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Options for managing outsourced service providers

By Staff Writer / a couple of days ago

There are options for managing outsourced service providers. The vehicles that are made today have a lot more sensors in them and they provide very useful information. But, the tooling, the software and the training all come at a high price. The investments that are required for shop technology and technician training resources are causing […]

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Cummins, Valvoline Premium Blue extend oil drain intervals by 10,000 miles

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Cummins and Valvoline Premium Blue are extending their oil drain intervals by 10,000 miles. They have both announced that Valvoline Premium Blue Heavy Duty Engine Oil is proven to extend oil drain intervals for an extended 10,000 miles. These results were proven through very extensive collaborative development. Cummins, Valvoline Premium Blue extend oil drain intervals […]

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Kolman’s Komments: A peek into the truck power management crystal ball

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Truck power management is set to evolve over the next several years. Larry Bennett, the director of Vehicle Technical Innovation at the Eaton group states that he foresees several important technological changes. Some of these changes include: Over the air programming, and smart-charging of vehicles. These technologies, applied to power trucks, should lead to great […]

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2017 Work Truck Show in Pictures

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

The 2017 work truck show showcased many new work trucks that will be hitting the market. Some of the trucks include a catering truck, a new Mercedes-Benz van, and new engines and components that will be going into the next generation of work vehicles. These new and exciting technologies are sure to help many companies […]

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UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

The UPS has announce plants to invest 90 million dollars in fueling stations and trucks that depend on natural gas. The agency has committed itself since 2008 in investing in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. By avoiding diesel and conventional gas to power their vehicles, the UPS has successfully decreased it’s CO2 emissions and […]

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Trump Advisers Propose Arbitration To Speed Infrastructure Plans

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Currently, infrastructure permit processing times in the US can delay construction for an average of 10 years, as opposed to an average of 2 years in Australia, Canada, and Germany. In an effort to quickly create more jobs, the Trump administration is proposing a program that would expedite the process so that work on infrastructure […]

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Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to ‘Legacy’ Vehicles

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

Mack trucks is going to start adding Geotab telemetrics solutions to its newest line of trucks. This is a particularly valuable addition because it will allow mechanics to remotely diagnose problems with the trucks in real time, allowing for prompt and effective repair. This also allows for truck repair scheduling. Key Takeaways: Mack Trucks is […]

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ATA chief looks toward the future

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

The ATA chief is looking toward the future. A man named Chris Spear has offered his plan for charting the trucking industry’s course. There are three things that decide the course of the trucking industry. The three things include embracing technology, and figuring out the different environment in Washington with the election of the new […]

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Daimler Vans Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

By Staff Writer / 5 days ago

Daimier Vans has recalled over 1300 vehicles. This has been reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported. There is a problem though and to fix it dealers will install three additional rivets in order to secure the brackets and there will be no charge for the service. Daimler Vans Recalls Sprinter and […]

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