Equipment

Cummins, Eaton add higher torque to SmartAdvantage powertrain

The expansion of the SmartAdvantage powertrain now includes a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque capacity.

International debuts new flagship on-highway tractor

The LT Series, which is available for order as of Friday, is being launched with the new 2017 Cummins X15 engine.

Report: Platooning a viable tech that could provide upwards of 4% fuel benefit

Trailing trucks in a platoon, which operate in a low air pressure aerodynamic "sweet spot," can see significant increases in fuel economy performance at highway speeds.

Navistar says its SuperTruck project obliterated DOE goals

Navistar's predictive cruise control technology is one of the technical innovations the company achieved through the SuperTruck program.

Daimler issues two recalls on certain Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Approximately 1,160 Freightliner and Western Star trucks are affected by two separate recalls – one dealing with the location of the power distribution module location on certain CNG-fueled trucks and one ...
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Utility launching new, lighter flatbed trailer

The 4000AE comes standard with a 47,000 lb. coil haul package and is 627 lbs. lighter than the 4000A flatbed fitted with an optional coil haul package.

Bill to cut excise tax on natural gas trucks introduced in House, Senate

A bill has been introduced in both chambers of Congress that is intended to make the prospect of buying alternative fuel trucks more attractive for fleets.

Highlights from Hannover: Takeaways from major IAA trucking show

Global truck and bus manufacturers and industry suppliers showcased a wide range of innovations at IAA 2016, the world’s largest trucking trade show held biennially in Hannover, Germany. New product ...

International set to become first OEM to make collision mitigation standard with intro of new tractor

International Truck is slated to become the first OEM to make a collision mitigation system standard equipment when the Lisle, Ill. truck-maker unveils its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor ...

Wholesale used model year 2011 trucks slide below $30k

Freightliner Cascadia, Kenworth T660, and Volvo VNL64T 730/780 retailed in a range between $61,000 and $63,500 in August.

FMCSA amends regulations to allow safety tech to be mounted on windshields

The new regulations add an amendment to allow certain devices, including, but not limited to video event recorders, lane departure warning systems, collision mitigation or warning systems, transponders and sensors ...

FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos repeats as SuperTech champ

Eric Vos of FedEx Freight was the repeat winner this year, taking home top honors Wednesday from TMC’s fall meeting in Raleigh, N.C.

Peterbilt adds no-idle fuel-fired heater to 44 inch sleepers

According to Peterbilt, the self-contained system requires no plug-in energy sources.