Equipment en Will future truckers be more like drone operators? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Stefan&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Seltz-Axmacher">Seltz-Axmacher</span>&nbsp;knows that many drivers don&#39;t like him and his autonomous trucks so he tries to change the conversation. &quot;Yes, we&#39;re these nerdy guys from San Francisco, and we&#39;ve built a robot that looks like it does their work,&quot; says the CEO and co-founder of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Starsky">Starsky</span>&nbsp;Robotics. &quot;Drivers say, &#39;Oh, my gosh.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucker Jobs Equipment News Technology Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:33:00 +0000 19341 at <p>A truck driver with his CDL operates a truck retrofitted with&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Starsky">Starsky</span>&nbsp;Robotics radar, cameras, and other gadgets. Like a military drone operator or video gamer with a driving console, the driver sees everything a driver in the cab would see and operate the same controls including steering wheel, brakes and accelerator.&nbsp;<em>(Photo from&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Starsky">Starsky</span>&nbsp;Robotics documentary)</em></p> Arrow Truck Sales offers affiliate deals for owner-ops <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re an owner-operator looking for a new (to you) rig, Arrow Truck Sales Inc. has a used truck purchasing program for owner-ops who currently drive for select carriers. As an Arrow Prime member, the buyer qualifies for certain exclusive benefits, including a free 6 month/50,000 mile warranty, special $1,000 allowance and more.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Equipment News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:02:00 +0000 19301 at VIDEO: Nvidia ‘deep learning’ guides Paccar self-driving truck <div class="node-body article-body">Nvidia, a pioneer in developing the computer graphics chips that revolutionized video gaming, is taking its more recent focus on ‘deep learning’ and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the road, working with Paccar to develop solutions for autonomous vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Video Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:55:00 +0000 19281 at Work Truck Show roundup <div class="node-body article-body">We don’t cover a lot of medium-duty and pickup truck news here on American Trucker, but we do have editors on the ground at the annual Work Truck Show keeping us posted and filing reports over on the Fleet Owner side of the Web. Here’s a selection of stories, with links to the complete coverage from Indianapolis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:55:00 +0000 19221 at Mack extends uptime commitment to older vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">INDIANAPOLIS. Mack Trucks announced it is bringing its uptime solutions to customers with Mack legacy vehicles. Working with Geotab, Mack said it now offers connectivity for older Mack vehicles that are not equipped with its GuardDog Connect telematics hardware.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:36:00 +0000 19211 at <p>Tim Wrinkle, construction product manager Mack Trucks, notes that Mack&rsquo;s Granite models are available with the 11-liter Mack MP7 engine or the Mack MP8 engine when more power is needed.</p> Detroit rolls out new DD8 engine <div class="field-deck"> Detroit rolls out new DD8 engine | Work Truck Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">INDIANAPOLIS. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) officially took the wraps off its Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine Wednesday at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:12:00 +0000 19201 at <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="DD8's">DD8&#39;s</span>&nbsp;&ldquo;B10 life&rdquo; of 400,000 miles. and it is expected to match if not exceed the 45,000 mile oil drain and fuel filter replacement interval offered for the DD5. (<em>Photo by Sean&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Kilcarr">Kilcarr</span></em>)</p> Volvo Trucks tests three-truck platooning <div class="node-body article-body">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, or CACC, technology.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:14:00 +0000 19151 at 'Encouraging sign': Navistar finds turnaround in new truck, engine <div class="node-body blog-body">While Wall Street prognosticators found Navistar’s latest earnings report “disappointing,” for truck customers there are new products to be excited about (notably the International LT tractor and A26 engine) and, most importantly, the renewed viability of a major truck and engine manufacturer means more OEM competition—and that’s good news indeed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Equipment News Running Lights Blog Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:34:00 +0000 19071 at Minimizer in search of next ‘million dollar’ product idea <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy duty trucking veterans, Minimizer wants to hear from you. The aftermarket parts company is looking for its next Tested and Tortured product, and often receives ideas from the people that do the job day-in and day-out.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:16:00 +0000 19011 at Kenworth T680, T880 available with Dana Spicer D-Series axles <div class="node-body article-body">Kenworth’s T680 and T880 models are now available with Dana Spicer D-Series lightweight steer axles for use with air disc brakes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +0000 19001 at