Continuing to serve as the work truck industry's source of technical, regulatory and safety information, NTEA is releasing a three-part article series on vehicle certification basics. With the trend toward global chassis platforms progressing, the Association's technical services department explains the certification process of three markets — the U.S., Canada and European Union (EU).
Robert Franklin has been appointed as interim Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas, at Terex Trucks. In his new position, Robert will be responsible for managing the company's sales and marketing team. With more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry, Robert's role will be to execute Terex Trucks' marketing strategy to grow the business and implement disciplines to drive interaction between dealers and customers.
Navistar will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park, Ill., by the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The company will continue the facility's transformation into Navistar's technical center, including truck and engine testing and validation as well as used truck sales and reconditioning, continuing the process that started in 2010.
Volvo Trucks North America's "World's Largest Unboxing" film is setting records in more ways than one. Just a little more than two weeks since its launch, the film has been viewed nearly 25 million times, making it Volvo Trucks North America's most-watched film of all time. The film's success has also earned it the number three spot on Ad Age's July 25th Viral Video Chart, which tracks brand-driven viral videos. The film premiered July 11 and has since captured the hearts and minds of millions of people who not only watched it, but liked, shared and commented - engaging over 740,000 times.
All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a hub for new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets. With the introduction of the new Detroit Connect portal, fleets have access to a variety of vehicle performance data right at their fingertips to empower them to make the best decisions for their business.
Family-owned company Conco Quarries is using Terex Trucks' TR70 to increase productivity at its limestone mine in Willard, Missouri. Conco Quarries recently purchased Terex Trucks' 72-ton capacity rigid hauler, the TR70, for use at its Willard facility in Missouri. From soil conditioner to building material, toothpaste filler to decorative garden rocks, limestone has many uses. Found throughout the world, vast quantities of limestone are located in America's ‘Show Me State' - better known as Missouri. Two examples of such abundant deposits are owned by long-standing family business Conco Companies.
Construction software developer HCSS announces the release of its new electronic logging solution to help construction companies meet the December 2017 deadline to become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant. This mandate requires drivers who currently use Hours of Service (HOS) paper logbooks to switch to electronic logging with approved electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017.
Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series, improving safety not only for truck drivers, but all motorists. Volvo Active Driver Assist includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system that is fully integrated with Volvo's Driver Information Display. Volvo is the first heavy-duty truck OEM to offer Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment.
Volvo Trucks North America has opened the new Volvo Trucks Customer Center at its New River Valley (NRV) facility. Built to showcase Volvo products, innovations and the brand in a dynamic way to engage visitors, the Volvo Trucks Customer Center was part of a $38.1 million investment in the Dublin, Virginia facility where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled.
Michelin Earthmover has announced a next generation of rigid dump truck (RDT) tires with the introduction of MICHELIN XTRA LOAD GRIP and the MICHELIN XTRA LOAD PROTECT. The first-ever "3-star" 24.00R35 tire size on the market, according to the manufacturer, the new MICHELIN XTRA LOAD range will allow users to increase load capacity or accommodate faster speeds to maximize productivity.
Ram Truck taking pickup truck opulence to the highest level with the introduction of the new 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition. The enhanced interior and exterior trim aligns with Ram's leadership in design and luxury.
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments. The MICHELIN X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while full-depth Matrix siping allows for a biting grip as the tread wears. The tire features co-extruded scrub-resistant rubber for first class mileage and cooler running rubber to help minimize heat build-up for increased casing life.
Cardinal Scale's Guardian Hydraulic Truck Scale offers superb weighing accuracy and longevity in hostile environments. The Guardian is impervious against lightning and water damage, two of the most common issues to affect electronic load cell truck scales. These NTEP legal-for-trade truck scales are available in concrete or steel decks and low-profile or pit mount types up to 135 tons. The Guardian carries a true lifetime load cell warranty.
Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new Komatsu HD325-8 and HD405-8 off-highway trucks feature increased horsepower and a new Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) to achieve improved productivity. These models have payload capacities of 40.3 U.S. (short)/36.5 metric tons and 44.1 U.S. (short)/40 metric tons, respectively. They replace the HD325-7 and HD405-7 models.