Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

| February 24, 2014

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

Navistar consolidating manufacturing plants for mid-range engines

| February 21, 2014

Navistar says it will save $22 million each year by consolidating production of its mid-range engines, shifting some production from Huntsville, Ala., to Melrose Park, Ill.

Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

| February 20, 2014

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

Tightened fuel economy regs: OOIDA warns of higher truck costs, ATA and truck makers generally supportive

| February 20, 2014

OOIDA says increased fuel economy standards will drive up the price of new trucks, while one trucking researcher says the cost of overall truck ownership will drop, despite the price increase. Truck makers, too, say they support increasing fuel use standards for trucks.

Peterbilt, Kenworth dealers of the year

| February 20, 2014

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealer meetings crowned several award-winning sales and service shops around the country.

Dispatcher no-brainer and on-highway lemons

| February 18, 2014

It's not the really good dispatchers causing truckers to stick around -- it's those who embody the "dispatcher brains" slang making them leave. And: A bet on a light load for one driver after a blowout...

Freightliner continues to increase market share

| February 18, 2014

The company finished 2013 with nearly 38 percent of the overall Class 6-8 market share, also increasing to 30 percent of the vocational market.

Changing Gear: Updates from Western Star, Fontaine, Progressive, Beall, Stemco

| February 17, 2014

Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.

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