Equipment

Cummins unveils new truck, engine for Chinese market

| April 08, 2014

Cummins unveiled April 8, along side Chinese truck maker Foton, a new truck and a new engine developed for the Chinese market, but innovations from the engine could come to Cummins' North American lineup.

NTSB pushing for blind spot systems, trailer guards, better data collection

| April 07, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends regulations be put in place to require new trucks to be equipped with systems to boost blind spot awareness and side and rear underride guards and to require that better data be collected on trailers involved in crashes.

Changing Gear: MATS tidbits from Mobile Awareness, Meritor-P.S.I., Toyo, Continental, AIMS Power

| April 07, 2014

Sometimes in the midst of the array of announcements made at the Mid-America Trucking Show, a few tidbits unrelated to MATS might seep through the cracks. So let’s set the record straight with a few ...

PIB tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

| April 07, 2014

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and ...

Navistar recalls 124 ProStars, Great Dane recalls 1,008 flatbed trailers

| April 07, 2014

Great Dane is recalling more than 1,000 2013-2015 flatbed trailers for potentially faulty brackets used to store J-hook cargo restraint plates, and Navistar is recalling 124 2014 International ProStar tractors built with rear axle shafts that are too short.

Something big brewing at Cummins?

| April 04, 2014

OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts hits the road early next week to visit Cummins' headquarters in Columbus, Ind.  While the trip is not inherently out of the ordinary, he writes in a blog post on OD sister site CCJ, ...

Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

| April 03, 2014

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

Mid-America roundup: Concept truck, driver hero, OEM updates top 2014 show

| March 31, 2014

Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and popular items from the show

Exaloy to distribute cargo control products and metal accessories

| March 28, 2014

A veteran of cargo control sales, Tom Haughs, has launched Exaloy, which specializes in cargo control and metal exterior accessories. The company is based in Indianapolis, Ind.

Colorado driver wins Firestone-customized tractor

| March 28, 2014

Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor and more Thursday in the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes at the Mid-America Trucking Show, announced Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Peterson, who drives for an ...

Trail King introduces all-aluminum step deck

| March 28, 2014

Trail King introduced a prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The new TK80AACS features superior corrosion resistance, all-aluminum framing, armor-coated landing gear and zinc-plated steel components ...

Kenworth offers natural gas option for T680

| March 28, 2014

Later this year, Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its fuel-efficient T680, the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Our customers find it very appealing to be ...

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