equipment

Bill would expand California lemon law to cover commercial trucks

SB 713 would modify the current California lemon law to newly apply to trucks heavier than 10,000 lbs. and under the operation of a business, without size exclusions, up to 18 months from the date of delivery or 100,000 miles of operation, whichever comes first.

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Tesla says it will unveil an electric truck this year

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk originally announced the "Tesla Semi" in a blog post last summer, saying the truck "will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

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Cummins, Eaton enter into $600M partnership on automated transmissions

Engine maker Cummins and transmission maker Eaton announced Monday a new partnership to develop automated transmissions for the heavy-duty truck market. The deal further solidifies Cummins' and Eaton's four-year partnership on integrated powertrains, which offers truck buyers an alternative to truck makers' proprietary powertrains.

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Mack adds Super Ecodyne rating to direct drive AMT

Super Econodyne-rated Mack engines cruise at approximately 1,150 rpm – a reduction of 200- 300 rpm from a typical highway cruise rpm – which can result in an improved fuel efficiency of up to 3 percent.

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Rear-end crash mitigation system now standard on Peterbilt 579

Peterbilt this year will make the Bendix Advanced Wingman Fusion -- meant to mitigation rear-end collisions -- standard equipment on its on-highway Model 579 tractor. Peterbilt made the announcement Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system will be standard starting later this year.

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Kenworth makes Bendix collision mitigation system standard on T680

The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions.

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Work Truck Show: Detroit unveils vocational-duty engine, Mack expanding telematics

The NTEA Work Truck Show is ongoing this week, and several medium- and vocational-duty equipment announcements have been made so far. Detroit unveiled a new vocational-duty engine, Allison Transmission announced an update to its FuelSense fuel economy optimization platform and more.

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Cummins X15 engine earns Technical Achievement Award

The 14.9-liter diesel gains 3 percent in fuel efficiency over the preceding model, the ISX15, through improvements to air-handling, combustion efficiency, reduced parasitic losses and advanced electronics, according to Cummins.

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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Navistar closes deal with VW, accepts $256M for 16% stake in company

In the near term, the new partnership will focus on developing common power train systems that are set to be delivered to North American customers by 2019, according to the companies' original announcement in September.

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