Equipment

International makes collision avoidance system standard on new truck line

International Truck is slated to become the first OEM to make a collision mitigation system standard equipment when the Lisle, Ill. truck-maker unveils its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.

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FMCSA updates regs for windshield-mounted safety devices

The devices covered in the amendment must be mounted no more than four inches below the upper edge or seven inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, and must also be outside the driver’s sight lines to the road ...

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Daimler introduces new electric truck concept

After introducing its electric drivetrain concept in July, Daimler continued the project with the introduction of the Urban eTruck, an all-new electric truck concept for short-radius, zero-emissions goods distribution.

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Peterbilt’s no-idle heater system now available in 579, 567 models with 44-inch sleepers

With this addition, the heaters can now be spec'd in the full range of Peterbilt sleepers: 44-, 58-, 72- and 80-inch.

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U.S. DOT initiates regulatory framework for autonomous trucks

The proposed policy initiative comes as both traditional automotive makers and tech giants march increasingly closer to readying such technology for public use.

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Pushing the limit: In-depth look at the arguments for and against DOT’s truck speed limiter mandate

Proponents’ key point is that capping truck speeds will reduce the number of truck-involved crashes. Opponents of the rule argue the opposite regarding safety, saying that the resulting speed differential between trucks and other vehicles would put all drivers at greater risk. More on both ...

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Used truck prices poised to continue to fall until 2020, analyst says

Given the high truck build rates in 2014 and 2015, the market for 3- to 5-year-old tractors is set to be flooded in the coming few years, a supply-side force that will continue to put downward pressure on used truck prices, said Arrow Truck Sales ...

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Photos: Volvo introduces SuperTruck concept, averages over 12 mpg

The tractor-trailer concept combination vehicle also boosted fuel efficiency by 70 percent, exceeding its 12 miles per gallon target. While SuperTruck itself will likely never reach production, many of the technologies implemented during the project are already on the highway.

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OOIDA: Speed limiter rule comment period too short

The owner-operator trade group says its members need more than the current 60-day comment period to “adequately respond” to regulators proposed rule to require trucks weighing more than 27,000 pounds to use a speed governor that limits truck speeds to an undetermined speed, likely 60, ...

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Nationwide brake inspection blitz running this week

All of next week, inspectors will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations.

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Despite changing emissions regs, ‘Gliders are here to stay,’ says Fitzgerald rep

“We’re confident we’ll be able to test our products and meet the new standards,” says Fitzgerald's Stu McLaughin of the looming Phase 2 emissions standards set by the EPA and the DOT. Fitzgerald has already started research work to set its benchmark to begin working ...

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Slumping truck sales push Navistar International to $34M quarterly loss

Revenue in the quarter slid 18 percent to $2.1 billion thanks in part to soft industry conditions, primarily in the Class 8 market. Navistar’s truck segment recorded a loss of $54 million in the third quarter, compared with a year-ago third quarter loss of $36 ...

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