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Meritor's optimized EX+ air disc brake

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Meritor Offers Improved Version of Air Disc Brake

Meritor announced an optimized version of its EX+ air disc brakes, shaving off 10 pounds of weight and improving performance.

Meritor's Cheri Lantz explains that the e-carrier is an electric motor designed into a differential carrier. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Meritor to Start Testing Electric Drivetrain Next Year

Meritor announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show that it is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions as well as supporting systems “to position Meritor as a leader in electric solutions for the commercial vehicle market.”

Bosch's 15-inch freely programmable cluster. Photo: Bosch

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Bosch Demonstrates Automated, Connected Tech at NACV

Bosch showcased its portfolio of commercial vehicle solutions at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, including automated, connected and electrified technologies aimed at improving safety, comfort, and efficiency.

Photo: Jack Roberts

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Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Fresh off the launch of its new Anthem highway tractor, Mack Trucks held an upbeat press conference kicking off day two of NACV in Atlanta with an overview of the year to date and hints as to the company’s future objectives.

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

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Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

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Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Photo by XL Hybrids.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

“Navistar is now writing the next chapter of our story,” said Troy A. Clarke, chairman, president and CEO, Navistar. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Navistar-VW Alliance to Bring Electric Truck, Integrated Powertrain to Market

The Navistar-Volkswagen Truck & Bus Alliance has borne fruit faster than either company expected. Officials announced Monday they will develop a proprietary, integrated powertrain; a common connected vehicle and cloud platform; and an electric-powered Class 6/7 truck.

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Photo: Freightliner

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Freightliner Offers New Cab Configurations for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available in mid-roof cab configurations for regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

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