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Omnitracs Hosts Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Daimler has begun fleet-testing its Mercedes-Benz eActros fully electric heavy-duty truck as it nears full production, planned to begin in 2021. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Photo of 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA.

Ram Trucks Recalled for Brake Transmission Interlock

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 180,462 2017-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a column shifter to help drivers from accidentally shifting their vehicles out of Park.

Photo of 2018 GMC Sierra courtesy of General Motors.

2018-MY Truck Order Cut-off Dates Approaching

Order cut-off dates for several 2018 model year truck models are fast approaching, according to Wheels, Inc. General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have announced earlier than normal cut-off dates as they plan to move production and retool their plants in preparation for upcoming new designs and changes.

FleetPride Acquires Truck Parts & Equipment

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired Truck Parts & Equipment, Inc. from the TP&E Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

General Manager Kyle Quinn talks about Peterbilt's 2017 accomplishments. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

BPI has partnered with the United Way for over a decade and during that time has donated in excess of $1.3 million. (Image courtesy of Angela Swan.)

Brake Parts Inc Raises $273K for Charity

Employees of Brake Parts Inc (BPI) continued their commitment to giving back to the community by once again partnering with the United Way of Greater McHenry County in 2017.

The Lone Star will initially be offered with the 5.7L HEMI V-8. A powerful and fuel-efficient HEMI with the eTorque mild hybrid system is also available. (Image courtesy of FCA US)

Ram Unveils 2019 1500 Lone Star Edition

Ram unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition — the all-new version of the original “Texas Truck” — at the Dallas Auto Show, the heart of America’s truck country.

Photo of a boom truck via Pixabay

Boom Truck Market Expected to Cross $500M by 2024

According to a new report, the market for boom and bucket trucks is expected to exceed $500 million by 2024 due to steady demand from utility, electrical contracting, signage, and lighting applications.

Rihm Kenworth opened Kenworth’s 400th dealership in Minnesota City, a suburb of Winona, Minn., which is more than 100 miles southeast of the Twin Cities. (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth Achieves Milestone 400th Dealership

Kenworth Truck Co. has achieved a significant milestone with the recent opening of its 400th dealership location.

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Witchita Inland Truck Absorbs Fleet Maintenance Employees

Inland Truck Parts & Service of Wichita, Kan., recently stepped in to offer help when nearby Wichita-based Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was destroyed in a fire.

Innovative Transportation Services (ITS) stands with their new Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal truck. (L-R) Bill Loupee, VP of both ITS and TCS (Transportation and Consolidation Services, Inc.); James Hotnich, dispatch manager; Owen Owens, driver; and Dave Harper, president of ITS. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV)

New York Fleet Deploys Orange EV Yard Truck

Sonwil Distribution Center deployed Orange EV’s T-Series pure-electric terminal truck at its 300,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Buffalo, New York.

New FMCSA chief Raymond Maretinez File photo

Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13.

Remote Updates is enabled by the Detroit Connect platform and is part of the Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, which also includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician and Detroit Connect Analytics. (Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America)

Freightliner Offers Cascadia Detroit Connect Remote Updates

Detroit Connect Remote Updates is now available exclusively for the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’ed with Detroit engines.

Trucking and highway stakeholder groups are less than thrilled with devils in the details of the gargantuan Trump infrastructure plan. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

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How Do You Handle Truck Fleet Maintenance?

Maintenance is a large part of managing a truck fleet. Work Truck magazine is looking for fleet manager input regarding truck fleet maintenance trends, specifically related to outsourcing.

Fleet&#39;s can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Electric Ford Transit Approved for N.Y. Incentive Program

The battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD from Lightning Systems now qualifies for a state incentive program in New York, the Loveland, Colo.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

Trump plan still sees limited role for federal spending to fix infrastructure. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

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