Equipment

Big CSA reform highlights Senate highway bill that moves closer to passage

A Senate committee stamped approval on a package that would remove CSA’s carrier percentile rankings from public view, allow some under-21 CDL holders to operate interstate and allow carriers to use hair tests for driver drug screening.

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Judge dismisses most of OOIDA lawsuit against CARB, transfers owner-op’s claim

The federal judge overseeing the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit challenging California emissions standards has again dismissed most of the owner-driver advocacy group’s litigation.

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Buyers’ market: Comparing lenders’ offers

When financing a truck purchase, if you’re going to veer from a trusted financing partner like a bank for a better deal, don’t neglect the fine print.

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Western Star gives OOIDA brand new Western Star, truck to debut at GATS

Western Star presented the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week with a new 5700 XE to pull its Spirit of the American Trucker display trailer to shows and other events.

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Shout to a shipper

Holly Knoll Services owner-operator Dave Palmer gives credit where it's due -- to B&T Sand of Columbia, S.C., for efficient load/unload practices.

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House bill would protect glider kits from upcoming emissions regulations

The U.S. House this week added an amendment to a government funding bill that would keep glider kits exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently unveiled Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Emissions system: Newer trucks’ potential handicap

Almost four in 10 owner-operators buying used trucks report emissions problems for 2010 and newer equipment, three in 10 for 2007-’09, as their biggest maintenance issue, underlining the importance of maintenance records in evaluating a purchase.

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Photo gallery: Concept trucks and how they’re shaping the future of trucking

The last few years have seen several announcements by truck makers and others about what the future of trucking technology and equipment could hold. Below is a roundup of concept trucks — pulled from a longer piece on concept vehicles published earlier this year to Overdrive sister site ...

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