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Advantage 10-speed Transmissions to Use Less Lube Oil, Save 75 pounds, Eaton Says
Ford Expects Transit Vans to Help Keep Lead as Sales Continue Climbing
Mack Expands Granite MHD Series with Single-Rear-Axle 4x2
Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Wednesday introduced all-wheel drive versions of its 4700SB (setback front axle) truck. Now available to order, the 4700SB AWD can be had in 4x4 and 6x6 versions, and is aimed at construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction.

March 6, 2013

Cummins, Eaton to Offer Integrated ‘Powertrain Package’
Private Carriers Honor Fleet Executives, Companies for Excellence

Private Carriers Honor Fleet Executives, Companies for Excellence

National Private Truck Council has honored five individuals and companies for excellence in fleet management and operations with its annual Leadership Awards. The annual awards were sponsored by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and presented during NPTC’s annual conference and exhibition, which concluded yesterday in Cincinnati.

May 1, 2013

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

Revised hours-of-service rules being contested by trucking and outside parties will probably be adopted as presented by federal authorities, the National Private Trucking Council’s staff lawyer, Rick Schweitzer, told attendees at the group’s annual meeting this week in Cincinnati.

May 1, 2013

TCA Enlisting Trucking Volunteers for Wreaths Across America Project
Dallas Technician Wins Grand Champion Awards at Rush Competition

Dallas Technician Wins Grand Champion Awards at Rush Competition

Jason Swann, a technician at Rush Truck Center Dallas, had to rise from a dinner table last night and walk to a stage to accept top awards not once or twice, but three times. But those walks, and the diagnostic and repair performance he showed during Rush Enterprises’ Tech Skills Rodeo, earned him $9,500 in prizes plus a racing suit and helmet presented by Nascar driver Tony Stewart.

December 18, 2013

Rush Switching from Expansion to Integration Following Dealer Purchases

Work ‘Paused’ on Cummins Natural Gas Engine

Cummins says it has “paused” work on its 14.9-liter natural gas engine because of “uncertainty” of the demand for such power plants amid the expense of fueling stations and on-board tanks.

January 15, 2014

6x2 Fuel Savings Average 2.5% in Track and Fleet Tests, NACFE Study Finds

Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.

January 28, 2014