Equipment

Prime purchases 900 Peterbilt 579 tractors

Prime Inc., the country's 16th largest carrier, recently ordered 900 Peterbilt 579s equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.

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Court presses OOIDA on ‘unconstitutionality’ of Calif. emissions regs during oral arguments

The court overseeing the OOIDA’s lawsuit against California and its stringent emissions regulations heard oral arguments last week in the case, and, per one report, OOIDA faced tough questions about its suit and the evidence used to support it.

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Holding on: Independent Zach Beadle and the ’76 Peterbilt cabover he won’t soon sell

More on emissions-system maintenance problems from one independent in Texas: "If a truck is always broke down and it takes forever to get it fixed, I'll stick with my old truck!"

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Midwest regional Truck Centers Inc.’s new website

TruckCentersInc.com combines both heavy truck sales and parts/service functionality for customers.

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Equipment Spotlight: Seats

While office workers can spend hours sitting down, they can 
get up, stretch and walk around. Those are not options for truck drivers. Add to that road vibration and shocks, and it’s easy to see why seat technology can have a massive effect on safety ...

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Volvo, Mack looking to minimize downtime with Certified Uptime Centers

Volvo and Mack both announced recently they will begin introducing Certified Uptime Centers within their respective dealer networks in 2016 in an effort to maximize uptime.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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Equipment news from ATA: Kenworth dealer certification, 40-inch sleeper for T880, new aero kits

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition took place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking equipment news announcements.

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