Equipment

More than 800 recalled Volvo trucks remain unaccounted for, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still looking for hundreds of Volvo trucks recalled last month and subsequently placed out of service over potential steering problems.

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Shell adds more coolant products to recall

Shell has added additional 50/50 pre-diluted coolant products to the coolant return program that began in March due to a lack of bitterant in the coolant.

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Mack announces lineup of 2017 MP engines

For the coming model year, Mack’s 11-liter MP7 and 13-liter MP8 engines get a handful of advancements designed to simplify maintenance and improve efficiency and productivity.

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Camera systems taking a lead in data harvest

With such strong momentum and expanding uses for cameras, the technology could well follow the same path as that of electronic logging devices: widespread early adoption by large fleets and an eventual federal mandate industrywide. The systems may also work in tandem with automated trucks.

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Paccar to offer Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission in certain Kenworth, Peterbilt models

The TC10 transmission will be offered in Kenworth T680 and T880 models and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both Paccar and Cummins engines.

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DOT’s study on truck size and weight contains little fresh news

An extensive federal study of heavier and larger trucks says greater analysis and fewer data limitations are necessary to gauge impact on the transportation system. The federally mandated research echoed the study’s technical reports, released last June by the DOT.

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Data — The unseen hand steering your career

As fleet owners continue to find more ways to turn their drivers and prospective drivers into sets of data, they are moving recruitment, retention and safety management closer to science than art. This expanding harvest of data and the eagerness of predictive analytics vendors to ...

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Wired, watched and weeded out: How constant monitoring by fleets, regulators will shape tomorrow’s driving force

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, an in-depth exploration on the acceleration of driver monitoring systems, biometric health readings, the availability of massive data sets on truckers and how it all gives way to constant monitoring by fleets -- ...

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