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Sustainability Key Motivator for Early Fleet Adopters of Clean Vehicle Technologies

Sustainability Key Motivator for Early Fleet Adopters of Clean Vehicle Technologies

While diesel and gasoline engines will still be the main power source for commercial vehicles for the next decade, fleets are now testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to a new study of fleet use of sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets, such as natural gas, propane, electric, and renewable fuels.

August 12, 2020

Valvoline Extends Drain Intervals for Diesel, Natural Gas Engines with New Oil
FBI Bulletin Puts Spotlight on ELDs and Cybersecurity
Levandowski Sentenced for Stealing Autonomous Vehicle Documents
DTNA's New Engineering Chief on Autonomous Tech, Electric Trucks and More

DTNA's New Engineering Chief on Autonomous Tech, Electric Trucks and More

When Rainer Müller-Finkeldei started working on artificial intelligence at Daimler in 1995, few people knew what AI was or had heard of neural networks. Now he’s in the thick of autonomous truck development and more as the new senior vice president of engineering and technology at Daimler Trucks North America.

August 4, 2020

Wrapping a Trailer for COVID’s Everyday Heroes

Wrapping a Trailer for COVID’s Everyday Heroes

“We don’t only deliver freight. We deliver awareness.” That’s what Jim Barrett, president and CEO of Road Scholar Transport, likes to say about the Dunmore, Pennsylvania-based carrier’s “awareness fleet.” Its latest trailer wrap honors the everyday heroes of the pandemic.

August 3, 2020

Protesters Want to Shut Down Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway
3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.

July 29, 2020

XPO Names Chief Diversity Officer

XPO Names Chief Diversity Officer

XPO Logistics has named LaQuenta Jacobs to the newly created position of chief diversity officer to "provide cultural leadership and strategic direction as an advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion at XPO."

July 28, 2020

Fighting Racism, Promoting Inclusion Starts with Listening [Commentary]
6 Things Top Retreaders Want Fleets to Know

6 Things Top Retreaders Want Fleets to Know

We asked Modern Tire Dealer magazine’s 2020 Top 10 Retreaders for their thoughts on what fleets should know to help them have a successful retread program.

July 23, 2020

Trucking Can Set Example in Pandemic Protection

Trucking Can Set Example in Pandemic Protection

As COVID-19 cases, positive test percentages, and hospitalizations and deaths rise, there's increasing momentum for widespread use of face coverings to slow the spread of the pandemic. Trucking has been ahead of the curve and should continue to lead the way, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.

July 22, 2020

Drug Testing Refusal Data Added to Clearinghouse Report

Drug Testing Refusal Data Added to Clearinghouse Report

New information in the latest Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Report could accelerate calls for federal approval of other testing methods, such as hair and oral fluid testing, according to one safety and compliance expert.

July 20, 2020

Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America isn’t letting the COVID-19-related drop in truck sales and corporate layoffs keep it from moving ahead with its electric truck development and its latest vocational truck models.

July 16, 2020

Hours of Service Timeline: The Long, Convoluted History of Truck Driver Rules