Equipment http://trucker.com/taxonomy/term/7362/more en Demand for pre-2007 used trucks stays strong http://trucker.com/equipment/demand-pre-2007-used-trucks-stays-strong <div class="field-deck"> Analysis by Arrow Truck Sales indicates the steep repair cost for post-2007 emission systems is driving this trend. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While the environment for the used truck buyer has been more &ldquo;predictable and stable&rdquo; of late, according to <a href="http://www.arrowtruck.com/docs/index.aspx" target="_blank">Arrow Truck Sales</a> &ndash; generally up a little bit year-over-year in 2017 &ndash; an interesting &ldquo;sub-trend&rdquo; many expected would&rsquo;ve died out by now continues to stay strong: demand for pre-2007 truck models that don&rsquo;t incorporate exhaust aftertreatment systems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/demand-pre-2007-used-trucks-stays-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/demand-pre-2007-used-trucks-stays-strong#comments Equipment News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:19:00 +0000 21151 at http://trucker.com <p>Many of those seeking pre-2007 model units continue to rebuild the trucks they currently operate to avoid exhaust aftertreatment technology. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> A renewed push for larger trucks? http://trucker.com/equipment/renewed-push-larger-trucks <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Allowing trucks to haul more would reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, according to new report. But negative public opinion remains a roadblock. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new report indicates that &ldquo;mega trucks&rdquo; are being viewed once again as a way to reduce road congestion and exhaust emissions, while also lowering &ldquo;cost per ton&rdquo; calculations for fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/renewed-push-larger-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/renewed-push-larger-trucks#comments Equipment News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:23:00 +0000 21091 at http://trucker.com <p>While Australia remains the leading market for &quot;mega trucks&quot; like the one seen above, half of the world&#39;s mega trucks sales should occur in North America by 2025, new report says. (<em>Photo: Lubecore</em>)</p> Jet trucks put the hammer down http://trucker.com/equipment/jet-trucks-put-hammer-down <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>They blast down runways across the U.S. as star attractions at air shows across the country, screaming down the asphalt at hundreds of miles an hour. But they aren&rsquo;t planes. Rather, they are jet-powered trucks &ndash; unique creations that meld ground-based vehicle chassis with the thunderous power required to push aircraft across the sky. Here&rsquo;s a selection of jet trucks in action from various airshows over the years.</p> </div> http://trucker.com/equipment/jet-trucks-put-hammer-down#comments Equipment News Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:57:00 +0000 21031 at http://trucker.com <p><em>Photo: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Curt Beach</em></p> AMTs... Yes or no? http://trucker.com/equipment/amts-yes-or-no <div class="field-deck"> Manual shifting skills are rightly prized in the trucking industry. But is it worth trading in manual gearboxes to get better fuel economy? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>John Kingsley knows a thing or two when it comes to driving trucks for a living.</p> <p>A former owner-operator turned company driver with 22 years of over-the-road experience under his belt, Kingsley followed a path into the industry familiar to many big rig operators &mdash; starting right out of the U.S. Army &mdash; with his career split between flatbed and dry van operations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/amts-yes-or-no" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/amts-yes-or-no#comments Equipment News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:56:00 +0000 21011 at http://trucker.com Air disc brakes now standard on LT tractor http://trucker.com/equipment/air-disc-brakes-now-standard-lt-tractor <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The International LT Series in 6x4, 6x2, and 4x2 configurations will now feature Bendix disc brakes as a standard offering on all axles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.internationaltrucks.com/">International Truck</a>, a division of <a href="http://www.navistar.com/">Navistar Inc.</a>, is making Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes standard on all axles of its International LT Series tractor in 6x4, 6x2, and 4x2 configurations.</p> <p>Navistar said the ADB22X from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC features a patented lightweight design that significantly reduces stopping distance and extends brake system life.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/air-disc-brakes-now-standard-lt-tractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/air-disc-brakes-now-standard-lt-tractor#comments Equipment News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:26:00 +0000 20971 at http://trucker.com <p>Straight, stable stops and greater reliability the key benefits of air disc brakes, said International. (<em>Photo: Kevin Jones/American Trucker</em>)</p> Cummins aims to offer electrified powertrain in two years http://trucker.com/equipment/cummins-aims-offer-electrified-powertrain-two-years <div class="field-byline"> Michael Catarevas </div> <div class="field-deck"> City buses will likely be the first vehicles equipped with this new technology, according to the OEM. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engine maker <a href="http://www.cummins.com/">Cummins</a> expects to start building and selling electric powertrains for transit bus applications in 2019, with a &ldquo;longer-range version&rdquo; available by 2020, as the OEM believes electricity will become a key commercial vehicle power source in the near future.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/cummins-aims-offer-electrified-powertrain-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/cummins-aims-offer-electrified-powertrain-two-years#comments Equipment News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:39:00 +0000 20961 at http://trucker.com <p>The global engine maker expects to start building and selling electric powertrains for transit bus applications in 2019, with a &ldquo;longer-range version&rdquo; available for other commercial vehicle applications by 2020. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/American Trucker</em>)</p> NTP offers express inspection service for trucks http://trucker.com/equipment/ntp-offers-express-inspection-service-trucks <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Program purports to reduce truck inspection review and approval time to “record setting times,” firm says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.ntpwarranty.com">National Truck Protection Inc.</a> (NTP), an independent provider of extended service contracts to trucking fleets, is launching a new fast-response inspection process for used trucks called &ldquo;Express.&rdquo;</p> <p>This new &ldquo;Express&rdquo; process reduces inspection review and approval time to within 15 minutes. During this time, the NTP inspection analyst will review all of the required inspection data, make a qualification determination and respond back.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/ntp-offers-express-inspection-service-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/ntp-offers-express-inspection-service-trucks#comments Equipment News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:28:00 +0000 20911 at http://trucker.com <p>NTP says approval time can take as little as 15 minutes. (<em>File photo</em>)</p> New long haul drive from Pirelli http://trucker.com/equipment/new-long-haul-drive-pirelli <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> This is the first truck tire from Pirelli’s new Pentathlon line. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The new Pentathlon D premium long-haul drive tire is the first model being rolled out from the new Pentathlon product family introduced by <a href="http://www.pirelli.com/commercial/us">TP Commercial Solutions</a>, a North American industrial business unit of Italian tire maker Pirelli.</p> <p>After what the company called a &ldquo;successful pilot phase&rdquo; of extensive testing, research and development, the Pentathlon D aims to deliver extremely high mileage, and fuel savings, and low emission benefits as a SmartWay verified tire with &ldquo;EcoImpact&rdquo; features.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/new-long-haul-drive-pirelli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/new-long-haul-drive-pirelli#comments Equipment News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:07:00 +0000 20891 at http://trucker.com Reconditioned military trucks to enter civilian world http://trucker.com/equipment/reconditioned-military-trucks-enter-civilian-world <div class="field-byline"> American Trucker Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The new Monterra is a “new” line of extreme-duty 4x4 and 6x6 heavy-duty vocational trucks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.acelatruck.com/">Acela Truck Company</a> is rolling out a &ldquo;new&rdquo; line of what it calls &ldquo;extreme-duty&rdquo; 4x4 and 6x6 trucks aimed at heavy-duty commercial markets such as oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction and forestry, where a typical truck chassis simply cannot perform.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/reconditioned-military-trucks-enter-civilian-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/reconditioned-military-trucks-enter-civilian-world#comments Equipment News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:44:00 +0000 20881 at http://trucker.com <p>Acela&#39;s new Monterra truck is a commercialized version of &quot;reconditioned&quot; U.S. Army FMTV military chassis. (<em>Photo: Acela</em>)</p> The Value of Oil Analysis http://trucker.com/equipment/value-oil-analysis <div class="field-byline"> By Scott Killips, CEO, Hubb Filters </div> <div class="field-deck"> Knowing the condition of engine oil will help truck operators safely extend drain intervals – saving them money without threatening the longevity or reliability of their equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Owner-operators might think oil analysis programs are just for fleets comprised of many multiples of trucks. But that&rsquo;s where Scott Killips, CEO of <a href="http://www.hubbfilters.com/">Hubb Filters</a>, will tell you that you&rsquo;re wrong, for anyone owning and operating even just one truck can benefit from a consistent oil analysis program.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://trucker.com/equipment/value-oil-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trucker.com/equipment/value-oil-analysis#comments Equipment News Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:08:00 +0000 20851 at http://trucker.com <p>A solid oil analysis program can help any fleet extend its oil change interval safely, thereby saving money. (<em>Photo: U.S. Army</em>)</p>