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March 5, 2018 - Product News

Momentum’s GreenLync 2.0 Provides Natural Gas Engine Information

The GreenLync 2.0 driver message center displays the live fuel pressure reading, temperature-compensated fuel level and distance-to-empty for natural gas engines. Photo via Momentum Fuel Technologies

Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced the GreenLync 2.0 electronics communication system for its line of compressed natural gas fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.

Tags: TMC, Natural Gas Engines, CNG, CNG Tanks

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Digitizes Preventive Maintenance

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has implemented fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing, Honeywell

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Dana Updates Rhombus TireAnalytics

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement. Photo: Dana Incorporated

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement.

Tags: Telematics, Tires, Mobile Apps, Dana Incorporated

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

International Trucks customers can now order FlowBelow’s Quick Release wheel covers and have them factory-installed on new LT and RH truck models.

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Tags: International Trucks, Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, Trailer Aerodynamics, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Offers Update on Ultimate Connected Smart Trailer

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit. Photos: Jim Park

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, TMC, Phillips Industries

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Stemco Introduces Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly

The Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly from Stemco could revolutionize wheel installation.

The Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly from Stemco could revolutionize wheel installation. Its eye-popping simplicity has left technicians slack-jawed in surprise with its simplicity and ease of installation. The new wheel end system was developed in partnership with Webb Wheel Products and announced at TMC's annual meeting.

Tags: Maintenance, TMC, Wheels, Stemco, Bearings

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin’s new Energy Guard tractor trailer aerodynamic system features a new, wake reducer tab that works like a spoiler and reduces the air recirculation zone behind a trailer at highway speeds. Photo: Michelin

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Aerodynamics, Michelin, Trailer Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

10 actions truck fleets can take away from the Run on Less report on how to improve fuel efficiency. Graphic: NACFE

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

Tags: MPG, Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Carbon War Room, Run on Less

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cengage Partners with S/P2 on Transportation Training Programs

Education and technology company Cengage has partnered with S/P2, an online training provider for businesses and career tech schools, to integrate safety pollution prevention and soft skills training within its MindTap digital learning platform.

Tags: Training, TMC, Online Training, Technician Training

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Rush Service Connect Now Allows Maintenance Tracking, Analysis

RushCare Service Connect now allows fleets to easily track maintenance costs.

Mega truck dealer group Rush Enterprises is doubling down on fleet uptime with its RushCare Service Connect communications platform, taking it beyond a tool for real-time communication between the dealers and fleet customers into a maintenance tracking and management system.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, Maintenance Costs, TMC, Rush Enterprises, VMRS

March 4, 2018 - Product News

SAF-Holland Unveils Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System

SAF-Holland¹s new Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System has been adopted from the company¹s European TMPS offering, which has been on the market since 2013. Photo: Jack Roberts

SAF-Holland says its new Tire Pilot Plus can top off or even release air to make sure proper tire pressures are maintained across a trailer. The active tire pressure management system been engineered to work seamlessly with the company¹s suspension and axle offerings.

Tags: ATA, TMC, SAF-Holland, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Tires, ATIS, Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Dana Launches Spicer S172 Series Single & Tandem Drive Axles

Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle. Photo: Dana

Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles during a press conference at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta. Acoirding to Dana, the new axles retains the robustness and strength of the existing S170 drive axle while reducing weight by more than 60 pounds.

Tags: TMC, Dana, Axles, Lightweighting

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires Announces Proprietary Truck Tire Line

In addition to its standard warranty, Cooper Tires will offer its Pro Series truck tire with a full replacement warranty on the first 50% of its tread life. The offer extends to Cooper’s Work Series tires as well. Photo: Cooper Tire

The new Cooper family of truck tires, announced at TMC, are SmartWay-certified and backed by a 7-year, two-retread warranty.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Cooper Tire

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Highlights Trucking Technology Initiatives at TMC

Larry Bennett, director of technology and innovation for Eaton, details his company’s latest technology efforts at the TMC Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Photo: Jack Roberts

Eaton Sunday kicked off press conference at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta with an update on its most recent products and a in-depth look at the advanced systems and components its engineers are working on, including systems for electric trucks.

Tags: Eaton, TMC, Transmissions, Electric Trucks, Electric Infrastructure

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

The TMC exhibit hall show floor takes shape Sunday. Photo: Jim Park

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Technology, TMC, Future Trucks, Events

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names Dunai as Sales and Marketing VP

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Reyco Granning has appointed Arnold Dunai as vice president of sales and marketing, effective March 5. Dunai will be responsible for driving the company’s sales growth.

Tags: Reyco Granning, People, New Hire

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.

Tags: Operating Costs, Tariffs, Donald Trump, Procurement

March 2, 2018 - Press Release

Kenworth Donates $400K to Community College

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin (left) and Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway celebrate the donation. (Photo courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth announced a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Kenworth, Technician Training, Donations

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Martinez Sworn In as FMCSA Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (far right) swears in Raymond Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. Photo: U.S. DOT

Raymond Martinez has been officially sworn in by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as the sixth administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Leadership, U.S. DOT, People

March 1, 2018 - Press Release

SelecTrucks Launches Roadside Select

With response times under an hour, Roadside Select enables owner-operators and drivers to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Towing, Emergency Planning, SelecTrucks

March 1, 2018 - Press Release

ARI to Discuss Amazon Alexa Integration at Work Truck Show

Photo of Echo via Amazon.

ARI will be detailing the integration of its services to the Amazon Alexa and will discuss how to enhance fleet decisions with newfound data streams at NTEA’s Work Truck Show held March 6 to 9.

Tags: Work Truck Show, ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Amazon Alexa

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Hyliion Offers Week-Long Tests of its Hybrid Tractors

Hyliion is offering free, week-long trials of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE hybrid electric axle for fleets that are interested in the technology. Photo: Hyliion

Hyliion, which produces a hybrid electric axle system for Class 8 trucks, has created a trial fleet of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE system to allow fleets to test the vehicles in their own operations for free.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Hybrid Trucks, Hyliion

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Spending, Income Jump; Construction Flat but Strong

Manufacturing in the U.S. continued its hot streak in February, but there are questions following other data released earlier about the sector. Personal incomes and expenditures were up, and construction spending remained robust despite little change from the month before.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Personal Income, Personal Spending

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Adds Crew Cab NRR to Cabover Lineup

Image of Isuzu NRR Crew Cab Steak Bed truck courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. will offer a Crew Cab version of its Class 5 NRR cabover that will carry up to seven passengers. The NRR Crew Cab will have a 19,500-pound GVWR, Isuzu announced.

Tags: Isuzu, Isuzu N-Series, Isuzu FTR, Truck Production, 2018-MY, 2019-MY, Class 5, Cabovers, Crew Cab

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

XPO Logistics Cartage is being sued by three drivers who claim they were improperly classified as independent contractors instead of as employees. Photo: Port of Long Beach

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three truck drivers against XPO Logistics Cartage in California alleges that they did not receive proper wages and benefits due to being classified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, XPO Logistics, Independent Contractors, Owner-Operators, Drayage

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