Equipment

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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Changing Gear: Updates from Phillips, Prestone Command, Luber-finer, Donaldson

Phillips reaches out to smart device users, Prestone Command releases a free white paper and more.

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ATD chair: Truck dealers need to work to battle ‘over regulation’ like fuel economy, emissions standards

Truck dealers must work with their legislators to battle over-regulation in the form of fuel economy standards and federal emissions standards, said Dick Witcher, outgoing chairman of the American Truck Dealers.

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International ProStar named heavy-duty Truck of the Year by ATD

International swept Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Expo, as ProStar with the Cummins ISX15 won ATD Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty market, while the TerraStar 4x4 won medium-duty Truck of the Year.

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Window tinting group pushes FMCSA for exemption of regs to help driver comfort, health

The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.

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Donated Mack mixer auctioned

Mack Trucks donated this 2014 Mack Granite to the Concrete Industry Management Auction taking place Jan. 22 during the 2014 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

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