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The British government has awarded a grant of €8.1 million to test truck platooning on public roadways. Photo: Scania

News

UK Announces Series of Truck Platoon Tests

The British government has awarded funding that will enable a series of truck platoon tests on public roadways in the United Kingdom beginning next year.

Videos

On the Spot: ZF's Reax Electronic Steering [Video]

ZF is bringing its Reax electronic steering system to the North American commercial vehicle market, offering benefits in safety and driver experience and another step toward autonomous trucks. The company demonstrated the system for the press recently and HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts has this report.

The Reuters News Agency is reporting that Tesla's electric truck will be a day cab model without a sleeper. Photo: Tesla

News

More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig

Tesla's soon-to-be-unveiled all-electric truck will be a day cab model with a 200- to 300-mile daily operating range, according to a report by Reuters.

Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster Photo: Bendix

News

Peterbilt Offers Bendix Slack Adjuster and Brake Options

Peterbilt announced it is offering the Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and Bendix Eversure spring brake as factory options for both steer and drive axles on multiple truck models.

News

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

Products

US Liner Designs Lightweight Scuff Liner

US Liner Company has introduced Bad Wolf Scuff, a product line designed in response to customer needs for a better recycled scuff liner material.

Screenshot via TuSimple

News

Chinese Company to Test Autonomous Trucks in Arizona

TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous truck startup, has chosen Tucson, Arizona, as the site of its autonomous truck development and testing.

Photo: Jim Park

News

Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

Peterbilt has announced that its ergonomically designed column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on Model 579 and 567 trucks equipped with the new Paccar Automated Transmission.

Left to right: Christopher Jerrolds, legislative assistant, Bill Sweatman, president Marangoni Tread North America, and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN). Photo: Marangoni Tread North America

News

Marangoni Attacks Cheap Foreign Tires with 'Retread Instead' Campaign

Marangoni Tread North America recently hosted U.S. Rep.Jim Cooper, giving a presentation to promote the use of rereads as an economically and environmentally friendly alternative to cheap foreign tires.

Videos

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Paccar Automated Transmission

When Paccar introduced its proprietary 40,000-pound on-highway drive axle the company said it was working toward a fully integrated powertrain. It had the MX engine and the drive axle and now it has unveiled the final piece, the Paccar Automated Transmission. Equipment Editor Jim Park checks it out in this Ultimate Test Drive video.

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