Equipment

Photo, video: Western Star introduces re-designed on-highway tractor

| September 11, 2014

Western Star unveiled Sept. 11 its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker says is designed for driver comfort and equipped with an array of modern tech.

Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit showImage Gallery

| September 11, 2014

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that can save fuel economy and increase fleet efficiency.

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

Bruce Mallinson | September 11, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an engine and truck than it is to replace parts because of neglect.

Peterbilt shows off self-driving truck

| September 09, 2014

Peterbilt this week at the ITS World Congress in Detroit demonstrated its autonomous truck, a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck.

Photos: Modified Mack Granite ‘mast truck’ moors new Goodyear blimp

| September 09, 2014

The Granite was ordered as a three-axle model but was modified by Engineered Chassis Systems, a subsidiary of the Nuss Group, which built the body, converted it to an all-wheel-drive 8x8 and installed the twin steer axles.

Mack announces new 405-hp MP7 engine

| September 08, 2014

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 8 the new Mack MP7 405 Super Econodyne engine, available with up to 405 hp and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.

Changing Gear: Trailer rewind

| September 08, 2014

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own ...

Brake inspection blitz happening this week

| September 05, 2014

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

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