Equipment

Prime orders 2,500 Utility reefers

Purchased from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks, the 2,500 Utility 3000R reefer trailers add to a total of 5,000 trailers purchased from the dealership and mark the largest single order in Utility's history.

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Automatic transmissions: Key to the future of the industry?

With fleets' difficulty finding drivers these days, could greater acceptance of automatics boost the ranks of capable, qualified drivers among younger populations without sacrificing the training benefits of manuals?

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Transtex touts latest trailer skirt

Transtex Composite this week touted its news ezEdge three-panel modular trailer skirt was developed for aftermarket installation without requiring special tools. The skirt is engineered to save users up to 7.3 percent in fuel costs. For more information, go to www.edgeskirts.com.

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Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. Peterbilt said the AdvanTek’s efficient axle design and gearing, combined ...

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Envirolution provides fuel system cleaner update

Envirolution recently took a few moments to update Overdrive on the company’s Diesel Fuel System Cleaning Equipment designed for light- to heavy-duty diesel fuel systems for enhanced fuel efficiency. The double-filtration system is engineered to interrupt diesel fuel flow for cleaning and to loop back automatically ...

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FMCSA to begin field testing wireless roadside inspection tech next year, looking for participants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s testing of wireless roadside inspection technology will enter its third and final phase in December 2015, when it will over the course of a year perform roadside inspections of logbooks, licenses and more as trucks continue to move at ...

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Volvo halts natural gas due to market demands

Volvo announced this week it is placing on hold its plans to launch a compression-ignited liquefied natural gas engine in North America, saying it is adapting its plans to the pace of the alt fuel market in the U.S. and Canada.

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Mack introduces updated telematics, diagnostics package

Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings made possible by an initial partnership with Telogis.

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