Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Realigns Operating Segments

Meritor executive Chris Villavarayvan Villavarayvan by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. announced a realignment of its three operating segments to further drive its long-term strategic objectives while assigning new responsibilities as part of the company’s commitment to leadership development.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

SuperTruck: Electrical System Changes Are Coming

Navistar Inc.

The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project is producing technological changes, including to auxiliary power units, and these changes will be working their way into standard truck manufacturing, according to industry experts.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tips on Truck Electrical System Maintenance

Battery Box Purkey's Electrical Consulting

Troubleshooting problems with a truck’s electrical system takes knowledge and experience.“Always take a systems approach when you are spec’ing and maintaining your vehicles’ electrical systems,” said Bruce Purkey, CEO of Purkey’s Electrical Consulting, which helps fleets solve their electrical system problems.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Equipment Cybersecurity Awareness

Trucking s at increasing risk of cybersecurity threats, and the risk is only going to grow as automated and other advanced technologies become commonplace in the industry.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Techology & Maintenance Council
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Gliders, E-Axles: E&MU Looks at 'Old' and 'New'

The January/February edition of Equipment & Maintenance Update examines electric axles, one of the industry’s latest technology advancements, and glider kits, which some truck operators view as a more reliable, cost-effective option compared with trucks with new engines.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Efficient Alternators Help Reduce Fleets’ Fuel Costs, Experts Say

Technician Monitors Alternator Output Aim NationaLease

Engineering advancements are producing more efficient alternators for heavy trucks that are helping to reduce fleets’ fuel bills, industry experts said.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Mobility, Modernization Top Goals for Colorado and Michigan Governors

Junction with I-70 Garrett/Flickr

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, whose states have significant freight corridors, set goals to overhaul the infrastructure in their states to ensure that the goods that bolster their economy can move freely.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Preview: State DOT Projects Hitting the Road in 2018

Governors Map Gerald Desmond Bridge by Eric Fredericks/Flickr

Infrastructure needs have emerged as a top priority for most state administrators who received the go-ahead to spend millions of dollars on repairs as well as new construction projects that range from expanding highways to fixing decrepit roads to installing Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Eleanor Lamb and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucks to Haul Cargo in Arizona

tuSimple Truck tuSimple

An autonomous-driving technology firm plans this year to begin commercial-hauling operations in Arizona using Class 8 trucks that will require nearly no driver control of the vehicle.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Self-Driving Car Startup Raises $112 Million

It’s a measure of the current frenzy surrounding self-driving cars that a year-old startup can haul in more than $100 million in its first fundraising round.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2018