Equipment

Ahead of nationwide June inspection blitz, Bendix and Goodyear offer tire prep tips

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz, which will focus this year on tire safety, will be held June 7-9. In advance of Roadcheck, Goodyear and Bendix have released some tips on tire safety to help owner-operators prepare for the inspection spree.

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Peterbilt vocational Model 520 expands refuse lineup

The truck features a dual-seated/dual-drive configuration that allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab, including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system and stereo.

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ELDs and privacy: Will requirement to track truckers derail DOT mandate?

The legal challenge against the DOT's electronic logging device mandate centers on the rule's requirement to track truckers within a one-mile radius while on duty, which opponents say violates truckers' Constitutional rights. Will the court agree?

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Width-adjustable heavy-haul trailer

With its new DualMax line of heavy/oversize-haul equipment, the European Faymonville manufacturer was recently able to offer a modular trailer that can be widened -- even under a load -- to the U.S. market.

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Former staffers from tech giants Google, Apple, Tesla partner on autonomous Class 8 development

A handful of former Google employees who worked on the company’s self-driving car project have turned their attention to a new start-up aimed at developing an autonomous retrofit system for Class 8 trucks.

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Used truck prices continue decline, sales inch forward

Sleeper tractors between 3 and 5 years old lost an average of 2.5 percent of their retail value from February to March according to data released Monday by American Truck Dealers.

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FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit

The latest on the renegade effort (of sorts) by trucker William Trescott to intervene in the OOIDA-brought lawsuit seeking to strike down the DOT's electronic logging device mandate. Trescott this month asked the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

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New food hauling regulations up the need for clean equipment, lawyer says

Pertaining to new regulations handed down last month by the FDA for food haulers, shippers will now be in charge of setting cleanliness guidelines for truckers and their equipment and could turn trucks away without loads if they fail to meet previously agreed to requirements, ...

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