Fleet management systems provider Omnitracs announced that it has partnered with Peloton Technology, a developer of connected and automated vehicle systems, to bring Peloton's truck platooning technology to Omnitracs customers. Pre-orders for the fuel-saving product are slated to begin this year.
A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that “young millennials” are some of the most dangerous motor vehicle drivers on the road today, engaging in a range of unsafe behaviors – including texting while driving, red-light running and speeding – that is increasing their crash risk.
This week, members of the American Trucking Assns.’ Infrastructure Task Force traveled to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and key members of Congress to urge swift action to move forward with a long-term infrastructure spending package to address the need for highway and bridge improvements.
Mack Trucks is introducing a new motor oil blend that it will use to factory-fill its 2017 engines: Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5.
Depending on the application, the oil drain intervals for EOS-4.5 can be extended by an extra 15,000 miles compared with previous formulations, the OEM said – to 60,000, 50,000 and 40,000 miles, respectively, for long-haul, regional-haul and heavy-haul applications.
Diesel prices have fallen, slightly, for the fourth week in a row but continue to run well above $2.50 in much of the country.
The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel dipped 0.4 cents in the Feb. 6 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to $2.558 per gallon. That’s 55 cents higher than this time last year.
Prices slipped in every region except for the West Coast, where California saw a 1.7-cent gain to $2.944, the highest price in the lower 48 states.
Ford Motor Co. has begun shipping the Dearborn, MI-built 2017 F-150 Raptor off-road performance pickup to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.A.-made F-Series truck has been officially exported to that country.
LAS VEGAS. A replacement line of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) for heavy-duty trucks has been introduced by Denso Products and Services Americas, which made the announcement at Heavy-duty Aftermarket Week.
The new diesel aftertreatment emissions products are being manufactured by Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. (CDTi) and will be sold through Denso’s expanded distribution network under the PowerEdge name.