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In Defense of Older Used Trucks

How much trouble do you imagine this truck's owner has finding a driver for it? That's right....

Older trucks can be affordable alternatives to high payments and sketchy reliability – two things that will quickly kill an owner-operator's or small fleet's chances for success.


TRIB’s Stevens Discusses the Impact of Tariffs on U.S. Retreaders

“I’ve spoken to more individuals and companies this past year who are looking to invest in the...

The imposition of aggressive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese-made medium truck tires arguably has been the most significant development to hit the domestic retreading industry in many years, and the impact of those actions is something that the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is monitoring closely.


Trailer Orders Fall in November

New trailer purchases have cooled off as fleets become more cautious about 2020 economic...

FTR and ACT Research report that preliminary trailer orders fell significantly in November as fleets become more cautious about freight conditions in 2020.

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Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager


What's Hot in New Trucks

Safety systems currently available on heavy-duty Hino trucks will begin finding their way onto...

While new heavy-duty trucks tend to get bathed in spotlights whenever they are rolled out, their smaller but equally stout medium-duty brethren have been stealing more of the limelight of late.


NACFE Predicts a Zero-Emissions Freight Future

The "elegant simplicity" of electric trucks are poised to usher in a new era of zero emissions...

A "messy middle" period of new alternative-fuel technology trials has already begun, a new report says. In a couple of decades, fleets will be moving freight in a zero-emissions mode both profitably and productively, it predicts.