Emissions system: Newer trucks’ potential handicap

Almost four in 10 owner-operators buying used trucks report emissions problems for 2010 and newer equipment, three in 10 for 2007-’09, as their biggest maintenance issue, underlining the importance of maintenance records in evaluating a purchase.

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Handheld onboard scale

The Smart Scale system features a backlit handheld wireless receiver and an expanded memory capacity from last year’s model, allowing units to store configuration data for up to 2,000 different trailers. The system has a signal range of up to 500 feet and allows driver monitoring from in the cab or away from the truck. Sensors are available for both air-ride and mechanical suspensions, can be installed without tools and run off of AA batteries. TRUCKWEIGHT, ...

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