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US Fleet Size Hits Record

The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet grew to its largest size on record during the first quarter and is likely to grow further in the coming quarters, IHS Automotive reported.

June 2, 2014
Business, Logistics, Equipment

April Trailer Orders Rise 20.2% as Fleets Begin to Add Capacity

New trailer orders rose 20.2% in April from a year earlier, ACT Research reported, as more fleets begin to add equipment, rather than just replace existing units.

June 2, 2014
Business, Equipment

TT Gets Behind-the-Scenes Look at Indianapolis 500

Michael G. Malloy/TT

Transport Topics visited the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, getting an insiders’ view of the weekend’s activities with behind-the-scenes access from Firestone Tires.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 27, 2014
Business, Equipment

Proper Engine Maintenance Necessary to Extend Life of DPFs, Managers Say

Diesel particulate filters, a key element of truck emissions systems since 2007, can present fleets with problems if they are not routinely maintained along with the truck’s engine, experts said.

May 26, 2014
Business, Equipment

Minnesota Carrier Files Lawsuit Against Caterpillar Over Acert Engines

The final generation of diesel truck engines manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. has generated yet another civil lawsuit, this one filed by Minnesota carrier Scenic Boundaries Trans Inc.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 12, 2014
Business, Equipment

Jones to Retire From Cummins; Boerger Named Successor

Cummins Inc. Vice President Jeff Jones will complete a 37-year career with the independent engine maker, retiring at midyear, the company said May 8.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2014
Business, Technology, Equipment

Texas Adds Bypass System to Six Busiest Weigh Stations

Drivewyze Inc. said Texas has added its PreClear bypass service at the state’s six busiest weigh stations and plans to activate service at 51 additional locations and 17 mobile sites within a month.

May 6, 2014
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Interstate Distributor to Install Tracking Technology on Trailer Fleet

Interstate Distributor Co.

SkyBitz said its trailer-tracking system has been selected by Interstate Distributor for its fleet of trailers.

May 5, 2014
Business, Equipment

Tire Data Help Carriers Delay Need for Retreads

Large fleets with massive stocks of tires to maintain need a lot of tools. But the most important tool — data — is often missing, fleet managers and tire makers said.

May 5, 2014
Business, Equipment

Meritor Swings to 2Q Profit as Sales Rise

John Sommers II for TT

Meritor Inc. posted a profit for its fiscal second-quarter compared with a loss a year ago as sales rose, the company reported May 1.

May 1, 2014

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