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Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo, and Navistar with the new spec. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

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Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

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New Group Advocates for Modern Transportation Infrastructure Solutions

A group of American shippers, carriers and retailers have launched the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition, advocating for improved transportation infrastructure and policy that will reflect the needs of modern businesses and consumers.

Norm Ellis Photo courtesy of EROAD

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ERoad Taps Ellis to be New President

Fleet management technology provider ERoad has named industry veteran Norm Ellis as the company's president.

Super-low-rolling-resistance tires will still have to meet customer expectations for mileage and retreadability.<br />Photo by Jim Park

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Bridgestone Developing SuperTire for Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II Project

Rather than go with an off-the-shelf tire, the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II team is bringing Bridgestone on board to develop an ultra-low rolling resistance tire. The goal is a 30% reduction in rolling-resistance which equates to a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

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Element Purchases The CEI Group

Element Fleet Management Corp. has purchased fleet safety and accident management provider The CEI Group, the company announced.

Photo: UPS

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UPS Braces for Biggest Return Day of the Year

With the holiday season now finished, UPS is bracing for National Returns Day on Jan. 5, when return packages sent back to retailers are projected to hit their peak.

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Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Best in 2 Years, Construction Highest in 10 Years

Manufacturing in the U.S. ended 2016 on a high note, hitting its best level since 2014, according to two new reports, while separate data reveals construction spending in the country hit its highest level in a little more than a decade.

FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling and professional driver Stephanie Klang. Photo via Women in Trucking

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Women In Trucking Seeks to Accurately Count Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association has created the WIT Index in an effort to more accurately track the number of women working in the trucking industry.

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