For $2,500 to $2,900 per truck, TruckMAIL includes an outdoor antenna communications unit and a driver display unit mounted inside the cab with a full keyboard and four-line display. In addition to continuous two-way communications, TruckMAIL delivers hourly position reports to the dispatch center. The system can be upgraded with options such as CabCARD driver e-mail.
Recent Class 8 trade volumes have been lower than predicted, which means pricing has been more stable than expected for used trucks, according to J.D. Power & Associates.