Equipment

Changing Gear: Updates from TRP, Western Star, East, Fontaine

TRP Aftermarket Parts unveils a new user-friendly website, while Western Star brings a tough Allison transmission into the fold and more.

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21,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks recalled due to potential door latch, seat belt defects

Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has issued two recalls for more than 21,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks for potential defects related to the door latch assembly on some trucks and the seat belt assembly on others.

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Upping fuel economy for trucks would yield savings for consumers and boost economy, report says

The average U.S. household would save about $250 a year if medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. cut their fuel consumption by 50 percent, according to a recent report.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Double Coin, Goodyear-Love’s, Volvo, Howe’s, Imperial

Double Coin Tires and CMA launch a new Double Coin mobile application, while Volvo gets dressed for success and other product-related news you can use.

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Bush didn’t overturn emissions regs, public needs truck education: Part 2 of OD visit to Road Dog

In the second segment of OD's Jack Roberts' visit to Mark Willis' Road Dog Trucking News show, Roberts recalls the trucking industry's rejoicing over the election of President Bush, who ended up doing nothing to curb tightening emissions regs.

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Vehicle-to-vehicle communication coming for light vehicles, could loom for trucks

Regulations are coming that would require manufacturers of light vehicles to place vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in new cars and trucks, DOT announced this week. It also said these regs could influence similar requirements for large trucks.

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Trio of House bills aimed at increasing use of natural gas in long-haul trucking

Two members of the House have introduced pieces of legislation to increase natural gas use in long-haul trucking by finding and eliminating barriers preventing the fuel from catching on and establishing corridors for nationwide truck lanes.

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Friday marks deadline to file for extension to comply with Calif. emissions regs

Truck owners have until Friday, Jan. 31, to report to California "good faith" efforts to comply with the state's emissions regs that require older trucks to be retrofitted with particulate matter filters to operate in compliance.

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