The unit has two advantages when compared with the company’s mechanical designs.
An estimated 100 truck drivers and other industry representatives participated in the run.
Rob Abbott speculated hours of service changes could include reduction in driving time, mandatory rest breaks and nighttime restrictions.
A long erosion of the traditional owner-operator model has taken place.
Cummins will focus on fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction and improvements in waste heat recovery.
Tightening of capacity along with stronger consumer confidence has Tommy Hodges more optimistic for the short-term.
The panelists agreed one of the biggest challenges they face is capacity, which is impacted by the ability to find and retain drivers.
Dan Sobic said a recovering truck market will demand quality and cooperation from vehicle and supplier manufacturers.
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