Equipment

Tomorrow’s Trucker: Advances in technology point toward hours relief

Technological advances over the next two to three decades could massage one of owner-operators’ biggest pain points: hours of service regulations seen as too restrictive for truckers’ productivity and too rigid for their highly variable schedules. Equipment innovations could play into the industry’s interest in ...

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Volvo issues recall of some 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, VNM models

Volvo is recommending that affected vehicles not be driven until the final remedy is available, adding the company is currently validating an interim remedy that it expects to make available “very shortly while it develops a final remedy.”

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Tomorrow’s Trucker — The new face of independence: Autonomy, partnerships and technology

As the Millennial generation takes the reins of trucking, a new business model built upon connectivity will define the most successful owner-operators. Here’s how owner-operators of the future survive and thrive…

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Lisa Kelly joins Chevron’s ‘Reality of Delo’ campaign

Lisa Kelly, star of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, has joined a new Chevron marketing campaign for the company's Delo diesel engine oil.

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Navistar cuts losses, promises revamped truck lineup by end of 2018

Navistar International Corporation Tuesday announced a first quarter 2016 net loss of $33 million, a 21 percent improvement over the $42 million net loss posted Q1 last year. The company also announced it plans to revamp its lineup of trucks by 2018.

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Work Truck Show: Medium- and severe-duty news from Cummins, Mack, International and more

Medium-duty and vocational truck related announcements from Cummins, International, Detroit and Mack.

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SuperTruck, Round 2: Dept. of Energy wants to give truck makers another $80M to raise fuel economy bar

The DOE says SuperTruck II will utilize a variety of truck and trailer technology approaches to achieve performance targets, such as improvements in engine efficiency, drivetrain efficiency, aerodynamic drag, tire rolling resistance and vehicle weight. The goal is to double fuel economy of the most ...

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Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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