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Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Details With Dealers

Volvo The Volvo booth on the exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks North America has developed an internal tool called Expert Analysis for reviewing fleet operational performance and will put it in the hands of dealers and some customers later this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Mack Announces Command Steer at 2020 TMC

Mack Trucks announced an active steering option, Command Steer, for its Anthem models that monitors road conditions at nearly 2,000 times per second using truck-mounted sensors to help maintain directional stability, for instance, on rough roads, in high winds or during blowouts. Transport Topics senior reporter Roger Gilroy reports.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Experts Identify Benefits, Challenges of Battery Power

Battery technology panel at 2020 TMC Panelists discuss the future of electric vehicles in trucking at a Technology & Maintenance Council study group session Feb. 25. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The effectiveness of lithium batteries depends on a host of issues for trucking industry representatives to consider, according to a panel of experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

AIRman Unveils Automated System for Trailer Landing Gear

Lahousse Shane LaHousse, vice president of engineering, via John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — AIRman Products has unveiled an automated cranking system that eliminates the manual labor required to raise and lower a trailer’s landing gear.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Second Coast-to-Coast Trek Planned for Shell Starship Initiative Truck

Shell Megan Pino via Joe Howard/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Shell Lubricants is planning a second coast-to-coast run for its Starship Initiative truck, which is designed to study and test fuel-saving technologies for heavy-duty trucks.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA, HudsonCyber Team on Security Program

Max Bobys of HudsonCyber HudsonCyber Vice President Max Bobys discusses the partnership, which would afford ATA member motor carriers access to a suite of cybersecurity services. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — American Trucking Associations and HudsonCyber on Feb. 25 announced an affinity program for ATA members though which motor carriers of all sizes can gain access to the company’s cloud-based cybersecurity suite.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Go Power! Announces New Solar Panels for Trailer Tops

Sean O'Connor of Go PowerI Go Power! Solar Flex panels can charge even when the trailer is not connected to the tractor, says Sean O’Connor, manager of the company's fleet division (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Go Power! announced a 600-watt model of its flexible solar panels, which are designed to fasten across the tops of trailers. The system builds on the 300-watt Solar Flex panel, which can bend as it grips the top of a trailer.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

The Importance of Honesty Between Fleets and Service Dealers at 2020 TMC

Government reporter Eleanor Lamb recaps the managers and trucking executives discussion about how to maximize uptime at 2020 TMC on Feb. 25.

February 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets, Dealers Discuss Open, Honest Communication

Panel discussion at 2020 TMC Panelists in a TMC technical session discuss the virtue of open communication when scheduling shop repairs as a means of maximizing uptime. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Honesty and communication are the best techniques to help fleets and service dealers work together, according to representatives from both sides of that relationship.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

CIE Manufacturing Unveils New Chassis Line

Trevor Ash of CIE Manufacturing Trevor Ash says CIE Manufacturing will be able to produce 140 units at each of its facilities per day operating at full production. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — CIE Manufacturing presented the Revere, a new line of chassis, Feb. 24 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2020

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