Equipment

Diesel jumps 11.5 cents, nears $4

  |  August 14, 2012

The national average diesel price soared to $3.96 a gallon — 13 cents per gallon higher than the same week last year.

Study: Diesel engines to remain top power source

  |  August 13, 2012

Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States for decades, says a Department of Energy study.

How to speak DPF

  |  August 13, 2012

There’s no need to panic when a DPF light signals routine regeneration — at least in most cases.

Equipment: Probing sticker shock

  |  August 10, 2012

Reports from operators show roughly a 30 percent rise in new-tractor pricing between 2006 and 2012 model years. Find out how operators are reacting to that rise -- and some advice -- in supplementary reporting on the No. 5 top challenge to owner-operator businesses.

Thermo King launches temperature-control system

  |  August 10, 2012

The company’s new Precedent line of temperature-control trailer systems reduces fuel costs.

Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

  |  August 10, 2012

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

Age of U.S. fleets spikes during recession

  |  August 10, 2012

The average age of Class 8 trucks peaked in 2010 at almost seven years.

Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

  |  August 09, 2012

Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.