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  • 08/06/2018 8:46 AM | Anonymous member

    China announced a list of $60 billion (Dh220.4b) worth of US imports it intends to apply tariffs on should the Trump administration follow through with its latest trade dangers. The Trump administration slapped duties about $34b of Chinese products last month, and which prompted immediate retaliation in China, plus yet another $16b will likely follow in the coming days or weeks.round of all tariffs which took effect a month.
    Duties ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent will be imposed on 5,207 types of American imports if the US provides its proposed taxes on a different $200b of Chinese products, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Friday.

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  • 08/06/2018 8:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Toyota took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck before a crowd of media and industry leaders during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.

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  • 08/02/2018 10:13 AM | Anonymous member


    Authorities say anyone who has fallen prey to the scam is encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Division at 605-773-4400.

    According to its website, South Dakota Trucks is located in Rapid City, but the Department of Revenue's investigation has concluded there is no such business at the address listed. The provider's website features a list of trailers, trucks and more.

    The South Dakota Department of Revenue is urging customers to take caution when doing business using a fictitious trucking dealership by the title of South Dakota Trucks.

    The Department of Revenue's motor car division decided that this stock is already categorized in different states through various automobile dealers.


  • 08/02/2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous member



    Cummins Inc. will voluntarily recall about 500,000 plus model year 2010-2015 heavy and medium duty trucks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared on Tuesday.

    The recall will soon replace a faulty emissions control systems element which causes excess emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), as stated by the EPA. This recall is that the largest voluntary truck emissions remember thus far. The difficulty Cummins is acting to correct is the consequence of a defective part -- perhaps not a defeat device, like the application illegally employed by Volkswagen to pass U.S. emission evaluations.

    "Here is the way it's supposed to work. Our follow up testing attempts to make sure that pollution controls work through an engine's life. And, if they don't, then companies step up to put things right."

    A spokesman for Cummins said the recall was"in the best interests of our client and the environment," The recall will likely be rolled out in two phases, beginning with heavy duty trucks this month and medium-duty trucks at March

    Medium- and - heavy-duty categories contain vehicles ranging from bigger pickup trucks to vocational vehicles into large rigs. A previous recall, already underway, concerned about 232,000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, bringing the whole number of vehicles that are affected to approximately 770,000.

    Cummins will recall the remaining affected vehicles in two stages. The company is going to contact owners with directions regarding how and when to receive their truck fixed. Owners should contact Cummins for further specifics regarding the products that are affected and recall program.

    This recall is the largest voluntary truck emissions recall thus far, according to EPA.

    The trucks being recalled are equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) programs developed to control NOx emissions. The SCR catalysts that'll be substituted via the recall were found to be less durable than is required, degrading in a couple of years instead of controlling NOx contamination for the regulatory total operational life of the truck. The recall will replace these SCR system parts. The whole useful life span of medium-duty automobiles is 185,000 miles or ten years (whichever is first), and also the full useful life of heavy-duty vehicles is 435,000 miles or ten years.

    The problem was discovered through government supervision programs that test vehicles for compliance with emissions standards throughout their useful life. Initial testing identified high NOx emissions from trucks equipped with Cummins motors. EPA and CARB shared outcomes with Cummins, which consented to conduct the voluntary recall after the organization's own followup testing confirmed that deteriorating elements inside the SCR system were causing emissions to exceed Federal and California pollution criteria.


  • 07/26/2018 4:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Atlanta, Ga – July 26, 2018 – Price Digests announced that its industry-leading vehicle database is now available through new online software at https://app.pricedigests.com/. The new platform provides insurance and valuation professionals with a single source for rich spec data and accurate market values across eight key asset categories.


    The platform consolidates and improves the functionality of multiple trusted websites, combining the power of the Truck Blue Book, Commercial Trailer Blue Book, Auto Red Book, Powersport Blue Book, ABOS Marine Blue Book, Recreational Vehicle Blue Book, Grounds Maintenance Blue Book and Official Tractor Blue Book into a single platform.

    With the best VIN hit-rate in the industry, this new comprehensive software allows users to pull specs and values for every key asset category, including Commercial Truck, Commercial Trailers, Passenger Vehicles, Boats, Powersport, RVs, Grounds Maintenance and Agricultural Tractors. The database is regularly updated by Price Digests analysts, making it the most up-to-date, premium resource of its kind.

    “Expanded specifications, consistent renewal and the addition of data, as well as the unique ability to meet Commercial Trailer needs truly establishes this software as the top resource for insurance and valuation professionals,” stated Sam Giffin, director of business insights for Price Digests.

    “Price Digests customers now have all of their specification and market valuation needs solved in one place. We are ecstatic to bring this most comprehensive, cutting-edge platform to market,” added Dan Smith, managing director of Price Digests.

    Additional next-generation software features of the new software include the ability to save and organize fleet information and create custom-prepared pdfs.

    All information included in the software platform is also available through API for direct integrations.


  • 07/26/2018 3:53 PM | Anonymous member

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif., July 27, 2018 – Whenever a Kenworth T680 or T880 equipped with Kenworth TruckTech+® Remote Diagnostics arrives at the NorCal Kenworth – San Leandro requiring service, the dealership’s branch manager Josh Hayes and his team are ready.

     

    In many cases, they already know where to start the repairs and what parts they’ll need to resolve the issue. As a result, chances are good it will spend less time in the NorCal Kenworth dealership’s shop than it otherwise would have.

     

    “With the improved tracking of the truck, and steps in the service event and communication with the truck fleet that Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management* can offer, we have found it can cut the time a unit is in our shop by 30 percent,” Hayes explained. “We’ve also found that among trucks with TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics, we’re seeing about a 15 percent reduction in the number of those trucks that must be towed in. That’s because remote diagnostics allows us to monitor fault codes and remotely diagnose issues to determine if a truck can be driven into the shop or if it should be towed in.

     

    “We can also determine where the truck is and when it’s due to arrive. That allows us to plan and be ready for the truck so that our team can hit the ground running when it arrives,” Hayes added. “I can rearrange schedules when necessary to be sure that certain technicians with specific skills or expertise are available to look at the truck and initiate repairs as soon as possible. TruckTech+ helps drive up our shop efficiency, which gives us the ability to get our customers’ trucks back on the road faster.”

     

    Veritable Vegetable fleet director Tom Howard appreciates the rapid response from his company’s local Kenworth dealer and from other Kenworth dealers throughout the West, made possible in part by TruckTech+. Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics continuously transmits vehicle diagnostics from Veritable Vegetable’s fleet of Kenworth T680s round the clock to NorCal Kenworth – San Leandro, which is a Kenworth PremierCare® Gold Certified dealership, and to other dealers in the Kenworth dealer network along the vehicles’ routes.

     

    Anytime sensors on board T680s or T880s detect issues that require servicing, Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics transmits email alerts with detailed information that Howard can view on his smartphone. The email alerts, which are also sent to NorCal Kenworth, include links to the PACCAR Solutions web portal.

     

    In the PACCAR Solutions Remote Diagnostics web portal, Howard can monitor the company’s trucks in real time to get up-to-date information and find the nearest Kenworth dealers relative to its location. If the problem can’t wait until the truck returns to the company’s warehouse in San Francisco, particularly if the issue triggers activation of the truck engine protection system, Howard can quickly locate a nearby Kenworth dealer and direct the driver to it. The dealer’s service shop can immediately start the process of identifying potential issues and options before the truck arrives.

     

    Once the truck arrives, the Kenworth Gold Certified dealer network location can provide Howard with an estimate of time to repair within two hours. Meanwhile, Hayes or others at NorCal Kenworth can monitor the situation and assist with any necessary follow-up with rental trucks, for example, or respond to any warranty coverage questions Howard may have later.

     

    “Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics helps me guide drivers to a quick and often simple solution,” Howard said. “Recently we had a situation involving a driver who runs a Kenworth T680 from San Francisco to Durango (Colorado), then to Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque (New Mexico), before picking up backhaul loads in Nogales (Arizona), and returning to San Francisco. Using TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics, I was able to work with the driver to resolve the situation, which involved the truck’s radiator, and get him back on the road.

     

    “If this would have happened to a truck without TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics, it’s likely we would have had to find a mobile technician, ask the driver to take a chance and drive it to the nearest KenworthPremierCare® Gold Certified dealer, or to play it safe, we might have had the truck towed there,” Howard added. “That’s because an unresolved radiator issue could easily lead to an engine de-rate and eventually damage the engine.

     

    “If we have to stop and have the truck towed in for servicing immediately, depending on where the incident takes place, the towing bill alone could be about $2,000,” Howard said. “But that’s only the half of it. Then it all becomes this giant shell game because we deal with tightly scheduled pickup and deliveries of high-value and highly perishable organic produce. We may have to rent a truck and have it hooked to the loaded trailer so the driver can complete those deliveries if he’s not running up against hours-of-service compliance issues.

     

    “Kenworth TruckTech+ helps us avoid all these hassles by allowing us to determine if there’s an easier fix or if the truck can be driven to a Kenworth dealership instead of having it towed in. That’s great for our company’s bottom line,” Howard said. “But perhaps most importantly, because TruckTech+ Service Management can help us avoid unplanned and extended service calls, we won’t get those delays in our deliveries that can damage our reputation of transporting perishable produce on time and without incident. A damaged reputation is not something you can easily fix.”

     


  • 07/25/2018 9:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BLOOMFIELD, CT – Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hino Motors, Ltd. which will last through 2025.

    With this long-term supply agreement, Jacobs Vehicle Systems (Jacobs®) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) continue their long-standing relationship which began in the early 1990s when engine brakes were first installed on Hino E13C engines. Since that time, Jacobs has continued to deliver high-performing braking technologies as seen on the A09 and A05 engine platforms.

    “Jacobs is excited about extending our nearly 30-year relationship with Hino through 2025. Over the years, our engine brakes have aided Hino in providing its customers with improved safety, productivity, and drivability while reducing their total cost of ownership,” said Steve Ernest, Vice President of Engineering and Business Development, Jacobs Vehicle Systems. 

    This contract allows Jacobs and Hino to expand their working relationship and bring new technologies to the market.


  • 07/23/2018 10:13 AM | Anonymous member

    The new Volvo VNL 300 daycab is now available with the latest version of the Cummins ISX12N “Near Zero” natural gas engine, providing an alternative fuel solution for pick-up and delivery and regional-haul operations.

     The new Volvo VNL 300 tractor is now available for the U.S. and Canada with a natural gas-powered Cummins ISX12N “Near Zero” engine.

    “The Cummins ISX12N represents best-in-class gas engine technology for local pick-up and delivery and regional haul operations,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks North America product marketing manager – powertrain. “The low carbon footprint, expanded delivery and distribution, abundant supply and stable pricing of natural gas offer substantial benefits to fleet operators looking to utilize the fuel as a clean, quiet and cost effective alternative to diesel without the need for a DPF or SCR system.”

     

    With available engine ratings of 350 horsepower with 1,450 lb-ft torque up to 400 horsepower with 1,450 lb-ft torque, the ISX12N natural gas-powered engine is approved for gross combination weights of up to 80,000 lbs, making it well suited for heavy-duty regional-haul truck and tractor applications, port drayage, vocational, refuse and conventional straight truck applications.

     

    The natural gas power plant can be operated on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or renewable natural gas. The ISX12N engine is OBD (On-Board Diagnostic) compliant and U.S. EPA and CARB certified. 


  • 07/20/2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Daimler also intends to open new retail shops to sell the parts along with a 10th distribution center in Phoenix.


    The unit is found several Alliance-branded components shops within dealerships, as well as several stand-alone stores. Alliance can be modernizing its site and mobile app, offering more photos and detailed information to make the purchase process simpler.

    Maintenance issues are sure to arise over the life span of any truck,'' stated Stefan Kurschner, DTNA's senior vice president of the aftermarket division. What makes the service gap is how fast that automobile gets back on the road.

    Daimler Trucks North America declared plans to continue speeding repairs and upgraded its attempts to obtain a larger slice of the parts section.

    Ten brand new product lines have found in 2018, including steel wheel and steering gears. An estimated 80 more will be available in the following 12-18 months.

    FleetPride Inc., which does not create trucksis the country's largest retailer of heavy-duty trailer and truck parts. Navistar International Corp.'s Fleetrite manufacturer is also a significant provider of aftermarket automobile parts.

    The company will greatly extend its supply of so-called value replacement parts below the Alliance Truck Parts brandnew. These include belts, hoses, brakes, transmission components, fluid along with a large number of other parts.

    These are truck components that sell for less than original gear and have a shorter lifetime. They're made for trucks that might just have another 300,000 to 400,000 miles on the road as well as the 1 million miles expected of a new vehicle, according to Daimler executives. They will be universal parts for all makes and models. They won't be unique to Daimler's brands.

    Parts for Class 6-8 trucks, trailers, and school buses constitute a $31 billion yearly retail market, according to trucking industry consulting firm MacKay & Co.. Truck manufacturers accounts for approximately 49% of the earnings.

    Now the Portland, Or., proprietor of the Freightliner and Western Star brands, plans to enlarge its footprint from the aftermarket parts business with various initiatives.

    Rival truck manufacturer Paccar estimates that about 40 percent of the components on a vehicle are propriety to this specific vehicle make and model. That leaves most of what is required to keep the truck running open to suppliers from other producers and third-party parts suppliers.


  • 07/16/2018 7:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IRVINE, CA, July 9, 2018,Spireon, Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, introduced a new FleetLocate Cargo Sensor with breakthrough IntelliScan® sensing technology, providing unprecedented accuracy in visualizing cargo load status. The patent-pending IntelliScan technology uses a unique combination of sensing methods, including optical imaging and laser time of flight, to provide trailer fleet managers with a more precise picture of what is inside every trailer.

    “The accuracy of IntelliScan technology is vastly superior to anything on the market today, and the industry has been in dire need of a better solution for cargo monitoring,” said Rick Gruenhagen, chief technology officer at Spireon. “Our new cargo sensor can deliver the precise readings trailer managers need, saving time, reducing detention and maximizing resources to drive bottom line results.”

    Ultrasonic detection—the current industry standard in cargo sensors—is heavily impacted by conditions inside the trailer, such as temperature, humidity, cargo type and distance between the sensor and cargo. For example, cargo that includes soft materials like foam or cotton absorb sonic waves, affecting accuracy of readings. Any material that is placed directly against an ultrasonic sensor blocks sonic waves, potentially indicating a full cargo load by mistake.


    Spireon’s new FleetLocate Cargo Sensor with IntelliScan technology is designed to resolve these issues by combining multiple sensors within a single device, and adding sophisticated processing power to the sensors themselves. IntelliScan uses lasers for time of flight measurement, eliminating problems associated with cargo type and proximity. Laser technology is highly reliable and widely used in other industries, such as for pre-crash sensors in automobiles where it detects pedestrians or other objects in the way of the vehicle.  However, lasers alone have range limitations, so Spireon also incorporated a camera in the device, making the new cargo sensor the first to combine time of flight and optical imaging with advanced algorithms to accurately detect cargo load.  As a result, the Spireon solution will capture the entire 53-foot trailer, regardless of environmental conditions or varying cargo types.

    “All other cargo sensors use only one type of technology and very limited processing capability. Our new IntelliScan-based cargo sensor is a powerful computer in itself, utilizing advanced algorithms to perform analysis of laser and optical readings in real-time,” said Reza Hemati, senior director of product management at Spireon.  “By combining data from the device with the power of our NSpire platform for additional analysis, we can deliver the most accurate information to customers, which allows them to make the best business decisions as quickly as possible.”

    With IntelliScan technology and FleetLocate’s advanced reporting and alerts, trailer operators will be able to better monitor cargo, manage detention and improve service to shippers, maximizing trailer utilization and accelerating turns. Even carriers that operate in humid climates or carry soft goods will have a reliable sensor that can accurately monitor cargo loads. Further, the use of optical imaging paves the way for potential future enhancements that support photo capture or real-time visualization of trailer contents.

    “Inefficient cargo management kills profitability for all fleet managers—truckload, LTL and private fleets alike,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of strategy and business development at Spireon. “We are thrilled to offer our customers ground-breaking IntelliScan technology that will give them a virtual eye inside the trailer to improve detention management and trip planning, both critical for competitiveness in the market.”

    FleetLocate Cargo Sensors with IntelliScan are already installed with a select group of Spireon customers, and will be generally available in Q3-2018. For more information about FleetLocate IntelliScan technology, visit: https://www.spireon.com/fleetlocate-intelliscan-trailer-management/.


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