equipment

ZF tech takes steering to new level

ZF’s latest steering system promises significant advances in autonomous technology, ease of driving and safety.

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Test drive: Mack composes its new Anthem

The Anthem will replace the Pinnacle axle-back models that have helped Mack carve out about a 2 percent share of the long-haul segment. While the exterior bears little resemblance to the model it will supplant, it does manage nods to Macks of years past

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Steer axle recall expands to include nearly 19,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth, International trucks

The recall issued by Paccar includes approximately 17,737 model year 2016 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks in most models, along with approximately 1,175 model year 2016 International tractors in most models.

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Pink load bars for breast cancer awareness

Save-A-Load by Fleet Engineers offers pink versions of its Save-A-Load bars, available year-round, and a portion of the revenue from sales of those bars is donated to Breastcancer.org on a quarterly basis.

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Pete, Kenworth add new Eaton automated transmission as option

Eaton's new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission is now available on Kenworth's T680 and Peterbilt's models 579 and 567 spec'd with a Cummins X15 Efficiency series engine the truck makers announced Wednesday.

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First look at Tesla semi? Unauthorized photo posted to Reddit

Tesla's in-development Class 8 electric tractor, which is scheduled to be unveiled later this month, appears to have been spotted in an undisclosed location in California -- the picture from which was posted to Reddit this weekend, though later removed. 

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Bendix system aims to prevent truck rollaways

The Intellipark system is an electronic parking brake that automatically engages truck and trailer air brakes if a driver forgets to and exits the vehicle, leaving the truck vulnerable to rollaways. Bendix says 60 percent of fleets surveyed in a Frost & Sullivan survey said they had experienced a rollaway incident within the previous two years.

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Allison to bring 9-speed transmission to market by 2020

Allison Transmission announced it will release a nine-speed fully automatic transmission for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle markets around the globe by 2020, ahead of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Phase 2 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

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Electric truck, integrated powertrain on deck for Navistar-Volkswagen partnership

Top executives at Navistar and Volkswagen announced Tuesday joint initiatives planned for the coming years, including a proprietary integrated powertrain for the North American market. The companies also said they plan to introduce an electric truck by the end of 2019. Navistar also plans to develop a big-bore 15-liter engine in conjunction Volkswagen for use in International Trucks.

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Mack makes Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system standard on new Anthem tractor

Fusion provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

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