Equipment

Programs for buyers low on cash or credit: Used truck market, Part 3

  |  September 21, 2012

Buyers who lacking a big down payment or extra money for a warranty can often find carrier programs that meet their needs.

FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

  |  September 20, 2012

If you’re a leased owner-operator and manage your own base plates, your registrant-only DOT number will expire in mid-October.

“Hot fuel” suit continues

  |  September 20, 2012

Jurors will return to deliberations Sept. 24 in the “hot fuel” class action suit against QuikTrip, 7-Eleven and Kum & Go.

Qualifying for lending: Used truck market, Part 2

  |  September 20, 2012

Though some owner-operators may find it difficult to get financing, lenders are much more willing to work with used truck buyers than in recent years.

Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

  |  September 20, 2012

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

Daimler debuts advanced aero truck and trailer

  |  September 19, 2012

Daimler Trucks announced an Aerodynamics Truck & Trailer initiative that it says provides a more fuel-efficient design between tractor and trailer.

Used truck market: The toll of emissions standards, recession

  |  September 18, 2012

Used truck customers – including first-time buyers – will find qualifying for financing the easiest it’s been since the recession, say analysts and lenders. They’ll also find the trucks to be older and more expensive.

Diesel price rises a fraction of a cent

  |  September 17, 2012

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the 11th consecutive week, climbing 0.3 cent to $4.135 a gallon.