Equipment en Wabco extends global supply deal with Daimler Trucks <div class="field-deck"> Supplier will continue to provide automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support Daimler truck production in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="">Wabco Holdings Inc.</a> said it&rsquo;s extended a long-term supply agreement with the truck division of Germany&rsquo;s Daimler AG for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support truck production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America.</p> <p>Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG&rsquo;s truck division, operates five distinct brands serving different segments of the global commercial vehicle market: Mercedes-Benz, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span>, FUSO, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> and Bharat Benz.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:19:00 +0000 221341 at <p>Daimler&nbsp;Trucks has extended a long-term supply agreement with Wabco for heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology. (<em>Photo: Wabco</em>)</p> Purkeys develops liftgate charging system <div class="field-deck"> Says it is designed to keep batteries charged and thus help prevent road calls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For commercial trucking fleets, break-downs and road calls due to dead or uncharged batteries are a costly issue that can cut into fleets&rsquo; profit margins and drivers&rsquo; accumulated hours of service.</p> <p>Purkeys announced it has developed <a href="">two distinct liftgate charging systems</a>, the DIRECT and the SELECT. Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys&rsquo; National Fleet Representative, says that even with a liftgate charging system, a truck&rsquo;s battery has to be in proper working order to maintain charge.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:06:00 +0000 221331 at ‘Everyday Heroes’ Kenworth T680 sold to J&L Transportation <div class="field-deck"> Net proceeds donated to Truckers Against Trafficking. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The &ldquo;Everyday Heroes&rdquo; <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> T680 was auctioned off at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix. The winning bid was submitted by Mike Jimenez, owner of Phoenix-based J&amp;L Transportation, which resulted in $89,000 netted in support of <a href="">Truckers Against Trafficking</a> (TAT), a non-profit organization devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation&rsquo;s truck drivers and rest stop employees.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:41:00 +0000 221311 at <p>This Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 was recently auctioned off to support the Truckers Against Trafficking organization.</p> Drivers: Don't be fooled by your windows <div class="field-deck"> Many truck drivers still aren't taking the proper precautions against UV rays, because they believe they can't penetrate side window glass. Sometimes they’re right but sometimes they’re wrong. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck driver Bill McElligott may have the world&#39;s most famous left side of a face.</p> <p>Five years ago his photo was featured in the <em><u><a href="">New England Journal of Medicine</a></u></em>, accompanying a story about <a href="">Unilateral Dermatoheliosis</a> &ndash; damage to skin on half of his face caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Equipment News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:21:00 +0000 221301 at <p>But what many drivers don&rsquo;t know is that each type of window glass in their truck cabs offers different levels of protection against the sun&#39;s more dangerous UV-A rays. (<em>Photo: Empire Chrome Shop</em>)</p> Hyundai Translead now offers Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Aiming to provide its customers with trailers that combine the performance of air disc brakes with weight-saving and maintenance advantages, Hyundai Translead announced it now offers the Bendix ADB22X-LT from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:34:00 +0000 221231 at Isuzu: New Class 6 is right truck at right time <div class="field-deck"> OEM aims to position new FTR to take advantage of e-commerce growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>QUEENS, NY. The rapid shift from traditional retail store shopping to the purchase of products over the internet is <a href="">driving major changes to delivery networks</a> as well &ndash; including <a href="">changes to the capabilities of the trucks</a> tasked with making those deliveries.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:38:00 +0000 221181 at <p>&ldquo;Our vehicle has outstanding fuel economy &hellip; and that drives down the cost of ownership.&rdquo;&mdash;Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Canada. (<em>Photo: Michael Catarevas/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Ram Truck improves initial quality by nearly 25% <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="">Ram</a></span> Truck is touting that it's the industry's most improved truck brand with more than a 24% improvement in initial quality, as judged by J.D. Power, compared with last year's scoring.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:32:00 +0000 221171 at <p>The Ram 1500 is available in 11 different trim levels.</p> Bridgestone launches new tire for on-, off-highway use <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of the new Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on-and-off-highway applications.</p> <p>Featuring a wide base design for higher payloads and flotation, the Firestone FS818 utilizes special tread compounds to help resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. According to Bridgestone, the tire is designed with a deep, self-cleaning tread pattern for aggressive traction and long original mileage. In addition, stone rejector platforms in every groove offer strong durability, the company added.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:58:00 +0000 221161 at Kalmar invests in parts facilities upgrades <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Kalmar</a> announced it has completed projects to enhance operational capabilities, efficiencies and safety at two of its parts facilities in the U.S.</p> <p>The first project was at the parts operation in Ottawa, KS, expanding the primary warehouse to 9,500 sq. ft., resulting in 40% more capacity for pallet storage and five additional packaging stations.&nbsp; The expansion also allows for inbound and outbound shipping operations to be separated which improves traffic patterns and safety throughout the warehouse, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:34:00 +0000 221151 at Seven fleets commit to 'Run on Less' <div class="field-deck"> Fuel economy showcase to culminate at NACV show in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Seven fleets have agreed to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in <a href="" target="_blank">Run on Less</a>, a cross-country roadshow planned for later this year to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000 221041 at <p>Brent&nbsp;Nussbaum said his company wants to show the &ldquo;success that can be achieved when pairing a trained and educated driver with the latest technologies in fuel efficiency.&rdquo; <em>(Photo: Nussbaum Transportation)</em></p>