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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Sygic Introduces Real-Time Driver Behavior Analysis

Sygic, a Slovakia-based mobile navigation company, has unveiled a new driver behavior algorithm designed to motivate drivers to act safer behind the wheel.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo: ‘Not Clear’ How Many North American Vehicles Are Affected by Component Issue

Grill of a Volvo VNL 740 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Volvo Group said it could not yet determine the impact of a faulty component on its North American trucks as it was still evaluating the scope of the problem.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Soar to All-Time High in September

Stoughton Trailer factory Stoughton Trailers

U.S. trailer orders in September skyrocketed to an all-time high, surpassing the previous record by more than 10,000 units, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
October 17, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Fleet Expansion Generates Record Profits at P.A.M. Transportation Services in 3Q

P.A.M. Transport truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Higher rates and a bigger fleet in a strong freight market produced record profits for P.A.M. Transportation Services in the third quarter.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Group Uncovers Faulty Component in Emissions Setup

Volvo logo on a truck grille Volvo logo on a truck grille (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

Volvo, the world’s second-largest truckmaker, has uncovered a faulty component in the emissions-control setup of vehicles widely sold in Europe and the U.S., the manufacturer’s biggest markets.

Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Sets Up as Go-To Truck for Harsh Canadian Climate

Go-To Truck Two Mack Anthems parked outside Westcan’s facilities in Edmonton. (Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics)

EDMONTON, Alberta — Bolstered by a growing Canadian economy and a strong trucking market overall, Mack Trucks is looking to increase its presence across the northern border.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Knorr-Bremse Industrialist Thiele Increases Fortune to $15.3 Billion After IPO

Knorr-Bremse Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Heinz Hermann Thiele is about $6 billion richer after last week’s initial public offering of his largest asset, Knorr-Bremse AG, the world’s biggest maker of truck and train braking systems. The IPO makes him Germany's fourth-richest person, with a net worth of $15.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Sophie Alexander and Tom Metcalf | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Medium-Duty Trucks Ready for Battery-Electric Urban Deliveries, NACFE Report Says

Daimler medium- and light-duty trucks Among the Daimler lineup of medium- and light-duty trucks at this year's IAA Truck Show were battery-electric models. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Medium-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles are a viable alternative to diesel and gasoline-powered Classes 3-6 trucks in urban settings where the freight haul is less than 100 miles, according to a new guidance report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

PSI Marks Silver Anniversary by Looking Back, Ahead

Trina Smith, Tim Musgrave, Vanessa Munez PSI's Tim Musgrave talks with line workers Trina Smith (left) and Vanessa Munez. “Without these guys, we’re nothing,” he says of the production staff in San Antonio. (Tom Berg for Transport Topics)

It has been 25 years since a Texas family purchased the patent for a device that would keep truck tires inflated, a move that proved prescient.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2018

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