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March 7, 2018 - Product News

Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Tags: TMC, Valvoline, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Oils

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Noregon Updates JPro Professional, Adds Educational Module

Shane Gilliam senior vice president of sales at Noregon giving the company's presentation at the TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: Jim Park

Noregon has issued a major update for its in-shop diagnostic and repair solution, JPro Professional 2018 v1.

Tags: Software, TMC, JPRO, Noregon Systems, Maintenance Management

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Seeva Raises $2M for Heated Windshield Washer Fluid Dispenser

Seeva Technologies' heated windshield washer fluid dispenser can keep everything from windshields to cameras, to sensitive sensors used in autonomous vehicles clean in a variety of conditions. Photo: Jim Park

Seeva Technologies' heated windshield washer fluid dispenser can keep everything from windshields to cameras, to sensitive sensors used in autonomous vehicles clean in a variety of conditions.

Tags: TMC, Startups, Cleaning Products, Autonomous Vehicles, Windshields

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu FTR Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Photo of FTR family courtesy of ICTA.

Work Truck magazine named Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's (ICTA) Class 6 FTR cabover its 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year and presented the award today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This marks the third win for the truckmaker since the award was first presented 11 years ago.

Tags: Isuzu, Isuzu FTR, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Truck Show

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

The International MV Series is a new Class 6/7 truck designed to be easily upfitted. Photo: David Cullen

International Truck has launched a new medium-duty Class 6/7 vehicle called the MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It has been designed from the ground up for adaptability and comes with many driver-centric features.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Trucks, Vocational Trucks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Ram Truck, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

The Class 6 Chevy Silverado 6500HD chassis cab is powered by a standard Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine (the only engine available on the Silverado) mated to a choice of Allison transmissions. The trucks will put out 350 hp at 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo: David Cullen

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — that expand its commercial lineup and give Chevrolet a greater weight range of vehicles for fleet purchasers. Chevrolet first showed the vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado 6500, 2019-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Truck Show, Chevrolet

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Photo of 2019 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, 2019-MY, Ford, Diesel Engines

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Cabovers, Work Truck Show, 2019-MY, Class 4, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Volvo Announces Remote Powertrain Programming Capabilities

Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo customers can now remotely update powertrain configurations on select engine and truck models.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo Trucks, TMC, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Mack Announces Over The Air Remote Powertrain Updates

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates. Photo: Mack

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates.

Tags: Telematics, TMC, Mack Trucks, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Uber Highlights Self-Driving Truck Hauling Goods Cross Country

Uber sees its self-driving trucks taking over many of the long-haul cross country routes while traditionally driven trucks transfer the goods in regional settings. Photo: Uber ATG

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group released a video showcasing how its Autonomous Truck technologies can be used to haul goods across the country.

Tags: Uber, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Photo of electrified Transit cargo van courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Lightning Systems, Ford Transit, Vehicle Modifiers, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Starship Concept Truck

The Starship Project is a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Shell and Airflow Truck Company have debuted the full-size version of the company’s Starship Project truck - a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies.

Tags: Shell, Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Concept Vehicles

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Navistar Expands Fleetrite with Radiator and Surge Tank Program

Navistar announced that Fleetrite has launched a comprehensive all-makes radiator and surge tank program, expanding the portfolio of its private label parts business.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Navistar, Aftermarket Parts, Parts and Service

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Fear of the unknown discourages investment in new trucking technologies, such as electric trucks, said UPS' Carlton Rose. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Tags: UPS, TMC, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Disruptive Technology

March 5, 2018 - Product News

Stoneridge Expands MirrorEye Fleet Evaluations

MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck. Photo: Jim Park

MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck to provide the driver with enhanced vision in most operating environments where it is difficult to see with traditional mirrors.

Tags: TMC, Backup Cameras, Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Peterson Introduces Pulse Intelligent Trailer System

Pulse brings not only controls and detects real-time status of vital trailer systems but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via wireless communications. Photos: Peterson

Peterson wants to make fleet trailers as smart as today’s technology-rich tractors, and it has introduced the PetersonPulse intelligent trailer system, bringing CAN-bus technology and telematics capability to trailers.

Tags: Telematics, TPMS, ATIS, Peterson Manufacturing, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Verizon Connect Combines Three Mobile Workforce Solutions

Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect.

Verizon Connect has launched as the integrated business entity that's the product of $5 billion in investments, including acquisitions of several connected vehicle providers, Verizon has announced.

Tags: Telematics, Branding, Verizon, Verizon Connect

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Partners With FleetNet America on Maintenance Benchmarking Service

The TMC/FleetNet Vertical Benchmarking Program will allow motor carriers and other types of fleets to compare their unscheduled roadside repairs with those of comparable fleets through an online dashboard. Photo: Jim Park

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America are partnering on a new maintenance benchmarking program for fleets to compare operations to their peers.

Tags: Benchmarking, ATA, Partnership, Maintenance Management, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

ATA's Spear: Trucking Deserves a Stronger Role in Policy

Spear wants trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future. Photo: Jack Roberts

At the TMC Annual meeting, ATA president Chris Spear said that the time was right for trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table, tell its story and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, TMC, Driver Shortage

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Now standard on the Cascadia, the Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist 4.0. Images via Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

Tags: Meritor, Daimler Trucks North America, Air Brakes, Detroit Assurance, Collision Mitigation Technology

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Christopher Ball

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Cooper Tire

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

February Truck Orders Exceed Expectations

Class 8 truck orders have surpassed expectations in February, at 40,200 units for the month, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, Stifel Nicolaus

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Names USA Truck’s Harris General Chairman

Jeff Harris

The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance at USA Truck has been elected 2018-2019 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People, USA Truck

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