Equipment

Car haul for the long haul: Moving the Tesla with Earl Jackson

A run-in at a Nashville-area TA with veteran car hauler Earl Jackson, company driver today for small fleet The Finest Carrier, piloting a 2015 KW T680 w/ 144-inch ARI super sleeper hooked to an enclosed Kentucky trailer loaded with Tesla Model S and Model X ...

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Allison auto tranny available in KW T880

The Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic 7-speed transmission is now available on the T880, the combination suitable for a variety of vocational applications.

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Eaton boosts its manual transmission warranties

Eaton is increasing the warranty coverage for two of the company’s most popular heavy-duty manual transmissions. Customers who spec an Eaton RTLO (13- or 18-speed transmission), with Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will get a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The ...

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VW’s $15 billion emissions settlement includes money for cleaner trucks

Part of Volkswagen’s more than $15 billion emissions cheating scandal settlement with the U.S. government includes more than $2 billion set aside to encourage owners of older vehicles and equipment to replace engines with newer, cleaner technology.

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New concept truck shows off on-highway autonomous mode, hybrid drivetrain, remote docking and more

Perhaps chief among the concept truck’s next-generation systems are its hybrid electric-diesel drivetrain and its Highway Driver Assist automated driving system, which enables the truck to pilot itself in on-highway use by steering, accelerating and braking/decelerating on its own.

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DOT investigating fatal crash in which self-driving car slammed into tractor-trailer

The truck involved in the crash pulled in front of the Tesla to take a left across a divided highway. The Tesla’s Autopilot system failed to brake to avoid the collision and drove underneath the truck’s trailer. The trailer’s “white side...against a brightly lit sky” ...

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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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