David Sickels, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine - Page 14 of 137
The tale of the trashy truck chassis

Once upon a midnight dreary, I sat behind the wheel, weak and weary. And while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as if someone gently rapping, rapping beneath my truck floor. Such an event thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors I’d never felt before. When I brought my truck to

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Michelin spotlights service, gets 2 millionth ONCall request

At this year’s TMC Fall Meeting, Michelin North America, Inc. announced that its Michelin ONCall Emergency Roadside Service surpassed 2 million roadside tire service events. The downtime-fighting program works in harmony with Michelin’s Maestro digital services platform and allows fleets to track dispatch events in real time through the company’s LiveTrack system, and to receive

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Wave helping to create wireless charging pads for Kenworth, DOE project

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (Wave), a subsidiary of Ideanomics and a developer of high-power inductive charging solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, is participating in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) electrified powertrain project to develop a 1-megawatt wireless charging system for Class 8 electric trucks. The primary recipient of the cooperative agreement is Kenworth,

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Continental touts Turn Assist monitors blind spots in trucks

Continental now offers a new technology for commercial vehicles and RVs that makes roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists by actively monitoring the vehicle’s blind spots during right-hand turns. Continental says Turn Assist makes right-hand turns safer and easier and reduces driver stress by warning the driver with audible and visual alerts when pedestrians, cyclists

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Daimler Truck N.A., Torc highlight continued autonomous truck research

Torc Robotics and Daimler Truck are entering their third year of a partnership aiming to commercialize a scalable, profitable Level 4 autonomous truck. Torc is currently testing the Level 4 trucks on public roads in Virginia, New Mexico and Texas, with continued route expansion in the works. Daimler Truck and Torc say they formed the

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EVgo unveils new fleet charging solutions

EVgo Inc. is expanding EVgo Fleet Charging Solutions with a new suite of services to support fleets as they electrify their vehicles. EVgo, which serves over 300,000 customer accounts today including rideshare, autonomous, delivery, university and other fleet clients, has developed the EVgo Optima software package and the EVgold service guarantee to make the shift

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Mack Defense reveals M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks for U.S. Army use

This week we’re on the road again, as Mack Defense recently invited us out to experience the delivery of the first production M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks, or HDTs, to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve. They were the first to roll off the company’s new production line at the Mack Experience Center in

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Goodyear invests in autonomous trucking company Gatik

Goodyear and Gatik have announced a multi-year collaboration with a goal to advance the development of mobility solutions for the autonomous B2B short-haul logistics industry. The companies say the collaboration will contribute to safer, more sustainable goods movement while reducing costs for Gatik’s customers in the B2B short-haul market nationwide. Gatik has established an autonomous

Trucking decelerated, but remained strong in August

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with August data, showed a drop in volumes and pricing, with a still-strong supply-demand balance. The ACT For-Hire Trucking Index is a monthly survey of for-hire trucking service providers. ACT Research converts responses into diffusion indexes, where the neutral or flat activity level is 50. “Despite

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Mack Trucks celebrates 100 years in Canada

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in Canada this year, Mack Trucks is continuing to invest in technologies and services to support and grow its diverse customer base. Mack highlighted these investments with its Class 8 Mack Anthem and Class 7 Mack MD7 models during ExpoCam 2021, Sept. 22-23 at Espace Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. “Mack has all

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The defense difference: How the Mack Defense Heavy Dump Trucks differ from the Granite

Mack Defense delivered to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve the first production M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) to roll off Mack Defense’s new production line at the Mack Experience Center (MEC) in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. 23. The M917A3 HDT key and truck handover occurred during a ceremony at the MEC, following

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Volvo Trucks, Amply Power partner on electric truck charge management

Amply Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets. Through ongoing collaboration, Amply Power and Volvo Trucks North America say they are working on bi-coastal projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. A notable customer that the two companies

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