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Mercedes-Benz updates North American van market, will introduce mid-sized van in 2015

During a roundtable discussion with North American journalists at the IAA 2014 truck show in Hanover, Germany, Mercedes-Benz executives said they expect strong growth in the large van market in ...

Tremec transmission now available for International ProStars with 13L engine

Navistar announced this week it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar models equipped with the company’s 13-liter engine.

Peterbilt introduces right-hand, stand-up cab for Model 320 refuse trucks

As side-loader collection vehicles continue to gain popularity in residential refuse applications, Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new right-hand stand-up configuration of its recently redesigned low-cab forward Model 320. The redesigned ...

Photo gallery: Western Star’s new 5700XE

Western Star has entered the Aero Age with its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker unveiled last week. Here's a full gallery of photos of the truck.

Volvo launches certified used truck program, truck search tool

Volvo Trucks launched Sept. 15 its Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool, which offers customers the opportunity to own a fully inspected, reconditioned and warrantied ...
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Buy, sell or hold — Perfect storm of regulations, recession and maintenance

This story is part of a four-part series on how the recession, changing regulations and evolving equipment have changed equipment trade life cycles for fleets. Click here to see all ...

Buy, sell or hold: Is clinging to old equipment the best option in a recession?

This story is part of a four-part series on how the recession, changing regulations and evolving equipment have changed equipment trade life cycles for fleets. Click here to see all ...

Buy, sell or hold: New equipment and old like comparing apples and oranges

This story is part of a four-part series on how the recession, changing regulations and evolving equipment have changed equipment trade life cycles for fleets. Click here to see all ...

Photos, video: Truck platooning system with autonomous cruising, braking unveiled in Detroit

Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso unveiled Sept. 10 a system that can allow multiple trucks to platoon on the highway. The system is based on adaptive cruise control systems and ...

Tech, industry shifts driving changes in equipment trade cycles

Technology and ever-changing needs of a fleet have drastically altered what once was a fairly standardized truck and equipment trade cycle.

Volvo recalling VNLs for active braking problem, Freightliner recalling Cascadias for axle weak spots

Volvo and Freightliner each issued recalls in late June, made public this week. Volvo's recall affects 2011-2015 Volvo VNL and 2014-2015 VNM models, and Freightliner's affects 2015 Cascadia, 122SD and ...

Video: Hands-on with ZF’s tablet-controlled tractor-trailer

In this video, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts checks out ZF's new system that allows drivers to get out of their truck in parking situations and drive the truck via ...
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