Equipment

Podcast: Big data at ‘tipping point’ for new safety applications

Fatigue management and monitoring techs will become, over the next 30 years, ubiquitous in fleet trucks -- even, says safety expert Don Osterberg, in owner-operated units.

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International offering seats with rollover protection as option on ProStar models

International has announced it will offer a seat with rollover protection as an option on its ProStar Class 8 trucks.

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Shell launching education campaign on new diesel engine oils

Shell Lubricants is ramping up its efforts to provide information on the road and online for a new diesel engine oil set to launch later this year with the Shell Rotella Road Show rig tour.

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BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and provide detailed reports based on the data derived by the system.

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Cobra dashcam with built-in GPS debuts at MATS

The road-facing camera is full 1080P high definition and provides a 160-degree viewing angle.

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Dometic’s new solar-charge truck battery systems

Dometic Group unveiled its new solar power systems with partner eNow for heavy-duty truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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TA/Petro launches new TA Truck Service brand, expansion of maintenance offerings

TravelCenters of America, parent company of TA and Petro truck stops, announced March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville it is combining all of its mobile truck maintenance services under one umbrella, a rebranded TA Truck Service.

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