Equipment

Cummins opts out of 2016 MATS, joining all major NA truck makers

Cummins announced Jan. 21 it too will forgo exhibiting at the 2016 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all major truck manufacturers in opting to skip the annual trucking trade event. It will, like the others have announced, return to the show in 2017, the ...

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33-foot doubles still have chance with new Congressional measure

A new Congressional amendment to an already-enacted law would extend the federal maximum tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, up for the current 28-foot minimum.

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Prices of used sleeper trucks on decline

The average retail price for used sleeper trucks dropped 6 percent from the third quarter of 2015 to the fourth, according to preliminary retail data from December.

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Company launching Class 7, Class 8 propane-powered cabovers

Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Alkane Truck Company said Wednesday it plans to build a liquid propane autogas (LPG) powered Class 8 cabover for long-haul trucking.

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Uniroyal rolling out budget-friendly truck tires

Uniroyal announced Wednesday the nationwide roll out of its line of budget-friendly commercial truck tires to the U.S. market.

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Optimus Prime Peterbilt stunt truck from ‘Transformers’ franchise on the auction block

Want to be able to say you haul in a piece of action-movie history? This 1992 Pete, utilized as Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise, goes up for auction in Arizona later this month.

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E-log noncompliance penalties yet to be determined, FMCSA says

What will the punishment be for truckers who fail to comply with the looming electronic logging device mandate? FMCSA is still hammering out those details, it says.

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U.S. Postal Service unveils truck stamp designs

International Harvester, Ford and Chevrolet are among classic pickup truck makers whose models are to be celebrated this year in a special line of postage stamps.

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