Equipment

Driverless trucks, driver scorecards: Bendix highlights collision mitigation tech

Bendix covered a variety of topics at its annual breakfast press event in Louisville at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 26, ranging from autonomous trucks, collision mitigation technology, the economy and its SafetyDirect driver/truck monitoring system. Below is the live Twitter coverage of Bendix's speakers talks ...

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LNG sold as diesel-gallon equivalent? Weight, measures council pushing for it

A committee for the National Council on Weights and Measures has recommended that liquified natural gas be sold in terms of a diesel gallon equivalent rather than in units of mass, as it is now.

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Changing Gear: MATS previews from Dometic, Mack, Volvo, Utility, Yokohama, Reyco Granning, Kinedyne

At this week’s Mid-America Trucking Shown at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Dometic Group is unveiling its Split-System Blizzard 134a, a battery-operated air conditioning unit that provides 10 no-idle hours of cooling. Available in 7,000-and 10,000 Btu models, the split system is designed ...

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Running ‘free’: Another key to making turbo boost

The extra exhaust flow you'll get from a heavy-duty high-performance ceramic-coated exhaust manifold will allow the turbo to spool up quicker, and the ECM will see the turbo boost sooner and release the fuel earlier. And it'll save you fuel.

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FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

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Grid power: How electric lane technology from Europe could transform U.S. trucking

Now experiments in Germany and California with another type of electric truck could lead to a radically new way for trucks as heavy as Class 8 to move freight in the United States.

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Video log: Walk-around, test drive of the Mack Titan

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Allentown, Pa., March 20 touring the Mack Titan and taking the truck for a test drive. Here are videos of Roberts' test drive and walk-around of the truck.

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Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built model trucks and buses.

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