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    EATON COMES THROUGH IN THE (DUAL) CLUTCH

    September 16, 2014 9:17AM by James Menzies

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Eaton’s Marshall Proving Grounds, where the company unveiled the industry’s first dual clutch transmission for the North American medium-duty truck market. As the name implies, the transmission utilizes two clutches and

  • WHY WESTERN STAR HAS A BOUNCE IN ITS STEP

    September 16, 2014 9:12AM by James Menzies

    So, the 5700 is a great addition to the Western Star lineup, as it allows the brand to play in the full-aero segment of the Class 8 market, which comprises about 65% of the entire market. But even before the

  • Feature Equipment

    HOW THE 5700 PERFORMED ON THE ROAD

    September 16, 2014 9:10AM by James Menzies

    Stable. Solid. Sexy. Three words that describe how the Western Star 5700 looks and feels on the highway. I had the opportunity to take it on a two-hour drive in the Nevada desert and I loved every minute of it.

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    INTRODUCING THE WESTERN STAR 5700

    September 16, 2014 9:07AM by James Menzies

    Okay, so I had a really, really good reason to miss that platooning demonstration. I was in Las Vegas for the introduction of the Western Star 5700, the truck maker’s first foray into the aerodynamic on-highway tractor segment. It’s been

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    PLATOONING DEMONSTRATION HINTS OF THE FUTURE

    September 16, 2014 9:02AM by James Menzies

    There has been much hoopla of late about autonomously-driven trucks, which can take most of the driving responsibilities out of the hands of the driver, potentially improving safety and efficiency. But let’s not kid ourselves, this technology is still a

  • Oracles offers transportation managers a cloud option

    September 15, 2014 1:48PM by Truck News

    REDWOOD SHORES, Cal.–Oracle has released Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud. The newly offered cloud option enables customers of all sizes to quickly deploy and benefit from these transformative applications. Available via Oracle Cloud, the new

  • Where Does The Money We All Pay For Our Gas Go?

    September 15, 2014 12:15PM by Roger McKnight

    The other day, in a moment of inexplicable bewilderment, (and while filling up at the local Suncor, Canada’s gas station…. sure), my glassy eyed stare began to focus on that sticker on the pump, my glassy eyed stare began to

  • News Equipment

    The all-new Western Star 5700XE

    September 15, 2014 10:14AM by James Menzies

    When it comes to design and drivability, the Western Star 5700 hit not just home runs, but grand slams. If its fuel-efficiency comes in on target and it’s priced right, this truck may finally allow the brand to break through into the on-highway tractor segment in a big way.

  • New severe duty oil coming from Chevron (eventually)

    September 15, 2014 8:01AM by Truck News

    SAN RAMON, Calif. — Unlike their American neighbours, Canadians hoping to buy Chevron Products Company’s new severe duty oil will have to wait until after the winter’s snows have melted. The lubricant producer’s latest offering is the Delo 400 SD

  • News Equipment

    Western Star seeing growth, thanks to introduction of 4700

    September 11, 2014 5:18PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Western Star may control just 2.6% of the North American Class 8 market, but it’s feeling pretty good about itself these days. The truck maker has seen its net orders increase by about 50% year-to-date in

  • News Equipment

    Western Star introduces new aerodynamic highway tractor

    September 11, 2014 4:54PM by James Menzies

    The 5700XE will be as much as 15% more fuel-efficient than Western Star’s previous top-performer

  • Not just tractors and cows: Farm Show photo gallery

    September 10, 2014 1:16PM by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Even though it bills itself as the event “where farmers meet” Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show offers exhibits of interest to the trucking community as well. Over 42,000 visitors are expected to walk through the gates in Woodstock,

  • Uncertain but not anxious

    September 10, 2014 10:41AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Conflicting statistics and economic indicators don’t sink positive expectations for next year. On the release of Fleet Executive’s Annual Equipment Buying Trends Survey we compile data for a look at where the trucking industry will be in 2015.

  • Green to Gold: Waiting for the greap leap forward

    September 10, 2014 8:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Diesel engines are becoming cleaner and more efficient, but alternative fuels are gaining in popularity. Will diesel still be king of the road in 2025?

  • New 6×2 Dana Spicer tandem axle

    September 9, 2014 10:35AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wa. – Kenworth’s new 6×2 Class-8 tandem axle works with both dual and wide-base tires. According to the company, the Dana Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 is up to 3% more fuel efficient than traditional 6×4 tandem axles. It also weighs