Equipment

Bill would expand California lemon law to cover commercial trucks

SB 713 would modify the current California lemon law to newly apply to trucks heavier than 10,000 lbs. and under the operation of a business, without size exclusions, up to 18 months from the date of delivery or 100,000 miles of operation, whichever comes first.

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Detroit makes FA-4 the factory-fill oil for heavy-duty engines

Detroit Diesel Corporationsays it is moving its factory-fill engine oil to low viscosity FA-4 on the DD13, DD15 and DD16 heavy-duty line of engines.

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How to turn your smartphone into an ELD

Though some providers such as ERoad, iGlobal and DriverTech now offer dedicated units of their own, the vast majority of growth has been “bring your own device” units capable of being paired with an operator’s smartphone or tablet.

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Tesla says it will unveil an electric truck this year

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk originally announced the "Tesla Semi" in a blog post last summer, saying the truck "will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Used truck prices were down in 2016 with 3- t0 5-year-old tractors selling for $8,803 less (12.5 percent) on average than in 2015, according to a new report.

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TCA to Congress: Keep 80,000-pound truck-weight limit in place

Those in favor of the legislation, such as Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), say increasing maximum weight limits in the U.S. would boost highway safety, reduce congestion and increase trucking’s efficiency. TCA, however, says the limit is unnecessary and would force carriers into expensive retrofits.

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Cummins, Eaton enter into $600M partnership on automated transmissions

Engine maker Cummins and transmission maker Eaton announced Monday a new partnership to develop automated transmissions for the heavy-duty truck market. The deal further solidifies Cummins' and Eaton's four-year partnership on integrated powertrains, which offers truck buyers an alternative to truck makers' proprietary powertrains.

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Used truck glut can spell bargains for buyers

By January 2017, retail prices for 3- to 5-year-old sleeper tractors averaged $65,910. That was $7,412 lower than the same group a year ago, and with 2.2 percent fewer miles.

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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Shell, PepsiCo partner on cross-country tractor-trailer runs to showcase fuel-saving tech

Dubbed by the group "Run on Less," the three-week-long event will take place in September to demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve better fuel economy. Driver progress, as well as the dollars and carbon emissions saved, will be tracked and ...

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Approximately 2,700 International trucks recalled

Navistar says the cause of the recall is the air dryer mounting bracket could fracture, causing the air dryer to separate from the frame with possible airline separation from the dryer, which could result in air system leaks or loss of air pressure to the ...

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Pilot Flying J showcases emergency roadside assistance service at MATS

Pilot Flying J last month rolled out a new roadside assistance program meant to aid truckers with emergency maintenance issues. The program will include more than 150 trucks equipped to handle issues with tires, fuel, accessory replacement and more.

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