equipment

Tesla unveils all-electric, semi-autonomous big rig with re-imagined truck design

After 15 months of much-hyped speculation and teases, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla on Thursday night debuted its Tesla Semi, a Class 8 truck that the company says offers a 500-mile range on a single charge and can tow up to 80,000 pounds.

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola starts rollout of hydrogen fueling network

Nikola Motor Company has tapped Nel ASA as equipment supplier to help the truck OEM to create the largest hydrogen fueling network in the world, covering more than 2,000 miles and 16 stations. Nikola has already kicked off two of the 16 stations with 14 more to follow immediately after installation.

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Midwest Pete group’s stand-out 2018 calendar available

Midwest Peterbilt Group's "Peterbilt Working Trucks of the Midwest" annual calendar this year adds to its shots of the dealer network's customers' working trucks some "truly vintage vehicles" from a shoot at the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) convention.

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Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night.

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Western Star extends discount program for military veterans through 2018

The Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, launched in 2017, offers U.S. military veterans up to a $2,000 match on a down payment on a new Western Star truck financed through DTF.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-nation journey

During its journey from Montana to the nation’s capital, the tree will make stops in communities in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky before completing the trip on Monday, Nov. 27, when it will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol.

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Recalls issued for Freightliner and Western Star tractors, Wabash trailers

DTNA is recalling some 2016 Western Star 4900 and 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with certain Dana Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. Wabash National is recalling approximately 314 model year 2018 van trailers equipped with certain Meritor suspensions.

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Strick Trailers adds production line

Strick Trailers has expanded its Monroe, Indiana, manufacturing facility by adding a 44,000-square-foot production line dedicated to "the unique characteristics of its custom trailer business," the company says.

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Great Dane, Trail King recalling certain trailers with Meritor axles, suspensions

Great Dane is recalling approximately 90 of its model year 2018 Everest reefer trailers using Meritor axles and suspensions, while Trail King has recalled just two of its Fifth-Wheel Live Bottom belt trailers.

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Fuso unveils all-electric Class 8 tractor

A division of Daimler Trucks, Fuso unveiled its Vision ONE Class 8 concept truck at the Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight of 51,150 pounds and a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge when fitted with 300 kilowatt hour batteries. Vision ONE’s 11 ton payload is just two tons fewer than its diesel counterpart.

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