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  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • Aperia brings machine learning to tires

    March 20, 2019 12:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into

  • Volvo Trucks expands over-the-air offerings

    March 20, 2019 8:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Volvo has taken the next step in its over-the-air programming capabilities, unveiling the new Parameter Plus subscription package that allows up to 50 parameter updates per year. “It really brings a lot of value,” says Ashraf Makki,

  • International to factory install FlowBelow tech

    March 17, 2019 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system will be a factory-installed option on the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Package, available this spring. It also becomes a factory-installed option on any of the OEM’s new LT or RH Series

  • Donaldson using telematics to monitor filters

    March 17, 2019 1:13PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Donaldson Company has released its new Filter Minder to monitor engine air filters by tapping into existing telematics systems. It means filter changes can be based on actual condition rather than being set on scheduled maintenance intervals

  • PIT Group and TMC to validate fuel economy, electromechanical braking

    March 17, 2019 12:08PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Quebec-based PIT Group and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are pushing forward with joint research into fuel-saving and emerging braking technologies. PIT Group is reviewing and validating the test data used to develop

  • NACFE explores electric truck charging needs

    March 1, 2019 12:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Buying an electric truck involves more than adding batteries and electric motors to a powertrain. The vehicles will also require access to charging infrastructure that is just beginning to emerge. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency

  • OOIDA opposes size and weight increases

    February 28, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), along with a coalition of other organizations, has penned a letter to U.S. Congress opposing increases to commercial vehicle sizes and weights. “Heavier trucks put additional stress on our already

  • Eaton named Bezares master distributor

    January 28, 2019 9:15AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton will become a North American master distributor for Bezares SA’s mobile power hydraulic portfolio, and will also provide post-sale service and support throught he Roadranger field team. Bezares SA produces Power Takeoffs (PTOs), hydraulic pumps, fittings,

  • Detroit expands analytics availability

    December 14, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has expanded its Detroit Connect Analytics to additional truck models. The analytics package can now be ordered on new trucks, or in the aftermarket, for the new Cascadia, the original Cascadia, and

  • Meritor to provide year-long aftermarket training

    December 12, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced the launch of a year-long aftermarket training series. It will include nationwide events, interactive distance training sessions, and online, computer-based courses. The training is aimed at heavy-duty truck technicians, parts consultants and management professionals.

  • Navistar partners with technical schools

    October 22, 2018 9:39AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has partnered with technical schools through its newly formed Navistar Service Essentials Program. “As we focus on growing customer uptime, Navistar and our International Truck and IC Bus dealers are all committed to combating the industry’s

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    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

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    Roadside breakdowns decrease, tire failures increase in Q2

    September 24, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Fleets went further between roadside breakdowns in the second quarter, but experienced an increase in tire failures due to hot weather. Those were a couple findings from a FleetNet America benchmarking survey done with the Technology &

  • Brake Safety Week begins

    September 16, 2018 10:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level