Head of Transportation Safety Board Shares Concern Over Heavy EV Safety Risks
DETROIT — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board expressed concern on Jan. 11 about the safety risks that heavy electric vehicles pose if they collide with lighter vehicles.
Safety Benefits of Speed Limiters Outweigh Crash Fears, Study Says
Although many drivers say that governing the speed of heavy trucks would create dangers on the highway, recent and past research studies dating to the 1970s generally have concluded that the overall benefits of speed limiters outweigh the potential increase in crashes caused by trucks moving slower than cars.
Gains in Construction Provide a Lift for Heavy-Haul, Crane Rental Firms
Specialized heavy haulers and crane rental and rigging firms in the United States are seeing an uptick in business as residential and commercial construction activity continues to expand.
Arizona Program Eases Heavier Trucks' Access to State Roads
A pilot program that started Sept. 1 allows permitting of some trucks weighing up to 83,000 pounds on Interstate 19 from Nogales to Tucson, Business Loop 19 in Nogales, Arizona 189 and I-10 between mileposts 232 and 279, approximately between Marana and Vail.
Heavy-Haul Fleets Require Large-Scale Attention to Preventive Maintenance
When it comes to heavy-haul fleets, lubrication and inspection are high on the preventive maintenance priority list, short intervals for oil drains are commonplace and tires are an even higher expense to manage because of excessive wear, executives said.
US Class 8 Fleet Expands to Largest Size on Record
The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet grew to its largest size on record during the first quarter, expanding 3.2% from a year earlier, IHS Automotive reported.
Used-Truck Prices Set Record as Newer Models Hit Market
Used heavy-duty truck values have hit record highs this year as lower-mileage models command high prices, industry analysts said.March 10, 2014
Study Says Rise in New Heavy-Duty Sales Would Lead to Surge in Used-Truck Supply
A long-anticipated rise in new heavy-duty truck sales could take hold starting next year, and if it does, the vehicles fleets trade in will create a surge in U.S. and Canadian used trucks, but at lower prices, according to a new Frost & Sullivan study.August 5, 2013
Congressmen Seek Truck Weight Exemption for Wisconsin Highway
Two U.S. congressmen from Wisconsin introduced legislation to allow trucks heavier than 80,000 pounds now running on U.S. Highway 41 in that state to continuing using the road if it becomes an interstate next year.
Nov. Class 8 Sales Decline 15.6%, But 2012 Still Is Outpacing 2011
Retail heavy-duty truck sales in the United States fell 15.6% in November from a year ago, the third straight monthly decline, but continue to outpace 2011, WardsAuto.com reported.December 24, 2012