Trucking Equipment

Trucking Equipment

News focused on trucking orders, tools for trucking and trucking supplies.

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Truck-mounted cameras, especially those that capture video of the truck driver during an incident, may be a hard sell to some truckers, but as they realize the amount of control they have over the system — and see benefits — drivers will come around, according to Adam Kahn, senior director of marketing for SmartDrive.

News & Analysis

04 Sep 2014
Heavy truck orders in the U.S. continued their long climb in August, rising 29 percent year-over-year as trucking operators replace aging equipment at a faster pace.
03 Sep 2014
U.S. marine container chassis lessor Direct ChassisLink Inc. plans to expand into ownership, management and leasing of 53-foot domestic equipment, and says newly acquired equipment and technology provider REZ-1 will play a key role.
20 Aug 2014
Strong gains in factory output, especially automotive manufacturing, helped drive U.S. truck tonnage up in July, the American Trucking Associations said. The ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3 percent in July from June, and 3.6 percent year-over-year.
18 Aug 2014
The U.S. government will study vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology that could form the backbone of future systems aimed at improving passenger car and truck safety.
Trucks
07 Aug 2014
Growing optimism about the strength of the U.S. economy, freight demand and their ability to raise rates has more trucking companies thinking expansion. But tight profit margins, rising operating costs and a shortage of truck drivers are likely to check potential growth.
A Clean Energy Fuels facility.
06 Aug 2014
Clean Energy Fuels is expanding its U.S. natural gas network.
16 Jul 2014
TRAC Intermodal has launched a program to add or refurbish several thousand chassis in its Metropool, the largest chassis pool in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
June Class 8 truck orders in North America were 41 percent higher than in June 2013.
03 Jul 2014
June Class 8 truck orders in North America were 41 percent higher than in June 2013, alleviating what analysts believed would be a slowdown for the summer months.
CNG sign
26 Jun 2014
The next big thing in transportation isn’t drones, or driverless trucks, but natural gas-powered trucks, according to trucking and energy officials. But it could be many years before compressed or liquefied natural gas bumps diesel at the pumps.
13 Jun 2014
Direct ChassisLink Inc. plans on July 1 to launch a program to provide emergency road service to truckers using DCLI chassis that aren’t in cooperative pools.