Jason Cannon

Paccar unveils 12-speed automatic transmission to pair with MX13 engine

Paccar on Tuesday completed the rollout of the company’s integrated powertrain with the debut of a 12-speed automated transmission. The march toward vehicle integration first began in 2010 with the North American introduction of Paccar’s MX engine lineup.

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Uber Freight update: Regional emphasis shift, personalized app update

With an update beginning roll-out today, the Uber Freight app will learn progressively about user preferences, delivering a “For You” pack that will show owner-operators all of their personalized load recommendations. Also: The broker's new regional emphases around freight hubs on both coasts and in the Midwest.

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‘Mega trucks’ a growing trend, report forecasts

Despite significant legislative hurdles around much of the globe, a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests “mega trucks” – generally defined as a vehicle measuring a minimum of about 100 feet long and weighing upwards of 160,000 pounds – could nearly double in population by 2025.

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Electric truck maker Nikola announces tractor updates, teases launch party

Nikola Motor Co. on Sunday provided a few updates on the Nikola One tractor the company expects to road test next year.

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Where the rubber meets the road: An in-depth look at truck tire treading

Of all the attributes that make up a tire, and considering all aspects of performance they affect, tread is perhaps the most important.

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Wabco extends AMT agreement with Daimler Trucks

Wabco has extended its long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology on Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, FUSO, Western Star and BharatBenz units. WABCO’s newest AMT solution increases fuel savings through optimized gear shifting. It also differentiates by helping vehicle operators to significantly reduce mechanical wear, lower maintenance costs and decrease vehicle downtime. In addition, WABCO AMT technology has been engineered to reduce fuel consumption consistent with the industry’s most stringent ...

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Major fleets partner with NACFE to showcase fuel economy tech

Seven U.S. fleets representing nearly 11,000 tractors and 26,000 trailers have signed on to participate in Run on Less, a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow designed to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency this fall.

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House bill would nix 12% excise tax on truck purchases

U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) introduced Tuesday a bill that seeks to repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on the retail sale of most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers.

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Michelin debuts futuristic concept tire

Michelin on Wednesday debuted its airless, connected, “rechargeable”, customizable and all-organic concept tire.

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International WorkStar getting new axle option

International's WorkStar 7400 and 7500 models will feature a Fabco FSD-20K right-hand offset axle as a new option. The addition of the Fabco axle, Mark Stasell, vice president of International Trucks' vocational truck business says, is part of the company's plans to continue investment into International's vocational truck line this year. "Listening to and providing the specific features they need for their applications is a key part of our strategy to be the ‘chassis of choice’ ...

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