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February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Manufacturing Facilities Earn Certification

Kenworth's Chilcothe Facility

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company’s manufacturing facilities in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Renton, Wash., have earned the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Sound Off!! Work Truck Wants to Hear from You!

TORRANCE, CAWork Truck wants your opinions and thoughts. What questions do you have about replacement truck tires? What programs do you use to promote truck idle reduction? What do you do to maximize the truck resale in your fleet?

Tags: Forum, Work Trucks

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

Stagecoach Receives TCA Fleet Safety Award

EL PASO, TEXAS – Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution, L.P. was recently named one of the best of the best by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), receiving third place in the 2007 National Fleet Safety Award Competition, Phase 1, Division III, 15-24.99 million miles category.

Tags: Awards

February 15, 2008 - Industry News

NAVTEQ Supports BMW’s Automatic Warning System

CHICAGO – NAVTEQ has been working with BMW to develop software for the OEM’s new automatic system to warn drivers about vehicles travelling on the wrong side of the motorway.

Tags: BMW, NAVTEQ

February 13, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Introduces New Safety Features

ORLANDO, FL – Sterling Truck Corporation has introduced a number of new factory-installed safety options available on Sterling Set-Back A-Line, Set-Back L-Line, Set-Forward L-Line, and Acterra models.

Tags: Sterling Trucks, Eaton

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

PHH Arval Announces Strategic Partnership with CTS

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has formed a strategic partnership with the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), a provider of risk management and training solutions for drivers.

Tags: PHH

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO Introduces OnGuard

ORLANDO, FL – Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems’ OnGuard technology is currently installed on nearly 200 vehicles and is targeted for third quarter 2008 availability as a factory-installed option at several OEM brands.

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

PHH Arval Announces Strategic Partnership With Center for Transportation Safety

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has formed a strategic partnership with the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), a provider of risk management and training solutions for drivers.

Tags: Risk Management

February 1, 2008 - Industry News

GreenRoad Technologies Secures $14.5M Investment

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – GreenRoad Technologies Inc., a driver safety technologies company, has secured an investment of $14.5 million, led by Virgin Green Fund and Benchmark Capital with participation from Balderton Capital.

Tags: GreenRoad

January 30, 2008 - Industry News

SoundOff Signal Intros Predator Single & Dual Dash/Deck/Grille Lights

HUDSONVILLE, MI – SoundOff Signal has released its new Predator Dash/Deck/Grille lights, which provides enhanced side visibility by adding lens material on the side of the light for greater light output and enhanced side angle visibility.

Tags: SoundOff Signal, LED Lighting

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Previews Three New Safety Technologies

GOTHENBURG, Sweden --- At the Volvo Safety Center in Gothenburg, Volvo announced its research and development progress on three new auto safety technologies: Collision Warning with Auto Brake - Pedestrian, Collision Avoidance by Auto Steering, and Vehicle to Vehicle Communication.

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

House Committee OKs Bill Aimed at Making Vehi

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A House committee this week approved a bill requiring the government to address a number of vehicle safety issues posing a threat to children.

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

Innovation Group's New Division Offers Su

NEWTON, Mass. --- Innovation Group has launched Innovation Auto, a North American division committed to providing a suite of integrated solutions for auto physical damage.

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

Ford to Recall 1.17 Million Diesel Trucks, Va

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.17 million sports utility vehicles, vans and trucks to repair an engine sensor that might lead to stalling.

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group to Launch Safe Driver Program

WASHINGTON - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is conducting a new road safety campaign, dubbed “Operation Safe Driver,” Oct. 21-28.

October 24, 2007 - Industry News

Nation's Largest Truckload Carrier Earns ISO 9001:2000 Recertification

GREEN BAY, WI – Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation, logistics, and intermodal services, and its subsidiary, Schneider Logistics, recently received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

Honda Warns Against Use of Salvaged or Used A

TORRANCE, Calif. --- Honda this week released a statement warning consumers about the risks associated with the installation of used air bag components.

September 25, 2007 - Industry News

DriveCam Launches New Web Interface for Fleet Managers and Supervisors

SAN DIEGO – DriveCam has introduced a new Web interface that makes it easier for fleet managers and supervisors to access expertly reviewed risky driving events.

Tags: DriveCam

August 8, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth's First Medium-Duty Hybrid Truck Delivered

From left are Mark Geyer and Dunn Lumber fleet manager, with the company’s new Kenworth medium duty hybrid truck for pickup and delivery application.

SEATTLE – Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium-duty hybrid-electric truck into the U.S. market.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Eyes Lane Safety Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. federal trucking regulators are interested in new lane departure warning technology as a way to mitigate the rate of off-road accidents and rollovers on North American highways.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Nobilas Launches Accident Management Platform ‘Nobilas Connect'

NORCROSS, GA – Nobilas Claims & Fleet Solutions has launched a new communication platform for the vehicle repair market. This IT platform connects all relevant parties in the vehicle accident management value chain. Through the Connect Communication Platform, Nobilas' insurance company clients benefit from instant availability of important data, enabling maximum process efficiency.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Bill to Ban Retreads in Florida Dies

TALLAHASEE, FL – Florida Sen. Victor Crist's recently proposed bill to ban the use of retreaded tires by most trucks in Florida is now a dead issue, according to Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB). A required House companion bill was not forthcoming by the March deadline and this effectively tabled the Senate bill.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Iteris Names 12 Commercial Truck Fleets that Adopt Lane Departure Warning Technology as Standard Feature

ANAHEIM, CA – Iteris, Inc.'s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology has been adopted as a standard feature by 12 commercial truck fleets across the country, several of which began installing the systems last year. The 12 fleets are located throughout the U.S. and Canada and range from LTLs to flat-bed carriers to regional short haul transportation companies.

December 26, 2006 - Industry News

Department of Transportation Contests Criticisms of Truck Safety Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Public Affairs has issued a statement in response to two recent articles in the New York Times (“Making the Highways Less Safe,” the New York Times, 12/10/06; and “Loosening the Rules,” New York Times, 12/3/06).

December 18, 2006 - Industry News

Truckers Vote Louisiana Roads the Nation's Worst

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Louisiana has the worst roads in the United States.

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