equipment

Cummins plans electric powertrain for short-haul applications, long-haul still a ways off

Cummins announced Wednesday evening in a teleconference it will introduce a fully electrified powertrain for the urban transportation market by 2019 and a range-extended electrified powertrain by 2020.

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International making air disc brakes standard on LT series trucks

International Trucks Senior Vice President of Global Product Development Denny Mooney says the disc brakes help the company with its increased uptime initiative while also providing a higher degree of safety for the driver.

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Old Dominion leasing acquired by Penske

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Richmond, Va.-based Old Dominion Truck Leasing. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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International WorkStar getting new axle option

International's WorkStar 7400 and 7500 models will feature a Fabco FSD-20K right-hand offset axle as a new option. The addition of the Fabco axle, Mark Stasell, vice president of International Trucks' vocational truck business says, is part of the company's plans to continue investment into International's vocational truck line this year. "Listening to and providing the specific features they need for their applications is a key part of our strategy to be the ‘chassis of choice’ ...

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Uber’s self-driving truck venture shaken up as legal woes mount

With legal trouble swirling around Uber's autonomous truck venture, the company has fired Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the autonomous truck company Otto and a star engineer with Uber and, formerly, Google. The company also quietly announced last month it dropped the name Otto, as it was facing a lawsuit by a Canadian-based robotics company of the same name.

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More than 850 moving trucks, trailers owned by shuttered Graebel Van Lines to be sold at auction

The trucks and trailers, previously owned by the now-closed Graebel Van Lines, will be auctioned without minimum bids or reserve prices.

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Daimler recalls nearly 700 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America says approximately 698 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks equipped with NFD rear tandem axles are included in the recall.

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Tech giants Google, Uber battling in court over autonomous truck secrets

Google and its subsidiary Waymo claim Uber and Otto Trucking stole thousands of documents and company trade secrets. Uber denies the claims. A judge Monday issued an injunction against Uber and Otto.

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Testing shows underride guards for trailer sides cuts injury, fatality risk

Rulemakings to mandate installation of rear-mounted underride guards on trailers and straight truck configurations are at various stages in the federal regulatory process. IIHS says its study shows the need for mandates for side-mounted underride guards, too.

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Nikola mulling per-mile pricing system for hydrogen-powered tractor, says testing to begin next fall

Nikola unveiled the 1,000-hp fully electric rig last year. The company says it produces no emissions and can operate up to 1,200 miles before its hydrogen fuel cell needs to be replaced.

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