Equipment

If it ain’t broke, still fix it

Bruce Mallinson | August 26, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but don’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s so much more economical to maintain an engine ...

The six-headed maintenance monster

| August 25, 2014

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do anything for you?'"

Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

| August 22, 2014

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

| August 22, 2014

Will the "Connected Vehicle" future have any benefit to independents? Exploring some of the possibilities here with Hirschbach Motor Lines' Jim Coffren's take from the fleet side.

ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

| August 22, 2014

VIDEO: John Condren of the ChampTruck series runs through stock race truck specs and announces the fleet participation program for turning low-asset-value equipment into race-worthy units, with benefits.

Rand McNally unveils new IntelliRoute truck-specific GPS, mobile ELD compatibility

| August 22, 2014

Rand McNally introduced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show new, updated versions of its line of truck-specific GPS units, the IntelliRoute TND. It also announced its HD 100 electronic logging device now works with smart phones, tablets and its IntelliRoute GPS devices.

Minimizer giving away $30k for 30th anniversary

| August 21, 2014

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

Mack adds 505-hp 13L option

| August 21, 2014

Mack announced this week it has a new powertrain offering: A 505-hp Mack MP8 dubbed the 505C+. The engine is built on the company’s already existing MP8 platform. In addition to the 505-hp, the engine has ...

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