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September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Photo by Paul Clinton

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks, Texas Auto Show

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Hino to Move Into North American Heavy-Duty Market

Davey Jung, Executive Vice President, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. answers questions for the media at a press conference in West Virginia. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino announced that it plans to produce a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks at a new truck assembly plant in West Virginia, starting in 2019.

Tags: Class 8, New Facility, Vehicle Manufacturing, Hino Trucks

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Two-Day ELD Implementation Event

Photo: Roehl Transport

As required by federal law, all motor carriers subject to the ELD Rule must convert from paper logs or logging software to a registered ELD if they do not have an Automatic On-Board Recording Device by Dec. 18 of this year.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate, AOBRD, Training

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Continue Moving Higher Following Hurricanes

The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market rose as freight rates moved higher again for the week ending Sept. 23, according to new figures from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Organizer: New NACV Truck Show Opened Strong

The view of the Daimler Trucks North America booth from one of the meeting rooms above the show floor at the inaugural NACV Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The numbers are not all in yet, but given preliminary figures and his own expert sense of how shows go, one of the organizers of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show was ready to declare it a solid success at the end of the third of its four-day inaugural run, despite comments from some exhibitors about light attendance.

Tags: NACV Show, Events

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-650, F-750 Trucks for Steering

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The safety recall covers 77 work trucks in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2015-MY, Safety, Steering

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Dana Launches New Lightweight Driveshaft Line

The SPL 250 Lite can handle torque ratings up to 18,439 lb.-ft. Image: Dana

Dana has launched the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, designed to be a lightweight option for most configurations of heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Peterbilt, Dana, Axles, Steer Axles, Drive Shaft

September 27, 2017 - Product News

Bendix Touts New Driver Assist, Safety Features at NACV

Photos: Bendix

Bendix made a series of feature announcements at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta, touting a series of safety-focused driver assistance and component enhancements available now and in the near future.

Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, Ford, Brakes, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, NACV Show, Air Disc Brakes

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Digital Supply Chain Offers Greater Potential Than Electric, Autonomous Trucks

Persio Lisboa talks to suppliers about the need to be leaders in technology to improve trucking productivity.

Amidst a show where major topics of conversation included electrification of commercial vehicles and the path to autonomous trucks, one industry exec said the digital supply chain will be the next big breakthrough in trucking productivity.

Tags: Navistar, Supply Chain Management, NACV Show, Disruptive Technology, Connected Vehicle Technology

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

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

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