Equipment

Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

  |  July 21, 2014

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

Changing Gear: Truck tech help from Bridgestone, Kenworth of South Louisiana, Webb Wheel, Donaldson, Anderson Flaps

  |  July 21, 2014

Some of trucking’s top vendors stepped forward last week with lots of helpful services and tips to maximize uptime and keep your big rigs rolling. Here’s a brief sample: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations unveiled its newly ...

Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

  |  July 18, 2014

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

Peterbilt medium-duty cabover rolls off assembly line

  |  July 17, 2014

The Class 6-7 Peterbilt Model 220 cabover is suitable for an array of applications, from urban pickup-and-delivery to refuse and street sweeping and striping.

Peterbilt celebration to have ’76 359 giveaway, 400 milestone trucks on display

  |  July 17, 2014

Peterbilt announced this week it is holding a celebration in October to celebrate its 75th anniversary, where it's raffling off a 1976 Peterbilt 359 and showcasing 400 trucks representing milestones for the company.

Equipment roundup: Volvo telematics system, reduced-emissions Cummins, Navistar engine update

  |  July 16, 2014

A roundup of equipment news in the week: Volvo Trucks announced a partnership with Telogis, Cummins introduced a reduced-emissions medium-duty engine and Navistar began shipping SCR-equipped medium-duty trucks.

APU maker Idle Free acquired by PTI

  |  July 16, 2014

Phillips & Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems Inc.

Equipment Spotlight: Add a little TLC

  |  July 14, 2014

Heavy-duty engine coolants and additives perform a tough job in a tough environment, so consistently having quality protection should be a no-brainer. The evolution of diesel engines have led to an abundance of different types ...