Equipment

Kenworth T880 March ‘construction and chrome’ program

The program features $1,000 in savings direct to the customer per every new T880 daycab or full straight-truck purchase, plus up to $2,000 in additional value with no-cost chrome or polished options.

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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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Volvo shows off three-truck platoon on Interstate 110 in LA

Volvo Trucks announced Monday it completed a successful demonstration of a partially automated truck platoon in California, leveraging Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology to run a three-truck platoon from the Port of Los Angeles along Interstate 110.

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Nationwide truck inspection blitz set for June

Enforcers performed more than 60,000 inspections nationwide last year during the 72-hour Roadcheck event.

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Mack’s online body-builder portal

Mack Trucks new Mack Body Builder Portal brings all of Mack’s body-builder resources together in one convenient and easily accessible online location -- a "one-stop shop for all body-builder needs," the company says

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Brake issue prompts recall of about 450 Western Star 4900 trucks

The recall affects 2015-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks manufactured between March 3, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2017, that were built with certain triple compartment aluminum air tanks. The company says these tanks could experience weld separation.

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Truck OEMs, trucking orgs join in asking new EPA head to maintain clean diesel program

DERA offers rebates and grants to owners of diesel-powered equipment to aid in retrofitting older engines with more modern, lower emissions technology or in replacing older equipment all together. Trucking stakeholders hope to convince Pruitt of the program's merits.

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KW T880’s all-wheel-drive option

Available in 6x6 or 8x8 configurations, the all-wheel-drive T880 will likely see use in oilfields, configured as an off-road crane, in utility and construction work, or used with municipalities and fire/rescue.

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New autonomous trucking tech startup looking at taking drivers out of trucks

San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics' system uses software, front- and side-facing radar and camera systems for autonomous highway driving like other autonomous companies, such as Otto and Embark, but it also puts drivers in an office where they can remotely control the truck from a terminal ...

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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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