equipment

Mack adds Super Ecodyne rating to direct drive AMT

Super Econodyne-rated Mack engines cruise at approximately 1,150 rpm – a reduction of 200- 300 rpm from a typical highway cruise rpm – which can result in an improved fuel efficiency of up to 3 percent.

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Rear-end crash mitigation system now standard on Peterbilt 579

Peterbilt this year will make the Bendix Advanced Wingman Fusion -- meant to mitigation rear-end collisions -- standard equipment on its on-highway Model 579 tractor. Peterbilt made the announcement Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system will be standard starting later this year.

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Kenworth makes Bendix collision mitigation system standard on T680

The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions.

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Work Truck Show: Detroit unveils vocational-duty engine, Mack expanding telematics

The NTEA Work Truck Show is ongoing this week, and several medium- and vocational-duty equipment announcements have been made so far. Detroit unveiled a new vocational-duty engine, Allison Transmission announced an update to its FuelSense fuel economy optimization platform and more.

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Cummins X15 engine earns Technical Achievement Award

The 14.9-liter diesel gains 3 percent in fuel efficiency over the preceding model, the ISX15, through improvements to air-handling, combustion efficiency, reduced parasitic losses and advanced electronics, according to Cummins.

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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Navistar closes deal with VW, accepts $256M for 16% stake in company

In the near term, the new partnership will focus on developing common power train systems that are set to be delivered to North American customers by 2019, according to the companies' original announcement in September.

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Iowa highways could become testing grounds for truck platooning tech

A bill in the Iowa state legislature this session would open the door for truck platoons to begin operating on the state’s highways as a means to test the technology and fine tune it for wider scale deployment.

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Navistar launches new 12.4-liter engine for on-highway applications

Navistar announced at TMC Monday the launch of its new 12.4-liter engine, the International A26, which will replace the company's N13 engine. Kenworth also announced new steer axle options for T680 and T880 trucks, and Cummins launched a new oil analysis program.

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TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference

The American Trucking Associations' annual Technology and Maintenance Council conference has seen a number of announcements including new axles, suspensions, ELDs and more.

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