Joe Howard

Business, Equipment

Allison Debuts New Regional-Haul Transmission

Allison's John Coll Allison's John Coll by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Allison Transmission introduced a new, regional-haul transmission that is designed to handle mixed duty cycles, and named Daimler Trucks North America as the first truck-maker to offer the unit.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Debuts Heavy-Duty EV Transmission

Scott Adams Scott Adams by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Eaton Corp. has unveiled a transmission specifically designed for electric heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications, and is targeting the unit to segments such as port drayage and pickup and delivery where it sees rising demand in North America, Europe and China.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 29, 2019
Business, Equipment

Hendrickson Unveils Heavier-Duty Suspension Haulmaax EX

Hendrickson CEO Gary Gerstenslager Hendrickson CEO Gary Gerstenslager by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Hendrickson introduced a heavier-duty version of its Haulmaax rubber suspension at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Next-Gen Bendix Wingman Technology Available on Mack Models

Mack truck with Bendix Wingman Mack Trucks

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced the addition of next-generation Bendix Wingman safety technology to the company’s models from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Shows Limited-Edition Black Anthem

Mack Black Anthem The Mack Black Anthem. (Mack Trucks)

ATLANTA – Mack Trucks has introduced a limited-edition, blacked-out version of its Anthem over-the-road tractor that features a swath of model-specific exterior and interior appointments.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Utility Joins ATA Heroes Truck Program

Utility trailer Heroes truck Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations announced that Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. will be the exclusive trailer sponsor for the federation’s Heroes Truck workforce development program.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Drowsy Driving on the Decline, but Speeding, Cellphone Use Rising, Lytx Data Shows

Kyle Warlick Kyle Warlick by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Drowsy driving and instances of falling asleep behind the wheel are on the decline, but speeding and cellphone use among truck drivers has increased, according to customer data unveiled by video telematics provider Lytx.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Volvo Engine Offers Fuel Economy, Efficiency Gains

Volvo D13TC engine D13TC by Volvo Trucks North America

DUBLIN, Va. — The next generation of the 13-liter turbo compound engine from Volvo Trucks North America offers improved fuel economy over the current model, the company announced.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Volvo Improves Braking, Detection With Updated Driver Assist System

Interior view of Volvo's active driver assist system Interior view of Volvo's Active Driver Assist System. (Volvo Trucks North America)

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America introduced an updated version of its driver assistance system that increases the speed from which the brakes can stop the truck without driver input, and which improves the system’s recognition of when the driver switches lanes to avoid a vehicle in its path.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Volvo Debuts ‘Dynamic Steering’ in North America

Volvo Dynamic Steering blowout assistance Volvo Dynamic Steering can help drivers navigate unexpected situations such as potholes and rapid tire deflations, providing up to 9 ft.-lb. of torque in the steering column. (Volvo Trucks North America)

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is introducing a steering system on its Class 8 trucks that the company said reduces steering force up to 85%, which it said can reduce driver fatigue and improve road safety.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 12, 2019

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