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Two U.S. Senators  asked the General Accounting Office to look at the impact autonomous vehicle technology will have on more than 2 million Americans who work in, or support, the trucking industry. Photo: Peterbilt

News

Senators Ask GAO to Examine Impact of Autonomous Technology on Trucking

If you’re concerned about the potential impact autonomous vehicle technology will have on truck drivers in the future, you’re not alone. Two U.S. senators want the Government Accountability Office to look into how it will affect truck drivers and communities.

The greater axle track width used with dual wheels would make that same axle too wide when equipped with wide-single tires. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

To Outset, or Not to Outset

Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

Products

High-Torque, High-Power Starters Available from Prestolite Electric

Prestolite Electric is offering the Leece-Neville PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme, two new high-torque, high-power starters for medium- and heavy-duty engines.

Photo: Meritor

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Meritor Offers 13X Axle on International Trucks

Meritor has announced that its 13X single-drive axle will become standard equipment on the International DuraStar in July. The axle will also be available as an option on other International medium-duty trucks.

Western Star's newest Model 5700 paint scheme is based on colors and patterns the company used on show trucks in the 1970s. Photos: Jack Roberts

News

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

Volvo’s SuperTruck uses advanced engine programming to reduce energy consumption and old-fashioned aerodynamics to reduce drag. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Driving Volvo’s SuperTruck

What you can see of Volvo’s SuperTruck vehicle is pretty spectacular, though fairly plain at heart. It’s what you can’t see that stirs the imagination. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this first-person Test Drive.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

News

Truck Dealership Employment Rose 5.6% in 2016

Employment at truck dealerships hit its highest point in five years, according to a report from American Truck Dealers a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as dealers work to improve customer uptime and deal with ever-more-complex equipment.

Videos

On the Spot: Volvo Trucks VNR Regional Tractor [Video]

Equipment Editor Jim Park was at the launch of Volvo's new regional tractor, the VNR, in Montreal. He sends along this interview with Wade Long, Volvo Trucks' director of product marketing.

Products

Ancra’s Logist-A-Panel Helps Secure Cargo

Ancra International has added the Logist-A-Panel to its line of cargo restraint system products, designed to create a captive beam decking and shoring wall system to replace standard plywood or liner panel from a sheet and post trailer.

KIC's product range. Photo: KIC

News

Accuride Acquires Wheel End Supplier KIC

Accuride has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel end component supplier KIC and some of its affiliated entities.

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