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Weavil named Highway Angel

Joseph Weavil notified authorities and led them to an accident scene that was not visible from the road.

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Peterbilt 384 wins ATD truck of year award

The other heavy-duty truck nominees were: Kenworth T660 Extended Day Cab and Freightliner Coronado.

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CARB to review diesel engine emissions policies

CARB has asked staff to draft changes to regulations that will mitigate potential effects of a bad economy on business.

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Kenworth gets 1,050-truck order

Kenworth Truck Co. has received an order for 1,050 T660s with Paccar MX 2010 engines from TransAm Trucking, a refrigerated fleet in Olathe, Kan., the truck maker announced April 22. “This order from TransAm Trucking is a remarkable way to help introduce the Paccar MX engine into the North American market,” says Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “We look forward to delivering the first of the fleet’s 1,050 fuel-efficient Kenworth T660s with ...

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Feature Article: Safety's new teeth

Carriers in pilot test states reveal what’s coming under the far-reaching CSA 2010 safety crackdown.

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LED lighting for tractors, trailers

LEDs for class 6, 7 and 8 trucks have ultraviolet resistant polycarbonate lenses and a high diode count.

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Study: EPA rules driving new truck demand

Fleets appear to be taking advantage of build slots for power units with pre-2010 EPA engines while they are still available, FTR says.

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Navistar drops emissions equipment suit against CARB

The truck and engine maker had asked a state court to rule CARB was improperly certifying 2010 diesel engines equipped with selective catalytic reduction.

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ATA: Modify sleeper berth rules for more flexibility

FMCSA should better address the true causes of fatigue in transportation.

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Peterbilt to launch tour

Peterbilt Motors Co. will feature the new PACCAR MX engine and new Model 587 in its North American Tour starting April 26. The tour will stop at 77 dealers in the United States and Canada during the next six months.   Beginning this summer, the PACCAR MX will be available in Peterbilt Models 587, 388, 386, 384, 367 and 365. Horsepowers range from  380-hp to 485-hp and torque outputs go up to 1,750 lb-ft with a displacement ...

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