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Daimler Trucks execs offer insight on new DD5, DD8 medium duty engines, autonomous trucks

Daimler Trucks execs offer insight on new DD5, DD8...

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

The principle leaders of Daimler Trucks along with Roger Penske fielded questions from the media Friday following the North American ...

Eaton, Cummins debut 2017 powertrain upgrades including Blended Pedal AMT system

Eaton, Cummins debut 2017 powertrain upgrades including...

Posted on Nov 06, 2015

Eaton and Cummins announced upgrades to their jointly-developed and marketed SmartAdvantage optimized powertrain Wednesday at the Eaton Proving Grounds outside of ...

First Drive: 2016 Ram 3500’s big Cummins power, improved cab impress in test track run

First Drive: 2016 Ram 3500’s big Cummins power,...

Posted on Oct 21, 2015

It wasn't too long ago that if you needed to tow a 30,000-pound payload, you needed a Class 5 or ...

I learned how to operate Freightliner’s autonomous truck. It’s a strange, yet comforting, experience (VIDEO)

I learned how to operate Freightliner’s...

Posted on Sep 22, 2015

In May, when Freightliner pulled the curtain back on its new Inspiration autonomous truck model, the company promised CDL-holding journalists the opportunity ...

Integrated drivetrains speak a language all their own, giving fuel-conscious work truck owners even more reason to love AMTs

Integrated drivetrains speak a language all their own,...

Posted on Sep 02, 2015

One surprising trend over the past few years has been the unprecedented market share growth of automated manual transmissions. Many ...

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Making sense of the split: Don’t worry about...

Posted on Aug 03, 2015

The big news story last week was, of course, Cat and Navistar breaking up. At first brush, given Navistar’s fresh troubles ...

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in...

Posted on Jul 29, 2015

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the ...

Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is...

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

Korean tech giant Samsung has revealed what it calls the “Safety Truck,” aimed at helping those attempting to pass big ...

TEST DRIVE: Freightliner’s 108SD, 114SD work trucks blend power, serious comfort on long haul through Texas hill country

TEST DRIVE: Freightliner’s 108SD, 114SD work...

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

What do you do if you’re Freightliner and your OTR market share numbers are in the stratosphere? You turn your ...

What it’s like to operate a self-driving big rig: First ride in Freightliner’s autonomous Inspiration (PHOTOS)

What it’s like to operate a self-driving big rig:...

Posted on May 11, 2015

I just finished a drive into the future. And it was pretty uneventful. I mean that in the most positive ...

A closer look at the front end.

Freightliner unveils first self-driving truck that will...

Posted on May 05, 2015

Freightliner did it. If you’re one of the many who scoffed at the idea of a commercially-viable self-driving truck, or at ...

FIRST DRIVE: A bit of wheel time with Mack’s mDrive HD, the AMT built for construction

FIRST DRIVE: A bit of wheel time with Mack’s...

Posted on May 01, 2015

Mack announced at the World of Concrete Show in February that it was launching a new, "ruggedized" version of its mDrive ...

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