equipment

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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FMCSA: Repair Keith Huber Inc. cargo tanks or remove from service

FMCSA says the DOT 407 low-pressure bulk liquid cargo tanks and DOT 412 corrosive cargo tanks manufactured by the company have several defects that don’t comply with regulations. The tanks were manufactured before May 1, 2013, when the company went out of business.

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POLL: Steer-only or steer/drive — your approach to spin balancing?

If you have your tires balanced, do you focus on steers only, drives too or another approach?

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Peterbilt ‘Red Oval’ used certification to include PacLease trucks

In addition to long warranty coverage, buyers of qualified pre-leased PacLease trucks receive the full lineup of Red Oval benefits, including comprehensive vehicle inspections, preferred financing and parts discounts.

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Peterbilt adding Bendix collision mitigation system to medium-duty models

Bendix Wingman Advanced gives drivers alerts to take evasive action and will actively engage braking if the system detects an imminent collision.

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DOT establishes autonomous advisory committee to guide policy on automated trucks, cars

“This committee will help determine how, when, and where automated technology will transform the way we move,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The Department has advanced some of the life-saving benefits of automated technologies, including automated vehicle policy, but we are looking outside the government for innovative and thoughtful leaders to uncover its full potential across all modes.”

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Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated trucking hit a milestone last week, with Uber-acquired upstart Otto delivering 51 cases of Budweiser in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. The truck left Fort Collins, Colo., last Thursday before dawn, navigated through downtown Denver and then made its delivery in Colorado Springs.

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ClearPath Financial: Evolution after 10 years

After beginning as a general equipment leasing business in 2006, ClearPath evolved into a specialization in financing both heavy construction equipment and commercial trucks, tailoring financing to owners' needs.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth the first truck makers to announce return to MATS

Despite having sat out the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), and with many of its competitors heading off to an upstart trucking show in Atlanta next fall, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced Monday they would return to the Louisville, Ky.-based show next year.

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Utility Trailer relocates, upgrades Tolleson, Ariz., facility

The new building is 61,000 square feet and offers Wi-Fi in the lounge, gated security, separate driveways for cars and trucks, and a total of 30 service bays.

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