Jason Cannon

Used truck prices down more than 20% in 2016

Depreciation of used commercial trucks has accelerated in the second half of 2016 according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since January, 3-to 5-year-old sleepers have lost about $14,500 (21 percent) of their retail value, which J.D. Power says translates to just over 2 percent depreciation per month.

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Navistar reports loss of $97M in 2016, says feds have approved Volkswagen deal

Revenue for the fiscal year 2016 was $8.1 billion, compared to $10.1 billion in fiscal year 2015. The truck segment recorded a loss of $189 million, compared with a fiscal year 2015 loss of $141 million.

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Chevron releases new Delo diesel engine oil product line

Chevron says the new oils offer up to 68 percent better wear protection; 46 percent better piston deposit control; and 35 percent better oxidation control versus previous generation oils.

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New diesel engine oils hit shelves Thursday

Earlier this year, API’s Lubricants Group approved the new API CK-4 and FA-4 specifications – previously widely referred to as PC-11 – to address the needs of modern engine technologies and to help diesel engine OEMs meet increasingly stringent emissions requirements.

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Autonomous truck startup Otto set to haul second load, this time in traffic

Unlike last month’s Budweiser delivery, which was done during pre-dawn hours to avoid traffic and pedestrians in the Denver, Colo.-area, this week’s run truck will include driving through traffic.

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An ‘honor and a privilege’ –Terry Fish on what it means to drive the ‘Optimus Prime’ of breast cancer awareness

'Optimus Prime' of breast cancer

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NACFE: Truck platooning boosts fuel economy, ‘next logical automation’

In a two-truck platoon, the potential fuel consumption savings versus an isolated single vehicle varies depending on the separation distance of the trucks, but the report says at a following distance of 40- to 50-feet platooning can lead to 4 percent average savings over the two trucks after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon.

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Advanced cruise control system pushes Navistar SuperTruck to double efficiency standards set by DOE, company says

The CatalIST SuperTruck achieves a fuel economy of 13 mpg. Navistar says one of the major gains made by the SuperTruck development is in its predictive cruise control, which looks ahead of the vehicle and recognizes the terrain and continuously calculates the most efficient speed and gear for optimal fuel economy in real time.

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Volkswagen to buy big stake in Navistar International

Navistar International Tuesday announced Volkswagen will be acquiring a roughly 17 percent stake in the company, opening the door to North America for the world's largest automobile and truck maker and setting up a strategic powertrain alliance between the two companies.

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Freightliner introduces redesigned Cascadia with driver-focused updates

Daimler Trucks unveiled Wednesday evening a reimagined 2018 Freightliner Cascadia tractor, redesigned to up the bar on fuel economy, enhance connectivity and uptime and promote driver comfort, Freightliner says.

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