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Motiv Power Systems to offer BMW batteries on electric chassis for commercial vehicles

Motiv Power Systems, a provider of all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses, has announced a supply agreement with BMW to integrate BMW’s lithium-ion battery packs into its all-electric Epic chassis. “When Motiv specs a battery for a chassis, we are looking for factors that matter most to our end users. These include initial cost,

Western Star adds new aerodynamic roof fairing for 5700XE

A new roof fairing is now available for Western Star 5700XE 82-in. ultra-high roof sleeper models. According to the company, the new roof fairing maximizes aerodynamics on the truck, optimizing airflow across the trailer gap and sides to reduce drag. The fairing has been designated as SmartWay Certified by the EPA. “We’re proud of our participation in

Kenworth announces new cab interior color schemes

Kenworth has announced new colors and interior stylings on its T680 and T880 models. The new choices will also be available with the newly introduced Kenworth W990. The new color options will be available with both Diamond VIT and Vantage interiors on trucks produced starting in the new year. “Our design team created some new color

Attracting, retaining truck drivers with satellite TV, health and wellness options

The ongoing need to recruit and retain drivers remains both a management challenge and costly exercise for motor carriers. Trucking companies that are having success in lowering their turnover rates are finding that a mix of benefits and amenities is the best solution. In particular, a growing number of carriers are realizing lower recruiting costs

Creature comforts: Driver needs are the focus of the latest cabs and sleepers

  If the latest Class 8 on-highway models from truck manufacturers have one thing in common, it’s that the driver’s point of view was central to their design. “We started with driver clinics several years before our new LT Series models were introduced,” says Jim Nachtman, product marketing director of on-highway trucks at International Trucks.

Peterbilt unveils its Model 579 UltraLoft improving driver comfort, fuel efficiency

Peterbilt Motors Co. introduced the new Model 579 UltraLoft—a new integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s on-highway Model 579. The driver experience was the key factor in designing the new UltraLoft, the manufacturer noted. By optimizing the space available, the new sleeper model includes a massive amount of storage and Peterbilt line-up leading comfort. The