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XL Specialized Trailers launches new galvanized, low-profile models

The new XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck, which offers a loaded deck height of just 15 inches, three inches lower than the company’s previous lowboy loaded height.

FedEx confirms order of 20 Tesla Semis

The trucks are slated for operation in FedEx Freight's less-than-truckload unit.

Mack: New Anthem long-haul tractor leaps on fuel economy

More than 500 Mack Anthem tractors have been deployed by U.S. fleets, Mack announced Thursday of its all-new long-haul tractor that entered production just six weeks ago. In an update ...

Workhorse set to deploy first fleet of all-electric vans in the U.S.

The all-wheel drive N-GEN vans feature fast charging capabilities a 100 mile all-electric range.

Small number of 2018 Macks being recalled

The recall affects approximately 135 model year 2018 Anthem, Granite and Pinnacle tractors manufactured between April 18, 2017, and Dec. 18, 2017. If the light control module fails, the trucks ...
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Extending warranty coverage with aftermarket policies

In most cases, any truck that passes a certification inspection by the underwriter is eligible for warranty coverage.

Trailer orders set February record

Backlogs, FTR predicts, should rise above 170,000 units for the first time since early in 2016.

Kenworth offering standard track options for Paccar front axle

The Paccar front axle uses a tapered kingpin roller bearing, simplifying design and delivering enhanced steering efficiency.

Truck body recall affects certain Kenworth, Freightliner and Peterbilt models

The 7,634 affected model year 2013-2018 bodies were built on Isuzu, Kenworth, Mercedes, Chevrolet, GM, Freightliner, Mitsubishi and Peterbilt chassis. Morgan manufactures Class 3 to Class 7 truck bodies.

Volvo revamps VNX heavy-haul tractor

After launching its new VNL long-haul and VNR regional-haul tractors in 2017, Volvo Trucks North America has completed phase three of its “Shape of trucks to come” initiative, re-entering the ...

Paccar transmission now available with MX-11 engine on Kenworth T680

The lightweight transmission, which is 105 pounds lighter than comparable models, is a good match for the MX-11, which is 400 pounds lighter than 13-liter engines.

Waymo deploys autonomous tractor-trailers in Atlanta

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, announced last week it will begin testing self-driving tractor-trailers this month in Atlanta. The trucks will haul freight in the Atlanta area ...

Starsky Robotics completes first known fully autonomous run without a driver in cab

A remote driver more than 100 miles from small country road near the Town of Clewiston in Hendry County, Fla. placed the bobtail tractor in drive, centered the truck in ...

Hino sets sights on heavy truck segment with Class 7-8 debut set for 2020 model year

Both the Class 7 and Class 8 truck come standard with Dana axles and drivelines, Wabco brakes and Hendrickson suspension.

Mack builds more flexibility into MHD, adds ride height to Granite

Equipped with the Cummins L9 engine, the MHD now features a new lower option of 330 horsepower.