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March 25, 2015

Kenworth Makes Predictive Cruise Control Standard

The Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now standard on Kenworth T680s and T880s with the PACCAR MX-13 engines. The option was originally introduced last fall.

March 25, 2015

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

Kenworth announced its new Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 25, 2015

More Powerful Radar in Wabco’s OnGuardActive

OnGuardActive uses a longer-range radar antenna to provide advanced warning of slow-moving vehicles and other obstructions and is effective in all seasons and all weather conditions, says Wabco.

March 17, 2015

FMCSA Releases CSA App, ATA Calls It Irresponsible

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has released a smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to current online safety performance information on interstate truck and bus companies. The ATA called the move irresponsible.

March 16, 2015

TrailerCam Helps Drivers Back Into Loading Docks

The TrailerCam wireless video monitoring system is a ruggedized, portable wireless camera and transmitter designed to help large truck and trailer combinations back up into a loading dock or other difficult situations.

March 16, 2015

Mack's GuardDog Connect Monitors mDrive Transmissions

Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

March 4, 2015

International Upgrades Truck and Body Electronics

International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

February 16, 2015

HDT Top 20 Products of 2015

These are the top 20 products from the past year which demonstrated innovation, significance to the industry and potential to improve a trucking operations bottom line.

February 13, 2015

Truck Writers Announce Technical Achievement Award Finalists

Truck Writers of North America named five finalists for its 2014 Technical Achievement Award. The winner will be announced during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

February 3, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Western Star 5700XE Tech

In this installment of the Ultimate Test Drive, we look at some of the high tech features of the Western Star 5700XE including new engine, body and safety enhancements. 

Part 1  Part 2

January 16, 2015

Commentary: Trucks Could Borrow From F1 Hybrid Tech

The latest hybrid V-6 Formula One engines are marvels of technology that may give us a glimpse into the future of truck efficiency and performance.

January 12, 2015

Touch Screen Console Controls Mobile Column Lifts

Stertil-Koni released the ebright Smart Control System touch screen console for its wireless mobile column lifts. The console is designed to provide maximum visual information about the lifting process while being intuitive to use.

December 17, 2014

Autonomous Vehicles Near for Delivery Work, Report Says

A trend report published by DHL outlines the potential of autonomous technologies in transportation and logistics, and that the industry is well suited to take advantage of such technologies.

December 12, 2014

15 Things to Watch For in 2015 (And Beyond)

A lot is changing in the trucking industry right now – technology, demographics, manufacturing, regulations and more. How will these changes affect your business? We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond.

October 31, 2014

Winegard Brings Portable TV Antennas to Truck Market

Winegard is partnering with DAS Distributing to sell its portable satellite and broadcast TV antennas at Travel Centers of America locations and other independent stores aimed at professional truck drivers.

October 27, 2014

Eaton Names New VP of Technology

Eaton named Gerard DeVito vice president of technology for the Vehicle Group. The promotion will be effective on Nov. 1, 2015.

October 22, 2014

Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing

Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

October 3, 2014

Got A Knowledge Gap?

What new technology that you’ve used in the last 10 years has made a real difference to your operation? Do you know?

October 3, 2014

Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away

Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power

September 3, 2014

Report: New Truck Technologies Can Dramatically Cut Fuel Bills

Fleets operating 41,000 tractors and 130,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $7,200 per year per truck by adopting a variety of new technologies, according to a new study released Wednesday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

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