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  • 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

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    Dana introduces new Spicer products

    March 17, 2019 12:23PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – A new Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains, and a Spicer Trac-Lok limited slip differential for medium-duty trucks were introduced by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, available

  • Omnitracs buys Blue Dot Solutions

    March 15, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas —  Omnitracs announced it has acquired Blue Dot Solutions. Omnitracs will integrate Blue Dot’s modern, cloud-native MilesAhead platform and product suite into Omnitracs One – the new, unified platform will offer the industry a solution with an unparalleled

  • News Equipment

    Mack sees sleeper orders explode, adds two new products

    March 12, 2019 9:06AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mack Trucks saw orders for its sleeper tractors surge 221% last year, reinforcing a strong market acceptance for its new Mack Anthem. John Walsh, vice-president of marketing with Mack, said the sleeper truck industry as a whole

  • Ford introduces new F-600, Transit

    March 6, 2019 11:22AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ford announced at the Work Truck Show a new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab. The Class 5 truck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 22,000 lbs and rounds out Ford’s commercial vehicle line, which has

  • Dana purchases Drive Systems segment of Oerlikon Group

    March 1, 2019 11:53AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield brands.  According to Dana, the addition of the Drive Systems segment to Dana is

  • Getting Canadian and U.S. ELD mandates to mesh

    February 26, 2019 7:29PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – The Canadian ELD mandate is fast coming down the pike, and one area where it could differ from the U.S. rule may impact carriers and device manufacturers south of the border. Providing an ELD update during the

  • Omnitracs partners with Red Hat to enhance capabilities of Omnitracs One

    February 25, 2019 6:39PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs is collaborating with Red Hat to further develop its Omnitracs One platform. Kicking off its annual Outlook User Conference in Dallas today, Omnitracs said Red Hat’s domain expertise in open source and cloud-native solutions will pair

  • Several factors disrupting the future of the transportation industry

    February 25, 2019 3:09PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – Numerous societal trends are changing the direction the trucking industry must steer into the future, including urban congestion, an aging population, and the impact of evolving technologies. Susan Beardslee, principle analyst for ABI Research, highlighted where she

  • Hino North America names new president

    February 22, 2019 11:29AM by Truck News

    NOVI, Mich.  – Hino Trucks announced Shigehiro Matsuoka has been appointed president and CEO of Hino North America. Matsuoka succeeds Yoshinori Noguchi who will step down after a record-breaking tenure as president and CEO. Noguchi will remain fully engaged as an

  • Great Dane facility produces 125,000th trailer

    February 20, 2019 1:48PM by Truck News

    WAYNE, Nebr. – Great Dane’s Wayne, Nebraska, manufacturing facility announced the production of its 125,000th refrigerated trailer during a commemorative celebration held at the plant. Attendees of the celebration included Wayne’s Mayor Cale Geise, Schuster Company president Steve Schuster and

  • News Equipment

    DTNA recorded record sales in 2018

    February 15, 2019 11:00AM by James Menzies

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Accident-free driving and 100% uptime are the lofty goals of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which is coming off its best sales year in history. The company achieved retail sales of 175,950 units in 2018,

  • News Technology

    Bendix opens technical center in Mexico

    February 8, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    MONTERREY, Mexico – Bendix has opened a new 7,800 sq.-ft. technical center in Monterrey, Mexico. The site will be used to drive research and development across Bendix’s line of products. The engineering team there will work across the Bendix product

  • Phillips Connect Technologies buys IoT partner

    February 8, 2019 9:15AM by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has announced its acquisition of Connected Holdings, an Internet of Things intelligent services provider. PCT is working to develop intelligent trailers that will integrate info on component health, early fault notifications,

  • Kenworth names 2019 Service Council

    February 4, 2019 3:09PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2019 Kenworth Service Council. Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada serve on the council, and help promote service and product enhancements for The World’s Best trucks. Members of