fuel options for on-road transportation has concluded that natural gas is a promising fuel from both an economic and technology perspective.

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Diesel price rises for fifth straight week

The national average retail diesel price climbed 5.4 cents to $3.85 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Aug. 6.

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Ahead of the curve: VN 670 test drive

The Volvo VN, still true to its roots, evolves to new levels of performance, aerodynamics and safety.

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Navistar’s new strategy includes Cummins engines

Navistar says it will reestablish a relationship with Cummins and begin offering the ISX15 15-liter diesel engine in certain models in January 2013.

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