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Daimler AG Aiming to Get More Nimble at Selling Trucks and Cars

Germany’s Daimler AG has announced that it is considering a new corporate structure that it expects would make the company more responsive to rapidly changing marketplace developments.

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Con Edison Implements Chevin FleetWave Software

The utility hopes to track vehicle use and availability and accurately capture and measure fleet operating costs, vehicle productivity, accidents, warranty, and campaign data.

VIPAR Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

The VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies has established a relief fund to help the employees of VIPAR Heavy Duty, Power Heavy Duty and other aftermarket warehouse distributors severely impacted by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

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Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.


NTEA Produces New Training Course

NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.

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Peterbilt's Gansle Named to Used Truck Association Board

Peterbilt has announced that Anthony Gansle, director of marketing and sales, has been elected to the Used Truck Association's board of directors.

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Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

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XL Hybrids Raises $22M to Expand Fleet Business

XL Hybrids, Inc. has raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $22 million in venture capital funding to expand its sale and distribution of fleet vehicle electrification solutions to major customers across North America.

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ATA Supports President’s Health Insurance Executive Order

The American Trucking Associations has praised President Trump for signing an executive order that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans.

Hurricane Replacement Still Boosting Used Vehicle Prices

The average price of used vehicles model years 2012-2016 fell 0.7% in September, with the lion’s share of that depreciation coming from the car segment, according to Black Book. As of September, all vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 14.5%.

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eNow Powers Zero-Emissions Refrigerated Truck

eNow, producers of solar products for the transportation industry, demonstrated the effectiveness of its solar energy-producing systems for transportation by powering the first zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment.

DTNA Facility Donates $100k to Chairity

To help the community through its DaimlerCares program, Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. donated $100,000 to the Rowan County Chapter of United Way, along with $20,000 in donations to seven other non-profits.

Navistar included all its latest models for test drives at an event at its proving grounds outside of New Carlisle, IN, earlier this week.<br />Photo: Jack Roberts

Navistar Executives Look to the Future

After a tough run earlier this decade, Navistar told trucking reporters it is "back in business," touting its new and improved product line, a booming vocational market and a strong economy.

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DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Fleetmatics Registers ELD as Self-Certified to Meet DOT Requiremenets

Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company, has registered its Fleetmatics Reveal LogBook Electronic Logging Device for Android with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.


Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will keynote the Work Truck Show 2018.

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U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

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Motiv to Deliver Electric Refuse Trucks by Early 2018

Motiv expects to deliver two fully electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles by early 2018, the company announced.

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Isuzu Launches Spanish Version of Commercial Website

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that is now available in Spanish as well as English.

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Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Truck and Van News: Updates from NACV and the Texas Auto Show

Big announcements from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show and Texas Auto Show include expanded medium- and heavy-duty offerings, and more alternative duel options.

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Terex Shows New Aerial Devices, Auger Drills

Terex Utilities showcased its latest offerings at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo, including its Optima Series of aerial devices and redesigned A330 and A650 auger drills.


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