Equipment

Changing Gear: Updates from Western Star, Fontaine, Progressive, Beall, Stemco

| February 17, 2014

Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.

California files motion to dismiss part of OOIDA’s lawsuit against emissions regs

| February 13, 2014

CARB has filed a motion o dismiss one of three counts the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has brought against it in a lawsuit challenging its emissions regulations.

Changing Gear: Updates from TRP, Western Star, East, Fontaine

| February 11, 2014

TRP Aftermarket Parts unveils a new user-friendly website, while Western Star brings a tough Allison transmission into the fold and more.

21,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks recalled due to potential door latch, seat belt defects

| February 10, 2014

Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has issued two recalls for more than 21,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks for potential defects related to the door latch assembly on some trucks and the seat belt assembly on others.

Upping fuel economy for trucks would yield savings for consumers and boost economy, report says

| February 05, 2014

The average U.S. household would save about $250 a year if medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. cut their fuel consumption by 50 percent, according to a recent report.

Changing Gear: Updates from Double Coin, Goodyear-Love’s, Volvo, Howe’s, Imperial

| February 04, 2014

Double Coin Tires and CMA launch a new Double Coin mobile application, while Volvo gets dressed for success and other product-related news you can use.

Bush didn’t overturn emissions regs, public needs truck education: Part 2 of OD visit to Road DogPodcast

| February 04, 2014

In the second segment of OD's Jack Roberts' visit to Mark Willis' Road Dog Trucking News show, Roberts recalls the trucking industry's rejoicing over the election of President Bush, who ended up doing nothing to curb tightening emissions regs.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication coming for light vehicles, could loom for trucks

| February 04, 2014

Regulations are coming that would require manufacturers of light vehicles to place vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in new cars and trucks, DOT announced this week. It also said these regs could influence similar requirements for large trucks.

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