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Samsara launches Camera Connector

Samsara has released Camera Connector, a new product that connects side, rear, and interior vehicle camera feeds to Samsara’s Connected Operations Cloud. By bringing cloud connectivity to third-party cameras for the first time, Samsara says Camera Connector allows organizations to leverage existing vehicle camera investments to reduce safety incidents, protect against not-at-fault claims and enhance

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Verizon Connect says fleet management software shown to reduce speeding, idling

Recent analysis of anonymized usage data from Verizon Connect showed how the company’s fleet management software platform gives customers improvements through cost reductions, a focus on driver safety and reduction of vehicle idling which is a source of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, the company says. The data analysis from more than 1,800 active

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Isuzu enters Class 7 market with F-Series truck featuring Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission‘s 2500 Rugged Duty SeriesTM (RDS) six-speed fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Isuzu Commercial Truck of America’s first F-Series Class 7 truck model. In addition, Isuzu’s new F-Series Class 6 truck model will feature Allison’s 2550 RDS six-speed fully automatic transmission. Both vehicles are now in serial production. Allison’s 2500 and 2550

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When to use pusher axles over tag axles

Most commonly found in vocational applications like dump trucks, refuse trucks and mixers, pusher axles are in the same family as tag axles when it comes to 6×2 configurations. This means only one of the two rear axles receives power, as opposed to a 6×4, where both of a tractor’s rear axles are drive axles.

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What to look for in remanufactured truck parts

When it comes to truck maintenance, choosing the right replacement part is an all-important step. But in the crowded commercial vehicle aftermarket, making that choice can be confusing, especially when selecting remanufactured and rebuilt components. And the wrong choice comes with the risk of part failure, as well as damage that can more than eliminate

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Five truck trend takeaways from November

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from November focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Truck service tips for when the snow starts to fly Like it or not, it’s time to start preparing

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Monster Jam’s design revealed for 2022 monster truck season

Lucas Oil Products has debuted its new Lucas Stabilizer Monster Jam truck set to compete in the 2022 Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series. The Lucas Stabilizer features a unique semi-truck body style, a design first for Monster Jam. The semi-truck body style is also a nod to the history of Lucas Oil. As a truck

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Commercial vehicle challenges are supply, not demand, driven

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, with total Classes 5-8 build rates flat sequentially and essentially stuck at the year-to-date average, the supply-demand setup for the entire industry remains unchanged: Despite rock-solid demand metrics across the spectrum of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle types, industry capacity remains range-bound across

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Pedigree Technologies offers ConMet digital truck health data products

Pedigree Technologies has added ConMet’s full suite of digital products into the Pedigree Technologies OneView platform. The OneView platform is an open IoT solution to track, monitor, diagnose, and communicate with high-value assets in real-time, providing a full suite of its own digital fleet management solutions, including Canadian- and U.S.-certified ELD offerings. ConMet’s digital products

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Preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for October at 16,700 units

October preliminary net trailer orders of 16,700 units were down approximately 40% from September and off 70% from the peak order month last year, according to ACT Research. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 5% of the final order tally. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report provides a monthly review

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Axele TMS upgrades software with dashboard KPIs

Axele LLC has upgraded its TMS software to include new integrations for factoring and load boards and new features for dispatch and settlement. The latest upgrades expand the software to better maximize driver schedules with the most profitable loads. The new upgrade to the Axele TMS includes new dashboard KPIs for safety and preventive maintenance issues which will

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Penske Automotive Group Acquires McCoy Freightliner

Penske Automotive Group Inc. has acquired McCoy Freightliner (“McCoy”), a retailer of medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks, located in Oregon. The McCoy acquisition is expected to generate approximately $200 million in annualized revenue, building further scale within the company’s wholly-owned Premier Truck Group (“PTG”) subsidiary, the company says. McCoy adds two full-service dealerships (Portland, OR

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