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Mack Trucks has unveiled their next-generation semi truck, the Mack Anthem, available as either Day Cab or Sleeper Truck. The Anthem has been completely redesigned, both inside and out, and features optimized aerodynamics for improved fuel efficiency and the latest technology. New driving and sleeping environments were crafted with an emphasis on increasing driver comfort and productivity. The Anthem is available with either the 11-liter Mack MP7 engine (425 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque) or 13-liter Mack MP8 engine (505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque). Mack’s 12-speed mDRIVE AMT is standard on all Anthem models.
September 14, 2017

Mack Trucks has revealed new upgrades for its Mack Granite and Mack Pinnacle models. On the exterior, new LED headlights and a new grille for its Pinnacle model will match the Mack Anthem. On the interior, upgrades include a new dash with guage cluster and controls, new center console, HVAC controls, steering wheel, Co-Pilot display, and information and entertainment options, to name a few.
September 14, 2017

This week during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, International Truck put on display major enhancements to their flagship LoneStar truck product line. The truck has been redesigned and features a sharp, aerodynamic design and functional innovations inside and out. Just some of the innovations include all-new HVAC system, new single-canister aftertreatment system, new cab wiring, improved fuel efficiency, redesigned doors, side glass and cab mirrors for enhanced visibility, new instrument cluster, and much more. The LoneStar's standard engine is the Cummins X15, available with 400–605 hp and between 1,450–2,050 lb.-ft. of torque.
September 13, 2017

Scania has launched the XT truck series, which is tailor-made for the construction industry. Following an extensive analysis of the multi-faceted construction industry, Scania has developed a comprehensive range to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within the sector. The new series of trucks aimed at construction is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of next generation trucks, the fruits of more than ten year’s development with an investment exceeding 2 billion euros.
September 11, 2017

Ram Trucks unveiled their latest edition at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois today--the Ram Harvest Edition. The new Ram model was designed specifically for America’s farm families and is visually distinguished by two new colors: Case IH Red and New Holland Blue.
August 29, 2017

According to a report out of Reuters on Thursday, Tesla's first semi truck to market will most likely be a day cab and capable of traveling between 200 to 300 miles per charge. The source of speculation is Scott Perry, the chief technology officer at Miami-based fleet operator Ryder System Inc., who said he met with Tesla officials earlier this year to discuss the technology.
August 25, 2017

Somebody should be getting a raise in the marketing department at Volvo. Shot on May 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Volvo Trucks film captures 3-year-old Joel Jovine as he opens a “toy truck” box measuring 80 feet long, 14 feet wide and 18 feet tall containing a new Volvo VNL 760 tractor and trailer. The film premiered July 11 and has since been viewed 25 million times, in addition to being liked, shared and commented, engaging over 740,000.
August 3, 2017

Changing lanes, merging into traffic, and backing-up have never been so manageable with the new Voyager VOM74MM Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor from ASA Electronics. Coupled with Voyager cameras, you'll be able to view real-time, crystal-clear images of your vehicle’s blind spots right on your rearview mirror via a digital signal. When the monitor is not active, the Voyager VOM74MM uses a highly-reflective screen that acts as a mirror.
August 2, 2017

All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a one-stop access-point for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect as well as new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets.
July 31, 2017

The new Volvo VNL series includes new exterior design features, new dashboard and controls, camera and radar-based active driver assist, smart steering wheel, optional infotainment system with 7" touchscreen, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay, and is available in several engine and sleeper configurations, including a new, 70-inch sleeper.
July 12, 2017

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