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Congressional hearing: Majority of vehicles can be self-driving in a few decades

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing exploring the issue of self-driving vehicles on Nov. 15 as part of the Disrupter Series. Dr. Mark Rosekind, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and several industry stakeholders testifying before the committee suggested it could be decades before self-driving vehicles become a reality. ...Read the rest of this story
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Illinois Kenworth Dealer Opens Full-Service Dealership

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Parts and service at Kenworth of Effingham. Photo: Kenworth of Effingham

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Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.

The Effingham, Ill., dealership sits on a 4-acre lot near Interstates 57 and 70. The dealership's recent opening came just as Illinois Transportation completed a six-year, $170-million Interstate 57/70 expansion project along a 6-mile stretch from south of Effingham to an area northeast of town.

“Kenworth of Effingham significantly expands the availability of Kenworth customer support between St. Louis and Indianapolis,” said John Nichols, CEO of Palmer Trucks, Kenworth of Effingham's parent company. “With a great location and large parts inventory, our new location can respond to the needs of national fleets, local agricultural companies, contractors and other vocational customers.”

The dealership's service shop is equipped with a Hunter alignment machine, DPF cleaning, and offers a dedicated bay for diagnosing trucks and providing lubrication service. Kenworth of Effingham also offers driver's lounge with free Wi-Fi for drivers.

Parts and service are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service department offers full warranty support for Paccar MX series engines. The dealership also provides leasing and rental services through its PacLease franchise.

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