equipment

Pink load bars for breast cancer awareness

Save-A-Load by Fleet Engineers offers pink versions of its Save-A-Load bars, available year-round, and a portion of the revenue from sales of those bars is donated to Breastcancer.org on a quarterly basis.

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Pete, Kenworth add new Eaton automated transmission as option

Eaton's new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission is now available on Kenworth's T680 and Peterbilt's models 579 and 567 spec'd with a Cummins X15 Efficiency series engine the truck makers announced Wednesday.

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First look at Tesla semi? Unauthorized photo posted to Reddit

Tesla's in-development Class 8 electric tractor, which is scheduled to be unveiled later this month, appears to have been spotted in an undisclosed location in California -- the picture from which was posted to Reddit this weekend, though later removed. 

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Bendix system aims to prevent truck rollaways

The Intellipark system is an electronic parking brake that automatically engages truck and trailer air brakes if a driver forgets to and exits the vehicle, leaving the truck vulnerable to rollaways. Bendix says 60 percent of fleets surveyed in a Frost & Sullivan survey said they had experienced a rollaway incident within the previous two years.

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Allison to bring 9-speed transmission to market by 2020

Allison Transmission announced it will release a nine-speed fully automatic transmission for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle markets around the globe by 2020, ahead of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Phase 2 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

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Electric truck, integrated powertrain on deck for Navistar-Volkswagen partnership

Top executives at Navistar and Volkswagen announced Tuesday joint initiatives planned for the coming years, including a proprietary integrated powertrain for the North American market. The companies also said they plan to introduce an electric truck by the end of 2019. Navistar also plans to develop a big-bore 15-liter engine in conjunction Volkswagen for use in International Trucks.

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Mack makes Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system standard on new Anthem tractor

Fusion provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

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Potential steer axle problem prompts recall of more than 1,000 Volvo, Mack, Autocar trucks

A potential problem in Dana D-Series and E-Series steer axles that could result in a complete loss of steering prompted Mack, Volvo and Autocar to recall more than 1,000 potentially affected trucks.

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Eaton, Cummins launch new transmission pairing for X15 engine

Endurant –the first product to launch under the Eaton-Cummins joint powertrain venture – will be matched with the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engines rated up to 510 hp beginning next month for Peterbilt 579 and Kenworth T680.

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Fleets top 10 mpg average in NACFE’s cross-country test

Seven participating trucks drove a combined 50,107 miles during the 17 day event – which kicked off Sept. 7 and ended in Atlanta – and used commercially available technologies, including 6×2 axles, trailer and tractor aerodynamics, engine accessories, tire pressure systems, automated transmissions and low viscosity oils.

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