Equipment

‘Learn by video’ with Doonan trailers

Doonan Specialized Trailer launched a new ‘Learn By Video’ training series, designed to help both its network of dealers and its owner-operator customers.

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Driver-focused features to be focus of truck designs, International says

International says its new driver-centric features stem from research conducted for its upcoming line of trucks.

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Court strikes down Calif.’s emissions regulations compliance options for owner-operators

A California Superior Court ruled last week to strike down several 2014-made amendments to the state’s strict emissions rules. The amendments meant to give compliance flexibility to owner-operators and other small fleet owners who may have trouble affording equipment upgrades or add-ons to bring their ...

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Peterbilt unveils Model 567 Heritage vocational truck

The truck is configured with a 121-inch BBC set-forward front axle to optimize payloads and weight distribution, and it's available as a day-cab or with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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TrailerTail manufacturer asks DOT for mounting exemption

Stemco is seeking an exemption from federal regulations to move certain lights on van trailers lower to allow its TrailerTails to maximize their aerodynamic effect.

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New rule to cut truck emissions, implement fuel economy minimums moves to White House

The standards will begin taking effect for trailers in 2018. Tractor requirements take effect in 2021. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire vehicle ­­– engine, truck and trailer – will be required to meet the standards.

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On the scene: Roadcheck 2016 sights from a Mississippi scale house

Overdrive spent some time with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the westbound Kewanee weigh station on I-20/59 as Roadcheck 2016 kicked off Tuesday morning, detailed in the photos here.

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