equipment

POLL: Do you run with a dashcam or other camera on the truck?

Do you run with a dashcam or other camera system on the truck? Weigh in here.

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Volvo introduces new long-haul tractor, makes driver assist system standard

Volvo Trucks North America on Tuesday unveiled its new VNL tractor, the first major overhaul of its flagship long-haul model since the VN model was introduced in 1996. The company has also made its Advanced Driver Assist System standard on all VNL and VNR models.

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Projected savings from hydrogen-powered electric drive

It wasn’t just for their novelty that announcements of the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric-drive truck turned more than a few owner-operators’ heads last year. It was the promise of an operating cost benefit that took diesel-price volatility out of the equation.

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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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