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Business, Fuel, Government, Equipment

Experts Cite Driver Behavior as a Key Factor in Extending Service Life, Raising Efficiency

From maintaining optimum air pressure to avoiding jack-rabbit starts, a truck driver’s actions affect not only the life expectancy of tires but also a vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

September 29, 2008
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Existing Home Sales Fall 2.2%

Existing homes sales fell 2.2% in August, the greatest monthly decrease on record, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday.

September 24, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland Issuing Funds for Truck Emissions Systems

More than 1,500 truckers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have applied for 1,000 subsidies to retrofit their trucks to reduce emissions, the San Francisco Business Times reported Monday.

September 22, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

NTSB Says New Technologies Could Help Alert Tired Truckers

Trucking companies could do more to enforce rules that drivers get enough rest, and the government should consider moving toward mandating the use of new technologies to alert tired truckers, the Associated Press reported.

September 22, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment, Technology

Collision-Warning System an Option for Freightliner

Heavy-duty truck components supplier Eaton Corp. said its Vorad VS-400 collision-warning system has become a factory-installed option on all Freightliner Cascadia, Century and Columbia Class 8 trucks.

September 22, 2008
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Truck Sales Rise 9.2%

Heavy-duty U.S. truck sales grew for a third straight month in Au-gust, but at a still anemic rate over a weak August 2007, according to the latest monthly survey by

September 22, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

PeopleNet’s eDriver Logs to Integrate with McLeod’s LoadMaster Software

PeopleNet, which provides onboard communications and fleet management systems, said Monday it is integrating its eDriver Logs automated driver log application with LoadMaster dispatch and enterprise software from McLeod Software.

September 15, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF Expands Delivery Services Via Regional Network

ABF Freight System Monday said it has set faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes.

September 15, 2008
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Cummins Plans to Invest $100 Million in Brazil

Cummins Inc., the maker of more than one third of North America’s heavy-duty truck engines, plans to invest another $100 million in Brazil during the next four years to meet higher demand in that country, Bloomberg reported.

September 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

American Axle to Produce Commercial Truck Parts

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings will expand a factory in Michigan to build more parts for large commercial trucks, reducing its reliance on General Motors Corp. for business, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

September 4, 2008