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Freightliner M2, SD Plus Series launch updates its medium-duty truck offering

Freightliner introduced the new Plus Series–enhanced versions of its M2 and SD models, including the M2 106 Plus, M2 112 Plus, 108SD Plus, and 114SD Plus. The enhanced models provide a major update to the interior and electrical systems of the M2 and SD models. The OEM noted that the Plus Series is designed to

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Lane keeping assist available for order on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks

New Kenworth Class 8 T680, T880 and W990 trucks are now available for order with the optional Kenworth Lane Keeping Assist. The system was first introduced with the Kenworth T680 Next Generation in 2021. Lane Keeping Assist uses camera input to identify when the truck is departing the lane and provides a “nudge” to help keep the

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Preventing unintended consequences from routine service on ADAS-equipped commercial vehicles

Technology can be a wonderful thing–when it works. When it doesn’t, that same wondrous technology can lead to unintended consequences, including complete mechanical failure. Having a deeper level of understanding how the pieces work together can help us navigate more effectively around all those devices to deliver the benefits we had hoped to achieve. The

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Pre-Trip planning for safe truck driving

In 2020, IIHS reported that a total of 2,974 of 53,890 fatal crashes involving passenger vehicles were caused by distractions ranging from daydreaming and text-messaging to eating and rubbernecking. In 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that least one driver-related factor was recorded for 33 percent of the large truck drivers in fatal

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Detroit Active Side Guard Assist improves safety during low-speed turns

Detroit announced the addition of Active Side Guard Assist (ASGA) to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems to improve safety in low-speed, passenger-side turns. Planned for production beginning Sept. 1, ASGA detects moving objects in the path of a right-hand turn at speeds below 12 MPH and applies the brakes, which improves safety at

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Mack Trucks launches PreView collision warning technology

Mack Trucks announced the Sensata Technologies PreView multi-sensor collision warning system is now available for order on the Mack LR, Mack LR Electric and Mack TerraPro models. Mack made the announcement at WasteExpo 2022, May 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Sensata uses four radar sensors–one on the front, one on the rear, and one on each

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Eight tips to prepare your trucks for winter

Like it or not, winter is coming. You know the drill: falling temperatures, snow, and ice hitting large swaths of North America, presenting challenges for trucks and fleets. Now is the time to prepare. With harsh weather looming, this installment of the Bendix Tech Tips Series serves up eight pieces of advice for wheel-ends, air

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Bendix talks safety system data at the HD Repair Forum

In addition to protecting your fleet and drivers from accidents, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) also gather quite a bit of data that can be useful to a fleet. Jim Barber, Bendix director of fleet sales and service, NA-West, addressed the topic in a recent talk at the Heavy Duty Repair Forum in September. “Our

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Volvo reveals prototype long-haul automated truck

Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Aurora have unveiled a jointly developed on-highway automated truck, a prototype of Volvo Trucks’ VNL model, integrated with the Aurora Driver technology. According to the manufacturer, safety technologies already in place on the Volvo VNL, including Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) and automated transmission (I-Shift), create a redundant safety-based solution in the

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Five truck trend takeaways from September

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 September focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. The return of industry trade shows Between ACT Expo and the TMC show, trade shows were out in full

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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Tips for troubleshooting advanced safety systems

A dashboard warning light can send a simple and clear message: Something on your truck needs to be checked. But on today’s complex vehicles – and particularly when it comes to their increasingly interconnected safety systems – knowing exactly how and what to check can mean the difference between hours and days of costly downtime.This

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