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International LT Launched Loudly, Described Enthusiastically

Recently Navistar unveiled their new International LT series in Las Vegas. This included speeches, videos, hard rock music, as well as fire and smoke effects. This particular launch is befitting a particular Vegas production as well as a particular vehicle range that is projected to become the company’s very own personal flagship model.

International LT Launched Loudly, Described Enthusiastically

The Bottom Line Is The Bottom Line Has To Move Up

Since the 2008 recession, profits for companies nationwide have been drastically cut. Many businesses now operate with less than a 10% margin. There are four primary steps which should be used for both cutting costs and increasing sales in order to regain numbers of the past.

Key Takeaways:

  • No matter what size operation you have, if you’re not reaching a 10% margin (or better), now is the time to set things on the right course for 2017.
  • First, get control of your overhead.
  • Second, revise your accounts receivable program.

“No matter what size operation you have, if you’re not reaching a 10% margin (or better), now is the time to set things on the right course for 2017.”

http://www.lctmag.com/money/article/715804/the-bottom-line-is-your-bottom-line-has-to-move-up

Microsoft and AT&T Collaborate With Detroit Diesel on Detroit Connect

Detroit Connect, a suite of connected vehicle services released by Detroit Diesel, will be supported by enhancements by both AT&T as well as Microsoft. This new platform will be exclusive to the Freightliner Cascaia, which will provide advanced connection solutions and vehicle performance insights.

Key Takeaways:

  • AT&T will provide Internet of Things connectivity for the new Detroit Connect Truck Data Center platform and Microsoft will support all Detroit Connect services with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • Detroit has collaborated with Microsoft to establish a new cloud-based back office environment for all Detroit Connect services, including the new features, such as Detroit Connect Remote Updates, enabled by the new Truck Data Center connectivity platform.
  • The Microsoft Azure cloud platform helps process greater amounts of vehicle performance data and delivers it reliably and more securely to customers.

“Detroit Diesel announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fleet-management/news/story/2016/10/microsoft-and-at-t-collaborate-with-detroit-diesel-on-detroit-connect.aspx

Kenworth expands T880 with new set-forward configuration — VehicleServicePros.com/12259059 @KenworthTruckCo

With the world of hauling needing to be consistently revised due to things like; efficiency, performance, design and style we have Kenworth, a leading eighteen wheel truck manufacturer, taking first in the race to be the best. With modern advances utilizing every possible outlet to make their product the best.

Kenworth expands T880 with new set-forward configuration — VehicleServicePros.com/12259059 @KenworthTruckCo

Driver Fatigue, Distraction Detected by Guardian System from Seeing Machines

Seeing Machines has released its Guadian system within US fleets which can both detect and alert drivers for various distractions, particularly driver fatigue. This new model has real-time sensors and cameras which detect eye movement to catalogue threats to safe driving.

Key Takeaways:

  • Seeing Machines now offers its Guardian technology in the United States to detect and alert drivers who have fatigue-induced microsleep incidents or driver distraction.
  • A slow eye close that lasts for 1.5 seconds triggers the alert.
  • Guardian’s camera views just the driver’s face and only starts recording when it detects a fatigue or distraction event.

“Seeing Machines now offers its Guardian technology in the United States to detect and alert drivers who have fatigue-induced microsleep incidents or driver distraction.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/products/news/story/2016/10/driver-fatigue-distraction-detected-by-guardian-system-from-seeing-machines.aspx

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