equipment

Schneider Finance touts easier online credit application

Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an easy-to-complete credit application for drivers looking to lease new or used trucks from SFI, a division of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider.

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Detroit unveils safety system that alerts drivers, brakes autonomously

Detroit showed off last week its new Assurance safety system, an active system that uses radar to scan the highway in front of a truck to adjust cruising speed, alert drivers of fast closure rate and brake autonomously, if needed, to avoid a crash.

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Peterbilt introduces special edition ‘Pride & Class’ Model 389

Peterbilt unveiled Nov. 4 a new special edition Model 389, the Pride & Class edition, which the truck maker says has a has a “customized, show-truck-ready look."

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Driverless trucks: Public shows concern with safety in survey

Results showed two-thirds of all survey respondents "said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks," a majority showing no change in sentiment even "if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions."

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Shell: There’s fuel economy to gain with thinner oil in upcoming category

The next category of engine oils will go to market sometime in 2016 or 2017, Shell said this week, but the oil maker says once it does, owner-operators and fleets should see fuel efficiency gains over current products on the market.

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Photo gallery: Peterbilt’s 579 EPIQ, new driver coaching system, a few antique Petes

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts visited Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, last week to test drive the truck maker's new 579 EPIQ. The model he drove was paired with a highly aerodynamic trailer and Peterbilt's new virtual driver coaching system. While there, Roberts also got to check out some antique Peterbilts on display. Here's a photo gallery from his test drive and his visit to Pete HQ:

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Mack announces incentives for OOIDA members

Mack is offering special incentives to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association who buy a Mack truck from participating dealers between Oct.22 and Dec. 31, the truck and engine maker announced Oct. 23.

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POLL: Are you a gear shifter?

Automatic, automated manual or fully manual transmissions: What kind does your truck have?

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Navistar seeks consolidation of potential 47 lawsuits against the company over EGR-only engines

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other similar lawsuits the company is expecting to come.

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mDrive AMT standard on Pinnacle

Driving new adjustments to standard equipment at Mack Trucks is a "surge in market acceptance of automated manual transmissions."

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