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May Truck Sales Fall 19.5% 
U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in May dropped 19.5% as the downturn rolled on for a sixth consecutive month and still has not hit bottom, analysts said.

Collision Avoidance Systems Succeed in NHTSA Field Test
A yearlong federal field test of 150 Class 8 tractor­-trailers equipped with collision avoidance systems had no rear-­end crashes, a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study revealed.

Manufacturers May Blend Braking Systems as Autonomous Technologies Gain Interest 
The growth of technological systems used in autonomous vehicles in the United States, such as adaptive cruise control and self-steering, could speed the adoption of electronic braking system technology, which sends an electronic control signal to activate brakes.





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May’s Used-Truck Sales Fall; Average Price Flat
Sales of used Class 8 trucks in May fell by 10% year-over-year, ACT Research Co. reported.

First Electric Highway Opens in Sweden
Siemens AG, based in Germany, opened the world’s first eHighway on June 22 in Sweden, which will use overhead catenary wires to power diesel trucks as a green alternative to traditional diesel fuel.

Rand McNally Launches New Safety Dashcams
Rand McNally, based in Skokie, Illinois, launched three new models of dashboard cameras on June 23 to assist with accidents and safety documentation.


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