Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Eaton ‘coast mode’ for automated transmissions boosts fuel efficiency http://fleetowner.com/equipment/eaton-coast-mode-automated-transmissions-boosts-fuel-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LOUISVILLE, KY. Eaton representatives used their press slot at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> here to introduce new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions. The upgrade allows for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill grades to drop engine speeds to idle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/eaton-coast-mode-automated-transmissions-boosts-fuel-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/eaton-coast-mode-automated-transmissions-boosts-fuel-efficiency#comments Equipment Fuel MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:08:00 +0000 155341 at http://fleetowner.com Detroit Radiator introduces longer-lasting bolt-on radiator http://fleetowner.com/equipment/detroit-radiator-introduces-longer-lasting-bolt-radiator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. According to <a href="http://www.detroitradiatorcorp.com/">Detroit Radiator Corp</a>., a switch several years ago to truck radiators built with plastic and aluminum resulted in shorter lifespans for the products. That is changing, the company said this week at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span>, with the introduction of its Powercool radiator.</p> <p>The Powercool is designed to last 6 to 8 years and uses tried-and-true bolt-on technology. It replaces a plastic/aluminum radiator and frame with one integrated complete unit. Thus, doubling the durability, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/detroit-radiator-introduces-longer-lasting-bolt-radiator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/detroit-radiator-introduces-longer-lasting-bolt-radiator#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:38:00 +0000 155331 at http://fleetowner.com Bestpass introduces new transponder for toll management http://fleetowner.com/technology/bestpass-introduces-new-transponder-toll-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. <a href="http://www.bestpass.com/">Bestpass</a> has introduced a new transponder for customers who operate in areas where its E-ZPass is currently accepted.</p> <p>The new Horizon transponder will allow for single-source toll account management for</p> <p>major toll facilities not currently part of E-ZPass, the company said. Use of this device could eventually remove the need for five to seven transponders.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/bestpass-introduces-new-transponder-toll-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/bestpass-introduces-new-transponder-toll-management#comments Fleet Management MATS News Technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:00 +0000 155321 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Trucks highlights lineup of fuel efficient XE powertrain packages http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-highlights-lineup-fuel-efficient-xe-powertrain-packages <div class="field-deck"> MATS presentation also highlights uptime initiatives, liftable axle system </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LOUISVILLE, KY. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks on Thursday showcased its latest fuel efficiency improvements, including a new XE – eXceptional Efficiency – powertrain package for linehaul applications, at the 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-highlights-lineup-fuel-efficient-xe-powertrain-packages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-highlights-lineup-fuel-efficient-xe-powertrain-packages#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:35:00 +0000 155311 at http://fleetowner.com Firestone Industrial Products shows off Airide integrated cab, damping springs http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firestone-industrial-products-shows-airide-integrated-cab-damping-springs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. For drivers looking for a product that offers a smoother ride,<a href="http://www.firestoneip.com/"> Firestone Industrial Products</a> said it has just the items: its new Airide integrated cab and primary air-damping spring systems. The products were shown this week at the 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> in Louisville.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firestone-industrial-products-shows-airide-integrated-cab-damping-springs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firestone-industrial-products-shows-airide-integrated-cab-damping-springs#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:28:00 +0000 155301 at http://fleetowner.com DTNA adding capacity as Class 8 sales keep growing http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-adding-capacity-class-8-sales-keep-growing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. With Class 8 sales in the U.S. &ldquo;the driving force,&rdquo; &nbsp;medium- and heavy-duty truck sales in North America this year will grow 10% over a very solid 2014 and could quite possibly be even higher, according to Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-adding-capacity-class-8-sales-keep-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-adding-capacity-class-8-sales-keep-growing#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:16:00 +0000 155291 at http://fleetowner.com Minimizer at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Minimizer showed off its complete line of <a href="http://minimizer.com/fenders.html">truck fenders</a>, <a href="http://minimizer.com/toolboxes.html">poly toolboxes</a>, <a href="http://minimizer.com/floormats.html">custom floor mats</a>, <a href="http://minimizer.com/mudflaps.html">custom mud flaps</a> and truck accessories at the 2015 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), while also highlighting its participating in ChampTruck World Series of U.S. heavy-duty truck racing as sponsors of &quot;Team Tortured.&quot;</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:38:00 +0000 155281 at http://fleetowner.com Shell sponsoring Class 8 truck project, offers PC-11 updates http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-sponsoring-class-8-truck-project-offers-pc-11-updates <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. Shell Lubricants is stepping outside of its traditional &ldquo;fluid engineering&rdquo; box in the trucking world to help sponsor the development of a new &ldquo;hyper-fuel mileage&rdquo; Class 8 tractor-trailer design being built by the AirFlow Truck Company and its principal owner and designer, Bob Sliwa.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-sponsoring-class-8-truck-project-offers-pc-11-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-sponsoring-class-8-truck-project-offers-pc-11-updates#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:28:00 +0000 155271 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Shell&#39;s Dave Waterman (at right) and Airflow&#39;s Bob Silwa (left) discuss the &quot;StarShip&quot; tractor-trailer concept project being sponsored by Shell Lubricants.</p> Navistar at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>While&nbsp;<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> focused on new offerings tied to its OnCommand telematics system at the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), it didn&#39;t neglect to display a broad ensemble of its hard working iron.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:28:00 +0000 155261 at http://fleetowner.com Mack Trucks at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-trucks-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A whole&nbsp;mess of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> Truck models made an appearance at the 2015 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS).</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-trucks-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:19:00 +0000 155251 at http://fleetowner.com The Freightliner SuperTruck at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-supertruck-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Five years ago, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) a $40 million grant as part of the OEM&#39;s participation it the federal agency&#39;s SuperTruck program; a grant DTNA matched with $40 million of its own money. One of the first results from that collaboration is a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span>-badged SuperTruck concept Class 8 tractor capable of attaining 12.2 mpg.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-supertruck-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:08:00 +0000 155241 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Trucks at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks in North America highlighted its new <a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=0GMKtV2ZCEyvCJzSZaCm-sUMV4RAPNII1bGukrRksUznyNJvY3ewASK8xDdR4_hLgNORBPgdSKo.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.volvotrucks.com%2ftrucks%2fna%2fen-us%2fproducts%2fpowertrain%2fadaptive_loading%2fpages%2foverview.aspx" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0066cc">Adaptive Loading</font></u></a> technology at Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) this year, along with a&nbsp;new 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation under certain conditions.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-mats-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:41:00 +0000 155231 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking Moves America Forward raises $1 million to promote industry http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-moves-america-forward-raises-1-million-promote-industry-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. Publicly launched just last year at the Mid-American Trucking Show, <a href="http://truckingmovesamerica.com/">Trucking Moves America Forward</a> (TMAF) met here at the show again yesterday to celebrate the successes of its first year and to look ahead to 2015. Kevin W. Burch, president of Jet Express, Inc., second vice chairman of the <a href="http://www.trucking.org">American Trucking Associations</a>, and co-chairman of TMAF, told the audience that founding members and major donors raised $1 Million in 2014 to promote a positive image of &nbsp;trucking.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-moves-america-forward-raises-1-million-promote-industry-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-moves-america-forward-raises-1-million-promote-industry-0#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:52:00 +0000 155221 at http://fleetowner.com Alcoa dazzles with new Dura-Bright EVO wheel http://fleetowner.com/equipment/alcoa-dazzles-new-dura-bright-evo-wheel-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. <a href="http://www.alcoa.com">Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products</a> introduced its most durable and easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel today at a press conference here at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span>. Dubbed the Dura-Bright EVO, this third generation Dura-Bright wheel maintains all the benefits of its predecessor, the Dura-Bright wheel with XBR technology, while taking the popular wheel&rsquo;s performance to a new level, according to Victor Marquez, vice president &amp; general manager, Americas at Alcoa Wheel Products.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/alcoa-dazzles-new-dura-bright-evo-wheel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/alcoa-dazzles-new-dura-bright-evo-wheel-0#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:46:00 +0000 155211 at http://fleetowner.com DTNA at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) showed off a variety of trucks and components at the 2015 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS); including the highway tractor prototype that resulted from its five year participation in the Dept. of Energy&#39;s SuperTruck program.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:46:00 +0000 155191 at http://fleetowner.com Western Star at MATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-mats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> - a division of Daimler Trucks North America - showed off both the daycab and sleeper-equipped version of its new 5700XE tractor at the Mid America Trucking Show this year; an event that also witnessed an executive changeover as outgoing general manager officially handed over the reins to Kelley Platt.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-mats-2015#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:07:00 +0000 155181 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking Moves America Forward raises $1 million to promote industry http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-moves-america-forward-raises-1-million-promote-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. Publically launched just last year at the Mid-American Trucking Show, <a href="http://truckingmovesamerica.com/">Trucking Moves America Forward</a> (TMAF) met here at the show again yesterday to celebrate the successes of its first year and look ahead to 2015. Kevin W. Burch, president of Jet Express, Inc., second vice chairman of the <a href="http://www.trucking.org">American Trucking Associations</a>, and co-chairman of TMAF told the audience that founding members and major donors raised $1 Million in 2014 to promote a positive image of &nbsp;trucking.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-moves-america-forward-raises-1-million-promote-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-moves-america-forward-raises-1-million-promote-industry#comments Fleet Management MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:55:00 +0000 155161 at http://fleetowner.com Mack introduces Load Logic and 6x2 pusher axle at MATS http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-introduces-load-logic-and-6x2-pusher-axle-mats <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span> is offering a new &ldquo;Load Logic&rdquo; function for its mDrive automated manual transmission (AMT) and a 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for its Pinnacle highway tractor as part of its ongoing effort to improve component integration for its products, highway and vocational alike.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-introduces-load-logic-and-6x2-pusher-axle-mats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-introduces-load-logic-and-6x2-pusher-axle-mats#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:54:00 +0000 155171 at http://fleetowner.com New APU focuses solely on driver comfort http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-apu-focuses-solely-driver-comfort <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. A new Dynasys auxiliary power unit (APU) model introduced at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> this week is designed to provide comfort to drivers of both day cabs and sleepers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-apu-focuses-solely-driver-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/new-apu-focuses-solely-driver-comfort#comments Fuel MATS News Running Green Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:42:00 +0000 155151 at http://fleetowner.com Drivers can now preheat engines with the use of a phone http://fleetowner.com/technology/drivers-can-now-preheat-engines-use-phone <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. A new mobile tool from <a href="http://www.webasto.com">Webasto Thermo &amp; Comfort North America</a> will allow drivers to preheat their engines by using their mobile phone.</p> <p>ThermoCall was introduced this week at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> here. The new Webasto tool is compatible with Webasto coolant heaters, controlling on/off functions, programming heater start time up to 24 hours in advance, and setting a 7-day reminder. ThermoCall stores up to five authorized phone numbers and can operate up to two heaters and two trucks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/drivers-can-now-preheat-engines-use-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/drivers-can-now-preheat-engines-use-phone#comments Equipment MATS News Technology Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:31:00 +0000 155141 at http://fleetowner.com Noregon debuts its Truck Check Up Vehicle Health Station http://fleetowner.com/technology/noregon-debuts-its-truck-check-vehicle-health-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. Noregon Systems has announced the official launch of its <a href="http://www.truckcheckup.com/">Truck Check Up</a> (TCU) Vehicle Health Station.&nbsp; The release follows an evaluation period at dozens of travel center locations in the Southeast U.S., Noregon said.</p> <p>TCU is an interactive vehicle health station located at diesel fuel islands designed for use in Class 7-8 trucks. While fueling, drivers simply connect a cable to their truck&rsquo;s diagnostic port to start the scanning process and follow on-screen prompts, Noregon explained.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/noregon-debuts-its-truck-check-vehicle-health-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/noregon-debuts-its-truck-check-vehicle-health-station#comments Equipment Fleet Management MATS News Technology Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:00 +0000 155131 at http://fleetowner.com Mitsubishi Electric offers new starter option for Freightliner, Western Star trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mitsubishi-electric-offers-new-starter-option-freightliner-western-star-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. Owners of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> trucks powered by a Detroit DD15 or DD16 engine now have an option for a more powerful starter from <a href="http://www.meaa-mea.com/">Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mitsubishi-electric-offers-new-starter-option-freightliner-western-star-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mitsubishi-electric-offers-new-starter-option-freightliner-western-star-trucks#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:29:00 +0000 155121 at http://fleetowner.com Thermo King opens Dealer Drop Yards to trailers, tractors http://fleetowner.com/equipment/thermo-king-opens-dealer-drop-yards-trailers-tractors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. <a href="http://www.thermoking.com">Thermo King</a>, a brand of <a href="http://www.irco.com">Ingersoll Rand</a>, has seven different solutions on display here at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> from its solar panel solutions to its TracKing telematics offering, but the recently released Dealer Locator and Drop Yard Referral System Application drew the most interest from the audience assembled for the company&rsquo;s press conference on Wednesday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/thermo-king-opens-dealer-drop-yards-trailers-tractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/thermo-king-opens-dealer-drop-yards-trailers-tractors#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:13:00 +0000 155111 at http://fleetowner.com The future of the self-driving truck http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-self-driving-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. Is the self-driving truck the &ldquo;flying car&rdquo; of the 21<sup>st</sup> century &ndash; a much-talked about but ultimately unrealized development &ndash; or is it a true near-term technological breakthrough that will transform the global trucking industry?</p> <p>Jim Mele, editor-in-chief for Fleet Owner magazine, led a panel discussion regarding that topic during the Fleet Forum sessions held at this year&rsquo;s Mid America Trucking Show.</p> <p>The panel included:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-self-driving-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-self-driving-truck#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:00 +0000 155101 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Hosted by moderator Jim Mele, editor-in-chief of Fleet Owner, panelists, from left, Susan Alt, senior vp for public affairs with Volvo Group North America, Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, senior vo-engineering &amp; technology for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), and Sandeep Kar, global director of automotive and transportation research at Frost &amp; Sullivan, discussed the practicality of the self-driving truck during yesterday&#39;s Fleet Forum.</p> Forecasts keep trucking on healthy footing http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/forecasts-keep-trucking-healthy-footing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. Freight analysts, truck manufacturers and suppliers continue to think trucking remains on healthy footing, with steady tonnage and rising freight rates keeping truck sales strong for the remainder of the year.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our data suggests freight demand remains healthy; steady growth but flattening out now, with modest 3% to 4% growth in freight for 2015,&rdquo; noted Eric Starks, president of research firm <a href="http://www.ftrintel.com">FTR Transportation Intelligence</a>, during a Fleet Forum presentation at the Mid America Trucking Show.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/forecasts-keep-trucking-healthy-footing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/forecasts-keep-trucking-healthy-footing#comments Fleet Management MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:16:00 +0000 155091 at http://fleetowner.com International waiving remote diagnostics fee http://fleetowner.com/equipment/international-waiving-remote-diagnostics-fee <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE.&nbsp; The remote diagnostics system OnCommand Connection (OCC) will be offered as a standard no-charge option on all new <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">International trucks</a></span> starting in July.&nbsp; <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/navistar-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> officials also announced at the Mid America Trucking Show that it would offer credits to new truck buyers to cover the cost of basic telematics hardware and data service.&nbsp;</p> <p>Current owners of 2007 and newer International trucks will also be given the opportunity to add OCC remote diagnostics at free of charge though local dealers, the company said.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/international-waiving-remote-diagnostics-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/international-waiving-remote-diagnostics-fee#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:10:00 +0000 155081 at http://fleetowner.com Dana unveils Spicer AdvanTEK dual range disconnect concept http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dana-unveils-spicer-advantek-dual-range-disconnect-concept <div class="field-deck"> Innovation improves fuel efficiency for trucks optimized for downspeeding </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. Dana Holding Corp. used its press slot the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> (MATS) Wednesday to introduce the new Spicer AdvanTEK Dual Range Disconnect concept for tandem axles used in Class 8 linehaul applications.</p> <p>Optimized for trucks that implement engine downspeeding, the &ldquo;breakthrough&rdquo; tandem axle technology improves efficiency without sacrificing performance by seamlessly combining the traction and dependability offered by a 6x4 configuration with the reduced drivetrain losses and improved fuel economy of a 6x2 configuration.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dana-unveils-spicer-advantek-dual-range-disconnect-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dana-unveils-spicer-advantek-dual-range-disconnect-concept#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:27:00 +0000 155071 at http://fleetowner.com General Tire celebrates 100 years with new lineup aimed at owner-ops http://fleetowner.com/equipment/general-tire-celebrates-100-years-new-lineup-aimed-owner-ops <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. &nbsp;General Tire is celebrating its centennial at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> (MATS) here this week, and along with the birthday cake in the booth journalists were treated to the launch of three new highway truck tires.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/general-tire-celebrates-100-years-new-lineup-aimed-owner-ops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/general-tire-celebrates-100-years-new-lineup-aimed-owner-ops#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:22:00 +0000 155061 at http://fleetowner.com Western Star shows off 5700XE, changes executives http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-shows-5700xe-changes-executives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-shows-5700xe-changes-executives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-shows-5700xe-changes-executives#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:15:00 +0000 155051 at http://fleetowner.com DTNA shows off SuperTruck and other offerings at MATS http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-shows-supertruck-and-other-offerings-mats <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY. <a href="http://www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com/">Daimler Trucks North America</a> (DTNA) showed off the results of its involvement in the <a href="http://www.energy.gov/">Department of Energy&rsquo;s</a> <a href="http://www.freightlinersupertruck.com/">SuperTruck program</a> at this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/mid-america-trucking-show-1">Mid America Trucking Show</a> (MATS): a tractor that gets 12.2 miles per gallon (mpg), improves freight efficiency 115%, and achieves 50.2% engine brake thermal efficiency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-shows-supertruck-and-other-offerings-mats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-shows-supertruck-and-other-offerings-mats#comments Equipment MATS News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:54:00 +0000 155041 at http://fleetowner.com