equipment

Electric truck, integrated powertrain on deck for Navistar-Volkswagen partnership

Top executives at Navistar and Volkswagen announced Tuesday joint initiatives planned for the coming years, including a proprietary integrated powertrain for the North American market. The companies also said they plan to introduce an electric truck by the end of 2019. Navistar also plans to develop a big-bore 15-liter engine in conjunction Volkswagen for use in International Trucks.

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Mack makes Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system standard on new Anthem tractor

Fusion provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

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Potential steer axle problem prompts recall of more than 1,000 Volvo, Mack, Autocar trucks

A potential problem in Dana D-Series and E-Series steer axles that could result in a complete loss of steering prompted Mack, Volvo and Autocar to recall more than 1,000 potentially affected trucks.

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Eaton, Cummins launch new transmission pairing for X15 engine

Endurant –the first product to launch under the Eaton-Cummins joint powertrain venture – will be matched with the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engines rated up to 510 hp beginning next month for Peterbilt 579 and Kenworth T680.

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Fleets top 10 mpg average in NACFE’s cross-country test

Seven participating trucks drove a combined 50,107 miles during the 17 day event – which kicked off Sept. 7 and ended in Atlanta – and used commercially available technologies, including 6×2 axles, trailer and tractor aerodynamics, engine accessories, tire pressure systems, automated transmissions and low viscosity oils.

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Shell Rotella’s Starship concept rig could see cross-country efficiency run in early 2018

The rig, which is being built by AirFlow Truck Company, aims to combine already-existing technologies to create the most efficient truck in the world, as measured by freight-ton efficiency, says Shell and Bob Sliwa, head of AirFlow and the project’s chief designer.

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Luxury old and new: Test driving Volvo’s new VNL

Volvo has made inroads with owner-operators with the roomy comforts and drivability of its VNL 780, but the truck maker is hoping a new super-luxury model will open even more doors.

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Mack announces updates to Pinnacle, Granite trucks

Mack may have debuted a new tractor this week, but that doesn't mean existing models are being overlooked.

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Mack unveils Anthem on-highway tractor

The truck was engineered with an emphasis on driver comfort and productivity and is available in day cab, an all-new 48-inch flat top sleeper and an all-new 70-inch stand-up sleeper that features 35 percent more space than previous models and 27 cubic feet of storage.

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Daimler recalls few dozen Western Star 4900 trucks for front axle weight issue

Daimler Trucks is recalling approximately 38 model year 2017-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks in which the weight of the front axle could exceed the spring capacity.

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