equipment

International introduces new ‘flagship’ Class 8 tractor

International on Friday introduced its new flagship line of Class 8 on-highway trucks, taking the mantle from the company's ProStar. The new LT series will be available with both the Cummins X15 and the Navistar proprietary N13.

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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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First Pete 567 Heritage goes to Hinz Trucking

Peterbilt presented the first production Model 567 Heritage – a new version of the model with exclusive interior and exterior styling features – to Hinz Trucking, who drove it off the assembly line at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas manufacturing facility.

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Freightliner, Western Star trucks affected by two recalls

One recall affects approximately 1,000 Freightliner Cascadias with compressed natural gas engines, and the other affects approximately 150 Freightliner and Western Star trucks equipped with the wrong front axle hubs.

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Utility Trailer introduces new, lighter flatbed

The 4000AE comes standard with a 47,000-pound coil haul package and is 627 pounds lighter than the 4000A model fitted with an optional coil haul package, Utility says.

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Used truck prices dip on wholesale market, hold on retail side

Updates on pricing trends on the used truck market from J.D. Power & Associates.

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International makes collision avoidance system standard on new truck line

International Truck is slated to become the first OEM to make a collision mitigation system standard equipment when the Lisle, Ill. truck-maker unveils its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.

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Daimler introduces new electric truck concept

After introducing its electric drivetrain concept in July, Daimler continued the project with the introduction of the Urban eTruck, an all-new electric truck concept for short-radius, zero-emissions goods distribution.

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Peterbilt’s no-idle heater system now available in 579, 567 models with 44-inch sleepers

With this addition, the heaters can now be spec'd in the full range of Peterbilt sleepers: 44-, 58-, 72- and 80-inch.

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U.S. DOT initiates regulatory framework for autonomous trucks

The proposed policy initiative comes as both traditional automotive makers and tech giants march increasingly closer to readying such technology for public use.

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