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At Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Michigan, Mrs. Doorboto – also known as Rosie, is the door-slammer-in-chief. In just three days, without need of a coffee break, the 1.5-ton robot opens and closes a door as often as a typical customer would in 10 years. (Image couertesy of Nissan Motor Co.)

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Nissan Uses Door-Opening Robot

Nissan is depending on Rosie, a 1.5-ton robot, to open and close doors for durability testing.

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LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Covers

The model-specific LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Covers feature a strong, lightweight structure.

Photo: Volvo Group

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Volvo Demonstrates Autonomous Truck Technology

The Volvo Group demonstrated a new self-driving truck, designed to travel autonomously from one hub to another, at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing, China.

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Vote: 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

It’s time to start the vote for 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year. Now in its 11th year, the winning truck is decided by you, our readers.

FMCSA new Deputy Administrator Cathy Gatreaux talks about the importance of regulators and enforcement partnering with industry to improve safety. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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New FMCSA Deputy Administrator Outlines Agency Priorities

BIRMINGHAM – On her third day on the job, the new number-two at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined the priorities of the agency under the Trump administration, including ELD implementation, deregulation, infrastructure investment, autonomous vehicles, and fighting human trafficking.

Products

Drill-Free Light Bar Mount

Buyers Products’ drill-free light bar mount is designed to be installed without needing to make mounting holes in the roof of a cab and can accommodate a vehicle’s existing third brake light.

Photo of TruckWings courtesy of Xstream Trucking

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TruckWings

XStream Trucking has launched TruckWings, an active-aero device that automatically deploys at highway speeds to deliver streamlined aerodynamics.

Two-way communications radio image courtesy of Mobile Create USA

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Two-Way Radio with GPS Mapping

In addition to voice and GPS Tracking, Mobile Create USA radios also include text messaging and unlimited talk time. Speak to the entire fleet of vehicles or hold a private conversation with individual vehicles as needed. The Keypad Display Microphone puts all the controls in the operator’s hand.

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NTEA Now an Accredited Provider for Continuing Education

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded NTEA the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. Workforce development will continue to be a priority for NTEA.

 Western Star is proud to extend the highly successful VetStar Military Appreciation program for 2018. All Western Star models qualify for the program including the tough, rugged and extremely efficient 5700XE daycab. (Image courtesy of Western Star)

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Western Star Rewards Veterans

The VetStar program applies to all new Western Star models (glider kits and used units are not eligible) and is intended for owner-operators and small fleets.

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