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Peterbilt model 389 Canadian 150th anniversary edition packed with exclusive features

Peterbilt announces the Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition to salute Canada’s history by combining the industry-leading quality and performance of the Model 389 with distinctive styling and exclusive Canadian features. “Canadian owner-operators and premium carriers can honor Canada with the addition of Peterbilt’s Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary Edition,” says Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Senior Vice President. “It delivers proven productivity, dependability and uptime combined with unique styling and understated elegance.”

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Ram Debuts New 1500 Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak

Ram Truck has announced two new option packages. “The Ram 1500 Sublime Sport and Rebel Blue Streak expand our offerings in factory-custom trucks and give dealers a more extensive color palette to excite customers who are looking for something unique,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global

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Volvo Trucks expands Uptime Services to legacy vehicles

Volvo Trucks North America is extending its comprehensive Volvo Trucks Uptime Services to legacy vehicles through the addition of telematics connectivity via partner Geotab, a leading provider of telematics technology. Owners of Volvo legacy vehicles with EPA 2010 or newer Volvo engines will be able to access the same suite of uptime services available for newer model Volvo trucks. 

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Heavy-haul trailer extends to handle wide range of large equipment

Talbert Manufacturing's has  introduced its 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer. The deck length of this innovative unit is 54-feet when open, which allows users to haul a wide range of large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors, generators, pressure vessels and tanks. Operators can then retract the trailer to 32 feet 6 inches. This shortens the overall trailer length to 53 feet, eliminating the need for permits which saves time and money.

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Removable, wireless battery-operated trailer camera

FLO Components Ltd. will be displaying a “revolutionary new product solution for blind spots,” according to Mike Deckert, Vice-President of FLO Components, at the upcoming National Heavy Equipment Show - the Portable TrailerCam.  Designed and engineered in the USA by Convoy Technologies, LLC, the Patent Pending Portable TrailerCam is a removable, wireless, rechargeable battery operated camera that literally can be placed (using strong, rugged magnets) on the side or rear of any truck, trailer or equipment.

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Cat articulated truck adds new cab design, advanced control features

Offering a 45.2-ton (41-tonne) rated payload capacity, the new Cat 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. The new external “spinal” ROPS structure boasts bonded rear quarter glass that eliminates the structural pillar to give the operator a dramatic improvement in visibility from the cab. Upon cab entry, the new “wake up” feature initiates machine displays as soon as the door is opened, while the lighter/stronger cab door offers shut assist for improved sealing against dust infiltration. The quieter cab design lowers inside sound levels by 5 dB at the operator’s ear.

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Mack expands uptime solutions for customers with legacy vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its industry-leading uptime solutions to customers with Mack legacy vehicles. Working with its partner Geotab, a leading global provider of end-to-end telematics technology, Mack now offers connectivity for older Mack vehicles that are not equipped with its GuardDog® Connect telematics hardware, helping to maximize customer uptime. Mack made the announcement at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Detroit launches new DD8 medium-duty engine

Aimed at the vocational truck markets the Detroit DD8 is a 7.7L in-Line 6-Cylinder medium-duty engine. It boasts a horsepower range of 260-350HP and a torque range of 660 - 1050 lb – ft. The DD8 will expand on the Detroit medium-duty platform that was launched last year with the DD5, and will provide customers fuel efficiency leadership and best in class maintenance intervals. In addition, the DD8 will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications.

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Low ground pressure ADT comes with more engine power

The latest F series Hydrema 922HM low ground pressure dump truck  comes with more engine power, an upgraded cab and new controls. The 22-ton payload 922HM complies with the latest emission legislation/EPA Tier 4 Final without the use of Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) but by using DOC and SCR catalyst with DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). 

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Volvo, PATH demonstrate successful example of on-highway truck platooning

Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology (CACC). Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at the Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate 110, highlighting for public officials and other stakeholders the technology’s potential for improving highway safety, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the capacity of transportation systems. 

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