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Pirelli Supplier to Open North American Headquarters

TP Commercial Solutions has announced that its new headquarters in San Diego, Calif., will be opened on Sept. 1 as part of the truck tire supplier's expansion in the North American market.

Products

US Liner Offers Translucent Roof for Dry Vans

US Liner Company is offering BXR Translucent Roof panels, a new, composite panel that can be used to create a translucent roof option on dry van trailers.

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J.J. Kane Sets Record Online Auction Record on Proxibid

J.J. Kane Auctioneers’ timed, online only auction of power line, utility, and construction fleet equipment has surpassed previous such online sales records on Proxibid. The auction topped $4.1 million with nearly 850 online bidders participating.

Tread depth measurements and tire condition checks should take place at regular intervals, and all relevant data noted on the evaluation. Photo: Michelin

Articles

Taking Tires for a Test Drive

If you want to test drive some new tires before you buy — and who wouldn’t — be prepared to invest significant time and energy in the project.

Volvo’s new VNR 640 with a 61-inch sleeper provides drivers all the comfort and storage options they’ll need for week-long excursions. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Test Drive: Volvo's VNR Could be an Urban Legend (in the Making)

The new VNR line up from Volvo Trucks North America is everything a driver and a fleet could want in an urban or short haul tractor, and then some.

Photo:Jim Park.

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Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second half of the year, the OEM sees the underlying economic fundamentals as equally promising.

A new study found that adaptive cruise control systems can help maintian mobility, safety, driver comfort, and fuel consumption in platooning operations. Photo: Peloton

News

Engineers Eye Adaptive Cruise Control as Platooning Enabler

According to a new research paper published by the Transportation Research Board, adaptive cruise control has proven to be the best method of maintaining longitudinal vehicle control in platooning applications.

Articles

HDT's 2017 Trailer Update

Our annual roundup of trailer trends and new trailer announcements, from the July issue of HDT.

Dump trucks have always been tough. But today, they’re getting increasingly smarter as well. Photo: Mack

Articles

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

News

Increased Truck Orders Push Volvo Profit Higher

The parent company of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks on Wednesday reported both increased sales and profitability during the second quarter of the year.

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