equipment

International offering new predictive cruise control system for on-highway models

International's predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and updated commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

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New concept truck shows off on-highway autonomous mode, hybrid drivetrain, remote docking and more

Perhaps chief among the concept truck’s next-generation systems are its hybrid electric-diesel drivetrain and its Highway Driver Assist automated driving system, which enables the truck to pilot itself in on-highway use by steering, accelerating and braking/decelerating on its own.

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Minimizer releases new line of seats

Minimizer's new Long Haul Series of heavy-duty truck seats is made up of six models, each of which is equipped with 14 standard features.

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Army vet, Schneider driver chosen to drive Ride of Pride truck

Schneider driver and 8-year U.S. Army veteran Jon Ritscher of Crown City, Ohio, has been selected by the company to drive this year's Freightliner Ride of Pride military tribute truck.

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New collision mitigation system can take over truck’s steering to evade rear-end crashes

ZF, the company who jointly built the system, says it is the next "critical step" in bringing autonomous trucks to real-world application. The system should be ready for deployment in three to four years.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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Alt fuel engines expected to gain market share over next 5 years

While diesel engines currently make up 98.5 percent of the Class 8 market share in North America, a new report says that dominance will lessen within the next 5 years.

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Used truck values continue to decline, though slower than in 2015

Used trucks values depreciated at a slower rate in the first few months of 2016 than the same period in 2015, according to analysis and data from the American Truck Dealers. Year-to-date, however, sleepers three to five years of age are retailing for $8,626 less than in the first four months of 2015.

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Kenworth relocates Montgomery, Ala. service facility

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its Montgomery, Ala., facility to a new $6 million, 39,000 square-foot building with 21 service bays

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‘Learn by video’ with Doonan trailers

Doonan Specialized Trailer launched a new ‘Learn By Video’ training series, designed to help both its network of dealers and its owner-operator customers.

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