Equipment

Hyper-fuel-efficient concept tractor-trailer in development by Shell, AirFlow

  |  March 27, 2015

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show ...

Volvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applications

  |  March 26, 2015

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6×2 liftable forward axle.

Mack Trucks launches 6×2 liftable pusher axle for OTR Pinnacle

  |  March 26, 2015

Mack Trucks has honed in on a very specific set of goals in the years ahead, and integration is a central focus. “(Integration) is about application excellence; about finding and developing a truck that is going ...

Photos: Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck concept

  |  March 26, 2015

Freightliner this week unveiled a futuristic concept vehicle, the SuperTruck, which it says has been in the works for half a decade. Here's a look a the truck.

Navistar makes OnCommand diagnostics system free, standard on International trucks

  |  March 26, 2015

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

  |  March 26, 2015

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

General Tire celebrates 100 years with truck tires for every tractor-trailer position

  |  March 25, 2015

With the launch of General HS, HD and HT tires , Continental Tire is re-emphasizing high durability at the lowest cost-per-mile with an intent to serve the owner-operator-to-100-truck small fleet market.

Peterbilt enhances 579 EPIQ improve efficiency, comfort

  |  March 25, 2015

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

Bendix takes Wingman collision avoidance tech to next level, includes auto slowdown for speeding

  |  March 25, 2015

Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.

BorgWarner introduces K32 two-speed fan drive conversion

  |  March 25, 2015

Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.

Kenworth adds mid-roof sleeper to T680, T880

  |  March 25, 2015

Kenworth announced the launch of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, like TruckTech+ and Nav+ HD connected-vehicle sysems to transmit diagnostics for maintenance and offer access to nav information, entertainment and more.

First look at premium Kenworth Icon 900, an homage to classic W900L

  |  March 25, 2015

Video, photos: Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the Icon 900.