Equipment

TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference

The American Trucking Associations' annual Technology and Maintenance Council conference has seen a number of announcements including new axles, suspensions, ELDs and more.

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New parts look-up site for torque rods

The Torque Rod Finder (Torque-Rod.com), designed by ATRO, enables customers with as few as three clicks to identify and select the proper parts from a comprehensive database of torque rods.

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Another startup enters autonomous truck market with plans for retrofit system

A California-based upstart company has entered the autonomous truck ring with plans to develop an autonomous retrofit system for existing trucks that company co-founder Alex Rodrigues says should cost less than $50,000 per unit to deploy.

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Partners in Business tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you ...

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New Rush Truck Center in N.M.

The Farmington, N.M., facility features a parts showroom with an extensive parts inventory and eight service bays utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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Hauling logs in British Columbia

The third-generation Munden logging company's fleet of 14 KWs features the latest in four T880s spec'd with 550-hp engines, 18 speeds, tridem drive axles, severe weather insulation packages and other features as the company transitions from the T800 model. The trucks thrive in off-road log ...

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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