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International WorkStar getting new axle option

The new offset bowl axle offering gives operators the flexibility to increase load capacity to 20,000 pounds without sacrificing ground clearance or cab height.

May truck orders slide for first time in seven months

Total orders for the past twelve months have totaled 211,000 units.

Google parent company enters self-driving truck race

Last month, Waymo claimed to have reached 3 million miles of self-driving on public roads in just 7 months of testing.

Texas sets framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state

The Texas legislature last week passed a bill to establish a basic regulatory framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state, including allowing vehicles without humans present in the vehicle ...

Test drive: Volvo’s all-new VNR

Volvo's VNM tractor was dated and overdue for a refresh, but with the VNR designers did much more than modernize body lines.
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Volvo’s new regional tractor ‘well received,’ expected to drive marketshare

Volvo says 92.5 percent of all its trucks are ordered with Volvo-branded engines, and nearly 91 percent are spec'd with an I-Shift transmission.

Petro-Canada set to debut low viscosity nexgen oils in coming months

Duron UHP 5W-30 (API CK-4 5W-30) is expected to launch in the third quarter of this year.

Entangled in a legal mess, Uber makes changes to self-driving truck venture

Levandowski's departure from the company stems from a court order issued this month by the judge overseeing a lawsuit against Uber and Otto brought by Google and its self-driving car ...

Uber’s autonomous truck venture Otto under inspection in Calif. for testing on public roads

Uber’s autonomous truck unit in San Francisco will be inspected by California regulators over concerns that the company may have been breaking the law by testing its autonomous trucks on ...

Mack, Volvo participate in annual Ride for Freedom with patriotic rigs

A specially designed Volvo VNR 640, along with Mack's one-of-a-kind Jack Mack, participated in the Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

Aftermarket searching for nominations for top parts distributors

The nomination process for the award is open to the entire trucking industry, and all are encouraged to nominate any distributor in the United States or Canada for this prestigious ...

FMCSA’s trucking stakeholder committee to meet next month to discuss autonomous trucks, regulatory rollback

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory board made up of industry stakeholders representing fleets, owner-operators, drivers and other segments of the industry will meet in June as a first ...

CCJ Symposium panel sees threats, opportunities from disruptive tech

A panel of experts said that transportation and logistics providers need to bridge the technology gap with high-tech Silicon Valley firms

Lower viscosity oil drives fuel economy, longer drain intervals, says Ozark Motor lines director of maintenance

Despite benefits like increased fuel economy, many fleets are reluctant to embrace lower viscosity oils over concerns about increased heat and engine wear. Ozark Motor Lines Director of Maintenance Glen ...

Fleet maintenance expert breaks down benefits of using third-party maintenance providers

Outsourcing alleviates a fleet's need to manage multiple shops and employees at remote locations, unlocking resources that can be reinvested into trucks and equipment rather than building maintenance capacity.