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Bendix offers tips for collision mitigation technology on slick roads

Systems produced through Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP) helps prevent rollovers and loss of control during winter weather, the company says.

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Seasonal maintenance tips as the cold weather rolls in

No one’s ever really ready for winter to move in—the cold weather, snow and wind that hurts your face, not to mention the slush and bad roads. Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “Tess, slow down. We’re barely into October,” and you’d be right but shortly after all the touchdowns have been scored and

The evolution of ADAS technology

Technology has been propelling human innovation since our first ancestors picked up a bone and used it as a hammer. It has made our lives easier, safer and more efficient. And when it comes to the trucking industry, technology has improved safety measures by leaps and bounds. OEMs are continuously developing advanced driver assistance systems

Bendix talks trailers and safer roads ahead

Safer roads ahead require safer trailers behind. “Trailers continue to evolve to be much more than boxes on wheels, from road-tested and fleet-proven technologies like antilock braking systems (ABS) and stability to connectivity, telematics, and tomorrow’s electronic braking capabilities,” said Jon Intagliata, director, product group–trailer control, Bendix. “They’re an integral factor in fleet and driver safety

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Western Star 57X test drive, walk around and safety demo

There’s no substitute for climbing into the cab of a brand new truck, taking the driver seat, sliding your hand across the wheel and taking it for a drive. Hopefully, this video is the next best thing. At a pre-launch event, the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) team gave me the chance to get behind

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Photo Gallery: Western Star 57X on-highway truck

The Western Star team let us lay our hands on the new on-highway truck, the 57X. Here’s a photo gallery and a bunch of first impressions from our time with the X-series truck. Click here if you’re looking for all of the product details and stay tuned for a full video that will show off

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Western Star unveils the 57X on-highway truck

Western Star introduced the latest addition to its X-Series–the all-new Western Star 57X. During a pre-release press event, the Western Star team noted that the 57X is the most fuel-efficient truck Western Star has ever built–5.8% more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, the 5700XE. Detroit power options, Detroit technology and tough-as-nails Western Star styling were also

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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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The reinvention of truck collision prevention

It doesn’t take too much to distract us from a task at hand. A loud sound, brightly colored billboard, or text notification can be all it takes to grab a driver’s attention. In fact, distracted driving is the number one cause of automotive collisions.  Of course, even professional truck drivers, who strive for accident-free operation,

The truck service similarity between ADAS and aftertreatment

Advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, like advanced cruise control and active lane keep assist technologies are helping to improve truck safety, but these systems are starting to create service mysteries for shops as they roll into bays. they’re complex systems that can make seemingly basic repairs like a windshield replacement a costly and time-consuming

Where you’ll see ZF in truck equipment going forward

You’ve likely had ZF components in your trucks for generations, but you might not have known it. The commercial component supplier has long been providing componentry like cameras and steering solutions to the market under other names that you’d likely recognize. Now that ZF has completed the acquisition and integration of WABCO, its newly launched

Navistar, Nauto partner on truck A.I. safety technology

Nauto and Navistar announced a flagship distribution agreement to make Nauto’s predictive-AI vehicle safety solution available for new fleet vehicle purchases or as an upgrade for existing fleet vehicles throughout International Truck’s large network of more than 1,000 dealers. Nauto’s AI technology tracks and analyzes risk in real-time. When it detects risks, it can provide preventative

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