Equipment, Business

Some Question Resale Value, Durability of Smaller Engines

Navistar International Corp.

Not everyone thinks 11- and 12-liter engines are right for their fleets and operations.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
April 15, 2016
Equipment, Business, Government, Autonomous

Winter Conditions Are Crucial to Truck Spec'ing for Canada

Bison Transport Inc.

As they seek to expand, many carriers eye opportunities in new markets. One potential and unexplored area for U.S.-domiciled carriers could be north of the border in Canada, but carriers must consider truck spec’ing factors to make the most of those opportunities.

Steve Sturgess | Contributing Writer
April 15, 2016
Equipment, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tech Training, No-Water Batteries, Portable Lift Systems Among New Products

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The recent annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council included a spacious exhibit hall filled with vendors hoping to lure truck maintenance directors into making purchases for their shops back home.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 15, 2016
Equipment, Business, Government, Fuel

Fuel Efficiency Driving Greater Use of Smaller Engines

John Sommers II for TT

With more regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions and fuel economy coming soon, smaller engines are one of the latest equipment trends, according to one of the cover stories in this issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
April 15, 2016
Equipment, Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Safety

Leaf Spring Vs. Air Ride: Opinions Differ on Suspensions

Xtra Lease

Maryland-based Ramar Moving Systems hauls specialty items such as art, satellites and, once, a moon buggy.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
April 15, 2016

Trailer Makers Finding Ways to Stretch 28-Footers

Strick Trailers

While politicians, Hill aides and lobbyists worked on or against legislation that would have allowed twin 33-foot trailers on the national highway system, manufacturers and their fleet customers took note, and the trailer makers busied themselves with improving techniques for stretching 28-foot pup trailers into 33-footers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016

Retaining Techs a Top Dealer Issue

Rush Truck Centers

SAN ANTONIO — Finding talented diesel technicians these days requires the detective skills of Sherlock Holmes, while keeping them on the ranch is a challenge worthy of the greatest cowboy, truck dealer executives say.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016

Trucking’s Natural Gas Emphasis Should Be Environment, Experts Say

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Instead of waiting for diesel prices to rise, truck makers and their suppliers should try to cash in on the environmental benefits of natural gas, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016

Council Defines Fleet Requirements for Advanced Truck Technology

Trucking is more than a century in age, and the technological advances seen in the past 50 years have been most astonishing.

Duke Drinkard | Chairman, TMC Future Truck Committee
February 10, 2016