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Despite production crimped by supply chain shortages, Class 8 truck makers remain focused on meeting current customer expectations plus a range of challenges coming up fast.

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The Connected Future of Accident Management

Technology is leading the pack, but repair costs, the evolution of 5G, and driver safety programs round out the top four factors impacting accident management in the future.

43% of Commercial Trucks Now Using Cleaner Diesel Tech

Of the 11 million diesel-powered commercial (Class 3-8) vehicles on the road, new research from the Diesel Technology Forum shows that 43% are now using cleaner burning technology, including selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and particulate control.

Advanced Driver Monitoring Tech Gaining Wider Acceptance

Almost half of the respondents to a survey (46%) agreed that a driver monitoring system should be required by law in vehicles. The younger the driver, the more likely they believe that these systems make a vehicle safer.

Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

Roadway fatalities in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2018 to approximately 40,000, representing just a 1% decrease from 2017 and 2016, when 40,231 and 40,327 people were killed in motor vehicles crashes, respectively.

Telematics Market Expected to See Explosive Near-Term Growth

Commercial fleet adoption of telematics systems is expected to continue its torrid growth trajectory and increase to 20 million units in three years from the current 13 million units due to the increasing popularity of video-based driver management products and other solutions, according to a leading industry analyst.

Where Are We in the Business Cycle?

Stock market volatility, rising interest rates, trade wars and other factors have some wondering if we’re standing on the precipice of the next recession. But company managements echo clear sailing ahead.

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