Meritor Realigns Operating Segments

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. announced a realignment of its three operating segments to further drive its long-term strategic objectives while assigning new responsibilities as part of the company’s commitment to leadership development.

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SuperTruck: Electrical System Changes Are Coming

The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project is producing technological changes, including to auxiliary power units, and these changes will be working their way into standard truck manufacturing, according to industry experts.

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Kansas City Southern Revenue, Profits Rise

Kansas City Southern announced a significant uptick in profits in the fourth quarter, but similar to virtually all U.S. companies, the final total was bolstered by the savings anticipated from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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APUs: Diesel or Electric?

Auxiliary power units allow truck drivers to have climate control for their sleepers and electricity for hotel loads without needing to idle the tractor engine, but fleets that elect to add APUs to the cab must decide how those APUs will be powered — by a small diesel engine or by batteries.

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Tips on Truck Electrical System Maintenance

Troubleshooting problems with a truck’s electrical system takes knowledge and experience.“Always take a systems approach when you are spec’ing and maintaining your vehicles’ electrical systems,” said Bruce Purkey, CEO of Purkey’s Electrical Consulting, which helps fleets solve their electrical system problems.

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Equipment Cybersecurity Awareness

Trucking s at increasing risk of cybersecurity threats, and the risk is only going to grow as automated and other advanced technologies become commonplace in the industry.

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