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Paccar Enhances its MX-13 and MX-11 Truck Engines

October 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
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Paccar is launching new power, torque and fuel-efficiency enhancements to its MX-13 and MX-11 engines for North America. The new engines will be available in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks beginning in January 2017. “The Paccar MX-13 and MX-11 engines are designed to deliver optimum performance, durability, fuel economy, and the [...]

Rand McNally Debuts Next Gen E-Log and Fleet Management Device

October 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Rand McNally launches DC 200, a cell-enabled E-Log and fleet management device.

Rand McNally has introduced a sleek, new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity – six months after launching its innovative Bluetooth plug-and-play ELD 50 for professional drivers. Rand McNally’s announcement came at the American Trucking Associations’ 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, which ends today. [...]

Trucking Industry Leaders Open MCE 2016 Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
ATA Chairman Pat Thomas cuts the ribbon opening the Exhibition Hall in Las Vegas.

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear, along with the federation’s incoming and outgoing chairmen, cut the ribbon to open the Management Conference & Exhibition’s grand exhibit hall, which got underway this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. “The important work of moving America’s freight, and representing America’s trucking [...]

Dana Updates Spicer Compact Series Plus Driveshafts for Trucks

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Dana Updates Spicer Compact Series Plus Driveshafts for Trucks

Dana Inc. announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts that reduce component weight and improve overall performance for trucks and buses ranging from 9 to 66 tons. Dana is currently producing versions of this driveshaft for medium-duty vehicles, and a series of six models to support a full [...]

Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

Lytx, a San Diego-based leader in video telematics, has introduced the Unisyn platform, a new video telematics model that gives unprecedented levels of quality video access and video expandability to commercial truck fleets. Lytx launched the video telematics category in 1998, combining video capture of road incidents such as hard [...]

Record360 Offers OFAC & Facial Recognition Security Check Solution

September 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Record360 Offers OFAC & Facial Recognition Security Check Solution

Record360, the Seattle-based provider of asset condition reporting software, has announced the official release of its OFAC and facial recognition security check solution. The new addition to Record360’s software allows rental and leasing firms to stay compliant with federal law and security procedures while seamlessly moving their customers through the [...]

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Debuts New 4000AE Flatbed

September 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Debuts New 4000AE Flatbed

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers this week introduced its new 4000AE flatbed trailer. “Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director [...]

Eaton Showcases Trucking Valvetrain Technologies at IAA

September 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Eaton Showcases Trucking Valvetrain Technologies at IAA

Power management company Eaton last week showcased its complete portfolio of advanced and standard valvetrain solutions – including variable valve lift for both diesel and gasoline engines, cylinder deactivation, hydraulic lash adjusting and decompression engine brake — at the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The technologies provide customers with benefits [...]

Lytx ActiveVision Detects High-risk Truck Driving Behaviors

September 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Technology
Lytx ActiveVision Detects High-risk Truck Driving Behaviors

One year after its introduction, Lytx ActiveVision is helping to eradicate distracted and drowsy driving in some of the country’s largest trucking fleets, each on a quest to get its drivers to their destinations safely. The ActiveVision service employs machine vision technology combined with real-time in-cab alerts and video event [...]

Iveco Presents its Z Truck Concept at IAA Trade Show

September 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Iveco Presents its Z Truck Concept at Germany’s IAA Trade Show

Iveco, a European truck manufacturer and a brand of CNH Industrial, this week presented its world premiere Iveco Z Truck at the 2016 IAA Show in Hannover, Germany. IAA is the commercial vehicle industry’s leading international trade show. This long-haul concept truck breaks away from every constraint to be a [...]