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TMC officials open the 2016 TMC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. File photo: Deborah Lockridge

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.

New North American Commercial Vehicle Show Slated for September 2017

(UPDATED) A new, bi-annual North American trucking trade show has been scheduled for September 2017 in Atlanta.

Aerial view of Ford Product Campus courtesy of Ford.

Ford Redeveloping Dearborn HQ by 2026

Ford Motor Co. has begun a broad-based redevelopment of its Dearborn, Mich., headquarters that will transform it into two campuses in the next decade.

Ford's virtual mountain towed behind all-new Super Duty simulates steep hills anywhere. (PHOTO: Ford)

Ford Creates a 'Virtual Mountain' to Test Super Duty

When testing the new Ford F-Series Super Duty, engineers discovered the truck needed new equipment to simulate traveling up steep mountain grades

TxDOT Reduces Truck Tolls for Congestion-Relief Effort

The Texas Transportation Commission voted to give trucks a break on the cost of tolls on a portion of State Highway 130 and State Highway 45SE as part of the Truck Toll Discount Program approved by the 84th Legislature.

Source: IIHS

Video: Ford F-150 Leads Pack in Latest Pickup Crash Tests

IIHS recently conducted a round of crash tests for large pickup trucks, and the results were mostly disappointing except for the Ford F-150 SuperCab.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

Vehicle Depreciation Accelerating in 2016

Used vehicles depreciated an average of 3.6% in the first quarter compared to 0.6% in 2015 in a signal of sharper depreciation, but values improved in March over January and February levels, according to Black Book.

Average Diesel, Gasoline Costs Expected to Remain Low

A new fuel price forecast from the U.S. Energy Department shows little change from expectations a month ago for the price of diesel, but the outlook for gasoline has moved a little higher.

Photo: Women In Trucking

200 Drivers Honored in Salute to Women Behind the Wheel

Women In Trucking honored nearly 200 female professional drivers with its 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

ORBCOMM to Provide Dry Van Fleet Telematics Solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that Brown Integrated Logistics (Brown), a Southeast dedicated and regional transportation services provider, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its solar-powered asset tracking solution for its dry van trailers.

WEX App Provides Access to Driver Fuel Accounts

WEX Inc. has announced the launch of Fleet SmartHub, an app designed to give fleets mobile access to their drivers’ fuel accounts to help improve business efficiencies, reduce late fees, gain operational insights, and control unauthorized driver spending, according to the company.

DHL Express' drivers will be taking part in a Safe Driving Rodeo from April 4 to Sept. 30 operating in Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, similar to the European version shown here. Photo: DHL Express

DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Rodeo

DHL Express has begun its first Safe Driving Rodeo competition that puts 180 of its U.S. couriers to the test for 112 workdays to promote DHL’s safety culture by having drivers engage in friendly head-to-head competition.

Photo of F-150 SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

F-150 SuperCrew, SuperCab Draw Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup a Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.

Diesel Prices Rise Again After Brief Drop

A decline in the price of diesel fuel was not meant to last, as prices once again increased only a week after the first drop in a month and a half.

Photo by Fredlyfish4 via Wikimedia Commons.

Fleet Safety Tip: Resisting the Urge to Speed

Speeding is one of the most widespread and dangerous habits among drivers -- and it's a major cause of road deaths.

Shell Launches Program on Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

With the new engine oils slated to be available by December 1, 2016, Shell Lubricants will continue to provide information both on the road and online about the new engine oils with a new Shell Rotella Road Show rig.

Carrier Transicold's 10-Year Anniversary of Vector Trailer Platform

Carrier Transicold celebrated the 10th anniversary of the debut of its hybrid diesel-electric Vector trailer refrigeration platform in North America at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.

DOT Forms Safety-Grant Allocation Panel

In accordance with a provision of the FAST Act highway bill, the Department of Transportation has formed the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Formula Working Group.

SmartTruck Names Director of National Accounts

SmartTruck, a provider of fuel-saving trailer aerodynamics for the trucking industry, announced the appointment of Ron Pope as Director of National Accounts.

PHOTO: Utility One Source

Utility One Source Introduces Call-in Center, Service Network

Utility One Source plans to introduce the equipment rental industry’s first proprietary aftermarket call-in center, a comprehensive service network in which all rental customers will be able to call in 24/7.

Electric Utility Fleet Managers to Meet in June

More than 100 fleet professionals are registered for the 63rd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference to be held June 5-8.

N.J. DPW Bucket Truck Catches Fire

A bucket truck caught fire in Livingston, N.J., due to a downed wire, which nearly injured an Essex County, N.J., Department of Public Works (DPW) employee after a spring storm.

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Ford Fleet Care Replaces Quality Fleet Care Billing Tool

Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.

Photo of Nissan Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls V-6 Frontier Trucks for Fire Risk

The recall, set to begin this month, will permit dealers to inspect and, if needed, re-position the starter motor wire harness.

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