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DOT establishes autonomous advisory committee to guide policy on automated trucks, cars

DOT establishes autonomous advisory committee to guide policy on automated trucks, cars

“This committee will help determine how, when, and where automated technology will transform the way we move,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The Department has advanced some of the life-saving benefits of automated technologies, including automated vehicle policy, but we are looking outside the government for innovative and thoughtful leaders to uncover its full potential across all modes.”

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Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated trucking hit a milestone last week, with Uber-acquired upstart Otto delivering 51 cases of Budweiser in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. The truck left Fort Collins, Colo., last Thursday before dawn, navigated through downtown Denver and then made its delivery in Colorado Springs.

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ClearPath Financial: Evolution after 10 years

ClearPath Financial: Evolution after 10 years

After beginning as a general equipment leasing business in 2006, ClearPath evolved into a specialization in financing both heavy construction equipment and commercial trucks, tailoring financing to owners' needs.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth the first truck makers to announce return to MATS

Peterbilt, Kenworth the first truck makers to announce return to MATS

Despite having sat out the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), and with many of its competitors heading off to an upstart trucking show in Atlanta next fall, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced Monday they would return to the Louisville, Ky.-based show next year.

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Utility Trailer relocates, upgrades Tolleson, Ariz., facility

Utility Trailer relocates, upgrades Tolleson, Ariz., facility

The new building is 61,000 square feet and offers Wi-Fi in the lounge, gated security, separate driveways for cars and trucks, and a total of 30 service bays.

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Volvo intros collision avoidance system, Mack partners with new ELD provider, more equipment updates from ATA

Volvo, Mack and International all made equipment- and technology-related announcements over the last two days of ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition this week.

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Cummins, Peterbilt, Kenworth and more announce updated equipment, services at ATA conference

A bevy of trucking-related news has come out of ATA's annual fleet conference so far, including equipment updates from Paccar, Cummins and more.

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Photos: International’s newly unveiled LT series tractor

International Truck on Friday debuted its latest premier over-the-road Class 8 tractor, replacing the company's ProStar as its flagship model. See photos of the truck here...

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International introduces new ‘flagship’ Class 8 tractor

International introduces new 'flagship' Class 8 tractor

International on Friday introduced its new flagship line of Class 8 on-highway trucks, taking the mantle from the company's ProStar. The new LT series will be available with both the Cummins X15 and the Navistar proprietary N13.

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NACFE: Truck platooning boosts fuel economy, ‘next logical automation’

NACFE: Truck platooning boosts fuel economy, 'next logical automation'

In a two-truck platoon, the potential fuel consumption savings versus an isolated single vehicle varies depending on the separation distance of the trucks, but the report says at a following distance of 40- to 50-feet platooning can lead to 4 percent average savings over the two trucks after accounting for traffic, terrain and time when equipped trucks will not be operating in a platoon.

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