Tag: telematics

Telematics as an interdisciplinary field encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering (sensors, instrumentation, wireless communications, etc.), and computer science (multimedia, Internet, etc.).

Volvo Debuts Renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo Debuts Renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment will bring a significantly revamped road product lineup to World of Asphalt 2018, anchored by a trio of new compactors equipped with the latest intelligent machine control technology.

“Over the past year Volvo has launched eight new compactor and three new paver models, which demonstrates our commitment to

Enhancing the Human Condition

Enhancing the Human Condition

Throughout the heavy equipment industry, a significant labor shortage of experienced operators is universally acknowledged. The situation has become so dire that, according to Jeff Drake—business area manager for earthmoving machine control systems, Trimble—some contractors are “importing” operators from other states.

Staying Power

Staying Power

When it comes to paving, “there is a place for asphalt and a place for concrete,” notes Bill Davenport, vice president of communications for the American Concrete Pavement Association.

Waste Collection Vehicle Maintenance

Waste Collection Vehicle Maintenance

When it comes to maintenance, the basics still apply, says Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack Trucks. “Don’t forget the basics! The life of a truck can be 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance.”

Compact Excavators and Their Advantages

Compact Excavators and Their Advantages

Designed to fill the gap left by their full-size counterparts, compact excavators can be—and are—used in a wide variety of applications. “When space is limited or efficiency is the priority, compact excavators can handle any type of excavation job on a smaller scale, including trenching, grading, material handling, and operating

Little Excavators, Big Jobs

Little Excavators, Big Jobs

Designed to fill the gap left by their full-size counterparts, compact excavators can be—and are—used in a wide variety of applications. “When space is limited or efficiency is the priority, compact excavators can handle any type of excavation job on a smaller scale, including trenching, grading, material handling, and operating

One With Everything

One With Everything

Compared to just a few years ago, contractors are becoming more comfortable with using telematics and fleet management systems, notes Brad Stemper, solutions marketing manager with CASE Construction Equipment.

Hyliion Announces the 6X4HE Electric Hybrid Product for Class 8 Trucks

Hyliion Announces the 6X4HE Electric Hybrid Product for Class 8 Trucks

Electrification instantly turns long haul trucks onto electric hybrids with up to 30% fuel and emissions savings

Hyliion, the instant Class 8 vehicle hybrizing company has announced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. Easily installed on new or retrofitted on existing trucks, the Hyliion System uses hybrid electrification to

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