Equipment

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

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

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FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

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

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“Hot fuel” suit continues

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

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Qualifying for lending: Used truck market, Part 2

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.

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Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

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.

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Daimler debuts advanced aero truck and trailer

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

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Used truck market: The toll of emissions standards, recession

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.

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Diesel price rises a fraction of a cent

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

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