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Survey: Truck Drivers Embracing Technology on the Highway

October 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
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A survey of 401 professional truck drivers shows most are more connected through technology and social media than ever before, and a good number of them say they are also increasingly health-conscious. The new survey, conducted by King of the Road for Atlas Van Lines, provides insights from the moving [...]

Omnitracs’ Zombie Dispatch Spotlights Tech Role in Trucking

October 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
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Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has launched a new web-based game called Zombie Dispatch, designed to recognize the important role of trucking and truck drivers in our economy. In addition, the game is aimed at illustrating technologies and solutions to help truck [...]

Paccar Launches Light, Fuel-efficient Tandem Truck Axle

October 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Paccar Launches Light, Fuel-efficient Tandem Truck Axle

Paccar is launching a new proprietary tandem axle that is the industry’s lightest and most efficient axle in its class, according to Landon Sproull, Paccar vice president. The new Paccar axle is designed to improve the operating efficiency for line haul, regional haul and pick-up and delivery customers. The new [...]

Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades

October 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are joining forces with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch the Road to Zero Coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years. [...]

Zonar Offers ELD-Ready Smart Truck Fleet Tablet, Software Platform

October 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Zonar Offers ELD-Ready Smart Truck Fleet Tablet, Software Platform

Zonar, a leader in smart fleet management technology, has introduced Zonar Connect, a next-generation tablet and software ecosystem that lets commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations. Connect allows fleets to seamlessly enter the next era in fleet management technology using a smart fleet platform which is faster, more [...]

Strong Truck Engine Sales Seen Ahead of Class 8 Emission Standard

October 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Strong Truck Engine Sales Seen Ahead of Class 8 Emission Standard

Total North American Class 8 truck production peaked in 2015, with ACT Research predicting at that time lower demand in 2016 and 2017 followed by recovery. A pre-emission boom is forecast in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021, according to a new report by ACT Research and [...]

U.S. Army Awards $409 Million Truck, Trailer Contract to Oshkosh

October 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
U.S. Army Awards $409 Million Truck, Trailer Contract to Oshkosh

The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $409 million contract to produce 1,661 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) trucks and 31 trailers, under its current contract. Deliveries will continue through July 2018. Patrick Williams, Oshkosh Corp. vice president and general manager of Army programs, said, “Since 2009, Oshkosh [...]

Kenworth Launches T680 Advantage with 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper

October 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Kenworth Launches T680 Advantage with 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper

Kenworth has introduced the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Advantage Package with the 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for regional haul and less-than truckload operations. Kenworth’s latest T680 Advantage configuration utilizes an optimized powertrain featuring the 2016 Paccar MX-13 engine or Paccar MX-11 engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage series 10-speed automated transmission, combined with [...]

Cummins Rolls Out X15 Series Truck Engines at the Jamestown Plant

October 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Cummins Rolls Out X15 Series Truck Engines at the Jamestown Plant

Cummins Inc. this week rolled out its latest generation Heavy Duty engine, the 2017 X15, at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, NY. The engine builder claims the 2017 X15 is a game-changer in terms of reliability and fuel economy. This next-generation X15 heavy-duty engine exceeds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [...]

Spireon Develops New Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product

October 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Spireon Develops New Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product

Irvine, Calif.-based Spireon Inc., a leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with more than three million active subscribers, now offers its first solar-powered trailer and asset telematics solution. Spireon FleetLocate provides customers with a new way to gain location information and rich data around their trailers [...]