Archive | September, 2017

Daimler Trucks North America Testing Platooning Systems on U.S. Highways, Pushing to Improve Fuel Efficiency, Driver Productivity, Safety

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has been testing platooning systems on test tracks and select U.S. highways, demonstrating how the new technology can improve fuel efficiency, driver productivity, convenience and safety. The first step of platooning is called “pairing,” where two trucks travel in tandem at distances closer than what is possible under manual operation. […]

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Bandit Big Rig Series returns to Florence Oct. 7th

When the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to Florence Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 7th, fans can expect some bumping, rubbing and hard-nosed racing. Florence saw plenty of that back in May, when North Carolina native Ricky Rude (#14) stole the checkered flag in the evening’s feature race. “Ricky has been on a tear […]

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Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, wire harness, mirror, telematics and visibility systems, has announced that its 99® Series harness system will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMXTM and NARROW NECK flatbed trailers, starting in the first quarter of 2018.   The Truck-Lite 99 Series has been designed as a closed system […]

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WABCO Marks Major Milestone at NACV 2017 of Five Million Single-Piston Air Disc Brakes Sold Worldwide; Industry-Leading Single-Piston Technology Lays the Foundation for Autonomous Driving in the Commercial Vehicle Industry

WABCO (NYSE: WBC), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced that it has marked a historic milestone of selling more than five million single-piston air disc brakes (ADB) worldwide. WABCO made the announcement at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) taking […]

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Cooper Tire Enhancing the Image of Manufacturing Careers through National Manufacturing Day Events Reaching 10,000 Students throughout October

Cooper marks third year in national Dream It. Do It. program; holding Cooper Manufacturing Experience in plant communities Marking its third year as a member of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) and Manufacturing Institute’s (MI) Dream It. Do It. program, Cooper Tire will connect with more than 10,000 students—primarily eighth graders—for Manufacturing Day (MFG […]

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Mitchell 1 Enhances RepairConnect Diagnostic Software for Medium and Heavy Truck Repair

Addition of ABS and transmission DTCs helps improve technician productivity During a press conference today, held in conjunction with the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle trade show, Mitchell 1 announced enhancements to its RepairConnect diagnostic truck repair software for all-makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks. In addition to engine diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), users […]

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WABCO Launches OnLaneASSIST Advanced Driver Assistance System at NACV 2017; First Application of Active Steering Functionality in WABCO’s Industry-Leading Portfolio of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

WABCO (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today introduced OnLaneASSIST™, a pioneering safety technology for heavy- and medium-duty trucks and buses. WABCO’s OnLaneASSIST is the first application of active steering technology in WABCO’s industry-leading portfolio of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The launch […]

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Louisiana trucker wins Minimizer contest during Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Mike Atwell wasn’t sure what to make of the situation. “I never win anything,” Atwell said, laughing. But the owner-operator from Iowa, Louisiana wasn’t dreaming.  He really did win Minimizer’s Comfort Package giveaway on the company’s Facebook page. “I still can’t believe it,” Atwell said. As part of Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Minimizer gave away […]

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Navistar – Volkswagen Truck & Bus Alliance Update

– Pursuing a medium-duty vehicle electric powertrain for launch as early as 2019 – Collaborating on fully integrated, next-generation Big Bore powertrains – Exploring common hardware for OnCommand® Connection and RIO brands – Delivering expected synergies with procurement joint venture Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced it expects a number of new product offerings and […]

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VIPAR Heavy Duty and Dayton Parts Finalize New Multiyear Agreement

New agreement provides a strong foundation for growth between the two entities Dayton Parts provides VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors with an expanding product portfolio offering broad product line coverage VIPAR Heavy Duty and Dayton Parts have announced a new multiyear agreement between the companies. Under the agreement, VIPAR Heavy Duty will offer the complete line […]

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International HX Series To Offer New Engine, Sleeper Options

– International® HX™ Series available with integrated 51″ sleeper cab – Will be available with the International® A26 12.4L big bore engine International Truck unveiled its most recent product expansion to its vocational truck portfolio at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show. Expanding the Class 8 premium vocational truck line-up, the International® HX™ Series […]

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OnCommand® Connection Changes The Game In Connected Vehicle Space

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced a number of industry-leading advancements to its OnCommand® Connection platform, including OnCommand Connection Live Action Plans, a feature that is expected to predict when a part is going to fail before it actually does. “Today’s announcements demonstrate how International Truck’s innovative approach is leading the connected vehicle space,” said […]

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