Equipment

Truckers could be suspected in $5M gold bar cargo theft, reports say

  |  March 05, 2015

Following an odd cargo theft earlier this week — in which roughly $5 million in gold bars were stolen from the back of a tractor-trailer heading from Miami to Massachusetts — authorities have begun to question whether the two truckers piloting the rig were involved.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of CCTA lawsuit against CARB regs

  |  March 05, 2015

According to Joe Rajkovacz, CCTA government affairs director, further action is under way: "We will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Goodyear launches fuel-efficient steer tire, new service app

  |  March 04, 2015

Goodyear has launched a fuel-efficient long haul steer, the Fuel Max LHS, and a smartphone app that streamlines roadside service.

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Minimizer

  |  March 04, 2015

If you’re a card-carrying member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Kenworth Truck Co. has a deal for you. The truck maker is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new sleeper trucks to ...

Navistar International sees financial gains, posts $42M loss in first quarter

  |  March 03, 2015

Navistar International reported March 3 a $42 million net loss for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year — big gains from the company’s $248 million loss in 2014’s first quarter and its $619 million net loss for the 2014 fiscal year.

Extended Kenworth warranties available

  |  February 25, 2015

A 3-year/300,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty is available for U.S. customers who purchase new Kenworth Class 8 factory trucks financed through Paccar Financial. Also, a 2-year/200,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty is available for new Class ...

Webasto’s SmarTemp control available on Cascadias

  |  February 25, 2015

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced that Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks can be spec’d equipped with Webasto’s digital SmarTemp Control, designed to work exclusively with the company’s Air Top 2000 ST bunk ...

Changing Gear: News from PressureGuard, Road Choice, Silver Eagle

  |  February 25, 2015

It’s no fun having a flat tire, but one company is making it easier to find ways to avoid them. PressureGuard Tire Inflation Systems recently launched its revamped website at www.pressureguard.com with user-friendly navigation designed ...