Equipment

Used truck values continue to decline, though slower than in 2015

Used trucks values depreciated at a slower rate in the first few months of 2016 than the same period in 2015, according to analysis and data from the American Truck Dealers. Year-to-date, however, sleepers three to five years of age are retailing for $8,626 less ...

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Volvo, Mack integrate Omnitracs into telematics systems

Omnitracs' software monitors drivers by capturing information like GPS location, road speed, and idle duration and cost, and provides an in-depth analysis of driver performance based on the data collected.

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Is your aftermarket parts distributor worthy of the Distributor of the Year?

Roughly three weeks remain for all commercial fleets and vehicle owners to nominate their best industry partners for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. TPS is a sister publication of Overdrive.

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‘Learn by video’ with Doonan trailers

Doonan Specialized Trailer launched a new ‘Learn By Video’ training series, designed to help both its network of dealers and its owner-operator customers.

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Driver-focused features to be focus of truck designs, International says

International says its new driver-centric features stem from research conducted for its upcoming line of trucks.

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Court strikes down Calif.’s emissions regulations compliance options for owner-operators

A California Superior Court ruled last week to strike down several 2014-made amendments to the state’s strict emissions rules. The amendments meant to give compliance flexibility to owner-operators and other small fleet owners who may have trouble affording equipment upgrades or add-ons to bring their ...

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Peterbilt unveils Model 567 Heritage vocational truck

The truck is configured with a 121-inch BBC set-forward front axle to optimize payloads and weight distribution, and it's available as a day-cab or with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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TrailerTail manufacturer asks DOT for mounting exemption

Stemco is seeking an exemption from federal regulations to move certain lights on van trailers lower to allow its TrailerTails to maximize their aerodynamic effect.

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New rule to cut truck emissions, implement fuel economy minimums moves to White House

The standards will begin taking effect for trailers in 2018. Tractor requirements take effect in 2021. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire vehicle ­­– engine, truck and trailer – will be required to meet the standards.

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On the scene: Roadcheck 2016 sights from a Mississippi scale house

Overdrive spent some time with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the westbound Kewanee weigh station on I-20/59 as Roadcheck 2016 kicked off Tuesday morning, detailed in the photos here.

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Navistar International sees first profit since 2012

The $4 million in net income is well above the $64 million net loss Navistar reported for the same time period in 2015. The truck and engine maker has been battling back from the financial fallout brought on by its 2010 emissions strategy.

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