Equipment

Podcast: CARB compliance flexibility, or lack thereof, not set in stone

  |  November 25, 2013

In the first of two podcasts on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering, Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA urged operators around the nation to get involved in the process, as potential new compliance options aren't yet set in stone.

California delaying enforcement of retrofit deadline for truck owners

  |  November 22, 2013

California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.

Granite MHD refuse option

  |  November 21, 2013

The Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader introduced at the 2013 Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo.

Driverless vehicles could be available in 10-20 years, testifiers tell Congress

  |  November 20, 2013

How close are self-driving (autonomous) vehicles? Close enough for Congress to start preparing, said a representative from General Motors.

Paperless roadside enforcement tech debuts at Intermodal Expo

  |  November 14, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Intermodal Association of North America will demonstrate its paperless Driver Vehicle Examination Report Notification Service Nov. 18 at the Intermodal Expo next week in Houston, Texas.

LED headlamp test: Not just brighter, but wider and more natural illumination

  |  November 13, 2013

LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.

CARB to boost low-use mileage exemption

  |  November 08, 2013

Good news for owner-operators and fleets in the Eastern U.S. who run to California only occasionally or can keep their in-state miles below the 5,000-7,500 range per year: The state's upping its low-use exemption mileage.

A new type of dyno: Observing your semi with style — and accuracy

Bruce Mallinson   |  November 08, 2013

May I recommend to you an alternative to standard dynamometer testing? The 'Giraffe' offers better real-world simulation and allows better observation of tire alignment, tread pattern and wheel bearing losses.