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September 30, 2016 - Industry News

International LT Launched Loudly, Described Enthusiastically

Popularity of Cummins ISX15 in ProStars led Navistar to choose the X15-powered LT625 as its initially introduced model. Cummins engines will be offered "as long as customers want them," a marketing exec said.

Navistar unveiled its new International LT series in Las Vegas on Sept. 30 with speeches, videos, hard rock music, and fire-and-smoke effects – a launch befitting a "Vegas" production and a vehicle range that will become the company’s flagship model and, executives hope, the most popular highway tractor on the market.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, International Trucks, Cummins X15, LT Series

September 30, 2016 - Product News

Jost Shows New Trailer Developments at IAA 2016

The Jost Group introduced a new fifth wheel coupling and trailer steering system at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, JOST

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

ZF Emphasizes Safety with Newest Innovation Concept Truck

ZF Innovation Truck 2016 Photo: ZF

ZF rolled out its Innovation Truck 2016 concept vehicle at the IAA show in Hannover, Germany, to demonstrate its capabilities for developing autonomous-driving technologies.

Tags: IAA, ZF, Autonomous Vehicles

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Allison Transmission Names SVP of Global Marketing, Sales and Service

Allison Transmission has hired John Coll as senior vice president of global marketing, sales and service.

Tags: Sales, Allison Transmission, People, Marketing

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler and Trailer Maker Partner on European Fuel-Efficient Rig

New European tractor-trailer setup promises real-world fuel savings of up to 20%. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Truck unit along with Germany-based trailer maker Krone have teamed up to put together a linehaul tractor-trailer they say delivers up to a 20% cut in fuel consumption compared to existing combinations.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Daimler, Trailer Aerodynamics

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Purkeys Offers Products Through Fontaine PartSource

Image via Purkeys

Purkeys, a company that provides electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has announced that its products will now be available through Fontaine PartSource.

Tags: Fontaine, Distribution, Purkey's Fleet Electric

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

International Launches Flagship LT Series Trucks

The International LT Series Long Haul. Photo: International Trucks

International Trucks has launched the International LT Series, a new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed with a driver-centric design that features new technologies and better fuel economy than previous models.

Tags: Class 8, International Trucks, LT Series

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans Recalled for Seat Belts

Illustration courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Seat Belts, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Freightliner Sprinter, Daimler Vans

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Corcentric Launches E-payments

Corcentric, a provider of cloud-based financial process automation solutions, launched an e-payments solution to help customers further automate and digitize their payments processes.

Tags: Comdata, Cloud-Based Technology, Electronic Payments

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Convoy Offers Live-Streaming Video Platform

Image via Convoy Technologies

Convoy Technologies' new Videomatics dashboard features live-video streaming, video playback and video search capabilities.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Convoy Technologies

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Pegasus TransTech Partners With Geotab on ELD/Telematics Platform

Photo: Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech introduced Transflo Telematics, offering a fleet management and electronic logging solution platform.

Tags: Geotab, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Telematics, Mobile Apps, Hours of Service, ELDs

September 29, 2016 - Product News

Lytx Offers Always-On Video Telematics With Unisyn Platform

Lytx has introduced the Unisyn platform, a video telematics platform that lets users see, understand and act on fleet and field operations safety and efficiency challenges.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Hanjin Woes Boost West Coast Spot Market Truck Freight, Rates

As the West Coast feels ripple effects from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., nationally the number of loads on the spot truckload freight market fell 5% during the week ending Sept. 24 compared to the week before as truck capacity increased 3%, according to DAT Solutions, its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Port Trucking, Freight Rates

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

Platooning is one of the steps toward autonomous trucking, but still requires drivers in all trucks, NACFE says.

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Truck Platooning, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar SuperTruck Beats DOE Efficiency Goals, Hits 13 MPG

The CatalIST SuperTruck Image courtesy of Navistar

Navistar has revealed that its SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle, CatalIST, exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Product News

TMW Introduces Mobile Applications for Innovative IES

Photo: Jim Beach

Mobile apps designed for TMW Systems Innovation IES Access and Access Plus truck management systems were introduced at the PeopleNet TMW in.sight User Conference.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Mobile Apps

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

PeopleNet and TMW Recognize Innovators at User Conference

PeopleNet and TMW Systems recognized the winners of their 2016 Innovator of the Year awards at their joint in.sight User Conference in Nashville Sept. 27.

Tags: PeopleNet, Awards, TMW Systems

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

September 28, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Shows More Efficient Bearings at IAA

Mahle is working on a camshaft technology that will replace conventional bearings with wear-free roller bearings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Emissions Reduction, Mahle, GHG emissions

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Business Investment Increasing, Consumer Confidence Soars

A preliminary report shows new orders and shipments for big-ticket manufactured durable goods lost steam in August. Inside the report, however, is some evidence that business investment for the long term is increasing.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Don’t Wait—FTX Room Discount Ends Friday

Time is running out to take advantage of the hotel room discount for the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), which will be held October 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, Fleet Technology Expo, Autonomous Vehicles, Gamification

September 27, 2016 - Product News

3G-TM Integration Announced for TMW Suit and TruckMate

An integration that allows carriers in the non-asset and blended transportation business to model customer and carrier rate contracts across all transportation modes was announced Sept. 27 by TMW Systems at its joint-users conference with PeopleNet.

Tags: PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Software Integration

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales See Late Summer Surge

Used Class 8 truck sales saw a summer sales surge that could indicate that fleets are opting to buy used trucks instead of newer models, according to an ACT Research report

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

September 27, 2016 - Product News

Pegasus TransTech Announces Integration with Pilot Flying J Mobile App

User interface of myPilot integration with Transflo Mobile Photo: Business Wire

The myPilot mobile app from Pilot Flying J is now integrated into the Transflo Mobile platform, Pegasus TransTech announced.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Mobile App

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

The Foton Motors Auman EST super truckn. Photo: Foton Motors

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

Tags: Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Foton Motor, Super Truck, Global, IAA

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