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Technology & Maintenance Council report shows increase in tire issues

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America, an ArcBest company, released the executive summary of their Truckload...

Technology expected to help drivers in Arizona dust storms

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PHOENIX  — With Arizona's monsoon season quickly approaching, state transportation planners intend to begin installing a new long-range dust-detection system on Interstate 10.The Arizona...

Bendix rolling out new advanced technology training courses for 2019

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ELYRIA, Ohio — To help fleets, technicians and owner-operators keep pace with today’s ever-advancing truck technologies, Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer...

Blue Ink Technology releases BIT Air Scale for gross and axle weights

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HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Blue Ink Tech, maker of the BIT ELD, has released the most recent addition to its BIT Full Service Platform.BIT...
Platooning Tractor Trailers web

Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania conduct automated truck platooning demo, deliver donations to local food banks

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Motorists in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan on Oct. 22 might have noticed a matching pair of tractor-trailers playing “follow the leader” along the interstates...

Schneider rolls out tablets to improve driver experience, efficiency

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GREEN BAY, Wis.  — Schneider isn’t just one of the largest trucking carriers in North America.It is a leader in utilizing new technology to...

Diesel Laptops launches virtual diesel technician program

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GILBERT, S.C. — Diesel Laptops, a distributor of commercial truck diesel diagnostic software, hardware and services, has launched a Virtual Diesel Technician Program.This program...

Volvo Trucks’ collaboration with SAS enhances remote diagnostics

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America says it is further strengthening its portfolio of uptime-boosting services by enhancing Remote Diagnostics with an advanced...
Peterbilt New Model 579s

Peterbilt unveils new, redesigned Model 579 featuring improvements in aerodynamics, technology and comfort

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DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Company announced the launch of its new Model 579. The thoroughly redesigned Model 579 boasts improvements in aerodynamics, efficiency,...

Detroit Connect Analytics extended to additional truck models

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America said Thursday that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also...
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Bridgestone unveils air-free, commercial-truck tire concept at TMC annual meeting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Bridgestone is showcasing its advanced air-free commercial truck tire concept for the heavy-duty trucking market at the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council...

J.J. Keller offering new video monitoring platform

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NEENAH, Wis. — The new J.J. Keller Encompass Video Event Management and Dash Cam Pro are now available.Using artificial intelligence to detect and record...

GAO: Federal agencies should take additional steps to prepare for potential workforce effects of...

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WASHINGTON — Even though deployment of automated heavy-duty trucks, including self-driving trucks, being developed for long-haul trucking operations is likely years or a decade...

Daimler introduces first SAE Level 2 automated truck in North America with the Freightliner...

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LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Monday introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with...

Eaton contributing several components for SuperTruckII program

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GALESBURG, Mich.— Power management company Eaton says it is contributing several components to truck manufacturers participating in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck II...

Kenworth adds two ratings for PACCAR MX-13

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth, a PACCAR company, has added two new ratings for the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine available for the Kenworth T680, T880...

Nebraskan Trey Mytty named ATD Dealer of the Year

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By CHARLES CYRILLATD/NADA Director of Public RelationsSAN FRANCISCO — Trey Mytty, president and CEO of Truck Center Companies in Omaha, Nebraska, has named 2019...
Shell Starship 2.0

Shell’s Starship 2.0 truck enters testing phase before coast-to-coast run in 2021

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HOUSTON — Testing of Shell Rotella’s Starship 2.0 Class 8 truck has begun in preparation for another coast-to-coast run in in 2021. The official...

Kenworth T680 with Toyota hydrogen fuel cell technology displayed at LA port

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LOS ANGELES — The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship was the featured Class 8 truck at a major, zero emissions trucking event that featured more...

Mack Trucks seeks entries for 2020 Mack calendar contest

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Owners of Mack trucks have the chance to once again be in the spotlight for a month courtesy of the 2020...