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July 5, 2016 - Industry News

VW Settlement Includes Funds for Truck Emissions Reduction

Part of Volkswagen AG’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its emissions-cheating scandal will fund diesel emissions-reduction efforts in the heavy-duty truck industry.

Tags: Volkswagen, Federal Trade Commission, NOx, Diesel Emission Reduction Act, Emissions Reduction

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up 7.7%

Image: Minnesota DOT; photo by Julie Bottolfson

Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.

Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

Alkane Truck Adds Gasoline Option

The Dominator (left) and Class 7 truck offerings from Alkane will now be able to be fueled with gasoline as an option. (PHOTO: ALKANE)

Alkane Truck Company will still pursue alternative fuels as its primary source of fuel, but has decided to add the gasoline option to both its line of Class 7 trucks as well as its off-road vehicle, the Dominator.

Tags: Gasoline, Class 7, Propane Autogas, CNG, Alkane Truck Company, The Dominator

July 4, 2016 - Industry News

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.

Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

Bob Wyatt Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

Tags: driver safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA

July 1, 2016 - Product News

Truck-Lite Launches Redesigned Website

Screenshot via Truck-Lite.com

Lighting products manufacturer Truck-Lite has launched a redesigned version of its website with improvements to its navigation, design, search and online commerce section.

Tags: Lighting, Truck-Lite, New Website

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces Chris Spear to Succeed Graves as President

Chris Spear will head up American Trucking Associations, succeeding Bill Graves. Photo: ATA

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations, People

July 1, 2016 - Product News

Stoneridge to Enter U.S. ELD Market

Stoneridge has announced plans to enter the North American electronic logging device market, using its experience in the tachograph market in Europe to help fleets and drivers comply with upcoming regulations.

Tags: Regulations, Hours of Service, Europe, tachographs, ELDs

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it crossed in front of the car, said authorities investigating the first fatal crash of an autonomous car in the United States, which happened in early May.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride, Autonomous Vehicles

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Improving, Construction Falls

Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

June 30, 2016 - Product News

FSX to Distribute Skyline Aftermarket DPFs

Photo: Skyline Emissions

FSX Equipment will distribute Skyline aftermarket diesel particulate filters nationally after entering into a mutual agreement with Skyline Emissions.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, DPF, Distributors

June 30, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin Adds Asset Tracking to FleetWave

This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Asset Tracking, Fleet Wave

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Opens Baltimore Terminal

ASF Intermodal has expanded into the Baltimore, Md., market with a new intermodal drayage terminal, joining 13 other terminals throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: New Facility, Intermodal, City of Baltimore, ASF Intermodal

June 30, 2016 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers Multi-User Functionality for E-Logs

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller and Associates developed a method for allowing fleets to track hours of service data for multiple drivers on a single device within the J.J. Keller Encompass System.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, ELDs, eLogs

June 30, 2016 - Press Release

Clean Energy Opens Public CNG Station in Houston

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Houston.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Houston, CNG Fueling Stations

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Produces 50,000th Vehicle

A 2017 model-year Hino Model 268A was the 50,000th truck produced by Hino Trucks. (PHOTO: HINO)

Hino Trucks has produced its 50,000th Hino truck. A ceremony to celebrate the milestone took place at Hino's plant in Williamstown, W.V., in front of it local and state officials, assembly team members, and Hino executive management.

Tags: Hino Trucks, Hino Model 268A, Milestones

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco, ZF Unveil Advanced Braking and Steering Technology [VIDEO]

Evasive Maneuver Assist first warns the driver of an impending and will take automonous evasive action if the driver fails to do so. Photo by Jim Park

Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.

Tags: ZF, Wabco, Global, Collision Avoidance Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Most Fleets Should Consider Low-Viscosity Oil for Fuel Economy

A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, PC-11, NACFE, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Names Chief Commercial Officer

Photo: Tom Tecklenburg

HDA Truck Pride has named Tom Tecklenburg its new chief commercial officer in charge of strategy and growth.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, HDA Truck Pride

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Siemens Opens First Public Electric Highway in Sweden

Photo: Siemens

Specially equipped Scania trucks will travel on Siemens' first eHighway system, which it has opened on a public road in Sweden on a 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.

Tags: Siemens, Sweden, Scania, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Global

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: driver safety, ATA, Fleet Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, ELDs

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa Spreads the Word About Trucking

More than 30 companies are competing with each other in the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s trucking image campaign, spreading positive outreach about the trucking industry's impact on the daily lives of Iowans.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Iowa, Image, Community Outreach

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Stay in Place

Despite increased load-to-truck ratios, national average spot truckload rates were unchanged as overall market activity slowed during the week ending June 25, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Fueling Better Overall Growth

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy increased for the second straight month in May, adding to optimism that growth in the second quarter will be better than the slow first quarter pace.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income

June 29, 2016 - Product News

Volvo’s I-Shift with Crawler Gears Boosts Performance, Productivity

Driver selects crawler gears using switches on I-Shift's T-handle selector. In some cases, electronic controls will automatically engage them.

"Extreme startability" and low-rev cruising at highway speeds are the main advantages of a new crawler-gear option for Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift HD automated manual transmission, demonstrated for customers and trade press reporters June 27-28.

Tags: Vocational, Transmissions, Volvo I-Shift, Volvo Trucks North America

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