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Even when autonomous technologies handle the steering, as in Freightliner’s Inspiration Truck demonstrated last year in Nevada, drivers need to be ready to take back control. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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What Does the Tesla Accident Mean for Autonomous Vehicle Development?

While autonomous truck technology is different from that in “self-driving cars,” could it be tarred with the same brush?

Mike Dozier Photo: Kenworth

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Q&A: Kenworth General Manager Talks Trucking's Future Challenges

Mike Dozier assumed his responsibilities as Kenworth Trucks new general manager after a three-year stint as general manager of Paccar's Australian operations. In a world of future tech, Mike Dozier wants to keep Kenworth focused on the customer.

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Q&A: FCA US Fleet Business Chief Jeff Kommor

The head of fleet and small business sales for FCA US, which sells Ram pickup trucks and ProMaster cargo vans, among many other light-duty vehicle, talks about the fleet market and how the company is working to meet fleet customer needs.

Trailer tires are often abused and neglected, but they still play an important role in getting freight delivered. They are worthy of more than a passing thought. Photo: Jim Park

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Trailer Tires: Choosing the Best Strategy for Your Fleet

Do you need to put new tires on a trailer? As it turns out, a lot of fleets do buy new tires for trailers, and for very good reasons.

Western Star’s new 6900XD, hooked to a SmithCo 70-ton side dump trailer. Photos: John G. Smith

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Test Drive: Western Star’s 6900XD Heavy, Heavy Hauler

Western Star’s 6900XD pulls 70 metric tons through a dirt road course and comes through with flying colors.

Kenworth says the tractor weighs about 15,000 pounds with 100 gallons of fuel. Among the lightweight components are the standard aluminum cab and optional Alcoa wheels. Photos: Tom Berg

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Kenworth T680 Shows off Lightweight Specs

Even with a roomy sleeper, this T680 scales at just 14,200 pounds, making heavy payloads possible.

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The 2016 Trailers Update

New features displayed at truck shows and announced separately cut weight, add ruggedness and utility.

Rolf Lockwood

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Commentary: Autonomous by Retrofit

A $30,000 self-driving kit available as an aftermarket retrofit for existing trucks... strikes me as something pretty remarkable.

Photo: Jim Park

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Cummins ISX15, Still Growing and Evolving After 18 Years of Service [Video]

As engine platforms go, Cummins' ISX has to be considered slightly remarkable. It survived the transition to EGR and then to SCR aftertreatment -- while several other engines did not -- and it's still very much alive and kicking today.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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How to Be Proactive With Tank Corrosion Prevention

In truck, rail tankers and beyond, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics can stop corrosion, improve safety, extend equipment life and minimize maintenance and downtime.

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Fleets of all sizes and across all industries are leveraging video to improve driver performance and eliminate risky driving that leads to collisions and drives up costs. Download this free 12-point Buying Guide that outlines the selection criteria to consider whether you’re just getting started with video technology or looking to upgrade your current program.
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