Automatic grease jockey smooths the way for uptime
ATLANTA, GA - Dan Jensen admits that talking grease isn't sexy. The global product marketing manager for Graco was at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show to promote the latest in the company's line of automatic lubrication pumps, and said that the crowds he often speaks to at trade shows are small, because grease just isn't as fun a topic as shiny new trucks or tires. In the end though, grease is what makes everything go.
NACV kicks off with the big scissors and big fanfare
ATLANTA, GA - The North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show officially opened its doors on Tuesday, following an exclusive VIP day for guests invited by exhibitors themselves. This is the first year for the NACV show, organized by Deutschhe Messe and Hanover Fairs, with Newcom Business Media.
After 25 years Trucker Buddy appoints new director
ATLANTA, GA - Involved with Trucker Buddy International for 25 years, executive director Randy Schwartzenburg feels it's time to pass the torch. At the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show Wednesday, Schhwartzenburg announced his retirement from the not-for-profit organization.
Michelin guarantees performance of new drive tire
ATLANTA, GA - Michelin is promising its new XDA Energy + drive tire will save fleets $400 a year in fuel, and is backing that promise up with a guarantee. The company's newest drive tire was designed for fuel economy, and Michelin says it will pay fleets that don't see the promised fuel savings over competitive brands up to $400 per truck. Fleets of any size can take the test. Michelin will work with them to benchmark their fuel economy using their current drive tire, then swap those brands out with the new XDA Energy+.
Headlights Again: Now digital
A few months ago I wrote a couple of times about headlights, complaining that the standard lamps offered in most vehicles -- from cars to heavy trucks -- are insufficient. Meaning, it's too easy to over-drive your lights at what are pretty ordinary speeds nowadays. The light just isn't thrown far enough down the road, reducing the ability of a driver to see far enough ahead to avoid an obstruction and maybe a catastrophic accident.
Peterbilt, KW dealers at NACV
Atlanta, GA - The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), the inaugural commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck & trailer manufacturers and commercial vehicle parts & components suppliers, have announced the addition of the Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers to the show. More than 98 percent of the show's exhibition space is fully booked.
Navistar COO to speak at NACV breakfast
ATLANTA, GA -- Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and COO of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker of the 26th annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) Breakfast and Briefing, to be held during the new North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta.
Event to show how to run on less
NEW YORK, NY - Seven fleets that collectively operate about 11,000 power units and 26,000 trailers have signed on to participate in Run on Less - a fuel-efficiency demonstration that runs September 6-28 and wraps up at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia.The event is being run by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, which has already developed a library of "confidence reports" that quantify the benefits realized through different fuel-saving technologies.
Road show to highlight fuel-efficient tech
NEW YORK, NY - Shell, PepsiCo, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room are joining forces in a U.S. road show to showcase fuel-efficiency technologies - and the final stop on September 24 will be at the new North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Georgia.