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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Caterpillar reaches class-action settlement over alleged engine defects, ACERT owners to get payments

The $60 million settlement offers payments to current and former owners and lessees of trucks with the engines. Settlement payments can range from $500 to $10,000.

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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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Kenworth T880 explored: 40-inch vocational model offers weight savings, new suspension

Though Kenworth still will continue manufacturing its narrower T800, customers are moving to the wider T880 that has become the company’s flagship vocational model, accounting for about 30 percent of total sales.

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Oasis’ truck seat cushion

The Oasis Flotation Truck Seat Cushion is engineered with the designer’s 3D flotation technology to help lower and distribute sitting pressure, improve blood circulation and prevent soreness in buttocks, numbness in legs and lower backaches. The cushion is designed to improve posture by keeping the ...

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TRP’s A/C compressors

TRP’s Super Heavy Duty A/C Compressors are rated at 2 million cycles and are built with the exact specifications of industry units. Advanced oil circulation for the shaft bearing and seal helps facilitate smooth, consistent operation, while a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel reed valve contributes to longer ...

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Michelin’s regional drive retread

Michelin’s MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold drive-position retread is designed for regional medium-duty 19.5-inch tires in food and beverage, parcel package and pickup-and-delivery applications. The retread features an 18/32-inch tread depth for 190/200 tread sizes and a 20/32-inch tread depth for 210/220/230 tread sizes. The tread ...

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RoadKing’s Classic CB

RoadKing’s Classic CB radio system is designed with a dynamic screw-on microphone with a 9-foot cord, high-quality sound and high-performance tune and signal controls for added reliability. The S/RF/SWR/CAL Switch is engineered to allow antenna matching for optimum performance, while the SWR/RF/SWR Meter provides readings ...

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