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Dana to Supply Axles, Driveshafts for 2018 Isuzu Medium-Duty Truck

December 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Technology

Dana Inc. said it will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, with production of this new Class 6 medium-duty truck starting in mid-2017. The 2018 Isuzu FTR will be assembled with a Spicer single-reduction drive axle, Spicer E-Series steer axles, [...]

Bendix Expands Commercial Trucking Production Facilities in Mexico

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Bendix Expands Trucking Product Production Facilities in Mexico

To support increasing customer demand for its solenoid valves and assembled manifolds for commercial trucks, Bendix has doubled manufacturing capabilities of the components through production line expansion and improvement at its Acuña, Mexico, manufacturing campus. With a $1.5 million investment bridging 2015 and 2016, Bendix added a new low-flow solenoid [...]

Connected Vehicle Tech Could Curtail Countless Crashes

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
DOT: Connected Vehicle Tech Could Prevent Countless Crashes

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all [...]

Trucking Engine, Aerodynamic Fixes Could Boost Fuel Efficiency by 8%

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers have made a large number of modifications in response to future Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017 requirements, says a new study. And while most of these changes have involved revised powertrains, improved aerodynamics have been included. According to the North American On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook, published by [...]

Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

Wabash National Corp., a leading North America’s producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has released details about its trailer that was part of Navistar’s SuperTruck combination vehicle. Wabash National’s trailer includes numerous aerodynamic trailer devices, three of which were based on the company’s commercially available Ventix DRS skirt, AeroFin [...]

Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet. “With the [...]

Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

December 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is developing new tire technologies aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of the more than 3.5 million heavy-duty Class 8 long-haul tractor trailer trucks on the nation’s roads. Bridgestone will receive federal funding as a team member of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II program. The U.S. Department [...]

Record360, Karmak Partner for Commercial Truck Rentals, Leasing

December 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Record360, Karmak Partner for Commercial Truck Rentals, Leasing

Record360, a national provider of asset condition reporting software, has partnered with Karmak, a leading provider of business management software for the commercial transportation industry, to provide an integrated digital solution for renting and leasing commercial vehicles while documenting vehicle condition. The partnership aligns with increasing business demands for efficient, [...]

Carrier Transicold’s New Recorder for Refrigerated Haulers

December 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Carrier Transicold’s New Recorder for Refrigerated Haulers

For refrigerated haulers that require independent verification of temperatures inside trucks and trailers or immediate documentation for receivers, Carrier Transicold now offers the DataLink 2 recorder. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. For single-temperature or multi-temperature applications, the DataLink [...]

Nikola Partners With Thompson Machinery on Hydrogen-electric Truck

December 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
From left are De Thompson V, Jeff Earle, Trevor Milton, Allan Wainscott, Steve Lainhart, Frank Young, Mike Thrower.

In February of this year, Caterpillar announced its departure from the on-highway vocational truck market as part of the company’s ongoing restructuring to align its businesses with existing conditions. Thus, many CAT dealers like Thompson Machinery that had invested heavily in capital assets and had many talented employees to service [...]