equipment

Video: Checking out, test driving Western Star’s new 5700 XE

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was on hand in Las Vegas earlier this month when Western Star unveiled its new 5700 XE tractor, designed for aerodynamic fuel savings and driver comfort. In this video, Roberts takes the truck for a test spin and talks to Western Star reps about its features.

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Is this the truck of the future?

Daimler pulled the curtain back Sept. 23 on what it’s dubbed the Future Truck 2025: A revolutionary cabover that blends technology, aerodynamics and design in a way unlike any truck has done before.

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Photo, video: Western Star introduces re-designed on-highway tractor

Western Star unveiled Sept. 11 its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker says is designed for driver comfort and equipped with an array of modern tech.

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Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit show

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that can save fuel economy and increase fleet efficiency.

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Peterbilt shows off self-driving truck

Peterbilt this week at the ITS World Congress in Detroit demonstrated its autonomous truck, a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck.

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Mack announces new 405-hp MP7 engine

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 8 the new Mack MP7 405 Super Econodyne engine, available with up to 405 hp and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Tango claims it bought 450 defective engines in latest Navistar lawsuit

Major national carrier Tango Transport has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and 2012. Tango claims the engines were defective and Navistar concealed that information from buyers.

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Navistar cuts losses, sees $250M year-over-year turnaround in third quarter

Navistar International announced Sept. 2 a third quarter net loss of $2 million — positive news for a company that’s seen losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in recent quarters.

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Goodyear offers fleet benefits to independents

Independent owner-operators attending the Great American Trucking Show have the chance to win up to two tires if they sign up for the Goodyear Smart Fleet program.

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Kenworth adds nat gas option to T880

Kenworth announced this week it is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck.  The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque. The ISX12 G is available with manual, automatic and Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission options. Kenworth says the nat gas option is "ideal" for T880 dump trucks, mixers, ...

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