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10 Hacks for Converting Your Dream RV Van

The rise in popularity of high-roof, Euro-style cargo vans has convinced many buyers to build the ultimate recreational vehicle. With their smooth ride, tight turning radius and fuel efficiency, the vehicles prove more attractive than lumbering vans of the past. They’re more affordable and economical than traditional motorhomes. There are...

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Earnings Watch: Werner, Covenant See Double-Digit Gains; Marten Nearly Unchanged

Three trucking fleets issued their third quarter earnings reports on Thursday, with two showing profits increasing significantly from the same time a year earlier, while the third was healthy but nearly the same as it was a year earlier.More Freight Lifts Werner EarningsWerner Enterprises Inc. reported net income surged...

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Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

With all the standard and optional safety technology that trucks and their drivers fairly bristle with these days, no one could fault a fleet manager for thinking their commercial insurance costs should be going only one way… down. But instead, they’re going up and up.The problem is affecting everyone...

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Commentary: The Remanufacturing World’s Problem With Cores

The biggest pain point for everyone involved in remanufacturing is cores. Things such as core management traceability, identifying cores, accounting for cores, space to store cores, and even the transportation of cores all add complexity to remanufacturing, says Tim Shaw, national sales and product manager for remanufacturing at Haldex.No...

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Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

An electric-powered axle for highway truck-tractors has been announced by Hyliion Inc., a startup technology company that has been developing a similar product for semitrailers. The truck version is now being tested by three major fleets, the company said.Hyliion’s 6X4HE system generates electric power on downgrades or while coasting, and...

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