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Heavy-truck market settles down as technology advances ramp up
After the huge backlogs and massive sales numbers in recent years, the truck market has returned to calmer days. But calm isn’t stagnant, as ongoing changes to technology and market conditions clearly demonstrate. A return to normalcy Perhaps the best news for those seeking to invest in new trucks is that the lead time […]
December 31, 2019
Volvo Trucks‘ new Dynamic Steering option is “like having an extra hand on the wheel”
Volvo Trucks North America, during a press tour at its Dublin, Virginia, truck manufacturing plant, has introduced Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) – an electrically assisted hydraulic steering system designed to lessen steering input, helping reduce driver fatigue and increase road safety. Volvo’s VDS, which debuted in Europe for the 2014 model year, will be available […]
September 24, 2019
Mack intros connected vehicle service for improved maintenance planning
Mack Trucks has introduced a connected vehicle service focused on proactive vehicle maintenance planning and fleet operations efficiency. Mack’s dynamic maintenance service further expands the partnership with Noregon, an IoT company specializing in connected vehicle solutions. Mack’s unique approach utilizes the Noregon platform to enhance the dealer user interface and brings the decision-making process closer […]
August 20, 2019
Freightliner ships its first electric trucks to customers
First deliveries of eCascadia are underway, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced. Freightliner’s first two Class 8 battery electric trucks were built for Penske Truck Leasing of Reading, Pennsylvania, and NFI of Camden, New Jersey – customers at its research and development center in Portland – and will be part of Freightliner’s Electric Innovation Fleet […]
August 19, 2019
Regs limiting glider kits score a win in EPA ruling
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog has concluded that a 2017 EPA study used to promote limiting production of glider kit trucks was “consistent” with the agency’s research standards and, therefore, the study’s conclusions shouldn’t be dismissed. EPA’s Office of Inspector General released a preliminary report Wednesday and says it expects to issue a final […]
August 6, 2019
Volvo Trucks to roll out improved Driver Assist platform
The VADA 2.0 enhances the original platform by integrating radar and cameras for improved traffic awareness, and much more. Details on Equipment World.
June 27, 2019
With new driver-assist features for heavy trucks, ZF has big plans for automating commercial vehicles in NA
ZF is making a push for broader brand awareness and higher market share for electrification and automation in North America. Details here on Equipment World.
June 19, 2019
Toyota, Kenworth unveil hydrogen-electric T680; 10 trucks slated for testing
This is the first of 10 zero-emissions Kenworth T680 test units that will haul cargo at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and throughout the L.A. Basin.
April 29, 2019
PHOTOS: The Trucks of Bauma 2019
Here are the most intriguing models we saw at Bauma 2019 with provided commentary on some of them. Check out the gallery here on Equipment World.
April 23, 2019
What it’s like to drive Freightliner’s electric trucks
Check out this review of an electric Freightliner truck and see how the truck operates and drives. Get all the details and more right here on Equipment World.
February 12, 2019
Nikola to introduce its first battery-powered electric truck
Nikola Motor Company officially introduces the Nikola World which is the company's first battery-powered electric truck. Details here on Equipment World.
February 11, 2019
Trailered crane slowly shoves truck into a jackknife
Watch as an attempt to secure a Terex crane to a trailer goes awry and causes the trailer to be pushed into a jackknife with the semi-truck.
January 31, 2019
Truck attempts uphill haul of dozer. Gravity has other plans
This truck never had a chance hauling this large dozer uphill. Check out the video footage and get other heavy equipment industry news on Equipment World.
January 17, 2019
Kenworth, Toyota announce fuel cell technology partnership
At the 2019 CES, Kenworth showcased a T680 converted to fuel cell electric power by Toyota Motor North America. Learn more right here on Equipment World.
January 17, 2019
Freightliner intros new Cascadia tractor with Level 2 automated driving
Level 2 automation means the truck can accelerate, decelerate and steer independently. The 2020 Cascadia will be the first SAE Level 2 automation-capable truck.
January 9, 2019
Giant transformer heavy-haul job breaks Wash. records: 1M lbs. across 47 mi.
To move this load, Omega Morgan used three heavy-haul trucks, a Kenworth C500 as the pull truck, and two Kenworth T800 trucks to push. More information here.
December 28, 2018
80,000+ Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo, Daimler and Navistar tractors affected by Cummins fuel line recall
The recall was issued from fuel lines bursting if the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted in specific driving conditions. Get more details here.
October 23, 2018
Tight curve topples truck in hillside work zone after driver pushes luck
After ignoring construction zone warning signs, a semi-truck driver took the ride of his life down a 100ft embankment in California. Watch the video here.
October 18, 2018
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Tough & Techy: Cat Launches New 41-Ton 340 Excavator
Cat added a more powerful engine, wider track, 7.5-ton counterweight, and loaded it with standard technology.
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