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Class 8 truck orders hold near 14k units as freight markets stabilize

The expectation is that medium-sized and smaller fleets will wait until after the election to place most of their initial 2017 orders.

Peterbilt adding Bendix Wingman Advanced to Model 337, 348

Bendix Wingman Advanced uses a radar-based sensor to help drivers keep safe following distances through adaptive cruise control and to detect stationary metallic objects regardless of weather conditions.

Preventing cargo, truck theft is a mutli-layered attack

While trailer contents are the often the most valuable part of a highway heist, they’re not always the only thing taken.

Experts advise a cooling system checkup as winter weather looms

In addition to fluids, truck winterization is also a good time to thoroughly check the truck’s belts, hoses and hose clamps.

All Volvo trucks affected by steering shaft recall accounted for, DOT says

Volvo announced the recall for certain model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX and VNM trucks due to a defect in the steering shaft that could have caused a complete loss of ...
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Yokohama adds new sizes to 104ZR tire line

The 104ZR also uses Yokohama’s Zenvironment technology, which predicts casing growth and helps with stabilized performance over the life of the tire.

DOT forming advisory committee for autonomous transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week he will establish an advisory committee on automated transportation, meant to help regulators frame policy around the development and deployment ...

SAF-Holland debuts lighter trailer suspension, enhanced automatic fifth wheel lighting system

SAF-Holland has launched four new products this year and plans upwards of six more next year, according to Jeff Peterson, SAF-Holland marketing manager.

Volvo Trucks shows off new Driver Assist platform with latest crash avoidance tech

The system constantly reads the road ahead, using the camera system to identify other vehicles and the radar system to track their movement. Should the system detect an impending rear-end ...

Phase 2 truck emissions regulations officially slated for publication

The Phase 2 standards will build on the Phase 1 standards, according to the 2,762-page joint rulemaking, and are projected to see fuel savings as high as 25 percent, depending ...

Riding along in Navistar’s SuperTruck

Aside from freight efficiency, Navistar used its SuperTruck as a proving grounds for technologies currently available on its highway tractors.

New tractor-trailer emissions regulations unlikely to be affected by election

The fast-approaching Nov. 8 federal elections likely won’t disrupt the implementation of the recently finalized Phase 2 emissions regulations for tractor-trailers, set to be phased in over the next 10 ...

Volvo cuts 143 workers at heavy-duty engine plant

Declining truck sales led Volvo Trucks to layoff 143 employees last month at its powertrain factory in Hagerstown, Md.