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Volvo Trucks supports solutions for ELD mandate compliance

Volvo truck owners in the U.S. and Canada now have supported solutions for complying with the impending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect December 18, 2017. Depending on engine, emissions level, and associated onboard hardware, Volvo owners can utilize Volvo's integrated connected vehicle hardware to access services through Telogis Inc., a Verizon Company, or they can use a plug-in Geotab telematics device to connect with their compliance services.

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Ram unveils Hydro Blue Sport special edition for 2018

Ram has pulled the wraps off a new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. The 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will be the final special-edition Sport the Ram brand will offer in the 2017 calendar year. Previously, Ram launched Sublime (Green) and Copper Sport limited-edition trucks earlier this year and an Ignition Orange edition in late 2016.

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BKT receives Silver Award from Cat for Supplier Quality Excellence Process

BKT receives Silver Award from Cat for Supplier Quality Excellence Process

Tire manufacturer BKT was recently granted the prestigious SQEP Silver Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification, which is given to Caterpillar suppliers that achieve a high level of quality and process control. In addition, the company's Earthmax SR 47 and Earthmax SR 45 have been approved for OEM supply on two different models of Cat equipment.

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Nikola Motor Company, Bosch developing commercial powertrain of the future

Electrification is becoming bigger than you imagined. By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the Nikola One and Two, a class 8 hydrogen-electric truck lineup that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft. lbs. of torque - nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road - all with "zero local emissions," as previously announced by Nikola. 

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Goodyear launches new OTR website

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completely overhauled its OTR tire website, www.goodyearotr.com, to provide an enriched user experience and help mining, construction, quarry and port operations discover how Goodyear can help enhance their efficiencies and lower their operating costs.

Optimized for all devices, including mobile phones and tablets, and featuring robust search capabilities, the new site contains detailed information about:
  • Goodyear's full portfolio of trusted OTR products, including tires for mining, construction, quarry and port applications 
  • Goodyear's worldwide support capabilities, including its global network of manufacturing plants, dealers and distributors that help ensure customers receive the right tires in the right place, at the right time
  • Reliable Goodyear services, such as field consultations, tire surveys and more, all designed to help enhance operational efficiency
  • Management tools, such as Goodyear's EMTrack OTR tire performance monitoring system, which gives end users the ability to track the performance of their tires; chart critical indicators like cost-per-ton and cost-per-hour; and more

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Detroit shows connected vehicle services, safety and components for NACV

Detroit will showcase connected vehicle services, advanced safety systems, and a full range of powertrain solutions that work together to deliver greater efficiency, uptime, safety, and performance at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show. The latest technologies from Detroit will be featured at the Daimler Trucks North America booth #1612.

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Michelin shows off fleet innovations including new drive-position tire

Michelin shows off fleet innovations including new drive-position tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is showcasing its fleet innovations during the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta, Ga. Michelin will feature its total solution for fleet products and services:

  • The introduction of Michelin's most fuel-efficient, dual-drive, line-haul tire;
  • A line extension of a regional drive-position tire with advanced regenerating tread;
  • And a discussion of the Michelin tires used on the Class 8 trucks during "Run on Less," a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency.

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