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HDT Announces 2017 Top 20 Products

February 24, 2017

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2017 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.

The winners are published in the February issue. Awards will be presented during individual ceremonies at the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 27-March 2.

Each year, HDT's editors spend a lot of time going to press conferences and combing through news releases on the latest new products for trucking. At the end of the year, they embark on a process to identify the very best of the past year’s introductions for the Top 20 Products.

Editors sift through all of the new product announcements that appeared in the magazine or on the website over the course of 2016 to winnow down the list. Products are chosen based on the level of innovation, ability to address significant industry issues, and potential benefit to the bottom line.

A panel of HDT current and former Truck Fleet Innovators and maintenance executives active in the Technology & Maintenance Council are then consulted to arrive at the final 20.

Entire vehicles are not included, and products must be commercially available or scheduled to become commercially available this year.

The resulting Top 20 products are listed in alphabetical order by company name:

  • Accuride EverSteel Wheel
  • Bendix ADB22X-LT Air Disc Brake for Trailers
  • Blackberry Radar Tracking System
  • Boreas Nitrogen Cooling System for Reefers
  • Carrier Transicold Reefer Telematics System
  • Cummins X15 Diesel Engine
  • Detroit Connect Analytics
  • East Manufacturing Integrated Extruded Aluminum Side-Rail System
  • Haldex ModulT Air Disc Brake
  • Lytx Unisyn Video Telematics Platform
  • Maxion Wheels MaxSmart Wheel Sensor Technology
  • Meritor MFS+ Steer Axle
  • Omnitracs ELD Driver Retention Analytic Software
  • Rand McNally DC 200 BYOD Electronic Logging Device
  • SAF-Holland Fifth Wheel Lighting System
  • Spireon FleetLocate Solar-Powered Asset Tracking System
  • Stoughton’s Improved Underride Guard
  • SmartTruck TopKit Aero System
  • Vnomics TrueFuel Driver Coaching and Fuel Use Analytic System
  • Volvo I-See, Mack Predictive Cruise Control


  1. 1. AK Keddie [ February 24, 2017 @ 05:25AM ]

    How did the Hyliion hybrid electric drive axle for semi-trailers nott make the list? A new disc brake, steel wheel, and 5th wheel lighting are "good", but the Hyliion hybrid trailer driver axle is an industry game changer when it come to fuel savings for a fleet.


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