Business, Technology, Fuel

Cummins Puts Faith in Diesel, Readies for Hydrogen

Cummins exhibit at 2019 NACV A view of the Cummins exhibit at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Cummins Inc., underscoring its belief in the power of choice, announced its latest advances in fuel efficiency for its heavy-duty diesel engines and showcased hydrogen fuel cell technology in its own Class 8 demonstration model.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

NACV Spotlights Innovations as Firms Brace for Downturn

NACV The NACV exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Truck, trailer and component manufacturers unveiled their latest innovations and outlined visions for the industry’s future here at the second edition of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, while simultaneously preparing for an expected downturn in the equipment market next year.

October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt Outlines Time of Transition for Trucking

Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt said the commercial vehicle industry has entered a time of transition with the rise of electric-powered trucks, automated driving technology and connected vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Prepares for Electronic Braking Transition

TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business, said two trends are taking shape in trucking: highly automated driving and e-mobility. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems outlined its plans to support the trucking industry’s upcoming transition toward electronic braking systems and the introduction of automated steering controls in the commercial vehicle market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Donaldson Announces Air Filter Test Results, GeoTab Contract

Donaldson Donaldson's Al Hovda speaks at the press conference. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Donaldson Co. said recent tests show the Donaldson PowerCore filters can save fleets up to $215 per truck per year, because the filters provide 27% less restriction.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rocketail Tweaks Aerodynamic Trailer Wings With Hinge

Bren Marshell Bren Marshell by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Rocketail announced it will be making its two side wings, attached to improve a trailer’s aerodynamic flow, flexible upon contact.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology

MEKRA Lang Launches New Digital Vision System

MEKRA Lang's Joe DeMartino MEKRA Lang's Joe DeMartino by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — MEKRA Lang launched a new digital vision system at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, announcing the sideview-mirror replacements will be standard equipment on Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Isuzu Sees Opportunity in Final-Mile Growth

Harrison Wessinger (L) and Jeff Maloof (R) Harrison Wessinger (left) and Jeff Maloof by John Sommers II for Transport Topics.

ATLANTA — Final-mile delivery of consumer goods has changed trucking, and the change will continue to evolve transportation methods, according to Isuzu Motors officials.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Sees Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Trucking’s Future

Daimler's Roger Nielsen Daimler's Roger Nielsen by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks has been investing heavily in battery-electric commercial vehicles, but the manufacturer also sees a place for hydrogen fuel-cell technology in the transportation industry’s long-term move toward zero emissions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2019
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

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