equipment

Traditional truck makers focus on short-haul for electric vehicles

Major truck and engine makers themselves have invested in the development of electric- and more conventional hybrid-electric-drive vehicles, but they see the most short-term promise in shorter-run applications.

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Jump start: Electrified truck concepts come to life, and owner-operators want in

The electrified truck concept has taken on a real life, with players large and small vying for future shares of the Class 8 market. It’s not only large fleets that are placing orders -- owner-operators, too, have shown interest in the emerging technology.

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Terrorist truck attacks spur attention to autonomous braking systems around the world

Australia is reportedly moving toward mandating AEB for all new heavy trucks, following Europe's lead, after automatic braking prevented further loss of life in last year's truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin.

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New full-service Ill. Truck Centers location

Truck Centers Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their 10th full-service dealership in Effingham, Ill.

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Wabco extends AMT agreement with Daimler Trucks

Wabco has extended its long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology on Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, FUSO, Western Star and BharatBenz units. WABCO’s newest AMT solution increases fuel savings through optimized gear shifting. It also differentiates by helping vehicle operators to significantly reduce mechanical wear, lower maintenance costs and decrease vehicle downtime. In addition, WABCO AMT technology has been engineered to reduce fuel consumption consistent with the industry’s most stringent ...

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Cummins plans electric powertrain for short-haul applications, long-haul still a ways off

Cummins announced Wednesday evening in a teleconference it will introduce a fully electrified powertrain for the urban transportation market by 2019 and a range-extended electrified powertrain by 2020.

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International making air disc brakes standard on LT series trucks

International Trucks Senior Vice President of Global Product Development Denny Mooney says the disc brakes help the company with its increased uptime initiative while also providing a higher degree of safety for the driver.

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Old Dominion leasing acquired by Penske

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Richmond, Va.-based Old Dominion Truck Leasing. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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International WorkStar getting new axle option

International's WorkStar 7400 and 7500 models will feature a Fabco FSD-20K right-hand offset axle as a new option. The addition of the Fabco axle, Mark Stasell, vice president of International Trucks' vocational truck business says, is part of the company's plans to continue investment into International's vocational truck line this year. "Listening to and providing the specific features they need for their applications is a key part of our strategy to be the ‘chassis of choice’ ...

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Uber’s self-driving truck venture shaken up as legal woes mount

With legal trouble swirling around Uber's autonomous truck venture, the company has fired Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the autonomous truck company Otto and a star engineer with Uber and, formerly, Google. The company also quietly announced last month it dropped the name Otto, as it was facing a lawsuit by a Canadian-based robotics company of the same name.

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