Equipment

Volvo launches long-haul autohauler

  |  February 04, 2015

Adding to its lineup of Volvo Autohauler models, Volvo Trucks North America has introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, ...

Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

  |  February 04, 2015

Peterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. “The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal ...

Equipment Spotlight: Aero add-ons smooth airflow, boost fuel economy

  |  February 04, 2015

While truck body designers had started experimenting with aerodynamics before the mid-1960s, Rudkin-Wiley Corp. took strategic curves for big rigs a bit further in 1965 when it introduced its bolt-on aero device. The Air-Shield retrofit ...

Why every owner-operator needs a maintenance account

  |  February 02, 2015

Most owner-operators don’t have a maintenance account. But they should. Even 10 cents a mile could help save keep you afloat when repairs are needed. Here are some numbers to back up the importance of having a maintenance account.

Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

  |  January 29, 2015

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to keep up with demand.

PDA Xpress designed to speed up accident appraisals

  |  January 28, 2015

Property Damage Appraisers, a national network of vehicle damage appraisers, has launched PDA Xpress, a solution designed to turn customers’ smartphones into fast easy-to-use estimate tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads and help manage estimates. The company ...

Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new dealerships

  |  January 28, 2015

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, Calif.; and Charlotte, N.C. Here are ...

Eaton enhances split shaft PTO for UltraShift Plus

  |  January 28, 2015

Eaton said it has expanded the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off capabilities that allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a ...