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Driven front axle for Kenworth T880

Driven front axle for Kenworth T880

The Kenworht T880 is now available with front weel drive. The Marmon Herrington MT22 driven front axle is installed at the Kenworht factory. “For severe duty applications where the ultimate in traction is required, our new configuration is a welcomed spec,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “We see our all-wheel drive T880 being used in…Continue Reading

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New for the USA: Paccar Axles UPDATE!

New for the USA: Paccar Axles UPDATE!

Truck production in the USA used to be a mixture of different engines, gearboxes and axles but more and more truckbrands start producing their own components. Paccar, since a few years offering their own Paccar engines is now introducing a new line of Paccar axles. There are different versions with ratio’s between 2,47 and 3,7.…Continue Reading

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Self driving truck with a load of beer!

Self driving truck with a load of beer!

A self driving Volvo truck with Otto technologie has driven 120 miles with commercial cargo on public roads in the USA. On Thursday, the self-driving truck left Fort Collins, Colorado, at 1 a.m. and drove itself 120 miles on I-25 to Colorado Springs. The driver, who has to be there to help the truck get…Continue Reading

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Western Star pays tribute to Smokey and the Bandit

Western Star pays tribute to Smokey and the Bandit

More than 35 years after the debut of “Smokey and the Bandit,” Western Star fans are paying tribute to the classic movie with its newest star, “Bandit”, the “Design Our Star Project: Part II” show truck. The 2017 5700XE was built from the ground up by fans and customers, who selected the truck model, application,…Continue Reading

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Navistar Supertruck CataLIST: Double efficiency

Navistar Supertruck CataLIST: Double efficiency

Navistarannounched their SuperTruck demonstration vehicle, CatalIST last wednesday. This truck achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 104 percent and that is more than double the 50 percent goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its SuperTruck program. Against a 2009 base line model truck, the CatalIST Supertruck achieved a fuel economy of 13 miles…Continue Reading

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Volvo Supertruck concept saves more fuel

Volvo Supertruck concept saves more fuel

The Volvo Supertruck is a concept truck that saves fuel, takes more cargo and has a lot of interesting things on board for the future. The U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruckprogram is a cost-shared, public-private partnership that promotes research and development to improve the freight-hauling efficiency of heavy-duty Class 8 long-haul tractor-trailer trucks. The program aims…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen buys share in Navistar

Volkswagen buys share in Navistar

Volkswagen Truck & Bus Holding seeks expansion of it’s activities on the US market. Sources confirm that VW intends to buy a 16,6% stake in US truck manufacturer Navistar. VW intends to pay 256 million dollars in this transaction. Recently appointed CEO Andreas Renschler, formerly working at arch rival Daimler, intends to broaden the scope…Continue Reading

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New Freightliner Cascadia

New Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner introduced the new Cascadia Class 8 truck in the USA. With engines from 350- up to 600 Hp, more efficient aerodynamics and new safety systems on board the new Freightliner is the new standard. Also new is the connectivity system by Detroit Connect. Now Detroit is a name that Freightliner gives to just about…Continue Reading

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Volvo I-Torque is not forgotten

Volvo I-Torque is not forgotten

Volvo lauched the I-Torque system in 2013 but the only thing that was realy lauches was the I-Shift Dual Clutch. That was one important piece of the I-Torque puzzle but now it looks like the other pieces were also found. On the USA website of Volvo we found the information that the 2017 models will…Continue Reading

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Daimler puts first autonomous truck on the road

Daimler puts first autonomous truck on the road

At the Hoover Dam in American State of Nevada, Daimler has put the first autonomous truck on the road. The State of Nevada granted this truck a special licenseplate to help Daimler with further development of this project. At the Mid American Trucking Show, Daimlers US truck division Freightliner already showed an Innovation Truck, which…Continue Reading

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