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August 25, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Sponsor of National Lift Week

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced it will once again sponsor the industry’s National Lift Week, which will be celebrated in locations across North America Oct. 2-7, 2017, and showcase best practices in vehicle lift safety, service, and performance.

Tags: Stertil-Koni, National Lift Week

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Detroit Reman Acquires Mascot Truck Parts

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is acquiring the North American business operations of Mascot Truck Parts, a provider of remanufactured driveline components for the heavy- and medium-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Remanufacturing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drivelines

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Wabco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Autonomous Vehicles, Steering

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed

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Steve Bloom, Ron Mawaka, and Dave Hansen will be inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame in September as the latest fleet veterans to achieve the honor.

Tags: AFLA, Automotive Fleet, Fleet Hall of Fame, Awards

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Compete Worldwide

Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks

Between May 1 and July 31, 2017, truck drivers worldwide competed to record the most economical driving style in the 13th Fleetboard Drivers' League. This year, a total of 25 724 drivers and 759 fleets from 20 countries took part.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Fuel Economy, Eco Driving

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Solution Available for Agriculture Industry

Razor Tracking, a provider of fleet management solutions for the agriculture industry, announced it now has a turnkey electronic log solution to help fleets meet the upcoming FMCSA ELD mandate surrounding hours of service (HOS).

Tags: ELDs, Agricultural Fleets, ELD Mandate

August 23, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

Photo: Jim Park

Peterbilt has announced that its ergonomically designed column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on Model 579 and 567 trucks equipped with the new Paccar Automated Transmission.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Model 579, Automated Manual Transmissions, Model 567

August 18, 2017 - Press Release

Pioneer Expands Tarping System Warranty

Pioneer Tarping System (image courtesy of Pioneer)

Pioneer, a North American automated tarping systems supplier for the waste, recycling and construction industries, has extended the warranty on new models of its flagship Rack ‘n Pinion tarping system to five years,

Tags: Warranty, Tarping, Truck Tarps

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, President Trump’s Executive Order will make the environmental and permitting processes needed for major infrastructure projects more efficient and effective. Photo: ATA

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. DOT, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.

Tags: Mexico, NAFTA, Donald Trump, Economic Conditions

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

Tags: CAFE Standards, Merchants Fleet Management, Fuel Economy, Donald Trump, EPA, NHTSA

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

Work Truck Exchange Returns to Arizona

Work Truck magazine and sister publication Automotive Fleet will bring the Work Truck Exchange (WTX) to Phoenix from Nov. 6 to 8. The intimate meeting pairs a select group of fleet managers with industry suppliers.

Tags: Events, Work Truck Exchange, Bobit Business Media, Work Truck Magazine

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Celebrates 10 Years in West Virginia

Hino Motors Manufacturing in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of manufacturing. (Photo: Hino)

Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown, W. Va., celebrated 10 years of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000 square-foot location produces Hino’s Class 6 & 7 conventional body style trucks.

Tags: Hino, Class 6, Class 7, Medium-Duty Trucks, Anniversaries

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Food Transporter Group Launches Food Safety Compliance Tool

Photo via ATA

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has launched an online self-assessment tool to help fleets stay compliant with new Food Safety Modernization Act rules for food handling and safety.

Tags: ATA, Online Tool, Food and Beverage Fleets, FSMA

August 7, 2017 - Product News

Telogis Self-Certifies ELD Solution

Image courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon-owned Telogis has been included on a list of registered providers of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solutions by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Tags: Telogis, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 4, 2017 - Press Release

Baja Designs Celebrates 25 Years

Assembling Baja Designs' LED performance lighting. (Photo courtesy of Baja Designs)

Baja Designs, the "Scientists of Lighting," produced a dynamic, new video that tells their story of 25 years of performance off-road lighting and accessories.

Tags: Anniversaries, LED Lighting, Baja Designs

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Apnea

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Acquires More Navistar Shares in Series of July Trades

Volkswagen has been a major shareholder in International since purchasing a $250 million stake in the company last year. Photo: International

Volkswagen quietly invested approximately $11,263,489 in Navistar International stock last month.

Tags: International, Volkswagen, Navistar

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar to End 9/10L Engine Production by 2018

Navistar's N9 Engine Photo: Navistar

Navistar has announced that it will cease production of its medium-duty 9- and 10L engines at the company’s Melrose Park, Illinois, facility by the second quarter of 2018.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Trucks, Engines

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits

Photo: FMCSA

Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and administer the general knowledge test to individuals who are not domiciled there.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, Hiring Veterans

August 3, 2017 - Press Release

NTEA Announces Dates for Upcoming Work Truck Shows

North America’s largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show, returns to its early March time slot in 2018 and 2019 and has announced its official dates and locations for the next two years.

Tags: Work Truck Show

August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Bottling Names Facilities & Procurement Director

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Mark Smith was promoted to director of facilities and procurement at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE) in Bedford, New Hampshire. He assumed the role in May.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Promotions, Logistics

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Mobility Conference Debuts for Fleets

Convening Nov. 7-8 at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.

Tags: Fleet Forward Conference, Mobility

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

Image: FMCSA

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Independent Contractors, Legislation, Drivers

July 27, 2017 - Press Release

Freightliner Updates Team Run Smart Website

Screenshot via TeamRunSmart.com

Freightliner Trucks has launched a new version of its Team Run Smart website, an online community that truck drivers can use to find information on a variety of topics.

Tags: Website, Freightliner, Online Tool, Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Drivers

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