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Commercial Fleet Sales Flat in July

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures were flat in July, declining 0.6% to 49,158 units mostly due to a decline in passenger car sales.

Four products from the new Optima Series of aerial devices will be on display at ICUEE. Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex to Debut New Products at ICUEE

Terex Utilities will debut the Optima Series of aerial devices and showcase significant enhancements and live demonstrations at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in October.

The T-Pod is an all-electric autonomous truck capable of running 124 miles on a single battery charge. Photo: Einride

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

CICB to Host Crane Training at ICUEE 2017

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau announced it will host Articulating Boom Crane Operator preparatory training at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October.

Volkswagen has been a major shareholder in International since purchasing a $250 million stake in the company last year. Photo: International

Volkswagen Acquires More Navistar Shares in Series of July Trades

Volkswagen quietly invested approximately $11,263,489 in Navistar International stock last month.

Navistar's N9 Engine Photo: Navistar

Navistar to End 9/10L Engine Production by 2018

Navistar has announced that it will cease production of its medium-duty 9- and 10L engines at the company’s Melrose Park, Illinois, facility by the second quarter of 2018.

Photo: FMCSA

FMCSA Clarifies Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits

Guidance just issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration clarifies that a state may accept applications for commercial learner’s permits and administer the general knowledge test to individuals who are not domiciled there.

NTEA Announces Dates for Upcoming Work Truck Shows

North America’s largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show, returns to its early March time slot in 2018 and 2019 and has announced its official dates and locations for the next two years.

Photo: Zed Connect

Cummins Launches Smartphone-Based ELD Solution

Cummins has launched a new fleet software company called Zed Connect and announced its first product, Zed ELD – a smartphone based electronic logging solution.

The view into the interior of the 3D printer shows the first printed thermostat covers, which are still connected to the work platform. After removal of the platform and support structure, the aluminium/silicon metallic powder is removed by suction, sieved, cleaned and ecologically fed back into the recycling system. Photo: Daimler

Daimler Produces its First 3D-Printed Metal Part

In Europe, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has printed its first spare part made of metal that has passed all stages of the company’s quality assurance process.

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in July

Class 8 truck orders are expected to increase in July compared to the previous month and previous year, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.


Coca-Cola Bottling Names Facilities & Procurement Director

Mark Smith was promoted to director of facilities and procurement at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE) in Bedford, New Hampshire. He assumed the role in May.

Mobility Conference Debuts for Fleets

Convening Nov. 7-8 at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.

Image: FMCSA

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use.  (Photo courtesy of ANG)

Frito-Lay Participates in CNG Station Ribbon-Cutting

American Natural Gas (ANG) held a ribbon cutting ceremony in collaboration with Tennessee Clean Fuels to unveil its new public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Fayetteville, Tenn. PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers.

NTEA Offers Commercial Van Report

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently released Commercial Van Overview and Market Data Insights, a report delivering an update on this popular vehicle segment and its influence on work truck industry dynamics.

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.


Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution

By partnering with J. J. Keller, Donlen is able to offer customers a compliant ELD solution that is simple and flexible for fleets, with ELDs that install quickly and are compatible with all vehicle classes (1-8).

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Tires

Yokohama Tire Corp. announced a price increase of up to 4% on all of its commercial and off-the-road tires sold in the U.S., effective Sept. 1.

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., describes production requirements of the new eCanter to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Republic. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

Photo via Flickr/Western Area Power

Utility Professionals Invited to Comment on New Construction Standards

The Construction Services voluntary standard has been developed by the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance to support utilities with identifying sustainable practices in the area of construction services.

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

FCA to Restart Sales of Diesel Ram 1500

Fiat Chrysler can begin selling diesel-powered versions of its 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, after receiving approval from state and federal environmental regulators.


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