Business, Technology, Safety

Stoneridge Expands Fleet Evaluations of Camera Monitor System

Stoneridge Exhibit John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Stoneridge Inc. announced it will accept more carriers in its ongoing fleet evaluation of the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System, intended eventually to replace traditional mirrors.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Michelin Unveils Trailer Aero Package, Wide-Base Tire

Michelin's Adam Murphy Michelin's Adam Murphy by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Michelin North America has unveiled a trailer aerodynamics package for dry van and refrigerated trailers, a five-piece kit that incorporates side skirts, trailer-end fairings, aerodynamic mud flaps and a wake reducer to deliver what the company said is up to 7.4% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Sees Future of AMTs, Electrification

Eaton's Scott Davis Eaton's Scott Davis by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Eaton Corp. said it will meet future emissions standards and improve productivity in commercial vehicles with electrified components and advances in automated transmissions.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Dana Introduces Tire Management, Axle Innovations

Dana's Tim Farney Dana's Tim Farney by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Dana Inc. introduced the next generation of its Rhombus TireAnalytics platform. It also introduced its new Spicer S172 series single-drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles and its Spicer D172 series heavy-duty tandem axle for construction, heavy haul and severe-service applications.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Cooper Debuts Commercial Tire Lineup

Cooper's Gary Schroeder Cooper's Gary Schroeder by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Cooper Tire Co. is launching a lineup of branded truck tires designed for longhaul, vocational and severe-service applications, and which are targeted to the fleet and original-equipment sectors, the company announced.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Virtual Reality Training Promising for Diesel Mechanics, Forklift Operators

HoloLens Fox Valley Technical College

Virtual reality-based training may be a viable option for developing a new generation of diesel technicians, warehouse forklift operators and drivers, as the evolving technology shows promise in speeding up training at a time when labor is in short supply.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Training, Documentation Can Smooth ELD Inspections, Experts Say

Wirachowsky CVSA's Wirachowsky by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fleets can promote smooth roadside inspections of electronic logs by ensuring that their drivers understand the devices installed in their trucks and keep proper documentation in the cab, enforcement and technology experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford is Arriving With a Solution to Miami’s Terrible Drivers: Eliminate Them


On Feb. 27, Ford announced it had chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
February 27, 2018
Government, Safety

Top Transportation Authorizers Headline Feb. 28 AASHTO Briefing

Rep. Shuster Shuster by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

Two weeks after a meeting with President Donald Trump, in which he is said to have endorsed an increase in fuel taxes, the leaders of the transportation policy committees will address the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials on Feb. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Glitches or Not, Nissan Starts Testing Semi-Autonomous Rides

Easy Ride Vehicle Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press

YOKOHAMA, Japan — In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages.

Yuri Kageyama | AP Business Writer
February 23, 2018