Rand McNally announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it’s the first to offer an electronic logging device for sale in retail at TravelCenters of America (TA)/Petro. It also launched it’s new Wi-Fi enabled real-time features on it Generation 5 GPS devices, including traffic updates on rural roads.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Customers value good drivers behind the wheel, Volvo Trucks officials said here Thursday during the Mid-America Trucking Show, and towards that end their products are geared toward fuel efficiency, driver productivity, safety and uptime.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ? Amid multiple regulations coming at the trucking industry at the speed of light, cost constraints and aging fleets, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems officials here said they expect emerging safety technologies to gain more and more acceptance and to be mandated by the federal government.
Paul Williams, executive vice president of commercial vehicle tires with U.S. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, stressed today at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show that it is not just a “tire corporation” by launching the sale of the ContiPressureCheck system, as well as speaking more about its VDO RoadLog electronic recording device. True to its roots however, the company also introduced its newest tire, Conti Hybrid HD3 tire, which covers both line-hauls and regional applications due out in April.
Volvo Trucks today announced that the Bose Ride seat suspension system is now available for order as a factory-installed option on its VNM and VNL highway tractors. Volvo Trucks is the first North American truck manufacturer to offer factory installation of the Bose Ride system. Beginning mid-summer, Volvo will also become the first manufacturer to offer Sears Seating’s new premier driver’s seat, the Atlas II, as a factory-installed option. Sears Seating’s value-oriented Sentry models will also be available as an option on Volvo VNM and VNL models.