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Peterbilt announces new Manitoba dealership

Peterbilt Manitoba Ltd. added a third dealership to their group with the opening of Peterbilt Manitoba-East, a parts and service facility in Springfield, Manitoba, just east of Winnipeg, Peterbilt Motors ...

Daimler unveils Assurance active safety system for commerical trucks

Assurance's radar system scans the highway in front of the tractor, picking up and tracking any vehicles within a 600 foot range. In adaptive cruise mode, the system automatically adjusts ...

When you only need one: New 6×2 options boost fuel economy, flexibility

For a long time, 6x4 drive axles on heavy-duty commercial vehicles were the default spec for fleets regardless of application. Today, fuel economy is a primary concern for fleets with ...

Peterbilt announced special edition Model 389 dubbed ‘Pride & Class’

Peterbilt unveiled Nov. 4 a new special edition Model 389, the Pride & Class edition, which the truck maker says has a has a “customized, show-truck-ready look."

Public overwhelmingly says it would feel ‘less safe’ sharing road with driverless trucks

The general public may not be as open to autonomous or “driverless” trucks as fleets may be, if a recent survey is any indication.
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Caterpillar debuts CT681 vocational truck

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company's Edwards Proving ...

CCJ test drive: 2015 Sprinter 4×4

Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will introduce the industry's first 4x4 commercial van to the company’s wildly popular Sprinter line.

The return of the low-tech truck?

Will the ever-increasing complexity — and price — of modern trucks create a market for low-cost, low-tech trucks?

DTNA to offer Detroit medium-duty engines, announces Detroit Assurance safety system

Daimler Trucks North America announced its intentions to launch two medium-duty engines -- the DD5 and DD8 -- beginning in 2016. The announcement came during a press roundtable at the ...

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 ...