Volvo Trucks announced this week a partnership with Telogis, in which Volvo tractors cane come equipped with Telogis’ full suite of integrated fleet management services straight from the factory.
Telogis systems have hours-of-service logging functionality, commercial navigation, vehicle inspection reporting, IFTA state miles reporting, route compliance and driver behavior.
The trucks will be ready for order starting Sept. 1, 2014.
Cummins introduced a new medium-duty engine and powertrain that it says reduces carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80 percent, compared to baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty trucks.
Cummins says it has accumuulated more than 1,000 miles and 1,500 hours on its new 2.8-liter ETHOS engine in the past two and a half years. It had aimed to meet a 50 percent CO2 emissions reduction, which it says it surpassed. A final on-road test is underway in the Sacramento area this month.
Navistar began shipping SCR-equipped International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks this week. The trucks are equipped with Navistar’s proprietary 9- and 10-liter engines that employ selective catalytic reduction emissions tech.
The engines are built on Navistar’s I-6 platform for its medium-duty line.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.