equipment

Brenner tank trailer on the small screen

Brenner brand tank trailers will be featured in an episode of the "How It’s Made" TV series premiering Thursday, April 9, at 9 p.m. Eastern on the cable Science Channel.

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MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

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WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

WABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

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Volvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applications

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6×2 liftable forward axle.

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Photos: Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck concept

Freightliner this week unveiled a futuristic concept vehicle, the SuperTruck, which it says has been in the works for half a decade. Here's a look a the truck.

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Navistar makes OnCommand diagnostics system free, standard on International trucks

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

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Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

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Peterbilt enhances 579 EPIQ improve efficiency, comfort

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

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Bendix takes Wingman collision avoidance tech to next level, includes auto slowdown for speeding

Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.

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BorgWarner introduces K32 two-speed fan drive conversion

Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.

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