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The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

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Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Photo: Stephane Babcock

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Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

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Medium-Duty Sales Expected to Stabilize Commercial Market in 2017

The commercial vehicle market in 2016 was a tug of war between gaining medium-duty and declining heavy-duty sales, according to IHS Markit. Next year, medium-duty sales may be high enough to offset those losses.

Who knows what you’ll find when the pavement comes to an end. At that point it’s too late to realize that you spec’d the wrong tires.

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Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

This trailer’s sitting untethered in New Mexico, but its reefer unit can monitor temperatures of the load and transmit data to home base, no matter where that is. Photos: Tom Berg

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Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

Reefer temperature sensing, remote tracking, and tire pressure management are now in use. Coming soon: monitoring more mechanical conditions.

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SAF-Holland to Shift U.S. Production, Close Michigan Plants

The change will move manufacturing closer to its truck and trailer customers, the company said. Muskegon engineering operations will expand.

Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is a 5.1L engine designed for urban delivery/service applications in Class 5-6 Freightliner M2 106 trucks. Photos: Jack Roberts

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Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that point of view.

The 16.1-liter Volvo D16 and Mack MP10 diesel are going out of production for lack of customer demand. Image: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

Manufacturing under way at SAF-Holland plant in  Bessenbach Germany. Photo: SAF-Holland S.A.

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SAF-Holland to Close Michigan Plants, Consolidate Elsewhere

The change will also move production closer to its truck and trailer customer base, the company announced from its European headquarters.

Photo: Tom Berg

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Trailer Orders Finish Strong in December

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a high note, with increases in dry van and reefer orders yet was down compared to November, according to ACT Research.

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