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Photos from the Work Truck Show floor

This week in Indianapolis, the Fleet Equipment staff took in the sights and sounds of the NTEA Work Truck Show. We’ve been posting the latest news as it was released at the show. Here we’ve collected a small sampling of the coolest equipment and booths on the show floor.              

Peterbilt Trucks
Kenworth adds Bendix air disc brakes option for T370 medium-duty conventional

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that factory-installed Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes are now available for new Kenworth T370 medium-duty conventional trucks. “Fleets and truck operators purchasing new Kenworth T370s can now benefit from the automotive-like feel, lightweight design, ease of maintenance and superior performance offered by Bendix front and rear air disc brakes,”

Kenworth Adds Bendix Front and Rear Air Disc Brakes
Bridgestone introduces M854 wide base all-position tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced its newest rib-type all-position tire, the Bridgestone M854, ideal for severe on/off highway applications. The wide base radial, specially fabricated for the construction and refuse markets, meets the tough environment demands of dump trucks, cement mixers, bulk carrier equipment and logging applications. “Construction, logging and refuse fleets travel on loose terrain

Navistar announces Diamond Logic electrical bundles for vocational applications

Navistar Inc.  announced new Diamond Logic feature bundles specific to the vocational truck market. Feature bundles are categorized by usage and body integration such as dry van, dump and utility, as well as outline features relevant to operations of the particular application. The company has been a pioneer in custom programmable chassis electronics and multiplexing since

Solid quotes lead to healthy January trailer orders

Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year over year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Seven of the ten trailer categories had y/y growth in January,” said Frank Maly, director – commercial vehicle (CV) transportation analysis and research

Mack Trucks invests in dealers, sharpens Class 8 focus

Last week, Mack Trucks invited journalists to visit its expansive Customer Center in Allentown, Pa., and meet with Stephen Roy, Mack’s new president of sales and marketing. Roy’s message was clear – Mack is turning its focus to the Class 8, on-highway truck market in 2014, with the goal to break through 10% market share

Mack Trucks invests in dealers, sharpens Class 8 focus
Getting on board with EOBRs: Implementing a solution

Unscheduled stops. CSA violations. Unexpected, on-road service. Extended idle times. Excessive speeding. Habitual hard braking. Out there on the road, it’s a world of uncertainty. It’s enough to keep fleet managers who work hard spec’ing and maintaining their trucks awake at night wondering: “Where are my trucks and what are they doing?” Electronic onboard recorders

Kinedyne announces new Kaptive Beam training video

In response to the growing demand for Kinedyne’s Kaptive Beam System, Kinedyne has produced a free training video for their customers outlining the best-use tips and common misuses. The eleven-minute training video will be available to all new and existing Kaptive Beam customers by special request made to Kinedyne’s National Product Manager – Engineered Solutions,

Delivering data: Deciphering trucking’s technology trends

There’s no shortage of new technology to take advantage of in the trucking industry. It seems that every day a new monitoring system or analytics platform update is released, while fleets puzzle through the best technology infrastructure for their operations. As the industry is flooded with devices for tracking, navigating, recording, logging, monitoring and beyond,

Mark Lampert to retire as Daimler Trucks North America’s SVP of sales and marketing; Richard Howard named as successor

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014. Richard Howard will assume the position of Daimler Trucks North America sales and marketing senior vice president on April 1, 2014. As Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Lampert was

Rise of the automatic and automated manual transmissions?

With the growing popularity of automatic and AMT transmissions, and the focus on fuel efficiency, what will become of the tried and true manual transmissions? “As the driver pool becomes less experienced, I think we’ll continue to see some transition to automation, but there will always be a good place for manual transmissions in the

Eaton UltraShift Plus
Automatic and automated manual transmissions can improve fuel efficiency

Pouring over specs, investigating equipment options and analyzing your equipment usage, you work hard to build the most efficient, dependable trucks for your fleet. You carefully take stock of your business needs and build a truck to exceed those expectations, calculating costs and mitigating equipment risks. And then you put that perfectly spec’d machine into

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