Equipment

Roadcheck 2015 inspection spree set for next week, here’s CVSA’s checklists for drivers, carriers

  |  May 28, 2015

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is scheduled for next week.

Lighting plug and socket PM tips

  |  May 28, 2015

The Phillips company's latest Qwik Tech Tips newsletter details plug and socket preventive maintenance steps in trademark quick-and-simple format.

Following March price-fixing guilty plea, bunk heater manufacturer faces class action complaint

  |  May 27, 2015

The complaint seeks "damages to businesses and property in an amount to be determined at trial" for purchasers in a bevy of states.

Rollover system mandate set for publication as OMB clears rule

  |  May 22, 2015

A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule likely will be published in the coming weeks.

Waste-haul success story in South Carolina

  |  May 21, 2015

The 60-truck fleet is comprised mostly of Mack models, which cofounder Scott Fennell says he turns to for reliability on rough-and-tumble urban routes and in and out of landfills.

POLL: New, used, leased: How did you buy your last truck?

  |  May 20, 2015

New, used or glider? Lease-purchase or straight lease? What best describes your most recent truck purchase?

Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

  |  May 20, 2015

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as ...

E-log mandate: DOT’s latest projected dates for it, fuel economy standards and other 2015 regs

  |  May 19, 2015

The latest projections for major trucking regulations in the DOT's pipeline.