Equipment

Tech news from ATA: PeopleNet partners with Samsung, Omnitracs releases nav system, driver monitoring systems get updates

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition is taking place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking software or device-related news announcements.

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Roundup: The WSJ, again — CARB rule a ‘scam’; A night on the Pacific in Cali.

The Wall Street Journal lays into the California Air Resources Board's Truck & Bus Rule for diesel trucks -- the most significant mainstream criticism yet. And: Jim Wright's Pacific idyll of a layover.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be available for vocational, regional haul trucks

Kenworth will begin selling the Paccar MX-11 engine for its vocational and regional haul trucks in the United States and Canada in January 2016.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth to skip 2016 MATS, join all other major truck OEMs in doing so

Both Peterbilt and Kenworth announced in recent days they too will be sitting out the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all other major North American truck manufacturers in doing so. Both also have indicated they intend to return to the show in 2017.

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Gear Rewind: Cab and Interior

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely ...

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DOT to consider requiring auto-braking systems

A Department of Transportation agency this week said it has begun work to determine whether it will pursue a federal rule to require new trucks to be equipped with crash avoidance systems that automatically break without driver input.

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EPA, Calif. hit carrier with $400k in fines for not using diesel particulate filters

A Virginia trucking company will pay $100,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency and an additional $290,000 to California in the first federal enforcement of the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

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Gear Rewind: Electronics

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely ...

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