Equipment

Get your load on! (Edition 7)

| February 28, 2014

From construction equipment to more garden variety loads dressed up behind spectacular tractors, this occasional series delivers more great photos of readers' loads. Find out how to send in your own ...

Overcoming the ‘gap’: A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

| February 27, 2014

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

Funding complete for new valve-stem cap with visual pressure indicator

| February 25, 2014

The folks at RightPSI have built a new valve-stem cap made in the U.S.A. and matched to desired tire pressure to give a visual indication when pressure is low or high.

Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

| February 25, 2014

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

| February 24, 2014

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | February 24, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. It’s up to you.

Navistar consolidating manufacturing plants for mid-range engines

| February 21, 2014

Navistar says it will save $22 million each year by consolidating production of its mid-range engines, shifting some production from Huntsville, Ala., to Melrose Park, Ill.

Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

| February 20, 2014

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

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