Equipment

FMCSA survey results: Carrier harassment minimal with e-logs, drivers report slightly higher harassment rate

Truck operators who use electronic logging devices instead of paper logs are more likely to experience harassment from their carriers in the form of interrupted off-duty time, according to a Nov. 13-released report.

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Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and go.

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Western Star suspension option update

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

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Equipment Spotlight: Today’s seats offer a more relaxing ride

Yesterday’s sort-of-comfortable truck pressure are minimized by specially designed seats may have been an afterthought air lumbar and back foam, longer adjustable in the overall scheme of the cab’s interior design. Today’s modern specialty seats are designed with ergonomics, flexibility
 and comfort in mind. Back ...

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Bosch adds 74 new part numbers

Robert Bosch, a supplier of automotive parts to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, announced 74 new part number releases. The new part numbers include brake pads and rotors, wiper blade sets, starters, alternators, oxygen sensors and electric water pumps.

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OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

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Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 hours, Keppler said, which can have a “significant impact” on ...

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Liner protrusion and why it’s critical

Liner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.

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