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  • News Equipment

    Great Dane strengthens rear impact guard, explores telematics

    March 3, 2017 9:33AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Great Dane unveiled product updates at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council, including a safer rear impact guard. The new rear impact guard passes the 30% offset test, ensuring protection for motorists who collide

  • News Equipment

    Cummins wins TWNA tech award

    March 2, 2017 12:05PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Cummins X15 Efficiency Series diesel has won the Truck Writers of North America’s (TWNA) 2016 Technical Achievement Award. The presentation was made on March 1, during an awards luncheon at the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s

  • News Equipment

    Cooper Tire growing truck tire business

    March 1, 2017 2:29PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A China-made tire isn’t necessarily a poorly made tire. Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper Tire’s truck business, says the company’s Roadmaster tires are engineered in the US and go through a three- to five-year evaluation process before

  • News Equipment

    Stoughton updates dry van, adds reefer

    March 1, 2017 1:49PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stoughton Trailers has introduced design improvements to its dry van and will soon launch a refrigerated trailer. The updates were announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The company’s Z-Plate and aluminum sheet

  • Stoughton improves rear impact guard

    March 1, 2017 1:27PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Moved by the story and lobbying efforts of Marianne Karth, who lost two daughters in a crash with a tractor-trailer, Stoughton has redesigned its rear impact guard. Karth visited the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meeting to

  • News Equipment

    Cummins extends drain intervals, offers over-the-air programming

    March 1, 2017 9:34AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cummins announced longer drain intervals, over-the-air programming and a new Connected Advisor service at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Connected Advisor provides fleets with advice concerning engine and aftertreatment-related fault codes. Fleet managers

  • News Equipment

    Navistar unveils new International A26 engine

    March 1, 2017 8:58AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – International this week took the wraps off its new A26 engine, which it says is lighter weight and 5% more fuel efficient than its N-series predecessor. The launch was held at the spring meeting of the Technology

  • News Equipment

    Spot a defect? Tell NHTSA.

    February 28, 2017 9:25AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Many truck manufacturing defects go unreported and unfixed because fleets are more likely to take the issues up directly with the manufacturer than report the problem to the government. That was the message from Bruce York, who

  • PIT Group offers fleet evaluations

    February 27, 2017 1:36PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PIT Group has announced a new service for fleets, which will evaluate their efficiency and maintenance practices. A Fleet Efficiency Review includes a comprehensive analysis of a fleet’s maintenance practices by recognized industry experts, PIT Group announced

  • News Equipment

    Meritor unveils new high-efficiency tandem drive axle

    February 27, 2017 1:34PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Meritor introduced its new 14X HE high-efficiency tandem drive axle at a packed house on Broadway on the eve of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meeting here this week. Hundreds of customers were invited to the

  • News Equipment

    The transmission as a power manager

    February 27, 2017 1:00PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eaton envisions a future that will see increased electrification of commercial vehicle components and it sees its products as being key in managing those power requirements. Larry Bennett, head of Eaton’s vehicle technical innovation center, says “we

  • EROAD says its electronic logging device is ready

    February 27, 2017 12:39PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – EROAD announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council spring meetings it will be the first tethered in-cab electronic logging device (ELD) supplier to appear on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) registry of compliant devices. EROAD

  • Phillips Industries launches new connectivity division

    February 27, 2017 12:21PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Phillips Industries has launched a new division that will focus on connectivity. The launch of Phillips Connect Technology was announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings. “I really believe we’re going to see more changes in

  • Paul’s Hauling taps Dana to help with tire management

    February 27, 2017 12:02PM by James Menzies

    Dana also adds new downspeeding options

  • News Equipment

    Velociti touts “instant ROI” on tire inflation system retrofits

    February 27, 2017 10:04AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A creative new program from Velociti allows fleets to use the fuel savings generated by trailer tire inflation system retrofits to pay for the technology over time. Velociti, which is in the business of helping fleets deploy