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October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

Larry Burns tells ATA attendees his vision of how autonomous vehicles could affect trucking. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - Automated vehicle technologies, vehicle electrification, and the rise of transportation as a service (think ride-share services like Uber and Lyft) are creating a “transformational change” in the transportation industry. But what does that mean for trucking?

Tags: ATA MC&E, Autonomous Vehicles, Disruptive Technology

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

FlowBelow Offers Aero Product for Trailer Tandems

ORLANDO - FlowBelow Aero is adding a trailer-based aerodynamic product for the trailer tandem and is expanding its OEM offerings in the aftermarket with the launch of its Elite Dealer Program.

Tags: Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, ATA MC&E, Trailer Aerodynamics

October 19, 2017 - Global News

Foton, Cummins Cooperating on China Super Truck Program

Photo: Foton Motor

China’s Foton Motor and Cummins have signed a memorandum of cooperation around the launch of the second stage of the China Super Truck program.

Tags: Global, China, Cummins, Foton Motor

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Strong Production Reduces Class 8 Backlogs

Strong Class 8 production in the Month of September has impacted the backlog and build rate, according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

Green-painted Hyliion 6X4HE components include the motorized rear axle, lithium-ion battery pack, electronic controls, and electric APU.

The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Electric APU, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, APUs, Hyliion

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Marangoni Names Armstrong VP of Business Development

Clif Armstrong Photo: Marangoni Tread North America

Marangoni Tread North America named Clif Armstrong vice president of business development.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Retreads, Marangoni

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Gerry Mead Joins Phillips Industries

Gerry Mead Photo: Phillips Industries

Gerald "Gerry" Mead, formerly executive vice president of maintenance at U.S. Xpress and a recent HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, has joined Phillips Industries as the executive director of innovations.

Tags: Leadership, Phillips Industries, Awards, People, U.S. Xpress, Truck Fleet Innovators

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule

Trailer aerodynamic device include side skirts, pictured here. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards.

Tags: Regulations, EDF, Trailers, GHG Phase 2, TTMA

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt's Gansle Named to Used Truck Association Board

Anthony Gansle, Peterbilt’s director of marketing and sales. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has announced that Anthony Gansle, director of marketing and sales, has been elected to the Used Truck Association's board of directors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Leadership, People, Used Trucks

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Names New GCR President

Photo: Bridgestone Americas Inc.

As president, Harmon will drive the strategic growth of GCR commercial tire and service store locations in North America.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Promotions, Tires, People, Leadership

October 12, 2017 - Product News

SpecFinder Narrows Down Search for Tractor Wheels

Photo: Alcoa Wheels

Arconic's SpecFinder online tool for Alcoa aluminum truck wheels is designed to streamline the lightweight, aluminum wheel-shopping process for fleets, OEMs, and owner-operators.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Arconic, Online Tool

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Executives Look to the Future

Navistar included all its latest models for test drives at an event at its proving grounds outside of New Carlisle, IN, earlier this week.<br />Photo: Jack Roberts

After a tough run earlier this decade, Navistar told trucking reporters it is "back in business," touting its new and improved product line, a booming vocational market and a strong economy.

Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Volkwagen Truck and Bus CEO Andreas Renschler outlines the company&#39;s vision of tuture transporation at it Innovation Day summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: VW

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

Tags: Emissions, Volkswagen, Navistar, Connected Vehicle Technology, International Trucks, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

October 11, 2017 - Global News

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen Truck &amp;amp; Bus revealed the e-Delivery truck and announced additional green initiatives at Innovation Day in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has developed a battery-electric powered distribution truck and is working on additional electric solutions for medium- and heavy-duty distribution transport for the European market.

Tags: Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Germany, Navistar, Alternative Fuels

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

Photo courtesy of ZF.

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

Tags: DHL, ZF, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Delivery Fleets, Germany

October 10, 2017 - Product News

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.

Tags: ELDs, HighJump Software, Teletrac Navman

October 9, 2017 - Product News

Ruan Evaluates Boreas Nitrogen Trailer Cooling System

The Boreas nitrogen cooled trailer went on repeated routes from Austin to the Dallas metropolitan area, transporting grocery cargo set at 35 degrees Fahrenheit, with up to 4 stops per route. Photo: Boreas Nitrogen Cooling Systems

Ruan Transportation Management Systems partnered with Boreas to use its Nitrogen Cooling System for refrigerated trailers over the summer, running regular routes from Austin to Dallas.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Reefers, Ruan, Refrigerated Trailers

October 9, 2017 - Product News

Isuzu Launches Spanish Version of Commercial Website

Screenshot via Isuzucv.com

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that www.isuzucv.com is now available in Spanish as well as English.

Tags: Isuzu, Website, Cabovers, Spanish, Online Tool

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Telsa has opted to move the launch of its electric truck back two weeks in order to focus on fixing Model 3 production issues and assist with power grid repair efforts in Puerto Rico. Image via Tesla

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Concept Vehicles

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 4, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt, Kenworth Offer Eaton’s 12-Speed Endurant Transmission

Eaton&#39;s Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton’s recently released 12-Speed Endurant automated transmission, developed in a joint venture with Cummins, will be offered on major truck models from both Peterbilt and Kenworth.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Model 579, T680, Model 567

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Senate Committee Advances Self-Driving Bill

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of SmartUSA/Mercedes-Benz.

The legislation, intended to eliminate barriers to the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, still faces a vote by the full Senate.

Tags: Regulations, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Shell Lubricants, Petitions

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Kinedyne's New Curtain-Side Solutions Address Changing Logistics Demands

A new curtain-side option is designed for delivery in tight urban areas.

Cargo-control company Kinedyne introduced several new products to help make cargo access faster and easier as the effect of e-commerce continues to spread beyond traditional final-mile transportation.

Tags: Cargo Management, Kinedyne, Trailers, Last Mile Delivery, NACV Show

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