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September 27, 2017 - Product News

Michelin Unveils New Dual-Position Drive Tire

Michelin says its new XDA Energy + dual-position tire was designed with both fuel and maintenance costs in mind. Photo: Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Michelin Truck Tires unveiled its newest dual-position drive tire for line-haul operations today at the North American Commerical Vehicle Show. Michelin will offer a limited $400 per-truck fuel savings guarantee in support of the new XDA Energy + tire.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, Drive Tires, NACV Show

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Accuride Introduces Hub Wheel End System

Neil McIrvin, vice president/OEM sales, trailer and municipal. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Accuride introduced a new hub system for trucks and trailers on Wednesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Tags: Trailers, Accuride, Wheel Ends, NACV Show

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Stoughton Adds PureBlue Refrigerated Trailer to Product Lineup

Stoughton's new PureBlue refrigerated trailer. Photo: Stoughton

Stoughton Trailers, as part of its effort to offer a complete product line to customers, introduced a refrigerated trailer line – PureBlue.

Tags: Trailers, Stoughton Trailers, Refrigerated Trailers, NACV Show

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Mitchell 1 Enhances RepairConnect Diagnostic Software for Truck Repairs

Scott DeGiorgio, general manager at Mitchell 1. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Mitchell 1 announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta it's rolling out enhancements to its RepairConnect diagnostic truck repair software for all makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Diagnostics, Technicians, Repairs, NACV Show

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Now Fighting ELD Rule with Coalition Support

Phtoo: Eroad

A coalition consisting of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and 30 other transportation-related associations has been formed to back proposed legislation that would delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate for two years.

Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 26, 2017 - Product News

Meritor Offers Improved Version of Air Disc Brake

Meritor's optimized EX+ air disc brake

Meritor announced an optimized version of its EX+ air disc brakes, shaving off 10 pounds of weight and improving performance.

Tags: Meritor, Brakes, NACV Show, Air Disc Brakes

September 26, 2017 - Product News

Meritor Launches Mach Aftermarket Line

Rob Speed, president – aftermarket and trailer, talks about Meritor's new lower-cost aftermarket brand.

Meritor has introduced a value-priced product line for the aftermarket that will be branded as Mach.

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Meritor to Start Testing Electric Drivetrain Next Year

Meritor's Cheri Lantz explains that the e-carrier is an electric motor designed into a differential carrier. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Meritor announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show that it is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions as well as supporting systems “to position Meritor as a leader in electric solutions for the commercial vehicle market.”

Tags: Meritor, Electric Vehicles, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Bosch Demonstrates Automated, Connected Tech at NACV

Bosch's 15-inch freely programmable cluster. Photo: Bosch

Bosch showcased its portfolio of commercial vehicle solutions at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, including automated, connected and electrified technologies aimed at improving safety, comfort, and efficiency.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Bosch, Hybrid Trucks, NACV Show, Self-Drive

September 26, 2017 - Press Release

Azuga Offers ELD Mandate Solution

Photo courtesy of Azuga

Azuga has launched and electronic logging device (ELD) solution that provides commercial fleets with compliance solution for the upcoming ELD mandate, and also helps boost fleet visibility and operational efficiency.

Tags: Azuga, ELDs, ELD Mandate

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards Over $70M in Grants For Commercial Vehicle Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded more than $70 million in grants and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Grant Funding, Federal Grants

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Photo: Jack Roberts

Fresh off the launch of its new Anthem highway tractor, Mack Trucks held an upbeat press conference kicking off day two of NACV in Atlanta with an overview of the year to date and hints as to the company’s future objectives.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Product News

Navistar OnCommand to Offer Parts Failure Prediction Feature

Navistar has announced a number of updates to its OnCommand Connection platform, showing a new feature called Live Action Plans, which predicts when a part is going to fail before it does.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Navistar, Parts and Service, Predictive Analytics, Navistar OnCommand, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Tags: Freightliner, Daimler, Vocational Trucks, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, LED Lighting, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Nominates Martinez to Head FMCSA

Raymond Martinez Photo: NJ.gov

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission chief administrator Raymond Martinez has been nominated by the Trump Administration to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Leadership, New Jersey, People, Donald Trump

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

Tags: Ford, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-250, Vehicle Modifiers

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Sees One Strong Year Leading into Another

Göran Nyberg speaking at NACV show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Alluding to Volvo’s rollout of not one but two new trucks in the past few month, Volvo Trucks North America President Göran Nyberg declared “it’s a great year to introduce a new truck.”

Tags: Truck Sales, Volvo Trucks North America

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar-VW Alliance to Bring Electric Truck, Integrated Powertrain to Market

“Navistar is now writing the next chapter of our story,” said Troy A. Clarke, chairman, president and CEO, Navistar. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Navistar-Volkswagen Truck & Bus Alliance has borne fruit faster than either company expected. Officials announced Monday they will develop a proprietary, integrated powertrain; a common connected vehicle and cloud platform; and an electric-powered Class 6/7 truck.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, International Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NACV Show, Class 6

September 25, 2017 - Product News

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Tags: International Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

September 25, 2017 - Product News

TomTom Launches Flexible Bridge Hub Solution

Photo: TomTom

TomTom has launched the TomTom Bridge Hub in North America, announcing pre-order availability of the connected mobility and electronic logging device compatibility solution.

Tags: TomTom, Connected Vehicle Technology, Navigation, Mobility, ELDs, ELD Mandate, NACV Show

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers New Cab Configurations for Cascadia

Photo: Freightliner

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available in mid-roof cab configurations for regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

Tags: Freightliner, Flatbeds, Freightliner Cascadia, Sleepers, Bulk Hauling, NACV Show, Regional Haul

September 25, 2017 - Product News

BorgWarner Talks Hybrids, Electric Trucks at NACV Show

BorgWarner offers the growing hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market a broad product portfolio to help meet emissions regulations and fuel economy goals. Image: BorgWarner

BorgWarner expects the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market to see a 32.9% compound annual growth rate, increasing from 49,000 units in 2017 to 115,000 units in 2020.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction, Electric Vehicles, BorgWarner, Hybrid Trucks, NACV Show

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Hendrickson 6x2 Liftable Forward Tandem Axle Available on Cascadia

Image: Hendrickson

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Freightliner Trucks to offer the OptiMaax 6x2 liftable forward tandem axle on the new Cascadia, the company announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Tags: Freightliner, Cascadia, Hendrickson, Axles, Tandem Axle, Lift Axles, NACV Show

September 25, 2017 - Product News

Zonar Docs Streamlines Reporting for Small to Medium-Sized Fleets

Photo: Zonar

Zonar has announced a new Zonar Docs image capturing solution for paperwork management and a new integration with the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system.

Tags: Continental, Zonar, Document Management, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Software Integration

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