equipment

Former staffers from tech giants Google, Apple, Tesla partner on autonomous Class 8 development

A handful of former Google employees who worked on the company’s self-driving car project have turned their attention to a new start-up aimed at developing an autonomous retrofit system for Class 8 trucks.

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Kenworth opens new Phoenix dealership

Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Tolleson, Ariz., that features a 47-bay service shop and a 21,500 square-foot parts department.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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Volvo hit record marketshare in 2015, automated transmission take rate at 88 percent

Volvo Trucks' North American boss, Goran Nyberg, and Volvo Trucks global head Claess Nilsson met with industry press Wednesday to talk coming emissions regulations, the company's record market share in 2015 and platooning and automated technology.

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Design own Peterbilt 579 with new app

The Model 579 configurator app allows users to choose from a range of specs, colors and configurations for the trucks.

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Alert: FMCSA says these crude tanks must be repaired, retested before hazmat use

Affected tanks have a capacity of 8,400 gallons, 8,717 gallons and 10,500 gallons, and are primarily used for the transportation of petroleum crude oil, FMCSA says.

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International to offer over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

Over-the-air programming, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, enables drivers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection.

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Navistar remote diagnostics system hits 200,000 vehicle milestone

Initially demonstrated in October 2013, the company says the milestone underscores the system’s integration with a large and growing number of leading telematics service providers.

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Mack makes 13-speed AMT standard on Granite models

The Mack mDrive HD will be available in direct and overdrive configurations, and allows buyers to select a faster gear ratio to decrease rpms at highway speed.

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Startup company targeting owner-operators with electric Class 8 truck

The Nikola One's operational cost per mile is expected to be somewhere between 20-30 cents per mile, roughly half of most diesel-powered semis, but its purchase price is expected to range from $350,000 to $415,000, depending on options.

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