Equipment

Natural gas-powered Cascadia available with 48-in. sleeper

The natural gas-powered Freightliner Casacadia will soon be available with a 48-inch sleeper, with the option of CNG or LNG tanks, the truck maker announced this week.

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Diesel volatility a new phenomenon

A historical look at how diesel prices have changed since the 1990s paints a picture of a once stably-priced commodity changing into a fairly volatile one.

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Change thinking, not oil

Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.

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Safety board recommends trucks be connected to avoid crashes

NTSB has made recommendations to other DOT agencies in response to a truck and school bus crash. One of them is that all vehicles on the road be connected via wireless technology.

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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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Will drivers come around on automatic transmissions?

Manufacturers say enhanced data sharing between engines and transmissions is boosting the efficiency of automatic transmissions over manual. Will they ever gain acceptance among drivers?

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Agency clears phones, GPS systems for use as bypass transponders

Smartphones, tablets, global positioning system navigation units and onboard telematics devices have all been cleared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for use as transponders in commercial trucks

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Auto vs. manual transmission: Data-driven tech better than complete control?

Previous performance issues with automatic transmissions have been smoothed out by the amount of data engines and transmissions are sharing. Will they finally be able to make a strong inroads in trucking?

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