Equipment

Samsung latest to the table with futuristic truck tech

  |  June 30, 2015

The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed to four monitors built into the trailer doors.

Changing Gear: Yokohama, Kenworth, Peterbilt, SmartTruck

  |  June 25, 2015

Now this sounds like a union meant to keep rolling together for quite some time. Kenworth Truck Co. customers now can spec Yokohama’s all-position 101ZL, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, and TY517 tires when ordering ...

Owner-ops can get $3,000 rebate on Kenworth Icon 900

  |  June 24, 2015

Fleets and owner-operators purchasing the new Kenworth Icon 900 by the end of the year could be eligible for a $3,000 rebate.

DOT mandate for rollover avoidance systems published, making rule law

  |  June 23, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Final Rule on the Federal Register Tuesday that will require all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped will electronic stability control systems to prevent vehicle rollovers.

EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

  |  June 19, 2015

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

Kenworth recalling more than 100,000 vehicles, Pete a few thousand

  |  June 18, 2015

Paccar Inc., who manufactures Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of several recalls, which were issued last week.

Cummins kicks off cross-country tour showcasing current, next-gen engines

  |  June 17, 2015

Cummins began its cross-country tour this weekend. Here's when and where to find stops upcoming in the next two months.

C.R. England unveils new military tribute tractors for Honored Veterans fleet

  |  June 16, 2015

C.R. England announced it is honoring its military veteran drivers and employees with the addition of six new military-themed trucks and two trailers to the company’s “Honored Veterans” fleet.

New Mack LR refuse-haul low-cab forward truck

  |  June 15, 2015

The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325-345 hp and 1,200-1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional.

Collision avoidance systems recommended by NTSB for all new vehicles

  |  June 11, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Monday recommending collision avoidance systems become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.

POLL: What’s your truck’s oil-change interval?

  |  June 11, 2015

Whether your oil-change interval varies based on oil analysis results or not, what's your most common interval for change?

Next generation of heavy-duty engine oil expected before 2017

  |  June 11, 2015

The key PC-11 goals are to improve oxidation stability (basically, handle the hotter engine temps), reduce aeration, provide scuffing and adhesive wear protection and improve shear stability.