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Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

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My MATS Mash-up

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany this time next month to get an up-close look at the new Detroit automatic transmission. But in the meantime, let’s sift through the confetti and see what we learned in Louisville last week. Our industry has a hangover I’m talking about the ...

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The Mike Ryan Racing modified Cascadia, more cool units from MATS

Hot trucks at the 2013 Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Volvo releases tractor for heavy-haul application

Volvo Trucks today introduced to the heavy-haul market a new tractor, the VNX, at the MId-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Volvo said the truck is designed for extreme gross weight applications. It will be powered by a 600-hp Volvo D16 and will be offered as a fully integrated package featuring Volvo's I-Shift automated-manual transmission. For more on Volvo's new truck, see Overdrive sister site CCJ's coverage or watch the video below.

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Volvo adding QR codes to all new trucks

Volvo announced it will be incorporating QR Codes into all new trucks in an effort to reduce downtime for owners and drivers and increase efficiency of technicians.

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‘Mobile mansion’ bus build for Band Perry on TV

A Hemphill Brothers coach conversion, featuring a mobile recording studio, was featured on the Travel Channel Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. ET. More on the outfitter here.

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Long-haul pride lives in new generation

Around the internet, a new generation of drivers and owner-operators is reaching out to those who've come before.

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Volvo names new NA president

Volvo Trucks today announced that effective Oct. 1, 2012, Göran Nyberg has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd continues long-haul legacy with new record

Lynyrd Skynyrd's new "Last of a Dyin' Breed" record runs hard with themes of the passing of a generation of highwaymen and -women. Interviews here with guitarist/Blackfoot founding member Rickey Medlocke and tour hauler Dale Macon.

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Ahead of the curve: VN 670 test drive

The Volvo VN, still true to its roots, evolves to new levels of performance, aerodynamics and safety.

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