Equipment

Equipment Spotlight: Truck batteries becoming smaller, lighter, tougher, smarter

  |  April 15, 2015

For all of our dependence on truck batteries in commercial applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail. That’s why most of the slowly evolving developments involving automotive batteries over the past ...

Peterbilt offering $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members

  |  April 10, 2015

Peterbilt Motor Co. is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members a $1,000 cash rebate when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. Up to three trucks can be purchased during 2015 under the rebate ...

Changing Gear: News from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Webb Wheel

  |  April 10, 2015

Last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its sweet-looking limited-edition Icon 900 tractor, and it sure didn’t take long for Murphy-Hoffman Co. to sign up. The dealership, with locations in 13 ...

Nearly 2,500 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled due to brake problems

  |  April 08, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

Brenner tank trailer on the small screen

  |  April 07, 2015

Brenner brand tank trailers will be featured in an episode of the "How It’s Made" TV series premiering Thursday, April 9, at 9 p.m. Eastern on the cable Science Channel.

Changing Gear: Truck and engine rewind

  |  April 06, 2015

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own ...

South Dakota pushes speed limit to 80 mph

Todd Dills & James Jaillet   |  April 02, 2015

Know before you go: Most commercial truck tires are rated at 75 mph max speed -- prolonged running above that will build excessive heat, accelerate wear and could cause blowouts.

MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

  |  April 01, 2015

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.