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Service Body Options Allow for Customizations

The Norstar SD Service bed is a service body with a gloss black powder coating designed for single- or dual-wheel work trucks.

News

IMT Group Axle Business Acquired by Dexter Axle

Dexter Axle Co. has agreed to acquire IMT’s light-, medium-, and heavy-duty axles business, the IMT group announced.

Articles

What Will the Class 8 Market Look Like in 2017?

The economy is currently on solid footing, but the Class 8 market has fallen dramatically this year. With the economy expected to grow slightly better in 2017, can we expect this to translate into a better environment for new equipment orders for the truck OEMs and their suppliers?

High-cube Kögel Mega van has the usual rear doors plus curtain sides and a liftable roof tarp, allowing loading and unloading from docks and over its sides and top. Photo: Kögel

Articles

Trailers the European Way

European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

With strict emissions and fuel-economy requirements of new GHG Phase 2 regulations just around the corner, look to aluminum and lightweight steel wheels to contribute to overall equipment compliance. Photo: Accuride

Articles

21st Century Truck Wheels

In practice, wheels function quite well with only limited attention and maintenance. But that’s no excuse not to pay attention to them at regular intervals.

Videos

Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia Sleeper Lounge [Video]

In the second video of our five-part series on Freightliner's New Cascadia, equipment editor Jim Park takes us into the sleeper area, highlighting some clever innovations that will make off-duty time more comfortable and enjoyable. Part 1Part 2 

ProStar origins are evident in the long-nose LT625, which has enhanced aerodynamics and a swoopier appearance. The “6” means a setback steer axle and “25” denotes a 125-inch BBC. Photos: Tom Berg

Articles

Quick Spin: International LT625

Quietness and driver-inspired interior amenities are the prime virtues of International’s recently introduced LT series tractor.

Out of 7,000 U.S. Xpress tractors running on the road today, only 16 “legacy” units are still equipped with manual transmissions. Photo: Jack Roberts

Articles

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Automated manual transmissions rule the roost at U.S. Xpress today. Out of some 7,000 U.S. Xpress trucks running today, the fleet is down to just 16 “legacy” models still equipped with manual transmissions.

EPA said its new proposed rule to further reduce diesel NOx emissions by 2024 was spurred by several state and city petitions from around the country. Photo: Jim Park

News

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

News

Used Class 8 Sales Rise Slightly

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales saw an unexpected bump in November, recording a 1% increase compared to the previous month, according to ACT Research.

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