2018 MCE

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Blockchain Not Yet Mature, but Digital Ledger Holds Promise for Transportation

Blockchain Taylor (left) and Craig. (Joe Terry/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Blockchain has been the subject of extensive hype and much confusion, but this distributed general ledger technology holds the potential to boost efficiency and visibility in the transportation sector as the initial excitement gives way to real business cases, according to trucking technology experts.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

I.D. Systems Introduces New Cargo-Tracking Product Line

I.D. Systems The I.D. Systems booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — I.D. Systems has introduced a new line of trailer-tracking and cargo-monitoring products designed to give fleets more insights about their shipments and also demonstrated a voice-activated reporting interface to help them better utilize that data.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 29, 2018
Business, Fuel

Volvo Announces New Fuel-Efficiency Program for VNL 760, 860 Models

VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — With the price of diesel steadily rising, Volvo Trucks is promoting the improved fuel efficiency of its new Xceed package that will be available in January on its 2020 model-year VNL 760 and VNL 860 trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Mack's Anthem Gets Improved Fuel-Efficiency Package

Anthem Truck Russoli speaks at the event. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Mack’s Anthem truck with the HE plus package will have as much as a 9.5% improvement in fuel efficiency because of its new aerodynamic package, Mack Trucks Inc. said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2018
Government, Business

ATA Honors Four With Mike Russell Awards for Industry Efforts

2018 Mike Russell Award winners 2018 Mike Russell Award winners by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — American Trucking Associations recognized a motor carrier, a trucking organization, a travel center operator and a professional driver with Mike Russell Trucking Image Awards on Oct. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear Calls for Unity, Collaboration Going Forward

ATA President Chris Spear Spear delivers his state of the industry speech at MCE 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear delivered a message of unity, partnership and the importance of representation at the Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Trucks, SAS Announce Enhanced GuardDog Connect Analytics to Cut Repair Times

Mack Mack Director of Product Strategy Roy Horton speaks at a press conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Mack Trucks announced a deal with analytics company SAS that will help the truck manufacturer more effectively analyze data being collected by its GuardDog Connect telematics system.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2018

DTNA Outlines Broad Agenda for Commercial Vehicle Business

Commercial Vehicle Business Nielsen speaks during the media roundtable. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Daimler Trucks North America recently held the first meeting of its electric vehicle customer council and will host a separate meeting soon with dozens of government agencies to discuss how to support further innovations in safety and infrastructure, DTNA President Roger Nielsen said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business

TAEC Leadership Award Goes to Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton

Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association and recipient of the TEAC Leadership Award. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, received American Trucking Associations’ President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award on Oct. 29, during the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition here.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Announces Updates to Paccar Engines

Peterbilt exhibit at MCE Joe Howard/Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. announced from the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition here that it will offer two new ratings on the MX-13 engine for the 2019 model year: a 455-horsepower “multitorque” version with variable torque ratings of 1,650 and 1,850 pound-feet, and a 405-horsepower version with 1,650 pound-feet of torque.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 29, 2018

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