Equipment

Minimizer releases new line of seats

Minimizer's new Long Haul Series of heavy-duty truck seats is made up of six models, each of which is equipped with 14 standard features.

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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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ELD privacy concerns an ‘illogical extreme,’ groups argue in court filings

The court battle over a federal rule to mandate electronic logging devices for truck drivers saw two carrier-backed parties file briefs in support of the mandate this week, with both filings touting the perceived benefits of the rule and dismissing claims brought by trucker-backed groups ...

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Rand McNally introduces line of dashcams

Rand McNally has released a line of three dashcams with varying numbers of features on each.

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Alt fuel engines expected to gain market share over next 5 years

While diesel engines currently make up 98.5 percent of the Class 8 market share in North America, a new report says that dominance will lessen within the next 5 years.

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