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Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

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Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

More power and increased safety and comfort seem to be the marching orders for OEMs and suppliers developing the next generation of heavy-duty AMTs. The Innovation Truck, unveiled last year, is a concept vehicle proving out these features for ZF. Photo: ZF

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Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?

Photo: Tom Berg

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FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

Products

Firestone Launches All-Position Wide Base Radial Tire

Bridgestone Americas has launched the Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on- and off-highway applications.

The 2018 Freightliner Cascadia. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks North America.

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Truck-Lite Components Come Standard on New Cascadia

For the 2018 model year, several Truck-Lite components will be standard on Freightliner’s flagship new Cascadia.

Mack will add turbo compounding to is MP8 engine lineup in the spring, as will the Volvo D13. Photo: Mack

Articles

The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines

How engine makers have met the EPA GHG Phase 1 2017 emissions requirements head-on, with a lineup promising better fuel efficiency and greater reliability.

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Accuride Agrees to Buy German Wheel Supplier

Accuride has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels, a privately owned German-based supplier of steel wheels to the commercial vehicle industries in Europe and Asia.

Products

Mickey Truck Bodies Offers New Reefer Van Option

Mickey Truck Bodies has designed a refrigerated van option, featuring thermal-efficient composite panels on the roof, walls, and floor.

Source: FTR

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Improved Freight Demand Could Increase Equipment Purchases

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed improving freight demand while ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that fleets were looking to buy new equipment.

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Pirelli Names Vitale to Head North American Commercial Tire Brand

Alex Vitale has been named the North American CEO of TP Commercial Solutions, the business unit in charge of marketing and distributing Pirelli brand commercial truck tires in the U.S. and Canada.

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