Eaton Gets Contract
Eaton Corp., the maker of VORAD collision warning systems, has been awarded a $6.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is part of a $31.6 million program to develop technologies to help drivers avoid crashes. The Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Program Field Operational Test is a 4-year program that will bring Eaton together with AssistWare Technology, Honda Research and Development Americas, Kenworth, and Visteon to develop and test a new integrated crash warning system for passenger cars and commercial heavy-duty trucks.
America’s Traveling Truck Show
Randall-Reilly Publishing, the publisher of Truckers News, has launched America’s Traveling Truck Show, a road show that will visit 20 Petro Stopping Centers beginning in Los Angeles and ending in Weatherford, Texas, the week before The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. ATTS will be located in the busy Petro truck parking lots and will feature truck makers, trucking companies, product and services providers, and entertainment.
International Truck and Engine Corp. announced in January that the official name of its new 2007 Class 8 tractor is “ProStar.” International will unveil ProStar to the public at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., in March. Shipments of the new truck to dealers will begin in the first quarter of 2007.
Sterling Truck plans to debut its new low cabover March 1-3 at the Work Truck Show in Atlanta. Class 3, 4 and 5 models will be on sale at Sterling dealerships in the spring. The vehicle has the necessary configurations for dry van, reefer and stake applications. Available with a 4.9-liter diesel engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and as many as five wheelbases to accommodate 12- to 20-foot bodies.