Equipment

CARB fines LA County $250k, carrier $116k for emissions violations

California’s Air Resources Board has levied two hefty fines recently for violations by truck operators to comply with its stringent emissions regulations, billing LA County for $250k and a beverage carrier for $116k.

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Navistar cuts losses, sees $250M year-over-year turnaround in third quarter

Navistar International announced Sept. 2 a third quarter net loss of $2 million — positive news for a company that’s seen losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in recent quarters.

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Changing Gear: ‘Sense’-ible Navistar-Allison teamup, Continental upgrade, ConMet’s catalog, one million served by Goodyear-Fleet HQ

After a couple of weeks of blogs dedicated to waxes and trade shows, let’s play catch-up on a few random items of interest that landed on my desk in the meantime. Navistar is offering Allison Transmission’s FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck ...

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Best of GATS: Pride & Polish champs, Most Beautiful crowning, biz strategy, software highlight 2014 show

The 2014 Great American Trucking Show was held last week and hosted the country's most prestigious show truck competition, equipment displays, educational seminars for owner-operators, live entertainment and more. Here's a rundown of some highlights.

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Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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The six-headed maintenance monster

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?'"

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Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

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.

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VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

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.

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