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International adds predictive cruise to on-highway trucks

International says its predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and updated commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

Class 8 truck demand exceeds supply for second time this year

Demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than supply in June for only the second time this year.

Eaton boosts its manual transmission warranties

Customers who spec an Eaton RTLO (13- or 18-speed transmission), with Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will get a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the ...

Localization of trucking giving rise to daycabs, smaller engines

In some cases, the flexibility offered by a big sleeper makes a lot of sense but to some customers, the efficiency gains from smaller lighter trucks can be hard to ...

Semifinalists named for annual award to top truck dealer

Finalists for this year’s award will be unveiled over the coming weeks, with the winner being crowned at the 2016 Great American Trucking Show in August in Dallas.
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Tesla in autonomous mode hits truck, kills passenger; DOT investigating

The trailer’s “white side...against a brightly lit sky” caused the car’s Autopilot system to fail to register the full-sized tractor-trailer crossing the highway, Tesla said in a blog post on ...

Heavy, medium truck orders slide to four-year low

Class 8 truck orders dropped to 13,100 units last month, while Class 5-7 orders totaled just 15,200 units according to ACT Research.

Volkswagen settlement includes billions of dollars to get cleaner trucks on the road

Volkswagen's contribution to the Environmental Protection Agency-funded DERA was agreed to, in part, because the company acknowledges that not all of its diesel engines can be fixed to comply with ...

Kenworth adds fully auto Allison 4700 to T880 short hood

The transmission also features no-power interrupts, providing full power shifts and allowing full use of the engine’s horsepower.

Upstart Alkane Truck Company adds gasoline option to Class 7 line

Alkane's PSI 8.8 liter V8 engine is certified to run propane, CNG or gasoline.

Hino hits 50,000 truck milestone

Hino Trucks celebrated this week the production of its 50,000th Hino truck at its Williamstown, W.Va., plant.

ZF, WABCO unveil collision avoidance system that autonomously steers trucks around stopped vehicles

Global truck components suppliers ZF and WABCO unveiled June 28 the next progression in rear-end collision avoidance technology. The Evasive Maneuver Assist system goes a step beyond active braking systems ...

Test drive: Volvo’s new 14 speed I-Shift AMT with crawler gears

The company believes so heavily in the future of shiftless driving that it is targeting growth opportunity in heavy haul and vocational segments by including optional crawler gears in 13 ...

Used truck sales, prices continue free fall

The average price of used Class 8 trucks remained flat month-over-month, while average age climbed in May and mileage improved, dropping month-over-month, year-over-year, and year-to-date.