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John G Smith

John G Smith
John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Canadian Shipper, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.
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    4 ways to realize an ROI from truck upgrades

    February 26, 2020 by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Every truck option comes at a cost, but with some careful planning those costs can transform into investments and deliver true financial returns. Here are four ways to realize an ROI on truck-related investments, as shared during

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    Health and wellness app adds new capabilities

    February 26, 2020 by Truck News

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. – Rolling Strong announced Wednesday that its health and wellness app now has the ability for terminal vs. terminal, company vs. company and industrywide competitions. The company said the app’s new capabilities allow management staff to enable health and wellness

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    Allison Transmission connects through Geotab Marketplace

    February 26, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    Allison Connected Services now available as an Add-In on the Geotab Marketplace Allison Transmission has come to the Geotab Marketplace. Allison Connected Services offers insights on diagnostic and maintenance information such as oil and filter life, clutch health and transmission

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    Michelin expands retread portfolio

    February 26, 2020 by Jim Park

    Michelin North America is launching two new pre-mold retreads to broaden its lineup of tire retread technologies. The Michelin X Multi D Pre-Mold retread will address the growing demand for traction and durability in a retread designed for regional and

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    Mack, Volvo update Over-the-Air updates

    February 26, 2020 by Jack Roberts

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Mack Trucks unveiled its version of driver-activated Over The Air Updates capabilities at the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting. Over The Air Updates is a remote software that enables customers to activate their software updates on their own

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    Canada further delays trailer GHG rule, as U.S. legal challenges continue

    February 26, 2020 by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada will further delay a coming round of trailer-related GHG regulations by up to one more year, as a legal challenge continues around similar rules in the U.S. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) trailer standards

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    There’s no stopping disc brakes, but they have maintenance needs

    February 26, 2020 by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – There seems to be no stopping the rollout of disc brakes. The stopping systems that emerged as an option for most OEMs around 2008 had become standard on steer axles by 2012, says Freightliner on-highway product manager

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    Bridgestone goes airless with concept tire

    February 25, 2020 by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Tire makers traditionally look for ways to ensure their products maintain air, but Bridgestone Americas is looking to remove air from the equation entirely. The company was showcasing the concept version of an air-free commercial truck tire

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    Mack smooths steering with Command Steer

    February 25, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    Steering a Mack Anthem will be a smoother experience than ever with the introduction of the optional Mack Command Steer. Available by June, the advanced active steering system adds an electric motor to the existing hydraulic steering system, reducing driver

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    Mack unveils SmartWay-certified Anthem daycab

    February 25, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    Mack Anthem daycabs can now come with the SmartWay certification through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “EPA in the last year or so introduced daycabs as part of the SmartWay,” explains Stu Russoli, Mack highway product manager. Models recognized for

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    BorgWarner incorporates starter protection

    February 25, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    BorgWarner has updated its Delco Remy 38MT+ and 39MT heavy-duty gear reduction starters, incorporating its Smart IMS (integrated magnetic switch) and integrated over crank protection. The starters are used in on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, and the company says it

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    Navistar using data to customize truck PM intervals

    February 25, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is looking to tap into connected vehicle data to generate customized preventive maintenance intervals for individual vehicles. The OEM’s new Advanced Preventive Maintenance program falls under the International 360 platform that integrates service-related communications and incorporates

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    Navistar Parts adds filters, expands retail and online presence

    February 25, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar has unveiled an expanded product selection and other changes to its parts business, ranging from a new line of filters, to an expanded retail footprint, and online ordering. The OEM’s Fleetrite product line will add air,

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    Jacobs proves cylinder deactivation slashes NOx, saves fuel

    February 25, 2020 by Jim Park

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Jacobs Vehicle Systems has completed testing to quantify the fuel savings and emissions benefits of Jacobs’ Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology. Test results showed that CDA reduced fuel consumption by 5% over the baseline in the Hot Federal

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    Cooper Tire design stands up to all weather

    February 24, 2020 by Today's Trucking

    Cooper Tire’s Work Series is rolling out a new tire for regional fleets in the form of the All Weather Drive (AWD) model. Coming this June, the tire will come in 295/75R22.5 LR G, 11R22.5 LR H, and 11R24.5 LR

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