Equipment

eNow cab/trailer roof solar-charge system for battery-based APUs and more

Jeff Flath of eNow says the company's five years' worth of design and testing work with partners among the larger fleets has proven out the design of their system, ready to market to owner-operators with auxiliary battery-based anti-idling systems.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Daimler brings industry’s first electric-powered truck

Daimler Trucks, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, introduced Wednesday the industry's first take on an electric-powered truck, besting upstart Nikola Motor Company and electric vehicle maker Tesla, both of whom announced plans this year for a heavy-duty electric truck.

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Video: Owner-operator Gary Buchs’ ‘plan for success’

"People complain about the rates," says owner-operator Gary Buchs, but "not everybody's losing money." Buchs suggests too much emphasis is placed on an aspect of the business that owner-operators have only partial degrees of control over. "It's better," he says, "to have your costs in ...

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Shell says ‘StarShip’ concept truck could be ready for cross-country fuel economy test by next spring

The futuristic and highly aerodynamic ‘StarShip’ concept truck in development by Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company could be completed as early as next spring, Shell marketing rep Kate Foucher last week.

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Cummins brings two new, rebranded 15-liter engines to market

Heavy-duty diesel engine maker Cummins this weekend introduced two new 15-liter engine offerings that will come to market late this year. The 2017 Cummins X15 engines offer two new configurations: The fuel-economy focused X15 Efficiency spec for long-haul applications and the X15 Performance spec for ...

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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Tesla says it’s developing all-electric heavy-duty truck

Tesla, makers of electric and semi-automated sedans, announced this week in an online blog post it has already begun work on an electric-powered heavy-duty truck.

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