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March 1, 2016 - Product News

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure

Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.

Tags: TMC, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Awards Five Members With Silver Spark Plug

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored five trucking industry professionals with the Silver Spark Plug Award, the group’s highest honor.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, Awards, People

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged

Image: California Highway Patrol

A supplier of safety/compliance services and, separately, the American Trucking Associations have taken issue with what the agency contends the report indicates.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, AmeriPride

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

Photo of U.S. DOE Deputy Asst. Secretary Reuben Sarkar by Mike Antich .

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Federal Grants, SuperTruck, U.S. Department of Energy, Work Truck Show, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer

Molded structural combosites, developed by Wabash engineers over three years, are used throughout. Photo: Tom Berg

The trailer uses molded structural composites, or MSCs, developed by Wabash engineers over the last three years. It uses few bolts and no metal crossmembers.

Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Trailers, TMC

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Weak, Construction Booming

Economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector showed only slightly better signs of life in February and remains tepid, but construction spending in January hit it highest level since 2007, according to newly released reports.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Opens 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Kevin Tomlinson, outgoing TMC chairman, wields the scissors for the grand opening of the exhibit hall.

As the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council celebrates its 60th birthday, Monday it opened the doors on one of its largest exhibit halls ever as part of the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Tags: Leadership, TMC

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Increase for Second Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel at the pump increased for the second straight week, jumping a few tenths of a cent nationally.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Photo: Cummins

Expanded torque offering mean customer can not get get the low-end performance they want without have to go to a high-horsepower bracket. Integrated call centers and better cross-training of customer service agents means it's easier for customer to get answers to their questions with just one phone call.

Tags: TMC, Cummins, Eaton

February 29, 2016 - Product News

International Adds Over-the-Air Reprogramming for Trucks

Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.

Tags: Engine Control Systems, International Trucks, Engines, Wi-Fi

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Offers Downspeeding Tech for SmartAdvantage

Dana Holding Corporation is offering axle ratios that are compatible with all seven configurations of the SmartAdvantage powertrain from Eaton and Cummins.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Axles, Downspeed

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses

Tags: TMC, Brakes, Haldex

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Aperia's Halo Finds a Home at Over 100 Fleets

Aperia's Halo bolts on in 10-15 minutes and requires no additional connections.

Rapid adoption of thousands of tractor bolt-on inflation systems follows more than 50 fleet tests, validating Halo’s performance and ability to drive significant safety and efficiency benefits

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Tires

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

Credit: Wabash

Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Trailer Aerodynamics

February 26, 2016 - Product News

Rush Launches Vehicle Service Monitoring Platform

Photo: Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises has launched RushCare Service Connect, a service communication system that provides customers with an online, on-demand view of the service process for vehicles in Rush Truck Centers service departments.

Tags: Information Technology, Vehicle Repairs, Rush Enterprises, Parts and Service

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Offers $26M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $26 million in grant funding will be made available to establish clean diesel projects with the intention of reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Clean Diesel, Diesel Emissions, Emissions Reduction, EPA, Federal Grants

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

The Pete Store Makes Big Push Into New England

Photo: The Pete Store

The Pete Store has purchased Peterbilt franchise rights for a significant portion of the state of Massachusetts.

Tags: Peterbilt, Massachusetts, The Pete Store, Dealers

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

Vipar HD Expands Distribution Network in Texas

Photo: Magnum Products

Magnum Products Group has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder, bringing additional distribution in the South and West Texas markets.

Tags: Texas, Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

Lower Oil Prices Push Down Cross-Border Freight

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: December 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Large declines in the value of oil and other petroleum-related products during 2015 was reflected in a lower value of cross-border freight movements between the U.S. and its neighbors, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Improves; Capital Spending, Consumers Rebound

Following a raft of disappointing economic news, there are new encouraging signs about the health of the American economic, with improvements in some of the most closely watched measures – including the beleaguered manufacturing sector.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment, Personal Income, Personal Spending, Gross Domestic Product

February 26, 2016 - Industry News

Caterpillar to End Cat Truck Program

Cat introduced its CT-680 axle-back vocational truck in 2011, and subsequently added two axle-forward versions. Photo: Tom Berg

"Remaining a viable competitor in this market would require significant additional investment to develop and launch a complete portfolio of trucks, and upon an updated review, we determined there was not a sufficient market opportunity to justify the investment," an official said.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck

February 25, 2016 - Product News

Phillips 66 Consolidates Lubricants Brands

To strengthen strategic relationships and drive growth, Phillips 66 Lubricants will consolidate its Lubricant’s portfolio into two brands, Phillips 66 and Kendall Motor Oil.

Tags: ConocoPhillips, Lubricants, Branding

February 25, 2016 - Product News

Road Choice Adds Locations, Expands Product Portfolio

The all-makes heavy-duty truck parts brand Road Choice Truck Parts recently expanded its authorized locations to more than 500 dealers and expanded its product portfolio.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Road Choice Truck Parts

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