Brake Safety Week, run by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), is from September 11 to 17. During this week, law enforcement agencies across the country will be conducting inspections on large trucks and buses to make sure that the brakes are in good condition. They’ll be checking for brakes that need adjustment as well as brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations. Make sure that you’re staying safe and don’t get caught with subpar brakes! Here are a few tips to make sure your freightliner is up to snuff. (more…)
Archive for August, 2016
If you have recently come across any of the headlines about the University of Michigan researchers who managed to hack into the Ji939 Databus of a 2006-model-year truck, you might be wondering if it’s easy for other big trucks and freightliners to be hacked. This is not yet a common occurrence, and only a test carried out by academics, but could have potential future implications for the freightliner industry. To learn more about it, read on.
Mercedes-Benz will reportedly move the production of the vans it sells in the United States and Canada to North Charleston, S.C., by the end of the decade. This plant will nearly triple its existing manufacturing footprint. (more…)
We all love hearing about improvements to trucking technology. New trucking products help to improve the trucking experience and can improve the performance and longevity of trucks and other vehicles. Here are a few new trucking products that have been released this year. (more…)