Equipment

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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New York owner-op wins steer tires through Double Coin drawing

A New York owner-operator won a free set of Double Coin steer tires through the company’s “Smart Money Tire Drawing.”

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Electrical system tech tip: Choosing a trailer nosebox

Space and moisture and circuit protection dominate concerns when choosing a nosebox to house wiring on the trailer.

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Tech news from ATA: PeopleNet partners with Samsung, Omnitracs releases nav system, driver monitoring systems get updates

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition is taking place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking software or device-related news announcements.

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Roundup: The WSJ, again — CARB rule a ‘scam’; A night on the Pacific in Cali.

The Wall Street Journal lays into the California Air Resources Board's Truck & Bus Rule for diesel trucks -- the most significant mainstream criticism yet. And: Jim Wright's Pacific idyll of a layover.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be available for vocational, regional haul trucks

Kenworth will begin selling the Paccar MX-11 engine for its vocational and regional haul trucks in the United States and Canada in January 2016.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth to skip 2016 MATS, join all other major truck OEMs in doing so

Both Peterbilt and Kenworth announced in recent days they too will be sitting out the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all other major North American truck manufacturers in doing so. Both also have indicated they intend to return to the show in 2017.

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