Equipment

What’s the total cost of ownership of a Class 8 truck over 15 years?

A new Class 8 truck off the lot of a dealership is likely going to cost between $113,000 for a day cab and $125,000 for a sleeper, but as owner-operators are well aware, that's jut the beginning of the cost of ownership. Here one report's ...

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First Peterbilt featuring MX-11 engine rolls off line

The Model 567 SFFA/Paccar MX-11 combination, destined for Knife River's Northwest mixer operations, was driven off the Texas facility's line by reps of the Bismarck, N.D.-based company.

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ELD mandate pre-2000 exemption: How will carriers leasing owner-operators treat it?

Answers here from respondents to a recent carrier survey conducted by CCJ. And: Reader Gary Carlisle's thoughts on the limited potential for the ELD mandate to impact rates for the positive.

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Cummins opts out of 2016 MATS, joining all major NA truck makers

Cummins announced Jan. 21 it too will forgo exhibiting at the 2016 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all major truck manufacturers in opting to skip the annual trucking trade event. It will, like the others have announced, return to the show in 2017, the ...

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33-foot doubles still have chance with new Congressional measure

A new Congressional amendment to an already-enacted law would extend the federal maximum tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, up for the current 28-foot minimum.

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Prices of used sleeper trucks on decline

The average retail price for used sleeper trucks dropped 6 percent from the third quarter of 2015 to the fourth, according to preliminary retail data from December.

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Company launching Class 7, Class 8 propane-powered cabovers

Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Alkane Truck Company said Wednesday it plans to build a liquid propane autogas (LPG) powered Class 8 cabover for long-haul trucking.

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Uniroyal rolling out budget-friendly truck tires

Uniroyal announced Wednesday the nationwide roll out of its line of budget-friendly commercial truck tires to the U.S. market.

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