equipment

Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night.

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Western Star extends discount program for military veterans through 2018

The Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, launched in 2017, offers U.S. military veterans up to a $2,000 match on a down payment on a new Western Star truck financed through DTF.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-nation journey

During its journey from Montana to the nation’s capital, the tree will make stops in communities in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky before completing the trip on Monday, Nov. 27, when it will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol.

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Recalls issued for Freightliner and Western Star tractors, Wabash trailers

DTNA is recalling some 2016 Western Star 4900 and 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with certain Dana Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. Wabash National is recalling approximately 314 model year 2018 van trailers equipped with certain Meritor suspensions.

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Strick Trailers adds production line

Strick Trailers has expanded its Monroe, Indiana, manufacturing facility by adding a 44,000-square-foot production line dedicated to "the unique characteristics of its custom trailer business," the company says.

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Great Dane, Trail King recalling certain trailers with Meritor axles, suspensions

Great Dane is recalling approximately 90 of its model year 2018 Everest reefer trailers using Meritor axles and suspensions, while Trail King has recalled just two of its Fifth-Wheel Live Bottom belt trailers.

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Fuso unveils all-electric Class 8 tractor

A division of Daimler Trucks, Fuso unveiled its Vision ONE Class 8 concept truck at the Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight of 51,150 pounds and a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge when fitted with 300 kilowatt hour batteries. Vision ONE’s 11 ton payload is just two tons fewer than its diesel counterpart.

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Dealer’s half-century in trucks

This month, La Crosse Truck Center in La Crosse, Wis., marks its 50-year anniversary in the truck business.

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Small number of 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadias recalled

The company says some model year 2017-2018 Cascadias may have an upper steering pinch bolt that isn’t properly tightened, which could result in the mechanical disconnection of the steering wheel and the front wheels.

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ZF tech takes steering to new level

ZF’s latest steering system promises significant advances in autonomous technology, ease of driving and safety.

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