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Diesel Prices Creep Upward for Third Straight Week

Diesel prices in the U.S. crept upward last week, continuing a three-week streak of modest increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Cummins Extends Oil Drain Intervals to 80,000 Miles

Cummins says X15 Efficiency Series and X15 Performance Series engine owners can extend their oil drain intervals up to 80,000 miles using the free Cummins OilGuard program, which uses engine performance data and oil analysis to safely optimize oil drain intervals.

FMCSA's DeLorenzo. Photo: Stephane Babcock

FMCSA’s DeLorenzo: Move to ELDs Benefits Everyone

As Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, sees it, there are positive reasons why all motor carriers need to be conscious of the upcoming electronic logging device mandate deadline of December 18, 2017.

Cummins' new Guidanz telematics system features a 9-pin J1939 interface that downloads engine fault codes directly to a smartphone or similar mobile device.

Cummins to Offer Engine Maintenance Notifications

Cummins announced its new Connected Adviser telematics system at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville, which allows customers to receive information analyzed by engine experts at Cummins, making it easier for fleet managers to make service decisions about the vehicles in their fleets.

Chart courtesy of Black Book.

Vehicle Depreciation to Reach 17.8% in 2017

The vehicle depreciation rate will reach 17.8% in 2017 on 17 million new-vehicle sales, slightly higher than the 17.3% mark recorded in 2016, according to latest forecast from Black Book and Fitch Ratings. Prior to the Great recession, annual depreciation trended between 16% and 18%.

Martin Daum Photo: Daimler

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.

Truck and Van News: Fleet-Only Options

Our web editor dove into the fleet-only options from Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Recognition and a recall also made the news recently.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu Trucks.

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Transmission Issue

The recall covers 21,000 NPR HD, NPR XD, NQR and NRR trucks in the 2015 to 2017 model years.

Rush Enterprises Names VP of Service Operations

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced it has appointed Victor Cummings as vice president of Service Operations.

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Prototype autonomous truck in Nevada desert. Photo: Embark

Startup Firm Unveils Prototype Autonomous Truck

Yet another startup tech firm has rolled into the autonomous truck arena. San Mateo, Calif.-based Embark publicly revealed its prototype self-driving truck on Feb. 24.

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

HDT Announces 2017 Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2017 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.

Photo of Warren Truck Assembly Plant courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Fiat Chrysler has set dates for when it will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles through August.

Photo via Wikimedia/Greg Gjerdingen

Missouri Motorists May Have to Move Over for Utility Trucks

Missouri motorists may be required to move over for utility trucks at work, pending new legislation.

Sterling Group Acquires Time Manufacturing Company

The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that it acquired Time Manufacturing Company, including its Versalift brand.

NCCCO to Use Manitex 30100C for Testing and Demonstrations

A Manitex 30100C, provided by Nevada dealer, Nixon-Egli Equipment Co., will be the official test crane for all operators taking their telescopic boom — fixed cab practical exams on-site at CONEXPO/CON-AGG.

Photo: Jim Park

Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

The Peterbilt Store's president and CEO John Ascott accepted the North American Dealer of the year with his two sons Jeff and Greg Arscott. Photos: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Announces Annual Dealer Award Winners

Peterbilt announced the winners of its Dealer of the Year awards at its Dealer Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.

Photo via Flickr/marlordo59

N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

Screenshot from Iron Planet Marketplace Direct website.

IronPlanet Debuts Marketplace Direct Platform

IronPlanet has debuted a new Marketplace Direct platform that offers advanced, self-listing functionality for larger-scale equipment sellers.

Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO Photo: Evan Lockridge

SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo

SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.

Photo: UPS

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

Photo: International Truck

International Truck Receives NJPA Contract

International Truck has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance that will offer new International Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members in the U.S. and Canada.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

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