Truck News


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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    FlowBelow partners with Aperia, expands product line

    February 27, 2017 9:16AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FlowBelow and Aperia have partnered to better package their respective companies’ fuel-saving technologies. Aperia makes the Halo Tire Inflator, which keeps tractor tires properly inflated using the energy produced by the rotation of the wheels as a

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    Kenworth expands product portfolio

    March 2, 2016 11:03AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenworth is coming off a good year, in which it grew its heavy- and medium-duty market share and achieved a new record on the medium-duty side. Jason Skoog, assistant general manager of sales and marketing for Kenworth,

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    Alcoa expands Ultra One lightweight wheel line

    February 29, 2016 11:07AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alcoa has expanded its line of Ultra One lightweight aluminum wheels. The company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings the addition of three new sizes. They include: 24.5”x8.25”, 22.5”x14”; and 22.5”x9” sizes. The wheel was

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    Haldex bringing new air disc brake to Canada

    February 28, 2016 4:43PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Haldex has announced it will be offering its new ModulT air disc brake to the North American market. The disc brake has been sold in Europe for years and has undergone three years of extensive testing in

  • The US and its ‘Goldilocks’ economy: Not too hot, not too cold

    September 22, 2015 4:54PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The US remains mired in a “Goldilocks economy” – not too hot and not too cold, but disappointing on the whole. That was how Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst with ACT Research, characterized the US economy