Equipment en OOIDA picks up latest Western Star for 'Spirit' tour <div class="node-body article-body">PHOENIX. The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association has once again received a new Western Star 5700XE to power its “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer. The truck was presented to OOIDA at Western Star’s 50th Anniversary event here Thursday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:28:00 +0000 20061 at <p>Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, presents the keys to a new Western Star 5700XE to OOIDA&#39;s Jon Osborn and his canine companion Sassy. OOIDA and Western Star&nbsp;share &ldquo;a common mission&rdquo; of serving owner-operators and small business truckers, she said.</p> Roadmaster RM180+(EM) available for heavier steer axles <div class="node-body article-body">Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to its Roadmaster RM180+(EM) SmartWay verified steer tire line to accommodate increasingly heavier steer axles. The RM180+(EM) is now available in load range H for tire sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:22:00 +0000 20001 at Collision mitigation to be standard on Peterbilt Model 579 <div class="node-body article-body">Peterbilt Motor Co. plans to make the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation safety system a standard feature on its Model 579 highway tractor starting July 1.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:54:00 +0000 19981 at Maintenance, inspection tips for platform trailers <div class="node-body article-body">Good preventive maintenance practices will help keep any trailer, much less flatbed units, up and running for longer productive time periods, so East Manufacturing recently put together a list of general maintenance tips for flatbed and drop deck trailer owners.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Safety Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:00 +0000 19971 at Volvo reveals new regional haul tractor <div class="field-deck"> VNR combines aerodynamics, maneuverabilty, advanced safety and driver comfort </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MONTREAL. Echoing aerodynamic styling cues from its long-haul VNL Series, Volvo has introduced a new regional tractor. The VNR Series features new interior and exterior designs intended to improve productivity, fuel efficiency, driver comfort and uptime, positioning it for an expected growth in regional hauling applications,</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +0000 19961 at New: International RH Class 8 regional haul tractor <div class="node-body article-body">Navistar is introducing a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec’d with the OEM’s new 12.4-liter A26 engine – unveiled back in March – as its standard power plant.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:10:00 +0000 19941 at The new International RH Series is touted as being 6% more fuel efficient versus previous regional haul models. Navistar Toyota's hydrogen-electric Class 8: 'the future of zero emission trucking' <div class="node-body gallery-body">Officially unveiled this week in California, Toyota’s “Project Portal” is a fully-functional zero-emission Class 8 concept truck that runs on electricity generated by a hydrogen-fired fuel cell.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel Galleries News Technology Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:32:00 +0000 19921 at Tesla semi: One small problem <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s only one thing standing between Elon Musk and Tesla Inc.'s plan to revolutionize transportation with electric vehicles: Electricity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Equipment News Running Lights Blog Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:22:00 +0000 19831 at FMCSA seeks info on autonomous truck tech <div class="node-body article-body">Got some thoughts on autonomous trucks and safety regs? FMCSA will hold a public listening session to gather information and opinions on issues relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of highly automated commercial vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:21:00 +0000 19801 at Behind the curtain: Sneak peak at new Volvo VNR <div class="field-deck"> Regional hauler to debut next week in Montreal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Volvo Trucks North America has offered a glimpse of the shape of trucks to come with two preview videos for its new Volvo VNR regional haul model.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Video Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:21:00 +0000 19771 at