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  • EXPOSING A GOVERNMENT COP-OUT

    July 21, 2014 8:57PM by Rob Penner

    Sticking with the theme of fuel economy, nothing has been more frustrating than dealing with our governments and enforcement agencies on the above matters. We have taken up these issues many times over and are always met with the same

  • FUEL-SAVING TECHNOLOGIES WE’D LOVE TO USE IF ONLY WE WERE ALLOWED

    July 21, 2014 8:49PM by Rob Penner

    When will Canada and the provinces put their words into actions. We say we are serious about the environment, yet there is tried and true technology that we as responsible business people cannot legally deploy in our fleet. There are

  • Feature Equipment

    WHY DO SUCH TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED TRUCKS LACK THESE BASIC OPTIONS?

    July 21, 2014 8:42PM by Rob Penner

    Have you ever stopped to think about the technology on-board today’s tractors, both from an OEM and an aftermarket perspective? The additional technology to promote fleet and driver safety is incredible. Roll stability, collision avoidance technology, on-board cameras (both forward

  • Blog Equipment

    Technology is making trucking cool again

    July 18, 2014 8:19PM by James Menzies

    I’m not a complete idiot. I know it’s unwise to shake a tree while standing underneath a hornet’s nest. Still, I’m going to go out on a limb and contend that emerging technologies which relieve drivers of the more mundane

  • Product Equipment

    Peterbilt’s Model 220 now in production

    July 17, 2014 3:51PM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has announced its new medium-duty cabover Model 220 is now in full production. The truck is being produced in Mexicali, Mexico and can be ordered in a Class 6/7 configuration. “The new Model 220 brings customers

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton becomes remanufactured transmission supplier to Navistar

    July 17, 2014 1:21PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced it has been selected by Navistar as its primary supplier of heavy-duty remanufactured transmissions. The majority of remanufactured transmissions delivered to Navistar’s 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions, available on

  • Product Equipment

    Bridgestone rebrands service network

    July 16, 2014 7:43AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is rebranding its service network and standardizing the service experience across all the tire brands that fall under its umbrella. The company announced its rebranded GCR Tires and Service division yesterday. “GCR is

  • Volvo to offer built-in, hardware-free fleet management platform

    July 15, 2014 2:02PM by James Menzies

    Volvo expands partnership with Telogis to provide fleet management tools

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    International vocational trucks being shipped with Navistar’s SCR engines

    July 15, 2014 8:22AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar announced today it is now shipping its first International DuraStar and WorkStar vocational trucks with its 9- and 10-litre SCR engines. The company says the engines provide up to an 8% fuel economy improvement over previous

  • Cummins testing new E-85 medium-duty engine

    July 14, 2014 12:42PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. has teamed with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a new ethanol-sipping power plant. The Ethos 2.8 E85 is a medium-duty truck engine that is specifically designed to run on E-85 fuel, which is

  • ZF demonstrates technological capabilities

    July 10, 2014 4:41AM by James Menzies

    ZF showcases technologies, including new transmission and truck that can be driven or parked remotely by tablet

  • Feature Equipment

    AUTONOMOUS-DRIVING TRUCKS HAVE ARRIVED

    July 7, 2014 12:15PM by James Menzies

    I’m writing today from Berlin, where I’ve spent the last few days exploring, writing and yes, I’ll admit, doing a little bit of relaxing. I arrived here Monday June 30 to take in a technology demonstration from Daimler, which turned

  • Feature Equipment

    BUNDLING EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES AND THEN SOME

    July 7, 2014 12:13PM by James Menzies

    You’ll already be familiar with some of the technologies that make up the Highway Pilot, such as commercially available systems that monitor following distances, apply the brakes when required and promote lane-keeping. Then there are other systems that round out

  • Feature Equipment

    LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK REQUIRED

    July 7, 2014 12:11PM by James Menzies

    Daimler contended during the event that it could begin commercial production of its autonomous trucks nearly immediately, but there first must be a legislative framework put into place to allow for their use. This has already begun, with the Vienna

  • Feature Equipment

    WHY DO WE NEED SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS?

    July 7, 2014 12:09PM by James Menzies

    As with any radical new technology, there’s going to be a lot of skepticism. Daimler emphasized its autonomous trucks are not intended to replace drivers. They went so far as to claim a driver will always be required, though I