Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en OnGuard Active combines radar-based detection, brake assist technology http://fleetowner.com/safety/onguard-active-combines-radar-based-detection-brake-assist-technology <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Given the frequency and severity of truck crashes with stationary objects, Meritor Wabco is beefing up its radar-based collision mitigation system. And, as company officials demonstrated at Lone Star Park here Thursday, when the smoke gets in your eyes, OnGuard Active will detect an object in the road in zero-visibility conditions and can apply full braking without driver intervention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/onguard-active-combines-radar-based-detection-brake-assist-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/onguard-active-combines-radar-based-detection-brake-assist-technology#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:28:00 +0000 169821 at http://fleetowner.com Kenworth mid-roof sleeper heads to production http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-mid-roof-sleeper-heads-production <div class="field-deck"> Smaller MX engine coming next year </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new model for its popular heavy-duty aerodynamic tractors and a new diesel are on the way from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> Truck Co. as the company extends a string of rapid product releases over the last few months that include new equipment technologies such as predictive cruise control and an ultracapacitor starting module. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-mid-roof-sleeper-heads-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-mid-roof-sleeper-heads-production#comments Equipment News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:58:00 +0000 169811 at http://fleetowner.com Court orders Ridge Corp. to halt sales of tail device http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/court-orders-ridge-corp-halt-sales-tail-device <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">A U.S. District Court judge has issued an injunction against Ridge Corp., ordering the company to &ldquo;cease all manufacture, use, sales, offers for sale or importation of &ldquo;Green Tail&rdquo; devices or any other products that infringe United States Patent Nos. 8,360,510, 8,360,509, or 8,272,680.&rdquo;</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/court-orders-ridge-corp-halt-sales-tail-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/court-orders-ridge-corp-halt-sales-tail-device#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:56:00 +0000 169721 at http://fleetowner.com Freightliner announces transmission choices, new options for Cascadia models http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-announces-transmission-choices-new-options-cascadia-models <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.freightlinertrucks.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span></font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> has added two new transmission options for its 122SD vocational truck line as well as a new seat and tire pressure monitoring system option for its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution products.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Both announcements were made this week at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-announces-transmission-choices-new-options-cascadia-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-announces-transmission-choices-new-options-cascadia-models#comments Equipment News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:00 +0000 169711 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Freightliner 122SD trucks</span></p> Show Trucks in Dallas http://fleetowner.com/equipment/show-trucks-dallas <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Nothing catches the eye faster than the chrome and eye-popping paint schemes ubiquitous to the show truck scene, as a stroll though the 2015 Great American Trucking Show proved. Here are just a few of the high-toned rigs on display at GATS this year.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/show-trucks-dallas#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:31:00 +0000 169691 at http://fleetowner.com Scenes from GATS 2015 http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/scenes-gats-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The 2015 iteration of the Great American Trucking Show opened its doors this week in the hot Texas heat, with displays showing off everything from trucker T-Shirts to tires, along with a wide assortment of classic and custom trucks for the eyes to feast upon.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/scenes-gats-2015#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:15:00 +0000 169681 at http://fleetowner.com Technology forging partnerships http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-forging-partnerships <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>KIRKLAND, WA<a href="http://www.kenworth.com/">. Kenworth Truck Company</a> employees and members of the press celebrated a milestone here yesterday &ndash;the 50,000<sup>th</sup> PACCAR MX series engine to be installed in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> truck. The special engine is under the hood of a new T680 Day Cab, heading to work in <a href="http://www.ups.com/">the UPS</a> operation that serves the Seattle, WA area.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-forging-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-forging-partnerships#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:32:00 +0000 169661 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kenworth, UPS and MHC Kenworth &ndash;Atlanta celebrated the installation of the 50,000<sup>th</sup> PACCAR MX series engine in a Kenworth truck here at Kenworth&rsquo;s headquarters in Kirkland, WA yesterday.&nbsp; The special engine was under the hood of a new Kenworth T680 going to work at the UPS operation serving the Seattle, WA area.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Shown left to right: Ray Lehrman, automotive supervisor, UPS Seattle operation; Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; Robert Filosa, UPS West Region Automotive Coordinator; and Katie Guest, fleet sales representative for MHC Kenworth-Atlanta.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The PACCAR MX series engine is manufactured in Columbus, Mississippi, where 100,000 MX engines have been produced since the plant opened in 2010.</p> Kenworth Truck Company <p>Preston Feight (left) Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president presented a plaque to Robert Filosa, UPS West Region Automotive Coordinator, to celebrate the 50,000th installation of a PACCAR MX series engine in a Kenworth. The truck with the special engine will go to work in the UPS fleet. The two companies also celebrated the success of their partnership.</p> Kenworth Truck Company Path to autonomous trucks will be a smooth road for drivers http://fleetowner.com/technology/path-autonomous-trucks-will-be-smooth-road-drivers <div class="field-deck"> Panel emphasizes importance of human element in truck of the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The driver shortage is driving a serious look at self-driving trucks, just not in the way many people assume. Despite persistent rumors of the demise of the long-haul truck driver in the coming age of automated transport, that time is decades away—and many of the advances between now and then will, in fact, make driving a much more desirable job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/path-autonomous-trucks-will-be-smooth-road-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/path-autonomous-trucks-will-be-smooth-road-drivers#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:55:00 +0000 169671 at http://fleetowner.com <p>From left:&nbsp;Paul Menig, Josh Switkes, Bill Kahn, Derek Rotz, Sandeep Kar.</p> “The trucks are killing us.” Not so, says ATA’s Bill Graves http://fleetowner.com/safety/trucks-are-killing-us-not-so-says-ata-s-bill-graves <div class="field-deck"> American Trucking Assns. president responds to New York Times op-ed critical of industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Responding to what it said is the &ldquo;latest in a series of baseless and defamatory editorials, letters and columns published by&rdquo; <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/the-trucks-are-killing-us.html?_r=0">The New York Times</a> on Saturday, Aug. 22, American Trucking Assns. (ATA) President &amp; CEO Bill Graves lashed out at &ldquo;several falsehoods, both implied and intentional&rdquo; in an op-ed submitted to the Times.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/trucks-are-killing-us-not-so-says-ata-s-bill-graves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/trucks-are-killing-us-not-so-says-ata-s-bill-graves#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:47:00 +0000 169651 at http://fleetowner.com Higher Class 8 sales in 2016 “unrealistic” http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/higher-class-8-sales-2016-unrealistic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>RENTON, WA. Asked to forecast truck sales for 2016, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> Truck general manager and Paccar vice president Preston Feight pointed out that current high Class 8 numbers in the U.S. and Canada would be hard to exceed. Citing recent Paccar estimates of 2015 industry sales totals at 270,000 to 290,000 units, Feight said: &ldquo;With sales at such high levels, I don&rsquo;t know where we can go from here.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/higher-class-8-sales-2016-unrealistic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/higher-class-8-sales-2016-unrealistic#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:05:00 +0000 169611 at http://fleetowner.com