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The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Independent truck drivers at the Port of Tacoma say that regulations requiring new, clearner trucks, are too costly for them to comply with. Photo: Port of Tacoma

Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

Offering training in multiple languages (the company also has courses in French and Punjabi) is not only of benefit to drivers but can also be an effective way to new drivers. (Image: CarriersEdge)

CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses in Spanish

CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is now offering Vehicle Inspection training courses in Spanish.

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Uber stated in a blog post that it expects self-driving trucks to help the industry deal with higher demand. Photo via Uber

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.

Stant Celebrates 120-Year Anniversary

Stant has kicked off a year-long celebration of 120 years in business.

The Kenworth T370 is just one of many vocationa trucks Kenworth offers fleets. (Image courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth Names 2018 Service Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2018 Kenworth Service Council, which includes leading Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada.

Image of Isuzu family of trucks courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Truck and Part Sales Reach Record Level

Isuzu dealers retailed 22,633 Isuzu trucks to customers in 2017 — a record for Isuzu-branded trucks in the United States. In addition, Isuzu dealers purchased more parts with a sales increase of 3.9% versus 2016, setting another record.

Twenty-five Congressmen have wriiten to FMCSA in support of OOIDA's request for a five-year ELD exemption for certain motor carriers.

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

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Rumpke Waste & Recycling Hires Route Supervisor

Nathan Hibner was promoted to route supervisor for Rumpke Waste & Recycling in Columbus, Ind. He assumed this position in October.

The Trucking Alliance, which consists of motor carrier members, contends that granting a 5-year exemption to smaller carriers would 'gut' the ELD rule. Photo: Knight Transportation

5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by a safety advocacy group composed of motor carriers and a highway-safety lobby.

Photo via NGVAmerica.

Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

Jasper Facility Earns Safety Certification

The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Drivetrain Remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Ind., has achieved STAR Certification in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

New WEBFLEET is available to all TomTom Telematics customers across 60 countries, in 13 languages. (Image courtesy of TomTom Telematics)

TomTom Launches Next-Gen Telematics System

The company' software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, WEBFLEET, has been completely rebuilt and includes brand new features and a fresh, more intuitive user experience that includes advanced customization capabilities.

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Pavement Recycling Systems Names Fleet Operations Manager

Chris Turner was named manager of fleet operations for Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

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Replacement Truck Tire Shipments Set a Record in 2017

With new truck tire facilities being planned and new and retreaded truck tires topping the 33 million mark domestically, the estimates are that truck tire shipments will be up again this year.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Altec Recalls Cranes for Load Control

Set to begin Feb. 15, the recall covers 122 Altec AC40-152S cranes in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Photo courtesy of ICTA.

Isuzu Provides Customized Cabover to Landscaping Fleet

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has delivered several customized FTR cabover trucks to a large landscaping fleet that included a body from Supreme Industries with a reinforced load floor and other features based on feedback from the fleet, Isuzu has announced.

Jeff Sather will assume the role of president and CEO of Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp. effective Feb. 1. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Daimler Trucks North America's Kary Schaefer will keynote NTEA's Green Truck Summit. Photo:

Keynote Speaker Named for Green Truck Summit

Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner Trucks and Detroit brands, will discuss new truck technologies and alternative powertrains in her Green Truck Summit keynote presentation.

Earnings Watch: Paccar Doubles Quarterly, Annual Income

Truck and engine maker Paccar Inc. on Tuesday reported big gains in both profits and revenue for the final quarter of 2017 as well as for all of last year.

Each of the tires will be available in 50 p-metric and LT sizes in 16- to 20-inch diameters to cover a wide range of SUV, CUV, pickup, and van fitments. (Image courtesy of Eldorado Tire)

TBC Brands Targets Highway Light Truck Tires

TBC Brands LLC is expanding its Multi-Mile, Eldorado, Delta, and Vanderbilt brands to each include a new highway light truck tire.

MacKay & Co. is seeing growth for the U.S. aftermarket out to 2022. Photo: Creative Commons

Trucking Aftermarket Poised for Growth Through 2022

In 2017 the U.S. aftermarket for Class 6-8 trucks and trailers grew to $30.4 billion and it could be poised for growth through 2022.

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