Friday, January 19, 2018
Equipment
Test ride in the Freightliner Inspiration

Test ride in the Freightliner Inspiration

LAS VEGAS — A day after the glitz and glamour of the Hoover Dam premier of Freightliner’s Inspiration, the world’s first autonomous truck licensed to drive on public highways, the company gave members of the press more detailed information and a chance to ride in the vehicle.

Freightliner premiers Inspiration autonomous vehicle at Hoover Dam

Freightliner premiers Inspiration autonomous vehicle at Hoover Dam

Freightliner captured several “firsts” in its premier of the world’s first autonomous truck licensed to drive on public roads. Introduction of this historic achievement required a historic location and the company chose Hoover Dam.

Daimler unveils first autonomous commercial truck in U.S.

Daimler unveils first autonomous commercial truck in U.S.

LAS VEGAS — At a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

EkoStinger claims trailer side skirts will be obsolete

EkoStinger claims trailer side skirts will be obsolete

“Side skirts are going to be where the industry WAS. We’re where you’re gonna see the industry go.” Those were the confident words of Parr Wiegel, President and CEO of StormBlok Systems, manufacturer of the EkoStinger aerodynamic trailer aftertreatment product.

PretripMaster.com offers instruction for prospective CDL holders

PretripMaster.com offers instruction for prospective CDL holders

CHICAGO — PretripMaster.com offers a system designed to take truck driving students from CDL permit to employment.

Goodyear offers new retread option for regional fleets

Goodyear offers new retread option for regional fleets

AKRON, Ohio — Regional fleets that require a balance of fuel efficiency, traction, and long miles to removal have a new PreCure retread option from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the tire manufacturer said Monday.

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