Fuel trials lead to 300 Scania trucks order

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Independent transport operator Gregory Distribution has declared Scania its preferred supplier, following detailed comparative fuel trials involving vehicles from four truck manufacturers. Three hundred Scania trucks are now set to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator over the coming three years. Equating to the replacement of two-thirds of the company’s fleet, the bulk…

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CBO: Proposed CAFE rules will hit Highway Trust Fund hard down the road

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Culprit will be resulting drop in gasoline taxes collected starting in 2017 Proposed light-duty CAFE standards expected to cut gasoline-tax collections starting in 2017 With long-term reauthorization of the highway bill still on the table for the House and the Senate, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a sobering report on how it expects…

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Clutches added to aftermarket product line

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New medium- and heavy-duty truck clutches have been added to the growing aftermarket line available from Meritor. The new clutches, available in 14-in. and 15.5-in. standard and easy-pedal effort models, will be sold under the Euclid brand throughout North America, Meritor said. “Truck operators of all sizes want a complete solution for drivetrain and braking…

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Schneider replacing about one-third of its fleet tractors

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Schneider National will replace about one-third of its tractor fleet by the end of this year, the company said. The national truckload carrier is purchasing 3,000 2012 and 2013 tractors this year, each installed with the OnGuard collision mitigation system. The company has approximately 10,000 tractors.  The vehicles will primarily be Freightliner models, Schneider said,…

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