Freightliner eM2 medium-duty electric truck rolls out at ACT Expo
The battery electric truck will roll into pick-up and delivery applications with more vocational configurations on the way.
Isuzu pulls the sheet off its N-Series EV Class 5 truck
The 2025 N-Series is a fully battery electric truck that’s ready for large-scale production.
Detroit introduces Detroit Connect Video Capture service
The proprietary digital service provides a layer of safety for users by recording safety events, such as active braking and roll stability.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,