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The StreetScooter Work XL Photo: Ford

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

Photo: Jim Park

Peterbilt Pairs Column-Mounted Shifter with Paccar Automated Transmission

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.

Photo of participants in DHL's Safe-Driving Rodeo competition courtesy of DHL.

15 DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Competition

DHL's top 15 couriers competed for the company's safest driver award in Dallas earlier this month in the second Safe-Driving Rodeo competition, the company announced.

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Women In Trucking Partners with TransConnect for Fuel Discounts

Women In Trucking has partnered with discount fuel card company TransConnect Services, offering savings for member companies.

Photo of Santa Cruz concept courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai to Offer U.S. Pickup Truck

Hyundai Motor will sell a small pickup called the Santa Cruz to U.S. buyers, after senior executives with the company approved the plan, a senior executive told Reuters.

The new Paccar Automated Transmission was designed from the ground up as an automated transmission. Photo: Paccar

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Models

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for several of its medium-duty and heavy-duty models, according to the company.

Photo: Magellan

Magellan Self-Certifies its ELD Solution

GPS navigation firm Magellan has announced self-certifying its electronic logging device tracking solution in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines.

Photo via Seeing Machines.

NFL Season May Bring Increased Drowsy Driving Risk

A spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers seemed to correspond with the return of the the NFL season, according to video-based technology safety company Lytx.

Image: Mitsubishi Fuso

New Lease, Purchase Terms Offered for Fuso Cabover with Morgan Body

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. is partnering with body builder Morgan Corp. and Daimler Truck Financial to offer special lease and purchase programs on certain 2017 Fuso FE160 Class 4 trucks.

Photo of Colorado roadway courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: When Passing Isn’t Safe

When is it unsafe to pass another vehicle? The Idaho Transportation Department offers guidance.

Kenworth Dealerships Open in Kentucky and W.Va.

Worldwide Equipment has relocated and opened four Kenworth dealerships to enhance parts and service support for customers operating in the coal-producing region of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.

Image courtsy of Motiv

Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two battery-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department.

Pioneer Tarping System (image courtesy of Pioneer)

Pioneer Expands Tarping System Warranty

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,

Swint Named Head of Travis Body and Trailer

Stuart Swint was named general manager and president of Travis Body and Trailer, whose current head is retiring.

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How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

Study volunteers were monitored via standoff and wearable sensors. Graphic courtesy of the University of Houston.

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Ram Truck Track Bars Recalled for Steering Loss Risk

Certain adjustable track bars, manufactured by Carli Suspension, are at risk for detaching from the axle.

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

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

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

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Trucker Tips for the 2017 Eclipse

Researchers are predicting up to 7.5 million people throughout the United States will travel up to 60 miles to experience the solar eclipse, which will cause a serious influx in regular traffic patterns.

According to J.D. Powers, the average sleeper tractor retailed last month was 74 months old, had 443,714 miles and sold for $47,728. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Truck Prices Hold Firm in July

J.D. Powers analysts found prices for used trucks remain high as volume levels dropped, while retail prices continue to hold steady as well.

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Geotab Marketplace Adds Wyzelink's Field Worker Productivity Tool

Wyzelink Systems' workflow-automation application, WyzeTask, is now available in the Geotab Marketplace for the MyGeotab platform, the telematics provider has announced.

Element Introduces Connected Data Service

Element Fleet Management has introduced a vehicle data service known as Connected Data that delivers feeds such as odometer reporting, vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior data such as speeding and harsh braking, the fleet management company announced.

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Waste Management Opens 100th Station

At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, Okla., industry representatives, local and state officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station. The company also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6,000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.

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