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To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish a consistent program to track their performance – and then follow through with it. Photo: Michelin

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Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

Mack Trucks LR and TerraPro models are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine. Photos: Mack Trucks

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Latest Mack Updates Target Refuse Industry

Mack Trucks announced updates to its LR and TerraPro models for the waste and recycling industries, offering a natural gas engine option and more ergonomic seating, and signing a deal with Lytx to explore the DriveCam in-cab camera system.

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

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Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

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USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

A new drone policy proposed by the Trump Administration allows drone operations up to 200 feet above ground or even 400 feet where appropriate. Photo: UPS

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Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

ATA has issued 21 policy points aimed at smoothing the eventual deployment and operation of autonomous trucks. Photo: Freightliner

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ATA Issues First-Ever Autonomous Truck Policy Guidelines

ORLANDO – The American Trucking Associations issued its first-ever policy guidelines concerning the deployment of autonomous trucks in interstate commerce operations.

The Chanje V8070 provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph.

News

Chanje Offers Charging for Its Electric Delivery Van

Chanje, an electric delivery van maker, and eMotorWerks, a charging solutions provider, will partner to deliver a smart charging platform to commercial fleet customers.

Products

Engineless Refrigeration Unit Designed for Smaller Trucks, Vans

Carrier Transicold’s model 35X direct-drive unit provides refrigeration for perishable and frozen cargo in small- to medium-sized box trucks and large delivery vans.

Photo: Freightliner

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Freightliner Unveils Driver-Focused Updates to Cascadia

ORLANDO – Freightliner Cascadia updates announced during ATA's annual meeting include keyless entry and medical power supply option designed for a CPAP machine.

Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters during the ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Understanding Trailer Tire Pressure
With a continued focus on increased productivity, fleets and owner-operators are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and increase up-time. Tires are one of the top ten expenses in the trucking industry.
12-point Buying Guide to Video-Based Safety Systems
Fleets of all sizes and across all industries are leveraging video to improve driver performance and eliminate risky driving that leads to collisions and drives up costs. Download this free 12-point Buying Guide that outlines the selection criteria to consider whether you’re just getting started with video technology or looking to upgrade your current program.
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