Equipment

Detroit gives sneak peek of DT12 transmission

The DT12 will be available in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution starting in May 2013.

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Diesel jumps 11.5 cents, nears $4

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

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Study: Diesel engines to remain top power source

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.

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How to speak DPF

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

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Equipment: Probing sticker shock

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.

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Thermo King launches temperature-control system

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

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

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.

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Age of U.S. fleets spikes during recession

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

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