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WABCO buys out Meritor WABCO joint venture

WABCO Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase Meritor, Inc.’s stake in the Meritor WABCO joint venture business. WABCO’s purchase price is $250 million. The transaction is expected to close on Oct. 1, and immediately prior to closing, Meritor will receive a final closing partnership distribution. With the agreement to take full control of the

Covering fatigue risk, safety systems and more at EUFMC

The educational program for the annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) is based heavily on input from attendees and is designed to address the informational needs of utility fleet professionals. Therefore, it came as no surprise that the 2017 conference included several sessions on safety-related topics. Addressing an issue that is common in all

Meritor WABCO earns New Flyer Industries 2016 Supplier Delivery Performance Award

Meritor WABCO received the 2016 Supplier Delivery Performance Award from New Flyer of America Inc., which is presented to suppliers of New Flyer production facilities with an overall on-time performance level of at least 95% or higher. This is the fourth time Meritor WABCO has been given this award. Meritor WABCO has supplied pneumatic anti-lock

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Kenworth to offer Meritor WABCO OnGuardActive as option for T680, T880

Kenworth is making Meritor WABCO OnGuardActive available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models. The advanced radar-based safety system is “always on” and features forward collision warning, collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control. The system measures the truck’s position in relation to other vehicles and objects; detects moving, stopped or stationary vehicles ahead;

The benefits of traction control technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will require full-stability technology on most new Class 7 and Class 8 tractors—“typical” 6×4 tractors—starting in August of 2017. As with all commercial safety technologies, full-stability systems are subject to the laws of physics, and ultimate responsibility for control of a vehicle remains with the driver. No system

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Meritor WABCO receives award from Daimler

Meritor WABCO has received the 2015 Masters of Quality supplier award from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The award recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores on their quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a balanced scorecard basis. The honored suppliers represent the top-quality providers of components and services for DTNA’s Freightliner

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Hino presents Meritor WABCO with quality awards

Meritor WABCO has received the 2015 Excellence in Quality and the 2015 On-Time Delivery Performance awards from Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. Meritor WABCO has been recognized with the quality award seven times in the past eight years and has received the on-time delivery award five times. The two awards recognize Meritor WABCO for achieving

Crash avoidance field study touts collision avoidance system usage

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Field Study of Heavy-Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems has found that trucks equipped with collision avoidance systems for a 12-month period experienced no rear-end crashes with vehicles traveling ahead. Overall systems worked as intended with no negative impact to safe driving behavior, according to the study. Additionally, fleet safety

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Integrated safety systems: Living up to the hype

Mandating stability control and safety systems for heavy trucks began several years ago with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) test analysis, which revealed that a large percentage of heavy truck crashes are rollover-related and can be mitigated by stability control interventions. During that period, braking system suppliers began testing new braking and stability

Fleet profile: Marten Transport meets challenges, changes the status quo

It’s one of the trucking industry’s best-known names, and for good reason. Since 1946, trucks sporting the Marten Transport logo have been traveling the highways hauling temperature-controlled goods. “Over the last several years, we’ve transformed our business from a primarily long-haul temperature control carrier to a multi-faceted temperature control carrier,” says David Meyer, the company’s

Meritor WABCO releases Toolbox 12 vehicle diagnostic package

Meritor WABCO has released Toolbox 12, the newest version of its PC-based diagnostic software. It is now available for purchase. Meritor WABCO says that Toolbox 12 includes expanded diagnostic capabilities and support for anti-lock braking systems, electronic braking systems and hydraulic power brakes. Toolbox 12 also includes OnGuardACTIVE diagnostics, aftermarket electronic control unit (ECU) programming updates and

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Strapping in to advanced safety offerings

In the past year, safety systems that orchestrate radar, camera systems and adaptive cruise control features have grown in popularity as fleets aim to mitigate collisions, reduce costs and better protect not only the driver and truck, but those who share the road with these heavy trucks. Let’s do a walk around of the latest

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