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Miami Auto Show Canceled Due to Irma

The Miami International Auto Show has been canceled for the first time in its nearly 50 years due to Hurricane Irma, show organizers announced on Facebook.

HDT Seeking Emerging Industry Leaders

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the HDT Emerging Leaders honor, a group of young trucking industry leaders already making a difference in his or her fields.

Safety Tip: Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers advice on how to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and decrease the chances of being involved in a rear-end crash.

Advanced safety systems were one offering of the Meritor Wabco joint venture. Photo: Meritor Wabco

Meritor Selling Stake in Joint Venture to Wabco

Wabco Holdings Inc. is expanding its operations in North America by taking full ownership of the Meritor Wabco joint venture.

Photo: Michelin

FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a petition filed by the American Trucking Associations that would remove a provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding tire inflation.

Photo via Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Acquires Speedco from Bridgestone Americas

Love’s Travel Stops and Bridgestone Americas reached an agreement for Love’s to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry.

SelecTrucks Offers All-Star Promotion

Both owner-operators and fleet customers can see a significant benefit by selecting one of three attractive discounts when they purchase an eligible used truck from any SelecTrucks Center in America.

Photo courtesy of Venco Venturo.

Auto Parts Supplier Adopts Specialized Crane for Transit Vans

Automotive Parts Solutions worked with a truck equipment upfitter, North Central Truck Equipment, to install a specialized crane application developed by Venco Venturo, the Venturo VC1000 Van Crane, for the Ford Transit.

Photo courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab Launches GO8 LTE Telematics Device

Like its predecessor, the new GO8 also offers advanced GPS technology, G-force monitoring, Geotab IOX expandability, engine and battery health assessments, and in-vehicle audible driver coaching, according to Geotab.

BC Hydro delivers electricity to 95% of British Columbia’s population. Its Fleet Services business unit manages approximately 3,100 assets, providing maintenance and support services at five facilities throughout the province. Photo: Chevin

Canadian Utility BC Hydro Adopts Chevin FleetWave

BC Hydro has adopted FleetWave to meet flexible reporting capabilities, quick and effective analytical means, and access to key performance indicators over the complete lifecycle of vehicles.

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Photo of replacement rental vehicles being transported to the Houston area courtesy of Enterprise Holdings.

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

ATA chief Chris Spear testifying on autonomous truck technology to Senate panel on Sept. 13. Photo: ATA, via Twitter

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck technologies.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

Photo of 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman regular cab long bed courtesy of FCA.

2018 Ram 1500 Adds Factory Telematics

The 2018 Ram 1500 will arrive with an embedded fleet telematics module, standard backup camera, larger audio display screen and other features, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Noel Perry speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Hurricanes Could Cost GDP Half a Percentage Point in Q3

Speaking about the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the FTR Transportation Conference, analysts estimated that the economic impact on the region could cost GDP 0.5% in the third quarter of 2017.

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 7

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

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NGVAmerica Names New President

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

Image of American Airlines new facility during construction courtesy of Stertil-Koni.

American Airlines Chooses Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni announced that the inground telescopic piston lift model, the DIAMONDLIFT, has been selected for use at the new American Airlines, Inc. maintenance facility, currently under construction at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing. Photo: Office of Sen. John Thune

Senate to Hold Hearing on Automated Trucks

On Sept. 13, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will convene a hearing to examine the potential benefits and impacts of automated commercial vehicles.

Paul Trombino Photo via McClure Engineering

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

Lytx is investing $50 Million in the Logansport factory. Photo: Lytx

Lytx Moves Production of Video Recorders to U.S. From China

Lytx will begin producing its video event recorders in Logansport, Indiana, in March in a shift from the company's prior operations on mainland China, the company announced.

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Remy Names VP of Sales

Darwin Moen has joined Remy Power Products as its new vice president of sales, responsible for sales strategy, program development, customer relations, category management, and establishing and managing key performance indicators.

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