Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.
With the launch of General HS, HD and HT tires , Continental Tire is re-emphasizing high durability at the lowest cost-per-mile with an intent to serve the owner-operator-to-100-truck small fleet market.
Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.
Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.
Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.
Kenworth announced the launch of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, likewise TruckTech+ and Nav+ HD connected-vehicle sysems to transmit diagnostics for maintenance and offer access to nav information, entertainment and more.
Video, photos: Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the Icon 900.