equipment

Freightliner unveils first U.S.-legal autonomous truck

Freightliner Trucks unveiled May 5 in Las Vegas the first road-legal self-driving truck for the North American market.

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Freightliner increasing medium- and severe-duty truck production at N.C. plant

Daimler Trucks North America has announced it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

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Kenworth adds keyless entry system to T680, T880 trucks

Kenworth has announced a remote, keyless entry system available for its T680 and T880 trucks. There are also retrofit kits available for existing models of these trucks.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama-Freightliner, Meritor-Kenworth, Bendix, Mahle

Here’s some good news for Freightliner truck buyers who prefer Yokohama Tires: New Freightliner trucks can be equipped with Yokohama’s complete line of commercial truck tires, including ultra-wide base, drive, trailer and steer/all-position. All available Yokohama tire positions are now an option in Freightliner’s Data Book. Rick Phillips, vice president of sales for Yokohama Tire Corp, says the move is part of the company’s “focus on fleets” initiative designed to make sure fleets can get the ...

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Kenworth offering rebate on Icon 900 to OOIDA members

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth Icon 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) during 2015.

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Peterbilt offering $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members

Peterbilt Motor Co. is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members a $1,000 cash rebate when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. Up to three trucks can be purchased during 2015 under the rebate program. Trucks available through the program are Model 579 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; Model 389 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; and Model 587 with a factory-installed sleeper. Customers must take retail delivery of the vehicle during ...

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Nearly 2,500 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled due to brake problems

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

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Brenner tank trailer on the small screen

Brenner brand tank trailers will be featured in an episode of the "How It’s Made" TV series premiering Thursday, April 9, at 9 p.m. Eastern on the cable Science Channel.

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MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

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WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

WABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

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