Equipment

Refuse fleets were the most dominant market for natural gas Class 8 trucks this year. Photo: Waste Management

News

Class 8 Natural Gas Sales Flat So far this Year

The sales of Class 8, natural gas-powered trucks were flat through August year-to-date in the U.S. and Canada, according to ACT Research.

TTMA contends that the fleets that can benefit from aerodyamic technology on trailers are already using it voluntarily. Photo: Utility Trailer

News

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

A three-judge panel Friday granted the Truck Trailer Manufacturer’s Association request to provisionally stay the trailer provisions of the greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards that were slated to go into effect in January.

Products

Double Coin Expands RR706 Mixed-Service Tire Line

Double Coin has added three new tire sizes to its RR706 product line, an all-position mixed service truck tire designed for the construction, refuse, and waste industries.

News

Peterbilt Searches for Ultimate Fan to Celebrate 1 Millionth Truck

Peterbilt's SuperFan campaign is celebrating the production of its 1 millionth truck, scheduled to take place in mid-January 2018, with a search for the ultimate fan of the truck brand.

To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish a consistent program to track their performance – and then follow through with it. Photo: Michelin

Articles

Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

Mack Trucks LR and TerraPro models are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine. Photos: Mack Trucks

News

Latest Mack Updates Target Refuse Industry

Mack Trucks announced updates to its LR and TerraPro models for the waste and recycling industries, offering a natural gas engine option and more ergonomic seating, and signing a deal with Lytx to explore the DriveCam in-cab camera system.

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

News

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

A new drone policy proposed by the Trump Administration allows drone operations up to 200 feet above ground or even 400 feet where appropriate. Photo: UPS

News

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

ATA has issued 21 policy points aimed at smoothing the eventual deployment and operation of autonomous trucks. Photo: Freightliner

News

ATA Issues First-Ever Autonomous Truck Policy Guidelines

ORLANDO – The American Trucking Associations issued its first-ever policy guidelines concerning the deployment of autonomous trucks in interstate commerce operations.

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