equipment

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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Photos: Volvo introduces SuperTruck concept, averages over 12 mpg

The tractor-trailer concept combination vehicle also boosted fuel efficiency by 70 percent, exceeding its 12 miles per gallon target. While SuperTruck itself will likely never reach production, many of the technologies implemented during the project are already on the highway.

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Slumping truck sales push Navistar International to $34M quarterly loss

Revenue in the quarter slid 18 percent to $2.1 billion thanks in part to soft industry conditions, primarily in the Class 8 market. Navistar’s truck segment recorded a loss of $54 million in the third quarter, compared with a year-ago third quarter loss of $36 million.

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Volkswagen to buy big stake in Navistar International

Navistar International Tuesday announced Volkswagen will be acquiring a roughly 17 percent stake in the company, opening the door to North America for the world's largest automobile and truck maker and setting up a strategic powertrain alliance between the two companies.

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Freightliner introduces redesigned Cascadia with driver-focused updates

Daimler Trucks unveiled Wednesday evening a reimagined 2018 Freightliner Cascadia tractor, redesigned to up the bar on fuel economy, enhance connectivity and uptime and promote driver comfort, Freightliner says.

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Several major truck, engine makers awarded $20M to build SuperTruck II

The DOE announced the SuperTruck II program earlier this year. The goal, it says, is to double so-called freight efficiency on Class 8 tractor-trailers by driving down fuel consumption. The program follows up on the original SuperTruck program, which handed out the same $20 million to major truck and engine makers in 2010 to improve fuel economy over 2009 tractor-trailers by 50 percent.

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