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ATLANTA. Volvo Trucks is having a solid year, with truck sales remaining strong and the company updating its truck lineup and opening a new customer center.

However, much of the focus at its Sept. 25 media event at the North American Commercial Vehicle show was not about the present, but what is to come.

“The future is coming faster than we all expect,” said Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks.

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Source:: http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/volvo-sees-connectivity-electricity-automation-shaping-truckings-future

Job hopping has been one of the few surefire ways for many workers to land a bigger paycheck in America’s post-recession job market. Decent raises appear largely limited to workers in select fields, such as technology and health care. Losing out on employer contributions to your retirement plan : Taking full advantage of an employer’s retirement plan contribution matches is among the best ways to financially prepare for your golden years.

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DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe New Brunswick is expecting rates to increase between 32-51%, a pace the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says the industry cannot sustain. The announcement was made Sept. 20 during WorkSafe New Brunswick’s board of directors meeting,… …Read the rest of this story

Source:: https://www.trucknews.com/regulations/worksafe-new-brunswick-says-rates-increase-32-51-2018/1003081041/

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ATLANTA — Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Freightliner Trucks to offer the OptiMaax 6×2 liftable forward tandem axle on the new Cascadia, the company announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show taking place this week in Atlanta.

The OptiMaax axle can help fleet customers optimize the movement of variable loads, as well as assisting carriers with diminishing loads, such as bulk haulers and delivery vehicles that may have empty back hauls after carrying items such as groceries, livestock, beverages, and fuel. It also helps fleets that focus on weight reduction and those who want to improve fuel efficiency.

Automated controls sense the load capacity and either lift or lower the axle without relying on the driver, maximizing time with a raised axle and enhancing traction. The OptiMaax 6×2 design is compatible with drum and air disc brakes and is unique because the axle is fully welded, not bolted, adding strength and durability according to Hendrickson.

The benefits:

Boosting fuel efficiencyReducing weight by 300 to 400 pounds over a comparable 6×4, allowing trucks to either carry additional weight or save fuelGaining traction when backing under trailers in soft soil or low traction conditionsImproving maneuverability when the lift axle is raisedSaving money on tolls where lift axles are not charged if lifted

“This combines a leader in heavy trucks with a leader in suspension technology,” said Gerry Remus general manager sales and business development for Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. “It’s one more way we’re focused on engineering our product for efficiency, and are lowering the overall running costs for fleets.”

Related: Hendrickson Introduces OptiMaax Liftable Forward Tandem Axle System for 6×2

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Source:: http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fuel-smarts/news/story/2017/09/hendrickson-partners-with-freightliner-on-6×2-liftable-forward-tandem-axle.aspx

Combined with Lytx DriveCam safety program and enhanced dashboard, new service aims to eliminate ‘blind spots’ in fleet operations

Commercial and government fleet video provider Lytx is launching Lytx Video Services, which will allow fleet and operations managers to access truck video up to a week later. The new product combines an event recorder and cloud-connected video cameras with flexible back-office software.

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Source:: http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-lytx-video-services-arrives-early-2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – Freightliner has taken orders for 25,000 new Cascadia models in about a year, something that took three years to achieve with the truck’s predecessor, the classic Cascadia. Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing with Daimler… …Read the rest of this story

Source:: https://www.trucknews.com/equipment/freightliner-reveals-options-new-cascadia/1003081024/

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Western Star brand turns 50 this year, and for its birthday, it’s receiving several new options. “We’re continually adding new options that contribute to the truck’s performance and our customers’ bottom lines,” said Samantha Parlier, vice-president,… …Read the rest of this story

Source:: https://www.trucknews.com/equipment/western-star-trucks-get-new-options/1003081030/