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Kinedyne Designates May as Cargo Securement Awareness Month

With the CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck less than a month away, cargo-control provider Kinedyne has designated May 2017 as the First International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.

The “FUSO EV power charger” consists of eight chargers in two locations, which provide DC 50-500 Volt, 125 Ampere via CHAdeMO, and CHAdeMO Compo charging plugs. (Photo courtesy of FUSO)

MitFuso Opens Truck Power Charging Station in Japan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) inaugurated the first public power charging station dedicated to trucks in Japan, directly outside its Kawasaki manufacturing facility.

The Nissan TITAN XD PRO-4X Project Basecamp, designed for self-sustaining exploration of backcountry, is capable of taking on any climate or terrain in its path.(Photo courtesy of Nissan)

Nissan Debuts Titan XD PRO-4X Project Basecamp

Nissan took the wraps off a specially modified 2017 Titan XD PRO-4X 4x4 called "Project Basecamp." Designed as a dream project vehicle for overlanding enthusiasts, it will be on display this weekend at the Overland Expo and demonstrates some of the more extreme capabilities of the Titan truck.

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Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

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Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives

For the first time in company history, Cummins has officially endorsed a fuel additive, recommending two Power Service products, Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost.

NGVAmerica Awards Total Trasportation Fleet

NGVAmerica presented the NGV Achievement Award to Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) for its natural gas fleet program.

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

IIHS Tests Show Benefits of Semitrailer Side Underride Guards

Recent crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety make a case for guards designed to prevent side underride crashes.

Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications. (Photo courtesy of ICTA)

Isuzu Begins Production of Class 6 FTR

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low cab forward trucks, has announced that production of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment — the 2018 Isuzu FTR — began May 8, 2017.

Jeff Sass addressing attendees of first HDTX fleet networking conference.

Navistar’s Sass Surveys the Road Ahead for HDTX Attendees

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles

Jeff Allen Photos: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks Names Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.

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Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

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Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

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Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

HDT's Deborah Lockridge and Phillips' Rob Myers discuss fleet management with Innovators honorees (l-r) Altrichter, Lo Priore, Obermeyer, and Swart. Photo: Jack Roberts

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

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Merchants Hires Senior Truck and Upfit Engineer

Merchants Fleet Management has hired Joe Birren as senior truck and upfit engineer, the fleet management company has announced.

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Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

HUBB Adds Oil Change Cost Tool to Website

HUBB Filters has created a new educational tool to help fleet managers compare their oil change costs and the potential savings they can achieve by switching to the HUBB filter program, according to the company.

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA US.

Ram ProMaster Recalled for Faulty Air Bag Labeling

The recall, expected to begin June 9, covers nearly 114,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Safety Tip: Understanding Flood Dangers

Fleet drivers in all states need to be informed about the dangers of flash floods. Here are tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Truck and Van News: Alternative Fuels and 2018 Models

The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo took place in Long Beach, Calif., last week, with several OEMs making major announcements concerning alternative fuels.

Utility Opens Propane Autogas Station for Fleets

Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane autogas.

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Natural Gas Utility Awarded for Environmental Initiatives

Piedmont Natural Gas was named a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

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