Equipment

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News

Road Ready Telematics Available on Wabash Trailers

The Truck-Lite Road Ready smart trailer system is now available as an option on Wabash dry and refrigerated van trailers.

Products

Prestolite Alternator Replacement Offers Power and Temperature Resistance

Prestolite Electric has launched the AVi168, a 24-volt, 150-amp alternator from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems, designed to offer consistent, high-output power and resistance to extreme temperatures, thanks to its dual internal fan design.

News

Class 8 Truck Orders Surged in October

Class 8 truck orders in October surged significantly from the previous month as the Fall ordering push began, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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News

Ryder Taking Delivery of 125 Chanje Electric Vans

Ryder System has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric-powered panel vans as part of the company’s exclusive sales and service partnership with Chanje Energy, which was announced in August.

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News

UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle.

Dejana's new  ship-thru facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis. (Photo: Dejana)

News

Dejana Opens Underground Ship-Thru Facility

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced the opening of a new 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis.

New glider kit fitted with pre-2002 engine. Photo: Tom Berg

News

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

Amazon's entry into last-mile delivery markets could be a game-changer for trucking. Photo: Amazon

News

Q&A: Kenco's Richard Scott on Amazon's Fleet and Trucking Technologies

New technology and new, big-name players are rapidly transforming trucking. Richard Scott, vice president of logistics solutions provider Kenco, gives his thoughts on the fast pace of change in trucking.

Products

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel Assembly

Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s 6NWB is a steel fifth wheel assembly that features a lightweight 6000 No-Slack top plate mounted to the Fontaine NWB sliding bracket.

For the first time, the GHG Phase 2 rule regulated trailers in its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But now the government is revisiting those regulations.  Photo: Tom Berg

Articles

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

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