Preliminary May trailer orders continue positive trend

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Both industry analysts that tractor commercial vehicle orders and sales say that preliminary trailer orders continued at a good pace. ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for...

DTNA adds 2 connectivity services to its Connect portfolio

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has introduced two new connectivity services into its Detroit Connect portfolio — Detroit Connect Direct and...

ALK Technologies launches new trip planning driver app

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PRINCETON, N.J. —  ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global provider of transportation technology and mobility solutions, has launched a trip planning driver app—MileOn...

Daimler creating automated truck research & development center

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks Wednesday said it was creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters...

Bendix CVSA Roadcheck reminders: foundation care matters

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ELYRIA, Ohio — No matter how advanced the vehicle, or how complex its safety system is, you’ve got to take care of the basics.With...

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren’t quite right

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By TOM KRISHER ,  AP Auto WriterDETROIT — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on...

TMW begins Integration with Decisiv to provide a complete solution for fleet maintenance

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CLEVELAND — TMW Systems, a Trimble brand and provider of software, business intelligence and related solutions to the North American transportation industry, has integrated...

 Volvo rolls out online configurator virtually design, spec new trucks

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks is bringing the thousands of configurations of the new Volvo VNR and VNL series to your fingertips of fleets...

Meritor MTIS now standard/preferred option on some vans, reefers

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TROY, Mich. — Meritor said Tuesday that the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and...

Navistar to offer Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission for International LT Series and LoneStar

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GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies said the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission — what Eaton says is the lightest, most efficient...

Peterbilt showcases all-electric Model 579 at expo

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LONG BEACH, Calif.— Peterbilt’s commitment to alternative energy solutions was showcased at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo where an all-electric Model 579 day cab...

Volvo Group North America ahead of schedule for energy efficiency goal

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group North America, manufacturers of Mack and Volvo trucks, is well on the way toward achieving its goal of reduced...

Anheuser-Busch places order for 800 Nikola hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks 

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ST LOUIS and SALT LAKE CITY — Anheuser-Busch and Nikola Motor Co. Thursday said the American brewery has placed an order for up to...

Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features APX control system

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ATHENS, Ga. — Engineered to protect temperature-sensitive products transported by trailer or rail through sub-freezing ambient conditions, Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features...

Schneider teams with SkyBitz to Implement third generation trailer, container tracking system

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GREEN BAY, Wis. and HERNDON, Va. — Schneider, a provider of transportation and logistics services, has teamed up with SkyBitz to implement Schneider’s third...

PeopleNet continues evolution of video intelligence with debut of next-generation side cameras

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MINNEAPOLIS — PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, has released its latest enhancement to its video intelligence solution — the...

Used truck, trailer numbers rise

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 COLUMBUS, Ind. — Rise. That’s the appropriate word when it comes to Class 8 used truck volumes and trailer orders.ACT Research reports that used...

Looks as though there’s a lot of trucks without ELDs

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Hours of Service issues continued to rank high on the list of out-of-service violations. There were 6,565 drivers put OOS for no driver record-of-duty...

Other shoe has dropped regarding ELDs and CSA violations

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Logged-in carriers and enforcement users with crashes determined to be “not preventable” as part of the program can view measures and percentiles calculated with...

New drivers need to stop leaning on GPS, develop navigational skills, trainer says

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Eddy Mullins has been training drivers for JB Hunt for 18 years, and he says new drivers are coming to him today with less...