equipment

Self-driving trucks are here: Daimler introduces ‘Highway Pilot’ autonomous truck

Speculation about autonomous -- or "driverless" -- vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.

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New tech center part of Shell’s plan to tackle next-gen engine oils, future energy challenges

Shell's new high-end research and development center serves two key purposes for the global oil marketer: Gaining traction in an emerging market and harnessing its research capabilities to produce next-gen engine oils and find answers to energy dilemmas facing the world in coming decades.

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Detroit hits production milestones

Detroit Diesel Corp. this week celebrated the production of its one millionth Detroit axle at its Employee Appreciation Day. The annual employee recognition event was held at the company’s headquarters in Redford, Mich. “Our Employee Appreciation Day celebrates the hard work and dedication of our employees, who are the heart of what makes our products and our company successful,” said Jeff Allen, head of Redford plant operations. Detroit manufactures front steer, rear single drive and rear tandem ...

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Mack opens two facilities in Canada

Mack Trucks expanded its service and support network in Canada with the opening of two new facilities. Redhead Equipment recently opened its new Regina, Saskatchewan location between Emerald Park and the City of Regina on Highway 1 East. Redhead Equipment also retails and services trailers and construction equipment. Mack Laval opened near Montreal, Quebec. The dealership was previously based in Anjou, Quebec, and known as Camions Lourds de Montreal. The 19,000 square-foot facility provides 14 service bays ...

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Volvo investing $69 million in Va. plant

The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled at the plant.

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STEMCO’s new website live

In addition, the supplier launched a new page for the company on LinkedIn for industry news and communication with end users.

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New partnership on CNG trucks

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Watson Engineering are teaming on Mainstay's proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks.

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Eaton to settle with ZF, Meritor for $500 million

The settlement agreement is subject to ZF Friedrichshafen AG corporate approval, which is expected in early July.

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Mack puts $26M into truck plant

Mack Trucks announced this week a $26 million upgrade project to its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., that will "improve the plant's efficiency and help it deliver even higher quality trucks" to buyers, the truck and engine maker said.  The investment includes a realignment of sub-assembly and material handling to more efficiently support the main vehicle assembly lines.  The plant will also implement new processes and install new equipment to improve its post-production inspection and ...

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Overcoming the ‘gap': A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

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