Oshkosh Defense Receives Heavy Equipment Contract

Oshkosh Defense has received a new 9.4 million-contract modification from the US Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). The contract begins the durability and performance testing of the new Oshkosh Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1. The platform testing taking place at the Yuma Proving Grounds will involve specific performance, maintenance and Read More …

Western Star Recall At Daimler

Daimler Trucks, Western Star unit is recalling 42 platforms of its 2009-2010 Western Star 4900 truck series equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15 engines. New forward cab cross-member design reduced clearances for cab-mounted battery disconnect switch power cables on standard cab height vehicles. During cab articulation, the new cross-member may pinch the power cables against the Read More …

Climate Legislation Will Hurt Trucking, Consumers

Ray Kuntz, chairman of the American Trucking Associations executive committee, recently appeared on Capital hill and stated ATA’s view that “any substantial cost increases imposed directly or indirectly on trucks by climate change legislation will curtail the delivery of vital consumer goods across the nation such as food, medicine and clothing.” Further, ATA’s research states Read More …

Jerr-Dan Announces Cash Back Program

Jerr-Dan, the towing and recovery folks have announced a $1,000 dollar direct-to-the customer cash-back rebate program on select Ford chassis in stock. When these savings are added to the special chassis discount program available from Jerr-Dan distributors, the savings are claimed to be unmatched in the industry. Ford chassis models included in the program include Read More …