Equipment

Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

  |  September 07, 2013

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

Annual brake inspection blitz begins Sept. 8

  |  September 05, 2013

Inspectors will conduct more than 30,000 brake inspections across North America during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week Sept. 8-14.

Navistar posts $247M third quarter loss, cutting 500 jobs

  |  September 04, 2013

Navistar reported for the third quarter of 2013 a $247 net loss and says it will be cutting 500 jobs in an attempt to boost profitability.

Diesel, conventional engines will remain dominant, Shell says

  |  September 03, 2013

Diesel's not going anywhere, says Shell, at least for the next 35, as its GM Richard Tucker says that in the year 2050 two-thirds of vehicles on the road will still use conventional fuels.

Low-viscosity oil field trials pushing fuel economy

  |  August 31, 2013

Field trials of Shell Rotella's lower-viscosity oils have shown up to 3 percent fuel economy improvements as the company works to develop the PC-11 oil category.

Navistar confirms ‘workforce reductions’

  |  August 30, 2013

Navistar is cutting jobs, but declines further comment until an event next week, said spokesperson Elissa Maurer. The Chicago Tribune reported on Aug. 9 that the company was planning "a few hundred layoffs." Another 140 contract jobs are ...

Keller launches e-log tablet

  |  August 29, 2013

The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.

Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

  |  August 28, 2013

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.