Equipment

FMCSA survey results: Carrier harassment minimal with e-logs, drivers report slightly higher harassment rate

| November 13, 2014

Truck operators who use electronic logging devices instead of paper logs are more likely to experience harassment from their carriers in the form of interrupted off-duty time, according to a Nov. 13-released report.

Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’Podcast

| November 13, 2014

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and go.

Western Star suspension option update

| November 12, 2014

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

Equipment Spotlight: Today’s seats offer a more relaxing ride

| November 12, 2014

Yesterday’s sort-of-comfortable truck pressure are minimized by specially designed seats may have been an afterthought air lumbar and back foam, longer adjustable in the overall scheme of the cab’s interior design. Today’s modern specialty seats ...

Bosch adds 74 new part numbers

| November 12, 2014

Robert Bosch, a supplier of automotive parts to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, announced 74 new part number releases. The new part numbers include brake pads and rotors, wiper blade sets, starters, alternators, oxygen sensors ...

OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

| November 10, 2014

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

| November 06, 2014

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 hours, Keppler said, which can have a “significant impact” on a trucking business.

Liner protrusion and why it’s critical

Bruce Mallinson | November 05, 2014

Liner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.

Changing Gear: Tech trends from ALK, Mitchell 1, Winegard

| November 05, 2014

Technology always seems to be evolving and getting better and easier to use, and the world of trucking is no stranger to this nonending evolution. A few companies have announced technology upgrades to keep trucks ...

Grote donates $25,000 for aftermarket training

| November 05, 2014

Grote Industries, a manufacturer and supplier of lighting products for commercial, military and specialized vehicles, made a $25,000 donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s scholarship fund to be used to train new aftermarket ...

Peterbilt introduces special edition ‘Pride & Class’ Model 389

| November 04, 2014

Peterbilt unveiled Nov. 4 a new special edition Model 389, the Pride & Class edition, which the truck maker says has a has a “customized, show-truck-ready look."

Driverless trucks: Public shows concern with safety in survey

| November 03, 2014

Results showed two-thirds of all survey respondents "said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks," a majority showing no change in sentiment even "if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions."

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