equipment

DOT mandate for rollover avoidance systems published, making rule law

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Final Rule on the Federal Register Tuesday that will require all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped will electronic stability control systems to prevent vehicle rollovers.

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Kenworth recalling more than 100,000 vehicles, Pete a few thousand

Paccar Inc., who manufactures Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of several recalls, which were issued last week.

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Kenworth opens new parts and service facility in Lafayette, Ind.

Lower Great Lakes Kenworth has opened a 10,000 square-foot parts and service facility in Lafayette, Ind., with convenient access to Interstate 65, State Route 38 and the Sagamore Parkway.

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Navistar continues to gain financial ground, reports $64 million loss in second quarter

Navistar reported a multi-million dollar loss in the second quarter of 2015, but the truck and engine maker continues to make strides toward the being back in the black.

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NHTSA publishes Final Rule requiring trucks made in 2017 and beyond to be equipped with stability control systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration June 3 published a Final Rule requiring that all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped with electronic stability control systems that prevent vehicle rollovers.

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Cameras in place of rearview mirrors: Daimler asks DOT to allow it

Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a compliance alternative to rearview mirrors.

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Peterbilt introduces ‘stepping stone to autonomous driving’

Peterbilt showcased its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) during a Technology Showcase Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as possible. The company has signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash National, Transcraft ...

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Volvo making push to increase fuel efficiency, improve connectivity

Better fuel economy, platooning and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity are the next steps in trucking's equipment evolution, Volvo said last week.

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Video: Riding in Freightliner’s autonomous truck, how drivers interact with autonomous features

Freightliner unveiled North America’s first state-licensed autonomous truck earlier this month at a press event in Las Vegas. Overdrive had the chance to ride in the truck, the Inspiration, last week following the truck's debut.

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