Equipment en Market trends convince Hyundai to launch pickup in U.S. <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>With sales of U.S. passenger sedans in a slump and SUVs, crossovers and pickups continuing to show gains, Korean automaker Hyundai reportedly will bring its own light pickup entry stateside.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Fleet Management HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:29:00 +0000 225021 at <p>Photo: Hyundai</p> PACCAR unveils automated transmission <div class="field-deck"> New offering completes integrated powertrain for Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MOUNT VERNON, WA. PACCAR Inc. unveiled its new automated transmission on Aug. 22, which will be offered in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> trucks starting in October.<br /> The new 12-speed transmission is a key piece &ldquo;for our customers to complete our integrated powertrain&rdquo; that includes the MX-11 and MX-13 engines, as well as Paccar-branded front and rear axles, said Landon Sproull, Paccar&rsquo;s vice president for powertrain.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Fuel Powertrain News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:55:00 +0000 224971 at <p>Kyle Quinn, general manger of&nbsp;Peterbilt&nbsp;Motors Co., discusses the PACCAR integrated powertrain. (Photo: Neil Abt)</p> NACFE: Study fleets chisel out another 1% fuel efficiency gain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleets are still gaining ground in overall fuel efficiency of their Class 8 tractors, though the needle didn't move quite as far up in 2016. Compared with the national average Class 8 fuel economy, however, the uptick in average fuel economy at 19 carrier fleets in a new study represents savings of more than $7,000 per truck.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Fuel Economics Technology Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000 224961 at <p>In NACFE&#39;s latest study of fuel efficiency, participating fleets saw less of a collective year-over-year mpg gain from the technologies included on their trucks, but it nonetheless amounted to considerable per-truck savings &mdash; even with a low cost of fuel. (Photo: NACFE)</p> Bendix enhances automotive brake line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MAT Holdings, Inc. announced the launch of the enhanced <a href="" target="_blank">Bendix brand</a> Stop by Bendix product line, which offers complete all-makes, all-models automotive brake product coverage.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Products News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:29:00 +0000 224921 at Fuso to offer new truck lease, purchase program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) is partnering with Morgan Corporation and Daimler Truck Financial to <a href="" target="_blank">offer lease and purchase programs</a> for its 2017 Fuso FE160 Class 4 medium-duty cabover truck with a 151˝ wheelbase and 16&acute; Morgan aluminum dry van body.</p> <p>Dubbed the FUSOComplete Program, it offers customers a Fuso FE160 Series truck with 15,995-lb. GVWR and 10,490-lb. estimated body/payload, through either a 36- or 48-month lease, or a direct, no-down-payment purchase with 36- or 48-month financing terms.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Trucks News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:23:00 +0000 224911 at Schneider: More than half of tractor fleet now has automated transmissions <div class="field-deck"> Both veteran and rookie drivers prefer the new transmissions, according to the company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>National truckload carrier Schneider recently passed the halfway mark in its fleet-wide implementation of automated transmission trucks, replacing trucks with manual transmissions. The company said doing so has also transformed drivers it brings into its ranks, with the influx of new, easier-to-operate tractors opening the door for those considering a career in truck driving.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:21:00 +0000 224901 at <p>More than half of Schneider&#39;s tractor fleet now has automated transmissions, the company said, and both new and veteran drivers prefer them. (Photo: Schneider)</p> Trucking worries CARB may step into GHG gap <div class="field-deck"> Move by EPA to “revisit” Phase 2 rules may encourage more California-only regulation, trade groups fear. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA) and the <a href="">Truck Renting and Leasing Association</a> (TRALA) are two industry trade groups worried that the intent announced by the <a href="">Environmental Protection Agency</a> last week to &ldquo;<a href="">re-evaluate</a>&rdquo; parts the <a href="">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency rule</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Emissions News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:04:00 +0000 224821 at <p>&quot;By reopening the rule to <a href="">re-examine trailers and glider kits</a>, EPA has opened the door to California taking the lead, and a more aggressive track, in setting trailer standard.&quot; &mdash;Chris Spear, ATA&#39;s president and CEO. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> ZF brings electrically-assisted hydraulic steering to trucking <div class="field-deck"> ZF says its ReAX steering technology will take some of the physical burden off commercial truck drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LAFAYETTE, IN. Though fully autonomous trucks still have a long way to go, driver-assistive and autonomous technologies remain hot topics throughout the industry. How can fleets and owner operators leverage some of the existing and upcoming technologies to improve safety and their overall business operations? ZF Commercial Vehicle believes it has a solution.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Autonomous Vehicles Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:48:00 +0000 224811 at <p>ZF Commercial Vehicle announced its ReAX steering technology will be available for heavy trucks starting next year. <em>(Photo: Cristina Commendatore&nbsp;/ Fleet Owner)</em></p> DHL, Ford show off 'early build' larger electric van based on Transit <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>After announcing a collaboration with <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> some months ago to develop a heavier-duty electric delivery vehicle, Deutsche Post DHL Group and the automaker this week took the wraps off the Streetscooter Work XL in Cologne, Germany.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Emissions HD Pickup & Van News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +0000 224801 at EPA plans to revisit Phase 2 GHG rules <div class="field-deck"> The agency said it will initiate a rulemaking process to readdress the trailer and glider kit provisions of those rules. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA) said this week that it <a href="">intends to revisit</a> certain provisions of the <a href="">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards</a> that focus on trailers and glider kits.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Emissions News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:39:00 +0000 224771 at <p>The glider kit industry may get a major reprieve if the EPA revamps the Phase 2 GHG rules.</p>